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The weekend was busy, but fun. Today was a rainy, slushy, snowy day – a good day to bake. Cinnamon buns and bread along with a chicken sausage jambalaya for dinner. We enjoyed a visit from Tom’s cousin from Ohio who was in for business. We had a weekend without the boys who were at camp in New Hampshire and seemed to have a great time.
There was a get together at Sal’s for Tom French. Well attended, nice to see so many familiar faces. Got to meet (finally) Tom’s sisters Sue and Debbie who I have been emailing with for weeks now. News is looking up and hopefully the new rehabilitation facility will be the medicine that he needs to return to us. We missed our chance to visit him because that was the day he was transferred to Salem. Glad to know that we were unable to see him for a good reason.
The snow, well, the snow is still here. I think it will be at least April before it is gone, and by the looks of the front of the house, could even be May.
Hope Pi Day was a good day.
Today is Pi Day, the day that is the celebration of the mathematical constant pi ∏. March 14 or 3.14 celebrates the irrational number 3.1415926 (taken only to its 7th decimal place). Some interesting facts:
- The world’s leading technological college, Massachusetts Institute of Technology releases its admissions for its incoming class on 3/14 at 1:59 p.m.
- Today is also the birth of Albert Einstein.
- The number ∏ forms the basis of numerous contests to see how many digits of pi a person can memorize – the number pi is an irrational number meaning that it has an infinity of digits.
- A computer in Tokyo holds the record for calculating out the digits of pi – it calculated out 206,158,430,000
- If you used a code that exchanged numbers for letters, Pi would contain the entire Bible, the complete works of Shakespeare if you looked at enough of the digits of Pi.
People celebrate Pi Day in a variety of ways…..eating pie and making pie are usually tops on the list. Walking in circles is another, albeit a little more odd.
However you celebrate, perhaps eating pie while walking in circles…..enjoy!