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October 1, 2014

Today we celebrate:

CD Player Day - I don’t know where this day came from or why it came from anywhere but it seems to be a day to play your CDs on a CD Player.  I’m not sure where else you would be inclined to play them, but it matters not.  It’s all about the CD player today.

World Vegetarian Day – Created by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977, this is a day, “To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.”  My husband is a dedicated meat lover but I do enjoy a vegetarian dish now and then so I will be sure to prepare one today.

Fire Pup Day – This is a day to celebrate canine firefighters. While not all fire stations have dogs, these honorary firefighters have secured a seat of honor on any firetruck.

International Day of Older Persons – Created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1990, this is a day to focus on honoring the older people in our families and communities. Help them out today so they can continue to lead full lives.

Model T Day – On this day in 1908, the first Model T Ford was completed and rolled off the factory line. A total of 15 million were built in the following twenty years. At an initial cost of $825 (about $18,000 in today's dollars), this was the first car that was affordable for the average person.

Homemade Cookies Day – Cookies bought at the bakery, while delicious, do not qualify today. You must make some real HOMEMADE cookies today. I guarantee you won't be sorry, not only will your children celebrate, your house will smell amazing!

National Lace Day – This is a day to learn how to make lace if you don't already know. Done well, handmade lace is absolutely beautiful. It takes a lot of practice to get it right, so start learning today.

International Music Day – This is a day to promote music by organizing or attending a free concert or by performing in the streets for passersby to enjoy. The only rule to the day is that all performers must donate their time and all performances must be free to the public.

International Raccoon Appreciation Day – This is a day to appreciate raccoons. This is an animal we normally consider something of a pest. Nocturnal by nature (If you see one during the day, it may very well be sick so keep your distance and if it behaves unusually, get away and call for help.) so we don't usually see them, which is kind of a shame.  I find them to be very inventive, intelligent, and clean (since they tend to wash their food when they can before they eat it).  They can be annoying if you are camping close the the dumpsters in the campground and have to listen to them banging the lids on their way in and out all night long.

Balloons Around The World Day – This is a day to spread smiles around the world. Balloon artists all over the globe will participate in twisting balloons into a variety of wonderful shapes and giving them to people. Everyone loves balloon animals. I have a friend who is quite good at making a plethora of different balloon animals so I will inform him of the need to make a whole lot of them today.  I’m sure he will be delighted.

To celebrate everything in one day, pop your favorite CD in the player and listen to some music while you make some homemade lace and call up all the old people you know to see if they need any help with anything.  Then  make balloon animals in the shape of fire pups and raccoons and hop into your Model T and take the balloons and some homemade cookies to the firestation to give to the firemen.  When you get home, make something vegetarian for dinner tonight.

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