Happy Birthday UNICEF! ~~ And Other Things Celebrated Today ~~ Dec 11

Good morning/afternoon/evening people!

I hope you are having a fantabulous day! Getting into the holiday spirit yet? Yes? No? If not why not?!

I’m not sure I’m in the full spirit as of yet, but it sometimes takes till the week of Christmas to get there. This year has been a rough one for me in so many ways. It has also been a good one too in some ways. So far the bad has outweighed the good, but I’m not going to whine over it. Well, ok, maybe a little.  All things considered I’m just thankful I have a roof over my head, am warm and have my fur babies. Ok, the husband too I guess. hahaha!

Has everyone got their tree up? Decorations throughout the house? I don’t. Yeah, I know, you’re probably thinking to yourself, This lady is weird, telling us to get in the holiday spirit and she’s not there herself!

Well someone has to do it, dammit! I don’t even have any decorations or tree anymore. They got left in the house accidentally when we moved in May. The woman who lives there now is not very friendly and she doesn’t like me (long story), so she probably trashed it all anyway. Yeah sad story time.

Anyway, enough of that. Let’s get on to the celebrations of the day!

 

UNICEF’s Birthday ~~ (Via Wikipedia) UNICEF was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations System and its name was shortened from the original United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund but it has continued to be known by the popular acronym based on this previous title.

International Mountain Day ~~ Quoting a post I saw on the United Nations website, “International Mountain Day is an opportunity to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world’s mountains and highlands.” You can find the entire article here.

This day was adopted by the UN as the day every year for the international community to organize events at all levels on that day to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development. Now I think this day is a step in the right direction!

National Noodle Ring Day ~~ I have to admit, I didn’t find where this one originated or what it is exactly. There seem to be two camps. One is that today is the day that you celebrated that old-fashioned noodle ring of the 70′s. Which was a concoction by mixing eggs and noodles together with ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and cheese and then putting the ingredients into a ring mold to bake. After you have made the ring, it should be properly plated. The center of the ring can then be filled with creamed chicken, vegetables or other ingredients of your choice.

Or it is a day to just celebrate noodles of any kind. Make homemade, buy noodles, but make something with noodles and enjoy!

Well folks that’s all I got for today. Yes, it’s short, but sweet. Tomorrow is another day though so stay tuned! And have a wonderful day!

 

Source unknown - probably for their own good. hahah!

Source unknown – probably for their own good. hahah!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Happy Birthday UNICEF! ~~ And Other Things Celebrated Today ~~ Dec 11

  1. Oh my, those needles look just awful. I have an old recipe for noodle ring that has meatball surrounding the noodle in a lovely vegetable sauce. The pictures of the cars is hilarious. Would love to meet the mind that sees things like that. :) Sorry about the tree and decorations. Sounds like a good time to start fresh. I think it’s time for a collection of ornaments from people that care about you and have some significance. I’m evaluating my holiday spirit. Doing it alone is hard.

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    • Thank you. I do plan to start again for Christmas. Even if it’s one thing at a time. It’s not the first time I’ve had to do it. Hopefully it will be the last. Still, as much as I love decorations I love the spirit of the season more and that I got. I think.

      I might have nightmares about those noodle rings. hahaha! I think your recipe sounds much nicer. :-)

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  2. Noodle ring – gag me with a spoon!! :-)

    No holiday spirit here yet. No tree. No cookies. No decorations. No time for any of it. Bah, humbug! It’s cold like crazy (19 degrees), and this new furnace runs 24/7. I told Rich we’ll never be able to afford the gas/electricity to run it! I fired up the kerosene heater, so the new furnace would quit running! :-)

    I’ll know by next Thursday if I have any Christmas spirit this year. I’ll keep you posted. You hang in there, too!

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    • Oh I know about the furnace not kicking off! Ours didn’t either because there were so many dang leaks in the house. We had to put plastic over the kitchen window because it is so bad it was snowing INSIDE! Yikes! Then when it got really cold for a week, we couldn’t keep the living room warm so we had to use more plastic in a doorway between the kitchen and mudroom. The mudroom has the front door and the wind just blows! I tell you girl I am not a happy camper. hahha! Ah well, this to shall pass.

      Hmm please keep me posted about your christmas spirit, maybe I’ll find mine too. sigh.

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