Ahhh Fall! My favorite time of year. I’m not one of those
people lamenting that ‘summer’s over’, it’s more a sigh of relief. Time to
throw open the windows and breathe the fresh air!
The days are warm, the nights are cool and it’s sweater
weather! I love sweaters – soft, warm, cozy. You can’t say the same for a tank
top. And slippers! Slipping on a pair of flip-flops can never compare to easing
your feet into a pair of soft, fuzzy slippers that warm your toes.
This past weekend one of my favorite events took place in Reno, NV
– The Great Reno Balloon Race.Held
every September, it is a festival of hot air so to speak. In this case, being
full of hot air is a good thing. A very good thing.
Taking to the skies
I have always been fascinated by hot air balloons. Maybe it
was the movie Around The World In 80 Days, but it always seemed to me that it
would be a positively awesome experience to fly through the air suspended from
a brightly colored balloon.
I thought I would google the word Tuesday just to see how
many famous ‘Tuesdays’ I might find.Not
all that many as it turns out. The word Tuesday itself comes from Olde English - Tewesday, meaning "Tīw's Day", Tiw being the god
of combat in Norse mythology.Maybe it
was considered good luck to start your war on a Tuesday.
is full of grace” is probably the most popular reference to Tuesday. (On second thought there is Fat Tuesday, which seems to be quite popular but that’s a totally different genre.) The
quote "Tuesday's child..." is from an old nursery rhyme titled ‘Monday’s Child’. Meant to help children learn the days of the week, it endowed a child with
certain characteristics belonging to the particular day of the week on which
they were born.