Humor Month – Joke of the Day
A little old lady sold pretzels on a street corner for 25 cents each.
Take Your Daughter To Work Day – (4th Thursday of the Month) The practice of taking daughters to work started in 1993 after research showed that adolescent girls were receiving less attention than boys. The idea was to give the girls more direct attention, and a look at the different opportunities were available to them. It became a very popular day, girls going off to work with Mom or Dad, Uncles or Aunts. The boys started feeling left out and as a result in some places it has become Take Your Child To Work Day.
World Penguin Day: Always April 25th Penguin Awareness Day: Always January 20 – Penguin Awareness Day, and World Penguin Day are great opportunities to learn about one of the few natives of Antarctica. It’s a great chance to learn something about them by looking them up online, watching a documentary about them, or going to see them in the zoo. World Penguin Day coincides with the annual northward migration of penguins. When penguins migrate they do not fly . . since they can’t fly . . they walk . . . well, they waddle throughout the entire migration. Penguins are found in Antarctica, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, the Falkland Islands, and the Galapagos Islands. Elsewhere, they are only found in zoos.
Hug A Plumber Day / Plumber Day – When we get up in the morning we know that we can turn the faucet and water will pour out into our sinks or showers. We take it for granted, but we shouldn’t! Water that runs freely is a blessing and the people who can keep that happening for us when something goes wrong, is the plumber. (unless you’re lucky enough to have a hubby who is good at fixing things, like I am) Plumbers are hardworking, highly skilled people, from the industrial hydraulic engineer to the guy who actually turns the wrench. Of course it wasn’t always that way. People hand-carried water from rivers. They did their . . . um . . . business in the buses, or in cesspools, outhouses or chamber pots that they’d toss into nasty, unsanitary streets. Plumbers have saved mankind from suffering from horrible squalor and disease! It’s a difficult job, ofter filled with icky stuff that they have to deal with, so for Plumber’s Day, if you happen to see a plumber, or know one – say hello and tell them how important their work is. Sometimes its just nice to hear.
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Pretzel Day – No matter how you like your pretzels, it’s available to you! Thick or thin, straight or twisty, crisp or crunchy or soft! Salted or unsalted, flavored or not. There isn’t a shortage of the different types of pretzels. Did you know that Pretzels are thought to be the world’s oldest snack? They date back to 610 AD in Southern France. Monks would bake thin strips of dough into the shape of a child’s arms folded in prayer. Today celebrates pretzels of all shape’s and sizes. Do you know how to celebrate National Pretzel Day? By indulging in some pretzels of course! here are some lovely recipes to try from www.food.com.
- Soft Pretzel
- Cheddar Cheese, Pretzel & Beer Burgers
- Dijon Bacon Dip for Pretzels
- Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
- Copycat Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
- No-Bake Pretzel Bars
As much as I wish my daughter were young enough to want to do to work with me, she’s not. That leaves me to choose which of the above celebrations may mean the most to me. Sadly I find myself being more excited about appreciating my hair stylist . . . that and those pretzels. . . don’t they look good? No matter what it is you are celebrating or appreciating, do it with a light spirit and a loving heart. God Bless You. I’ll see you tomorrow!