Friday, November 4th: This song echoes throughout my head …. “Walk like an Egyptiannnnn.” It fights with images of Steve Martin singing “King Tut”. It’s KING TUT DAY. This day, fit for a king, commemorates the day in 1922 that Archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the intact tomb of King Tutankhamen. Play some Egyptian music tonight and celebrate life, remembering this young, royal man from the past.
Saturday, November 5th. Mmmmm … This is an easy day to celebrate. It’s BANANA PUDDING LOVERS MONTH! This tasty dessert is easy to find everywhere. Finding a GREAT banana pudding is a little harder. Last June, I discovered that the fastest way to get on my sister’s bad side is to hide her banana pudding. But it was so much fun, and the look on her face was priceless. To celebrate today, I’ll work my way through some ofTexas’ best banana puddings. It’s a rough job, but someone’s got to do it. Sue, this day’s for you!
Sunday, November 6th: Who needs to wait for a special day to enjoy nachos? Today celebrates the cheesy delectable concoction; it’s NATIONAL NACHO DAY! Back in 1943, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya assembled a spur of the moment appetizer, now a favorite to many. My dilemma is pairing this up with National Guacamole Day on November 16th. I’ll just have to have my nachos – with guacamole – BOTH days!
Monday, November 7th: A whole new week begins today, a special week. PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS WEEK is sponsored by The International Society of Friendship and Good Will. Most American’s recognize the phrase “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”, from our Declaration of Independence. What creates authentic happiness in your life? Celebrate today; celebrate all week looking at what creates happiness in your life.
Tuesday, November 8th: Right on the heels of ‘Pursuit of Happiness Week’ this week, is WORLD KINDNESS WEEK. Happiness and kindness are so closely related, it can’t be an accident. Celebrate life and celebrate the week by sharing some kindness. The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation has great ideas on sharing kindness with others. Check out their page and pick one or two that resonates with you. http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/Kindness-Ideas/Browse/
Wednesday, November 9th: You think the soon-to-arrive holidays are crazy? Disorder, frantic activity and chaos seem to be the norm anymore. CHAOS NEVER DIES DAY recognizes the turmoil in our everyday life. Recognize, acknowledge and celebrate the chaos. Then … maybe plan a peace and serenity break. The chaos may never die, but it can be abated. Celebrate the chaos and all cycles of life!
Thursday, November 10th: “I will always live in your heart, As long as you Forget Me Not”. Today is NATIONAL FORGET ME NOT DAY. Celebrate life; celebrate your loved ones by telling them that you love them today! Send them a note, give them a call, bring them some flowers, or send an e-card. (And since it’s my mom’s birthday today also, I’ll be saying “I love you” AND “Happy Birthday Iona Mae!)