Today is a very special day – today we celebrate the joyous event of the day my husband came into this world. It’s difficult to put into adequate words how special my guy is – and how much he deserves to be celebrated today. I can honestly say I have never met any one individual with more integrity, honesty and generosity of spirit than this man. He came into my life at a time when I needed him the most, and he became special to not only me, but everyone in my family. My children love him and call him Dad, my parents not only approve of him, they truly love him. Today we honor this man who means so much to so many, and I just hope as we head out to have fun today, and continue the celebration with the family tomorrow, that he knows how much we love and appreciate him in every way. Happy Birthday Honey! I love you!
Today is All or Nothing Day – Today is THE day! What day you ask? Well, the day to just GO FOR IT! Those dreams you’ve been thinking about and thinking you would chase down someday? Well, let today be that day. It’s the day to leap off the fence, make a plan, stop lollygagging and just go for it! Take inspiration from this day and leap in with both feet! What’s the worst that can happen? Nothing? It just doesn’t work out the way you want? Well, that’s going to happen if you DON’T go for it anyway right? What do you have to lose? It’s All or Nothing!
Aunt and Uncles Day – What special people our aunts and uncles are! I have some really great ones. Some are funny, some are serious. Some are silly, some are a little distant. I’m in frequent contact with some, and not so much with others. I can imagine it is the same for most of you. We all have our FAVORITE aunt or uncle, and sometimes we have preferences for which ones to spend time with depending on what we are going to be doing. When I was growing up my Uncle A – who is only about 5 years older than I am – would have to play with me when we went to visit my Grandparents. He let me go up into his tree fort that he and his friends built – which was pretty special. I always looked forward to playing with him. My Uncle S, my father’s youngest brother, was also just a few years older than I am, would build the most amazing tents! We would use nearly every sheet and blanket in the house and take over the entire living room. Grandma was very understanding and just happy we weren’t fighting. My Aunt S – my father’s sister – she has always been there for me. She was always there to help me when I needed someone to talk to and had the best advice. Even now, I know I can go to her with anything and she’ll be there for me. My Uncle R and I have reconnected in the last couple of years, I’ve found out that that can happen when one ditches a horrible husband that nobody wants to be around, and gets a new one who everyone loves! I find myself getting so excited when he and his lovely wife – my Aunt M – are coming to visit! And they are coming in a few short months! YIPPEE! I could run down the attributes of all of my family members, but I won’t. I know you have aunts and uncles of your own to appreciate today.
National Day of the Cowboy – Is there anything more all American than Cowboys? I remember sitting with my Grandma (yes the wonderful woman I talk about so much) listening to her stories of when she was a young teen, riding the range with her brothers rounding up cattle. She, and men and women like her, epitomize the cowboy way of life and all that it represents. Hard work, dedication and the drive that carved this nation out of the wilderness. This holiday started in 2004 when American Cowboy magazine began lobbying for a national resolution to preserve America’s cowboy, the cowboy’s courageous pioneering spirit and the nation’s Western heritage. This cause was taken up by Wyoming’s late U.S. Senator Craig Thomas. He sponsored resolutions in the U.S. Senate in 2005, 2006 and 2007. This year is the 9th annual Day of the Cowboy. Six states have passed the National Day of the Cowboy bill – Wyoming, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma and Oregon. There have also been either proclamations or resolutions from Kentucky, Indiana, Texas, Tennessee and Washington. Eventually it is hoped that the rest of the states will also jump on board. So what do you do to celebrate this one? Well, you could check the American Cowboy’s Magazine’s website to find out of their are any activities going on in your area. Some communities sponsor events that will feature picnics, campfires for cooking food or just sitting around, lessons in how saddle horses, roping, pitching horse shoes, cowboy crafts, etc. Honoring the cowboy and the cowboy way of life is definitely something to celebrate.
This Day In History –
1775 – Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General.
1952 – Mickey Mantle hits his first “Grand Slam”.
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Coffee Milkshake Day – Early milkshakes had milk and flavoring in them. Ice cream wasn’t a popular ingredient until 1915 so it wasn’t even an option (imagine – life before ice cream! Yikes!) By 1920 ice cream parlors were adding either coffee or chocolate syrup to the shakes. The modern coffee milkshake can be easily made with coffee flavored ice cream and milk. You can also get a frappe at a coffee shop and enjoy a deliciously decadent creamy treat any time you like. Especially if you live in my area where there is a latte stand on nearly every corner. I’m not kidding. There really is. Sometimes more than one. Caffeine any time, anywhere. Yum! Here are some wonderful little treats to try from www.food.com!
- Coffee Milkshake
- Caramel Latte Milkshake
- Cafe con Leche Milkshakes
- Tiramisu Milkshake
- Mocha Milkshake
- Chocolate Espresso Mint Milkshake
Well, we’re off to have a great time for the day, to celebrate my husband, the sunshine and anything else we can think of to celebrate! God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!