Yesterday was a really good day. I baked four loaves of Pumpkin Apple Streusel bread, pre-prepped three dishes for a work lunch today and caught up on some Hallmark movies that I’d had recorded. I really love those sappy love stories! Can’t help it . . . I’m such a girl. Today will be good too. Our accountant will be in the office today, which is why we are having the lunch. He’s such a good guy that its always a pleasure to see him on his monthly visit . . . even when it’s the month do to quarterly taxes. So, my day is going to shape up to be quite busy . . . let’s see what celebrations we have going on to make it even busier!
Wear Something Gaudy Day – this is a fun one! Today is your day to wear something gaudy – to really stick out in a crowd! The word “gaudy” refers to something that bright, cheap, showy or outlandish. This is one you can REALLY have fun with! For just the one day, ignore fashion and style and look for something to wear that is really wild and wacky, and will stick out wherever you go. If you don’t have anything like this in your wardrobe, maybe ask a friend! is your chance to really stick out in a crowd. The most interesting thing about this one though, is who started it. Do you remember the 1970’s TV sitcom “Three’s Company”? Well, the guy who played Larry (actor by the name of Richard Kline), declared October 17th to be Wear Something Gaudy Day!
Get Smart About Credit Day – I had to laugh when I saw this one – a bitter laugh. It just seems like this day is ironic, considering the dire straits our country is in with our credit. On this day, all across the country, bankers go into classrooms to talk to the students about getting, and keeping, good credit. Perhaps these bankers need to go to a special class for the leaders of our country . . . they apparently MISSED this one when it came their way when they were in school. Good credit 101 – don’t spend money you don’t have, pay your bills on time, and stick to a budget. That means you have to CREATE a budget first!
Mulligan Day- So, what is a “mulligan”? The term is believed to have originated in the game of golf. In the context of golf, it means to re-take a shot that was hit poorly the first time, without a penalty. Over the years it has come to be used as simply being a “do-over”. The purpose of Mulligan Day is to encourage people to give others a second chance. Do you have anyone you know who might benefit from a second chance? Maybe you would consider giving them a mulligan! You never know, you may need one yourself some day.
This Day In History –
1931 – Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion.
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Pasta Day – Mmmmmm . . . Pasta. Are there really that many people who DON’T like pasta in one form or another? From something as well known as spaghetti and meatballs, to macaroni and cheese, pasta has been enjoyed by young and old for centuries. As a matter of fact, archaeologists have found evidence that noodles were first made in central Asia many thousands of years ago. Pasta comes in almost 400 different shapes, and many have more than one name. For example, wagon wheel pasta can also be called wheels, ruote, routine or ruote de carro. Some other interesting facts are: the average American eats 20 pounds of pasta each year; pasta is very affordable, costing an average of only $1.45 per pound; and Americans eat more pasta than any other country in the world, accounting for 24 percent of consumption globally. Here are some yummy looking recipes from www.food.com
- Spaghetti Bolognese
- Sweet Noodle Kugel
- Penne all’Arrabbiata
- Baked Ziti
- Orecchiette With Sausage
- Parmesan Fettuccine
- Stuffed Shells
What a fun day! Nothing too serious, just good-light hearted fun. Now I just have to figure out what gaudy thing I may wear today! Hmmmmm . . . Have a wonderful Thursday everyone. God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!