Sunday, November 22, 2009

Holiday Previews for the week

November 22 - Go For a Ride Day - Crazy holiday days are a comin - take some time today to go for a ride and relax and enjoy! sleigh ride, carriage ride, bike ride, snowmobile ride, horse ride, etc... the possibilities are endless!!

November 23 - Eat a Cranberry Day - Native to North America, cranberries are grown in bogs, and are primarily grown in New England. When the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, they found Native Americans harvesting them, and eating them. Native Americans also used them as dyes for clothing, and for medicinal purposes. Sooo yummy and good for you too!!

November 23 - National Cashew Day - Have I mentioned how much I love this season? ALL OF THE FOOD!!!! cashews are yummy by the hand full or used to enhance your desserts and meals. I am currently enjoying cashew butter in lieu of peanut butter YUM!!

November 25 - National Parfait Day - A parfait consists of layers of ice cream, whipped cream, and any combination of syrups and fruits. Yes, it's basically a fancy word for a sundae. And, it's usually served in a fancy glass. So be FANCY today and enjoy yourself a delicious parfait!

November 25 - Tie one on day - apron that is! Yes you know that things women use to wear every single day of their life while doing chores, raising children, cooking & cleaning.

November 26 - Thanksgiving Day - need I say more? give thanks.

November 27 - Black Friday - OMG! If you do crowds this is definitely not for you, but if you are all into feeding off of the buzz of the busy-ness and enjoy the crazy hectic fun then you have GOT to do this!! I don't remember this all happening when I was a child, but when I came back from being in Italy for 13 years my brother mentioned the experience to me and I thought: p-sshhaw! what's that all about? so the next year I though OK, I'll go see what it's all about and WOW was I in for a treat! the pushing, the shoving, the old ladies yelling at each other, the mean people ramming carts into each other, the lines! yes! I grab a coffee and I am off to enjoy the madness of it all. I sit back and watch people. it is fun to watch people, and this is people at their best: acting in their true nature. Just as good as watching national geographic. I get a lot of laughs in on Black Friday. yes, I am a bit twisted.

November 27 - You're Welcome Day - Because after all that meanness of yesterday people are more about being nice today and since we gave thanks yesterday we are feeling generous today :)

November 27 - Buy Nothing Day - The brainchild of Ted Dave from Vancouver Canada, this special day is promoted by a group called Adbusters. It was first celebrated in 1992. Should be a day to reflect the true meaning of Christmas and not give in to the buying of material stuff.

November 27 - Sinkie Day - This holiday is for snacking over the kitchen sink! "Thanksgiving leftovers provide a great excuse to partake in this national pastime of dining over the kitchen sink." The day after Thanksgiving is a munch time that requires us to munch on this and munch on that..... leaving us with no need for a plate."" All we really need is the kitchen sink where we lean over the sink and nibble away while crumbs and food juices fall in the sink for easy clean up

November 27 - Pins and Needles Day - The real origin of this special day goes back to the labor movement in the 1930s. The pro-labor Broadway musical Pins and Needles, opened on this day in 1937, at the Labor Stage Theater in New York City. This play was written by Harold Rome. It was produced by the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union. Union members made up the cast. It ran for 1108 performances, once holding the record for longevity.

November 28 - Red Planet Day - On Red Planet Day, take a few minutes to look upwards into the sky, and gaze at our neighbor. Hopefully, you will have a cloudless night sky for viewing. You can also recognize this day by reading up about Mars, and viewing pictures of it. There are plenty of pictures online. We've noted some of those sites below in the "More Information"section. Red Planet Day commemorates the launch of the Spacecraft Mariner 4 on November 28,1964. The 228 day mission of Mariner 4 brought the spacecraft within 6,118 miles of Mars on July 14, 1965.

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