Good Morning and a Happy Sunday to each of you! I am sitting here in the quiet of the morning, the cool air coming in the open window, my cats sacked out near me, the dog equally sacked out across the room. Hubby went for an early morning motorcycle ride and I’m here to spend my time with you!
Bad Poetry Day is a day to create some really bad poetry, and it appears to be for no other reason than “just because”. The good thing about BAD poetry is that we can better appreciate GOOD poetry, right? The people who created this day – wellcat.com – intended it to gather a group of old high school friends and write some really bad poetry and send it to your high school English teacher. I can’t even remember WHO my high school English teachers were, and don’t see the point, but if this floats their boat . . . my job is to just share it with you!
Mail Order Catalog Day – I love catalogs. I always have. I remember as a kid looking forward to the Sears and JC Penney’s catalogs. I’d look at every single page, even if it wasn’t anything I was interested in. By the time I was in high school I would make lists of everything I wanted and write down the price. I needed to be filthy rich to get everything I wanted. I never just liked a dress. I wanted that dress in every color. Same with shoes. When I was newly married and expecting my first child I’d sit with the catalog and dream of the furniture I’d love to some day have, and the nursery being set up the way I wanted it to be. And again, I would have had to be really wealthy to do it all. So, when did these magical books for dreamers start being published? Well, on August 18, 1872, Aaron Montgomery Ward published the first mail-order catalog, which ushered in a booming business trend for consumers who were looking for convenience. The Sears catalog followed about 16 years later. Now it feels like, especially the closer we get to Christmas – so right about NOW, that marketers and merchandisers begin mailing out their catalogs and promotional fliers earlier each year, getting ready for all of the happy shoppers. I suppose with the economy being what it is, planning ahead is pretty important. We started an experiment this year at work. My boss’s Mom must be on every single list known to the marketing world, and the amount of mail she gets every year is amazing. So, on January 1st we got out a big box for her office and every catalog she gets, when she’s finished looking at it, goes into that box. I don’t know if we are going to weigh it, or count the catalogs after the year is over, but we are going to see just how much mail she’s gotten. It’s a LOT though!
(World) Daffodil Day – I have searched high and low. Daffodils are not in season. Daffodil bulbs are not yet in season for planting. So WHY would today be World Daffodil Day? I don’t know! I did find a small note about a fundraising and awareness event for cancer research. Any ideas?
- Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie
- Mayan Banana “Ice Cream” Pie
- Coffee Ice Cream Pie
- Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie
- Easy Peppermint Ice Cream Pie
- Cookies ‘n’ Cream Pie
May your day be filled with relaxation and many celebrations. God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow.