Sunday, August 9, 2009

Holiday Previews for the Week


August 9 - Book Lover's Day - What a PERFECT day for this holiday!! Sunday is a nice day to take some time out to kick back and read. There are soooo many great books out there full of adventures and stories to fill the mind with fantasy and relaxation!

August 10 - Lazy Day - now don't get this one confuse with Relaxation Day! No no, this one here is to actually BE lazy, that means you know you HAVE things that you HAVE to do but instead you just don't! That's right : you CHOOSE to be a slacker. Go ahead, it's good for you. We should all learn to be a slacker from time to time, it does the soul good

August 10 - National S'mores Day - aahhhhh, summer, campfire, s'more: they go together like wham a lam a ding dong. The origin of S'mores dates back to the 1920's. It's believed the recipe was first discovered by Girl Scouts. S'more folklore suggests that S'mores got its name right by the campfire. After eating one, young kids chanted "gimme some more!" Not that I need an explanation for this one!

August 11 - Presidential Joke Day - Although many of us will be tempted to make jokes of our presidents (old and new) that is not what today is for: On August 11, 1984, just before his regular Saturday radio address, President Ronald Reagan was doing a voice test with the microphone. He thought the microphone and the feed was not live. He joked into the microphone: "My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes." To his surprise, he was speaking to a live feed! This incident led to the creation of "Presidential Joke Day".

August 11 - Son and Daughter Day - Kinda cute huh! although this one can be flipped around many ways: spend time with all kids, isolate one today and one tomorrow, etc. Important that we do take some time to spend with our kids maybe just doing something that they really want to do without trying to coax them into doing something that really caters more to our needs.

August 12 - Middle Child's Day - For parents of three children, you likely know the "Middle Child Syndrome" all too well. If you grew up the middle child with both older and younger siblings, you know the feeling a from a very personal perspective. So if you are celebrating yesterday with the one at a time specialties you can follow through and have the middle kid have today as his/her special day!

August 13 - Left Hander's Day - Left Handers are also commonly referred to as Southpaws and Did you Know? Right handed people operate in the left side of the brain. Left handed people use the right side. Therefore, only left handed people are in their right mind! Today is a day for all of us right handers to appreciate how it may be sometimes difficult for lefties to live in our righty world where most everything is built to cater to righties.

August 14 - National Creamsicle Day - Yuppery it's yummy yummy! Orange creamsicles are my favorites and summer time is a great time to appreciate the greatness of these yummies! Just eat up quick before they melt on you!!

August 14/15 - V-J Day - The confusion over three dates:

There is some confusion over what date is V-J Day. You can consider any (or all) of three dates as V-J Day. President Harry S. Truman caused some of this confusion........

On August 14, 1945, the Japanese government cabled to the U.S. their surrender. This is the date of most modern observances. On August 15, 1945, news of the surrender was announced to the world. This sparked spontaneous celebrations over the final ending of World War II. On September 2, 1945, a formal surrender ceremony was held in Tokyo Bay aboard the USS Missouri. At the time, President Truman declared September 2 to be VJ Day. Regardless of which day you view as VJ Day, World War II was finally over.

August 15 - Relaxation Day - The stresses, the hustle and bustle seemingly consumes us, every day of the year. Even Sundays are no longer days of rest and relaxation. There never seems to be a day to just kick back and relax. For those us with a hectic lifestyle, Relaxation Day is a day to look forward to. It provides a break from the madness of your busy work and personal schedule. Todays is the day to enjoy either doing absolutely nothing, or partaking in your favorite relaxation activity.

5 comments:

Kathianne said...

Found your blog tonight! There is a lot of great information on here. I will be celebrating National Left Hander's Day now thanks to you! I always thought I was in my right mind, and now there is some proof. : )

"Carrie Jones-Smith" said...

Love your blog (found it through Kathianne). So glad I got the head's up about Lazy Day! :)

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QuirkyDolls said...

New blog design is gorgeous! Thanks for the tip on Lefty day , I will share this with my son who thinks he is so superior with his leftiness

Cheryls Purple Cow said...

I'm running a little late this week. Just got done reading the holidays. I love to read. I would have taken the day off to read on Book Day, If only I read your blog earlier.