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November 2, 2014

Today we celebrate:

National Deviled Egg Day – My family loves deviled eggs. They are not even that bad for you, as snacks go. They are packed with protein, after all. How bad could they be?

Plan Your Epitaph Day – This is a day for you to decide what you want to have engraved on your headstone when you die. We celebrate this in April as well, I’m not sure why it is on two days a year.  My husband did this many years ago when he was sick with the flu and sure he was going to die. He dictated enough stuff for his headstone that I would have had to have put up a pyramid in order to hold it all. He's still mad at me for not writing it down. “That's right, Honey, you're not going to die so I'm not writing this down. If it's that important, you can write it down yourself later.” Of course, once he got better he forgot everything he said. I think I will not be telling him about this day, he'll just get mad all over again.

Zero Tasking Day – This is the day that marks the end of Daylight Savings Time. So we turn our clocks back an hour and gain an extra hour of time. Your job today is to not fill that hour with more stressful work. Use it to decompress, reenergize yourself and maybe even get an extra hour of sleep.

Look for Circles Day – This is an interesting day. It is all about looking for circles everywhere you go. What a way to keep the kids occupied today.

Ashura – Sundown today marks the beginning of this Muslim holiday. It is a day of mourning for Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala.

All Souls Day – Follows up All Saints Day by celebrating all of the faithful who have become deceased but have not yet been purified and brought to Heaven.

Cookie Monster Day - The Cookie Monster, a beloved monster from Sesame Street first appeared on Sesame Street in the very first episode on November 6, 1969.  He wasn’t named until a short while later.  His signature song is, “C is for Cookie”, which is probably a song that many of you could sing at least some of without even thinking about it.  His birthday is today.  We know that because of the book, Happy Birthday, Cookie Monster!  In the story, the Cookie Monster eats the birthday cake before his guests arrive and is left trying to figure out what to feed them.

To celebrate today, appease your soul and plan your epitaph while you make deviled eggs and mourn for Husayn ibn Ali.  Then turn your clock back and spend the rest of the day looking for circles while watching old episodes of Sesame Street.

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