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Awakenings: Light As Air & Perfect For Fall

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere, especially in scrumptious fall dessert recipes! First thought, of course, is pumpkin pie. Next is maybe pumpkin ice cream or pumpkin cupcakes. Then, there is always pumpkin cheesecake. Nope! None of these. There are numerous variations/usages for pumpkin with today being no exception. It is absolutely the perfect addition for today’s celebration!

November 30 is…National Mousse Day

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Have a mousse of a day! So many variations, the choices are endless. Basic Pumpkin Mousse, Frozen Pumpkin Mousse with Walnut-Toffee Crunch, EASY Spicy-Sweet Pumpkin Mousse, Sweet Potato Mousse with Gooey Praline Sauce, No-Fuss Sweet Potato Pumpkin Mousse & MORE!!!!! The mousse is not limited to pumpkin. Check out the savory, as well as the sweet, and of course, there is always CHOCOLATE!

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e-Hello!

At Awakenings, Catnip’s sister site, are ongoing daily celebrations, music spotlights and historical tidbits. Today, we are celebrating Electronic Greetings Day, which is November 29. Catnip wishes to purr-r-r-r-rt her own spin on the special e-greeting.
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The greeting can be robotic, get to the point so to speak…
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Or a special kind of sharing rising to its peak…
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It can express love that touches the funny bone…
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Or be a message of a more serious tone.
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Perhaps someone is feeling under the weather…
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Or needing encouragement for things to get better.
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Maybe you need to send a simple message that’s sweet
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Let the little e-birdies sing Tweet, Tweet, Tweet
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To celebrate today, I’m happy to provide
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A message to make you smile inside!
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Now, it is your turn to make someone’s day,
stop what you are doing & send greetings right away! Send them to family, maybe a bunch of friends
Perhaps there is someone with whom to make amends.

An e-card needs no stamp, this you can bet
Just click send right over the Internet!

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After Thanksgiving

For some of us, the glutenous meal is over, for others it is yet to come. For our pets, I suppose when enough is enough, it’s enough!

How long do we have to wear these ridiculous outfits?

How long do we have to wear these ridiculous outfits?

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Before…

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After…

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ME:-)

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Awakenings: Two Sides of Thanksgiving

For the establishment of the modern holiday, we can thank President Franklin Roosevelt. On November 26, 1941, President Roosevelt signed the bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. Of course, Thanksgiving had already been celebrated since the 17th century but not without deviation and considerable controversy. Roosevelt admitted his mistake returning the holiday to November’s fourth Thursday.

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day! Did you know there are two sides to this holiday? One is celebration with a holiday feast often referred to as Turkey Day. The other is a celebration of gratitude known as thankfulness. 

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NO MALTRATO ANIMAL

Upon occasion you ‘meet’ someone who shares a picture, story, or video that warrants the sharing to continue. This time, for me, it happened in a Tweet. The little birdies sing all day long but time does not allow them all to be heard. This one, however, caught my eye – mira lo que hace este gato look at this cat his name is suco pan de huevo – naturally rousing my curiosity since it was about a cat.

As it turned out, not just any cat but a rescued cat. Even more interesting is his new home being with a person who implies he does not like cats. However, let me clarify with reason. He is allergic to the cat dander. Not unusual but what is so wonderful about the video he shared is his natural affection for Suco and his words midway of the video, “I love this cat.” You will fall in love with Suco, too, and the great message that is shared all the way from Ecuador from his human parent. Thank you, Andres.

May all share the message NO MALTRATO ANIMAL – NO ANIMAL ABUSE!

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Share the love! Purr-r-r-r-r-r-r-r

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Awakenings: North Carolina: Beauty Amplified

This Day in History: November 21, 1789

 

One of the thirteen original colonies, North Carolina has a long an interesting history. On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to join the union.

 

North Carolina is home to mysteries, giant industries, and coastal beauty. It’s where gold was first found in America, and where an entire colony of settlers vanished. A state where golf rules the land, NASCAR rules the road, and college basketball holds court over them all. It’s where tobacco became king after the cotton industry went up in smoke, and where a 12-second flight sent shockwaves around the world. Experience the history of the Tar Heel State.

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Along with Old North State and Land of the Sky, discover why North Carolina is nicknamed The Tar Heel State. Nestled in the Appalachians it is no wonder North Carolina is beauty amplified!

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Awakenings: Why GRAND is so grand!

Thanksgiving falls within the autumnal season of the year. Within that time of year are many of our friends and family in their autumnal years to whom we should all remain thankful. Those to whom being specifically referenced are our grandparents. There is no wonder why grandparents begin with the word GRAND! It is really no secret. The ancestral chain continues as sons and daughters beget sons and daughters. The bloodline continues. Responsibility shifts with the wisdom and heritage being continuously tapped. While the word itself reflects the next in line in the order of things, it also reflects awe-inspiring feelings. 

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Whether one is called Gramma, Gamma, G-ma, Gram, Grammy, Grams or Gramps, Grandad, Grandaddy, G-daddy, Grandpappy, Grandpop OR one of 120 top nicknames for grandparents, the meaning is still the same. The emphasis is G.R.A.N.D. regardless if the word is part of the name or if it is not! 

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Awakenings: Oklahoma: Indians, Cowboys & Oil

This Day in History: November 16, 1907

Oklahoma, The Sooner State, Boomer’s Paradise

Oklahoma State Motto: “Labor Conquers All Things” (Labor omnia vincit)

 

Oklahoma’s strangest scenery includes sand dunes, salt plains, toxic soils: the vast deserts of Oklahoma are more than unusual. Oklahoma is home to great tallgrass prairies, where herds of buffalo roam free and oil jacks gush black gold. Where the Trail of Tears ended and a mass exodus began 100 years later, prompted by a wave of dust. Where native cultures have flourished for thousands of years and where countless hopeful settlers arrived for a shot at the American Dream.

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The land that today makes up Oklahoma was added to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and U.S. land acquisitions following the Mexican-American War. The Indian Territory and the Oklahoma Territory were combined into one state, and Oklahoma became the 46th state in 1907 to join the union.

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Awakenings: A Button of a Day

November 16 is … Button Day

 

With just about every article of clothing purchased (requiring buttoning, that is), one will always find included an extra button. What does one do with all those buttons, which seldom are necessary as long as the original is kept tacked in place? Are they loose in a drawer, kept in a jar, or simply thrown away with the tags? Wonder no more and don’t ever throw them away again! Be sure to also snip off all those buttons before throwing away any worn-out garments. With Christmas in the not so distant future, enjoy a button of a day with ideas that just might answer the question, “What on earth am I going to buy x, y, and z for Christmas?”

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With the holiday season upon us, take a look at some great decorating and gift ideas that only require creativity and a lot of love!

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Awakenings: A ‘Day’ for Kindness

November 13 is…World Kindness Day

 

While it is a good idea to designate a day for kindness, it is most important to never let any day go by without showing you care…for the humble and meek, the weak and strong, from the youngest to the oldest, critter and creature, human or pet. What indeed is so difficult about being kind?

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The best thing about World Kindness Day is that is is absolutely priceless … meaning it does not cost a thing. Nothing. Only a little bit of effort. Often, without any effort at all. Simple. Painless. Feel good all over kind of sensation.

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