Today we set out to celebrate the 2nd half of the year! Wow – already? Shocking isn’t it? At this point my Granddaughter has decided to be a July baby, rather than a June baby . . . come one Baby B! We’re excited to meet you! Not too many celebrations to start out the day with – which is fine – a slow start to a busy month is always nice.
I Forgot Day – How many of us, especially as parents, have heard our kids say “I forgot”, after we’ve instructed them to do something? Did you do your homework? I forgot. Did you clean your room? I forgot. Did you brush your teeth? I forgot. You get the picture. It was like endless loop replay . . . day after day. Turns out there’s a day just for the sort of folks who use the “I forgot” as a solution to all the things they didn’t do that they were supposed to. I’m not saying that sometimes we don’t legitimately forget something, but to say it all the time turns it into just another excuse. For today though – you’re allowed. If there’s something you just need to forget today – a bad day, someone saying something to hurt your feelings, an errand that won’t hurt anything to “forget” until tomorrow . . . go ahead and forget! Just for today though. I don’t suggest using this as an excuse for something important today. . . . like showing up for work on time or getting married. You know – important stuff like that! And so you know . . . I Forget Day is closely related to I’m Sorry Day. They sort of go hand in hand, depending on what it is you are forgetting.
Second Half of The Year Day – Here we are. The year is half gone . . . or we have half left. Depends on which mindset you are in. Have you accomplished any of the goals you set for yourself on January 1? If not, you have 1/2 a year left to get there. The year isn’t over yet, so don’t lose hope. Just re-evaluate your goals or set new ones. Congratulate yourself on what you’ve done so far this year, or take a much needed break to either reward yourself or clear your head before the next 6 months starts.
This Day In History –
1847 – U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time.
1943 – Taxes begin to be withheld from paychecks.
1963 – ZIP codes go into use.
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day – Yum! What a fun celebration! Think about it, when we think of ice cream our first thoughts go to The basics – chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, etc. But at that point it’s basically a blank slate . . . a canvas for the imagination so to speak. Today is your day to create a new flavor of ice cream. Truly the possibilities are endless. At one point flavors like Rocky Road, Chocolate Chip Mint, and Peanut Butter Cup were just thoughts in someone’s minds, and now they are not only popular flavors, but must haves for ice cream lovers everywhere. If you could come up with ANY flavor, what would it be? My mind is blank. . . . there are just so many possibilities that it short circuits the thought process. Apparently the creative process hasn’t stopped for some though because these are some yummy ideas from www.food.com! Check them out!
- Cake Batter Ice Cream
- Persian, Rose Water, Saffron & Pistachio Ice Cream
- Sea Salt Dulce de Leche Ice Cream
- Blue Moon Ice Cream
- Snickerdoodle Ice Cream
- Lavender Honey Ice Cream
- Green Tea Ice Cream
Ooooh doesn’t ice cream sound delicious? My tummy is growling just thinking about it! I won’t cave in and have any, but it does sound good. Not so sure how that Persian, Rose Water, Saffron and Pistachio Ice Cream sounds, but could sure get enthusiastic about that Lavender Honey flavor! Mmmmm. . . Well, time to go to work. God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!