Good Morning and a Happy Monday to you! Here we are, already at the 3rd of the month and I feel the holidays looming up! There is so much to do and so little time, even with Thanksgiving coming to late in the month. Somehow the important stuff always gets done, doesn’t it? I have all sort of plans that I’ll try to bring to you as soon as I can, showing fun ideas for things to do that are traditional and fun around this joyous season . . . but another today. For today I’m racing around to get ready for work!
– I have always wanted to be a stay at home wife. Always. However, in this day and age, with the economy being what it is, it has never happened. There was a brief window of time when my son was little that I was able to be home for about 8 months, but that was all. To all of the stay at home wives and mothers, you are some of the hardest working individuals on the planet, but also some of the most blessed. And this goes to stay at home dads too! These days we are just as likely to know husbands and fathers who are home taking care of things while the wife and mother work outside the home. This is equally wonderful! These wonderful, caring people are home to build and enrich strong family environments. They are instilling family values and good character into their daily lives. Now, the term Housewife is an old one. It goes back to the days when one income could support the family in a manner of comfort, but it was also a time when women did not have equal rights. Those days are long gone, and the views of one parent in the home staying there and taking care of things is split. Some people love the thought and some think it’s past its time. It is my personal opinion that my children would have been much better off if I could have stayed home with them while they were growing up. And it is also my opinion that if I could stay home now, which isn’t likely to ever happen, my house would be completely de-cluttered and clean all of the time, and my hubby would have a hot meal ready every night the moment he got home. I do have my one day a week off during the work week, but often times I have to cram so much into that day, that I am exhausted (though fulfilled) at the end of it. In the meantime, a girl can dream, right? To all of you who are able to stay home, making the necessary budget restrictions to allow it to happen, raising your kids and keeping your home, you are wonderful and I respect that choice with everything in me.
– Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? What’s not to love? It’s truly a wonderful creation! Sandwiches are a daily lunch staple for millions of Americans. Do you know what lead up to the creation of the sandwich? Well, according to English history, John Montagu was the 4th Earl of Sandwich, and he was reported to be a heavy gambler who often spent many long hours in London’s gambling parlors. In 1762, he created the sandwich by putting meat between two pieces of bread. This allowed him to stay at the gambling table for long periods of time. And of course, this creation was named after him. One way to celebrate this day would be to eat sandwiches at every meal (oops, I already blew it by having oatmeal for breakfast). You could eat your favorite sandwich, or better yet, create an entirely new one! However you celebrate it though, have a Happy Sandwich Day. I know I will! We’re having roast beef sandwiches from our leftover roast from last night! Yum!
Fill Our Staplers Day
– I am giggling a little over this one – because a group called the Dull Men’s Club started it. How funny! They’ve decided that it is very annoying to run out staples right when you need them, so to eliminate the problem they decided that the day after Daylight Savings time change, and the day after Standard Time change should be designated to refill the staplers. It is also check batteries day and changing the clocks day – so it can all be done at the same time. Now, this one wouldn’t work for me since I use a LOT of staples at work and have to fill it all the time. Perhaps it might work for you though!
– So, what is a cliché? I’m sure we all know, but just in case . . . A cliché is a phrase that is used over and over . . . and over and over and over . . . I know that most of us may try to avoid using clichés for fear of sounding silly or trite, sometimes the occasion just fits, doesn’t it? So today you should try to use clichés all day long . . . after all, what have you got to lose? It couldn’t hurt! You never know until you try! 🙂
This Day In History –
1952 – Clarence Birdseye marketed frozen peas.
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Vegan Month
– I don’t think I could ever actually adhere to a vegan way of eating. I could see myself being able to survive as a vegetarian – since they can eat milk, cheese, honey and eggs – but I just don’t think I could give up those extra, wonderful food items. With that said though, I have actually had a few very delicious vegan dishes that I like on occasion . . . not for always. However, there are a lot of famous people who are Vegan, and a couple of them really surprise me: Mike Tyson, Ellen DeGeneres, Bryan Adams and Bill Clinton. If you want to give it a shot, here are some recipes to try out. Never know, you might like them.
Not sure how this Monday is going to go. While I was writing this up, my dog Tibbi managed to rip open a wart type thing that she’s had for many years. The vet hasn’t seemed particularly concerned about it, but now she’s started nipping at it and I’m so afraid she’s going to hurt herself and bleed a lot while I’m gone. My day may be spent taking her to see her doctor – if I can call to see if he’ll be in today. Poor baby, I’m worried about her. I don’t want her to hurt herself and get it infected. Hopefully this is not going to be one of “those” Mondays. *sigh* You have a good day, may it be spent with happy and fulfilling pursuits. God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow.