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September 20, 2017

Today we celebrate:

Rosh Hashanah – This is the Jewish New Year. It begins today at sundown and ends at sundown on September 22nd. Happy New Year everyone!

National String Cheese Day - My children, even at their advanced teenaged years, love string cheese. And I get it. It’s a great snack. Packaged for easy transport and full of protein, they are much easier to eat than cutting into a block of cheese. So get your kids some string cheese today. Trust me, there are a lot of things out there that they could be eating that are mostly just vehicles for sugar delivery. Not so for cheese sticks.

National Punch Day – I usually only have punch at parties, but there's no need to wait for one of those to come along. Make some punch to have today and if you make a lot, share with whoever you can find.

National Gibberish Day - This is an odd day that seems to be all about speaking nonsense. I don’t know who created it or why but it is all about making up your own words and you don’t need to worry about whether they make sense or whether anyone understands you.

National School Backpack Awareness Day - Have you lifted or weighed your child’s backpack lately? Sometimes they carry a lot more in those things than they should be carrying for their size, and many times they hang it over one shoulder. Too much of this can create back pain that haunts these kids for the rest of their lives. Make sure your child knows the right way to carry their backpacks and only has in it the things that they really need. We celebrate this on the third Wednesday of September.

September 19, 2017

Today we celebrate:

International Talk Like A Pirate Day – Created by John Baur and Mark Summers in 1995, this is a day to talk like a pirate. Although it started out as a private joke between the two of them, they eventually sent a letter about it to humor columnist, Dave Barry, who liked the idea and spread it around. Dressing like a pirate is optional but encouraged.

National Butterscotch Pudding Day – I love to mix butterscotch pudding with vanilla ice cream. But plain old butterscotch pudding is pretty darn delicious as well.

Take A Loved One To The Doctor Day - This is a day to take care of the ones you love by making sure they are healthy. Take them to the doctor for a checkup so if there are any problems that need to be taken care of, you will know about them. This includes all doctors and all aspects of health, even your teeth which far too many people think far too little about. This day is celebrated on the third Tuesday of September.

National Woman Road Warrior Day – Road Warriors are people who travel for a living. This day is celebrated on the fourth Tuesday in September by some and September 19th by others, and honors the traveling businesswomen. Women road warriors often find it a more difficult way of life than the men do because they suffer from the guilt of leaving behind sick children and other family obligations more than men typically do.

September 18, 2017

Today we celebrate:

International Read an eBook Day - We promote reading in any shape or form you can find it. This is a celebration of a more modern approach. Reading on your electronic devices is just as good as reading a book you hold in your hands. It makes it easy to carry a lot of books with you wherever you go so if you haven’t tried it but have a device it will work on, then read an ebook today. If you don’t have a device, check with your local library, many have Nooks or Kindles that you can borrow along with all the ebooks that are on them.

National Cheeseburger Day – This is a day for lovers of hamburgers and cheese. Have a cheeseburger today to celebrate.

Air Force Birthday – Officially founded on this day in 1947, the Air Force has been around under different names since 1909 when the US Military purchased its first aircraft.

Chiropractic Founders Day – On this day in 1895, D.D. Palmer performed the first chiropractic adjustment on Harvey Lillard. Obviously it worked for Mr. Lillard and the practice spread from there. Now there are lots of different chiropractors to choose from so if you are not happy with the results you get from one, you might try another because adjusting the joints in your body can go a long way to relieving your pain without over medicating your body.

Hug A Greeting Card Writer Day – We all depend upon greeting cards to say the things that we didn't even know we wanted to say. We have no idea who they are but these writers can make us laugh or cry or feel like someone is really thinking about us. See if you can find one of those writers today and give them a hug.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day – This day was designated by Congress in 2008 to increase awareness of the issues involved with this disorder. It was intended to be a single event and not a yearly event, but some people still recognize it every year.

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day – Celebrated on this day for the last seven years, this is a day to focus on recognizing the challenges faced by the older generation regarding HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment. This is a day for people who are more than 50 years old when they get this devastating diagnosis, as well as the people who are grandparents who become the primary caregivers of their grandchildren after their children have died because of HIV/AIDS.

National Respect Day - This is a day to practice being respectful to those around us. It is most important to show respect to your significant other, parents, and other family members you live with because these tend to be the people you show the least respect to simply because you see them every day and take them for granted. So work on that today and you can practice by being respectful to everyone around you.

Rice Krispies Treats Day - This is a very simple day that is all about one thing and one thing only. Make some Rice Krispy treats and then eat them. Enjoy.

World Water Monitoring Day – This is a day to be aware of where our precious water supply comes from and what is going into it. Find the water supply nearest to you and take a water sample. You can either take it to a local water testing facility or mail it to a facility if you don't have one close by. Share your information with the world by joining the World Water Monitoring Challenge.

September 17, 2017

Today we celebrate:

Monte Cristo Day - Today we take the time to enjoy a sandwich. Yes, I am serious. This is a particular sandwich, however. It is a fried ham and cheese sandwich. It is sometimes called a French Sandwich or a Toasted Ham Sandwich or even a French Toasted Cheese Sandwich. And there are variations that could include turkey or different kinds of cheese, or sprinkled with powdered sugar. It could be open faced or grilled or broiled. So anyway you happen to like it, feel free to eat it that way today.

Citizenship Day or Constitution Day – This day is to celebrate the adoption of our United States Constitution and to recognize everyone who has become United States citizens either by birth or by naturalization. It was on this day in 1787 that the Constitution was signed by the Constitutional Convention.

National Apple Dumpling Day – A pastry filled with apples, cinnamon and sometimes raisins and then baked until it fills your home with its' delicious aroma. And after that, you get to eat it! It doesn't get any better than this.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary Day – The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) was given its’ name on this day in 1914, although the organization itself was begun in 1899. They work hard on behalf of American veterans in far more ways than I could have time to list here. The Ladies Auxiliary was established at that time as well with the mission of serving “the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform.”

Wife Appreciation Day – Some say this is celebrated on the third Saturday of September, others say it's on the third Sunday. I'm going with the Sunday people. Show your wife how much you appreciate her today.

Sustainable House Day - This is an Australian day designed to promote environmentally friendly homes. The idea is to help give inspiration to those who want to make their homes and lives more progressive and help the encourage sustainable living. You can register here and go visit a Sustainable House near you….as long as you are near Australia. Perhaps someone in the United States could do something similar here. I would love to see what some of my neighbors are doing with their homes to help the environment, maybe there’s something that I can incorporate into my house. I thought that this was celebrated on the second Sunday of September but I see that this year they moved it to the 3rd Sunday. Clearly more research will be needed before next year.

National Neighborhood Day – Celebrated on the third Sunday in September, this is a day to make your neighborhood a caring community where everyone looks out for everyone else.

National Back To Church Sunday - On this day Churches all over America join together to invite their communities to come back to church. Lots of people stop attending church just because they get too busy with other things. It happens to me on a regular basis and I have to remind myself that church is very important. But life just has a way of throwing up roadblocks whether it’s family get togethers, or work schedules, or children’s activities, or just exhaustion from a week of work. We celebrate this on the third Sunday in September.

National Women’s Friendship Day - Another day to celebrate on the third Sunday in September, this is a day to celebrate the friendships that women share with each other. Get in touch with your friends today, visit and maybe share a meal with them if you can, if not then call them up and tell them how you feel about them.