Hope this week is treating you kindly. I just popped in to say hello and Happy Canada Day! Soon it will be July 4th in the States. So I wanted to have a bit of fun today. I live in Canada, but I’m a US citizen, so who better to poke a little fun at both countries?
I love both countries so know I do this in love only…
I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date! Yes, I’m a bit late with my post today, but I still made it. So much to do and so little time to do it all in.
I want to take this time to talk about something. Yes, it’s time to put my serious face on. I know for some of you out there the holidays are not a time for cheer. In fact they can be quite lonely. If you read this blog then I want to tell you something. You don’t have to be alone for Christmas. Really. Come online and talk to me. I’ll be around for most of the day Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Last year there was a great blog called C4C (Company for Christmas). It was run by rulesofstupid. C4C is a blog where volunteers sign up to be online at certain times during the holidays to give people who want to talk someone to talk to. I volunteered last year and am doing so again this year. Rara at rarasaur is going to be doing the scheduling this year. Yea rara! Rara and her husband Dave from The Queen Creative are wonderful people and they volunteered last year as well.
So I want you all to know you can either volunteer your time, or if you are alone on the holidays, come on over and hit us up for a chat. Everyone is welcome! No one has to be alone or lonely.
Thanks for reading so far. Now on with today’s celebrations.
Humbug Day ~~ This time of year can be so stressful, trying to get shopping done, presents wrapped, house decorated and working all at the same time. Yikes! Today is your day to be all humbug. Humbug Day, if you’re so inclined, is a great day to leave the holiday cheer to the others and go into hiding with a Scrooge or Grinch DVD — just don’t watch the ending as it could spoil your mood. The people who created this day (wellcat.com) say that today is the day to get rid of all that pent-up stress and go for some great venting. So go ahead and get it out of your system. You will be better off for it and then you’ll feel much more able to handle the holidays with your usual flair.
National Flashlight Day ~~ As today is the winter solstice, December 21 is the shortest day–and thus the longest night–of the year, so what better day to break out a few flashlights and celebrate?
Use this day to check the status of your flashlights. Replace any broken bulbs or dead batteries. Make sure you have a functioning flashlight in your car in case of emergency. But, after the serious work is finished, have a bit of flashlight fun to celebrate this special holiday! Have some fun like making hand shadow puppets, or hiding candy in the backyard for a late night scavenger hunt. Or, just stay up late and read a book under the covers.
Look on the Bright Side Day ~~ On the other side of the coin of Humbug Day is this holiday. Time to see your glass as half full instead of half empty. Find the positive in things. Be optimistic and smile! Again because today is the shortest day of the month, I won’t be seeing too many hours of daylight up here in Canada. So why not look at the bright side of things? After today, the days get longer and spring is peeping its head around the corner. Maybe. Yes it is!
National French Fried Shrimp Day ~~ Now this one I can do! Yum, I love shrimp. Whether you’re a beer batter fanatic, panko purist, tempura tester or you just like to roll the shrimp in some flour before you throw them in hot oil, it’s difficult to deny the delicious crunch of fresh fried shrimp. Although it isn’t especially seasonal, fried shrimp is a great treat to serve at your party, or spice up dinner one night. Heres an easy yet very tasty recipe for fried shrimp. Go ahead have some! You know you want to.
National Haiku Poetry Day ~~This holiday always falls on the winter solstice. I know a lot of you write wonderful Haiku’s. So this day is for you! Or those of us that just like to read them. Break out your talents and start writing those Haiku’s. Haiku, a form of Japanese poetry that is a non-rhymed verse genre that consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this unique form of poetry. Here’s my contribution!
Sharpen those pen nibs
Write your syllables down, please
Make those words dance free
And with that I will leave you today. Let’s go out and celebrate the day! See you tomorrow.
Hello people! Well I didn’t get blown away by the winds yesterday, but I bet there are a lot of peoples roofs without some shingles. The wind went on until late last night, today is not quite so bad and we are well above freezing. I get so thankful for the little things in the winter.
Today is another day to celebrate. Only 10 more days till Christmas too! I got my very first Christmas card yesterday with a handmade ornament inside. It’s special for a couple of reasons. One, it was made by a two-year old girl and it’s my first new ornament in our new home. Well, it’s our first ornament period as we lost all our Christmas stuff when we moved and I had nothing. Now I have something. Feels good. Thank you Jazzy!
Now on with todays reasons for celebration!
Bill of Rights Day ~~ On March 4, 1789, the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified by the (former)13 colonies, and went into effect. States and individuals were concerned that the Constitution did not properly cover and protect a number of rights of individuals. The Constitution was signed by the original 13 states with the requirement, or understanding, that a Bill of Rights would be created, amending the new U.S. Constitution. On September 25, 1789, the First Congress of the United States proposed to the state legislatures 12 amendments to the Constitution. 10 of these amendments were added to the Constitution on December 15, 1791. So be thankful and celebrate the wisdom of people way back when and spend a few minutes reflecting upon the freedoms that you enjoy. These freedoms do not exist in many countries of the world. Celebrate!
National Lemon Cupcake Day ~~ A day set aside for eating and presenting lemon cupcakes to each other. Now I love anything made with lemons and this would be especially tasty I’m thinking. And while they may not be standard Christmas fare, lemon cupcakes will be a hit item at your annual gathering. While I wasn’t able to find the origin of this holiday I thought it was a fun one. After all the holiday sugary treats, maybe a little sour on your taste buds wouldn’t hurt. Cleanse the palate so to speak. So go ahead and bake up a bunch of lemon cupcakes and share! Celebrate!
Cat Herders Day ~~ Yes, you read it right. Now me, I’m not sure I’d want to try to herd a bunch of cats. I have two and there is no way I’m going to herd those two much less any more. Cats have minds of their own and they might decide to stampede! Ha-ha! According to the originators of this particular holiday (Wellcat.com) If you can say that your job, or even your life, is like trying to herd cats, then this day is for you, with our sympathy. And have you seen the Superbowl Cat herding commercial? Try this link, it’s cute! So if you’re having a bad day, or a bad week, this one is for you! Celebrate!
Todays list is short but has a bit of everything, serious, silly, and yummy. If you could have a holiday what would you call it? And when would it be?
Until tomorrow then, have a wonderful day and celebrate!