Friday, October 28th: They’re soft, cuddly, and plush … and sometimes a mite bedraggled and raggedy, held together with patches and love. Who hasn’t felt better after a hug and snuggle with a stuffed teddy bear? It’s Plush Animal Lovers Day!
My favorite was ‘Sleepy Puppy’ with jingle bells in his ears. Did you have a beloved stuffed animal? What happy memories do you have? Invite one to dinner tonight. Make it a ‘Stuffie’ kind of night. Celebrate life today with an armload of stuffed joy!
Saturday, October 29th: “Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper.” — Billy Sunday
October 29th is the first annual “Visit a Cemetery Day”, sponsored by www.mysendoff.com. It isn’t just a day to commemorate the dead, but rather to embrace the celebration of life. Visit a local cemetery today. Take some flowers to honor a deceased loved one. Or, just wander and pay tribute to those gone before us. It’s a visit that puts everything in perspective. Celebrate life and the important things in it – your family, loved ones and friends. (Photo from Chinn’sChapel Cemetery,Texas)
Sunday, October 30th: What’s orange and yellow and white and eaten all over? Candy corn! It’s National Candy Corn Day! One of the most popular Halloween candies, this sugary kernel has been around since the 1880’s. Brach’s, a top producer of this yummy treat, annually sells enough to circle the earth 4.25 times. Celebrate Candy Corn Day with some of the delightful concoctions featured at: http://www.kaitlinandkylies.com/2011/10/national-candy-corn-day.html
Monday, October 31st: Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Olive. Olive who? Olive Halloween! It’s not only Halloween today; it’s Knock-Knock Jokes Day! What a perfect nonsensical holiday to pair up with Halloween. Put on your costume and spread some Halloween laughter (and groans) by sharing your favorite knock-knock jokes. To close with … Knock, knock. Who’s there? Juan. Juan who? … Juan, two three….BOO!
Tuesday, November 1st: A word here, a word there; celebrate them all. It’s National Author’s Day! First observed in 1929 by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, now thousands of writers celebrate all month long by participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). We’ve come a long way. From handwritten tomes, to Mark Twain submitting the first typewritten manuscript, computers now process our written jewels. Celebrate the day – celebrate the month, by writing. Or, surprise your favorite author with a special note, letting them know how they’ve brightened your life.
Wednesday, November 2nd: Some days, it seems all I do is run around in circles. Today, that’s a good thing, because it’s “Look for Circles Day”. How many circles can you “spot” today? Make a game of it. See who can find the most circles today. Who can find the most unusual circle? Betcha’ by the end of the day you’ll be seeing more circles and spots than you ever imagined possible.
Thursday, November 3rd: Don’t get your knickers in a twist. A little bird told me that today is ‘Cliché Day’. Yes, it let the cat out of the bag. Cliches as far as the eye can see, with no rhyme or reason. Don’t rain on my parade, celebrate Cliché Day with me. Leave no stone unturned.
Drawing a blank? No need to reinvent the wheel. Check out www.clichesite.com for a list of over 2,100 common clichés and euphemisms. Don’t thank me; it’s all in a day’s work. Let’s get to it. After all, we shouldn’t put off until tomorrow what we can do today. What’s your favorite cliché?