Kiss Your Mate Day! WOOHOO!!! Doesn’t Get Much Better Than THAT!

Apr 28th

Good Morning and Welcome To Monday and the new work week!  I hope everyone got plenty of rest, or at least had some fun this weekend!  Saturday I sat on my duff and worked on the organizing the old posts in the new blog site – a little over halfway done! – and yesterday I got a few things done around the house, and explored a new trail and beach with my hubby.  He got some of the most wonderful pictures!  This one is one of them – stunning!  I wish I could share them all with you, and maybe at some point I will, but for now, this one just captures the imagination – or it does mine.  There’s just something about watching that little wave wash up over the shells and sand that makes me feel good.

Holy Humor Month – Joke of the Day


Father O’Malley answers the phone. “Hello, is this Father O’Malley?” 

“It is” 

“This is the IRS. Can you help us?” 

“I can” 

“Do you know a Ted Houlihan?” 

“I do” 

“Is he a member of your congregation?” 

“He is” 

“Did he donate $10,000 to the church?” 

“He will”.







International Astronomy Day – It is so funny that this one is happening right now, considering that my husband just purchased two separate telescopes of different strengths so we could watch the stars from our back deck.  Sadly he’s only been able to go out there twice because of either cloud cover or rain.  The other night we did get to see Jupiter, its rings and its moons! It was pretty awesome!  Today, if you aren’t covered in clouds or getting soaked, wait for it to get dark and go out to look at the stars.  There is something magical and utterly fascinating about it.  Astronomy clubs and groups will use this day to teach people about the stars and other celestial bodies in the universe, taking advantage of this day to offer people a view of the stars and a better understanding of them.  We actually have an observatory near us where they hold classes and meetings so the public can look out at the sky and observe the stars while learning about them.  Astronomy Day was created in 1973 by Doug Berger, president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California.  His reason was to promote greater education and understanding of the wonders of the universe. Pretty worthy goal, wouldn’t you say?  This is pretty incredible photo he found online – and someday we hope he can take one such as this – of a time lapse photo taken over Crater Lake, Oregon.  Wouldn’t it be amazing to see that in person? 

Great Poetry Reading Day – If you like to read or write poetry, this is a good day for you.  There’s something about the feeling of putting your heart onto the page in the form of poetry that bares the soul.  I occasionally write poetry, though I haven’t for some time, and it is always something that is quite personal to me.  I have had a couple of my poems published, and I can’t say that I’d voluntarily put them out there again.  Writing here each day is one thing, but having my feelings out there for others to critique, somehow that leaves me feeling vulnerable.  I’ve spoken to other people who confirm that they feel the same way.  I admire those who can put their work out there and not have those issues and appreciate what it is to open themselves up so completely.  There is a lot of wonderful poetry out there – and even more abysmal works, so in honor of all of it – good and ugly – celebrate this day.  You can read poetry, hold a poetry reading hour or party, listen to poetry, or write some of your own.  Who knows, a couple hundred years from now people may be reading your work and having their own poetry party with it! 

Kiss Your Mate Day – here’s a fun one!  The perfect chance to smooch with your special someone – as if you need an excuse to kiss the one your love.  Nothing wrong with grabbing and extra kiss or two when you can, right?  Here we are, at the end of April, spring is in the air, and it is the perfect time to celebrate anything good and wonderful – and what is more wonderful than love?  Some people may ask why a special holiday is needed to kiss your mate, and other people may say that every day should be Kiss Your Mate Day.  The sad truth is that research shows that kissing, which is such an important part of romance and intimacy, is the first thing to disappear from a relationship.  If you don’t kiss your special someone every day, then maybe you can use today to re-establish kissing as a big part of your life.  Keeping romance at the forefront is crucial for a happy relationship.  As with every holiday, there are rules!  Are you ready?

  • There is no upper limit to the number of times you can kiss your mate today.
  • There is no upper limit to the number of kisses you can share today.
  • It is highly recommended that you limit your kisses to just one mate.
  • If you don’t have a mate, it’s alright to kiss someone who is not formally your mate…. Hey, you never know. This day may be a beginning…….
  • You can kiss your mate wherever you want (location/place). 
  • Giving candy or flowers is not required. But those who do  will probably receive more kisses.


Biological Clock Day – When you hear the words “biological clock”, you probably imagine women reaching a point in their lives when they are getting last minute urges to have babies.  Yes, this is one biological clock symptom that does happen – and most of us do get that urge.  It’s completely natural!  What people DON’T always know is that both men AND women have a biological clock, and it affects mood and behavior on a daily basis.  It maintains a sleep-wake pattern that fits in with the light and dark of the a day on Earth.  This is known formally as the circadian rhythm, it monitors light, temperature and other environmental factors that influences things like alertness, energy levels, hunger and motivation.  Technology can upset the balance of our biological clock – there’s always lights going – so make your bedroom as dark as possible, create a regular bedtime routine, minimize naps and eat regularly. Having a messed up sleep pattern can really cause problems in your life, so please reset your rhythms today.

Food Celebration of the Day

National Blueberry Pie Day – Blueberries are one of a few berry species native to the Americas. Early Native Americans called them “star berries,” referring to the perfect five-pointed star visible at the blossom end of each tiny fruit.

Maine Wild Blueberry Pie
Blueberry Whoopie Pie
Blueberry Butter Tarts
Blueberry Sour Cream Pie

There you have it – fun ways to celebrate this day!  How can you go wrong with stars, kisses and blueberry pie??? You can’t!   Grab this Monday by the horns and make the best of it!  God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!


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