Today We Honor Cowboys!

Jul 27th

So sorry things are running late today.  Yesterday was interesting and didn’t go at all according to plan.  After noticing an odd red, inflamed area on my leg I decided to go see my doctor.  She sent me to the hospital to get an ultrasound to rule out a blood clot.  Thankfully it’s not that, so I came home with orders to rest, elevate the leg, take antibiotics and let it heal. Not so easy!  You’d think with all of this sitting I’d get a lot of writing done, but all I can think about is what ISN’T being done around the house.  Here are today’s celebrations – finally!  Thanks for your patience.

Today seems to be focused in great part on walking – and on a day when my backside is planted on the couch.  Go figure!

Take Your Pants for a Walk Day – This one gave me a giggle.  The person who set this one up has a great imagination and a sense of the silly.  Every day is a great day to get some exercise, and it’s an easy one to celebrate.  You simply go for a walk!  Unless you are wearing a dress or a skirt, then you are probably wearing pants, so by logical deduction they will be going with you as you take your walk.  So, give your pants some exercise.  If they are like so many people’s pants, they are probably a little tight around the middle and could use a good workout. 

Apparently pants are the only thing that need to walk.  I guess that PLANTS do too!

Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day – I admit it.  I am lousy with houseplants.  Mine are quite fortunate if I remember to water them.  And I’m not kidding.  Somehow I did not inherent my Grandmother’s and Mother’s abilities with them.  The folks at Wellcat.com apparently have a good sense of the silly too, and maybe they are better with plants than I am and have a better idea of what makes them happy enough to grow.  They’ve designated today as the day to take your houseplants for a walk!  They say on their site that this allows your plants to become familiar with their surroundings and help them be healthier, happier plants.  For those of us who don’t feel like taking the philodendron for a stroll, you can take them for a walk another way – but repotting any that are root bound.  Let them stretch their roots and give them a new home.  They really will be happier and healthier, and you don’t have to feel silly in front of the neighbors. 


National Day of the Cowboy (4th Saturday) – Is there anything more all American than Cowboys?  I remember sitting with my Grandma (yes the wonderful woman I talk about so much) listening to her stories of when she was a young teen, riding the range with her brothers rounding up cattle.  She, and men and women like her, epitomize the cowboy way of life and all that it represents.  Hard work, dedication  and the drive that carved this nation out of the wilderness.  This holiday started in 2004 when American Cowboy magazine began lobbying for a national resolution to preserve America’s cowboy, the cowboy’s courageous pioneering spirit and the nation’s Western heritage.  This cause was taken up by Wyoming’s late U.S. Senator Craig Thomas.  He sponsored resolutions in the U.S. Senate in 2005, 2006 and 2007.  This year is the 9th annual Day of the Cowboy.  Six states have passed the National Day of the Cowboy bill – Wyoming, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma and Oregon.  There have also been either proclamations or resolutions from Kentucky, Indiana, Texas, Tennessee and Washington.  Eventually it is hoped that the rest of the states will also jump on board. So what do you do to celebrate this one?  Well, you could check the American Cowboy’s Magazine’s website to find out of their are any activities going on in your area.  Some communities sponsor events that will feature picnics, campfires for cooking food or just sitting around, lessons in how  saddle horses, roping, pitching horse shoes, cowboy crafts, etc.  Honoring the cowboy and the cowboy way of life is definitely something to celebrate.

This Day In History

1940 – Bugs Bunny debuts in Warner Brothers animated cartoon “A Wild Hare”

Food Celebration of the Day

National Crème Brulee Day – The French, British and Spanish all claim they invented creme brulee. One thing’s certain, though: Cracking the top is always fun.

Thanks for your patience today – I’m not sure where the time, or my concentration went – but at last, your celebrations for the day.  I’ll try to get my head together for tomorrow so it’s out earlier.  Right now I think lunch and a nap are in order.  If I’m ordered to rest, I may as well make the most of it!  God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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