Saturday, January 26, 2019


We are just about out of January – already.  Time goes so quickly.  My youngest middle granddaughter turned 18 yesterday.  She assured me that was correct – she is now, absolutely positively 18 years old.  Personally, I still think someone miscounted the years.

Then, I got to wondering – what exciting interesting things might I have maybe almost missed this month. 

Well!, I didn’t miss this one.  This month as been so J A N U A R Y I S H for us –
and did I say rainy???
that I’ve spent more days reading than anything else. 
Book Blitz Month
Make January your Personal Book Blitz month by -
Read the books that are sitting on your shelf that you have been wanting to read. check
Re-read your favorite series. check
Read a book from a new author or an author that your friend recommended. check
Read a book that was made into a movie. check

And, yea!, I didn’t miss this either.  I lean toward being a tea drinker anyway but when it’s cold and damp, a hot cup of tea warms me right up. 
National Hot Tea Month
Peppermint Tea helps to relax the muscles of the digestive tract and reduce spasms.
Passionflower Tea promotes sleep and relaxation, lowers blood pressure.
Black Tea is rich in antioxidants, has few or no calories, has minimal sodium, proteins, and carbohydrates, and is known for its curative qualities

I’m pretty sure the whole world missed this one.   
No Name Calling Week: 21-25

Ok – I had to look this one up.  Someone has too much time on their hands is all I can figure out if they came up with …
Dimpled Chad Day: 4
Noun  1.       dimpled chad - a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached
chad - a small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape

I certainly hope everyone participated on this day.  If you did miss it, start today.  I included one of my favorite Shel Silverstein poems – hugging is so much better than tugging.
National Hugging Day: 21
Hug O' War By Shel Silverstein

I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins

OK, well, this one makes me glad we don’t have snow – well, real snow, the kind that is more than 2 inches deep and hangs around for weeks at a time.
Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day: 23  It was created to give those snowplow drivers a day to have fun.  Here's how to play: See how far you can whack a mailbox with just your snowplow! 20 extra points if you hit it out of the zip code!

And finally, today is
Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement: 26 comes from the legend of Toad Hollow which is rooted in an 1800's school house in Kalamazoo, Michigan and the stories told by Ralph C. Morrison.  Morrison said that Toad Hollow cannot be found on a map, but rather, it's found in your heart.  This is a day to give encouragement and support to others (people you like, and even those you do not).

26 Jan 2019

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