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November 28, 2014

Today we celebrate:

National French Toast Day – If you were wondering what on earth you were going to have for breakfast today, fear not for I have your solution right here. Who doesn't love French Toast?  Although apparently it should be called Roman Toast since the Apicius, a collection of recipes that appear to be from Romans back in the 5th century, has a dish that is very similar to the French Toast that we eat today.

Black Friday – This is the day that retailers look forward to all year long. This is what used to be the one day when most retailers made more money than any other day or even week, maybe even month, all year. Of course, many retailers are trying to extend that time, in the hopes that more people will spend more money, by moving up their openings to Thanksgiving Day, but this is still the official Black Friday.  I bet if you venture out and brave the crowds, you can find some good deals today.

Buy Nothing Day – I am not a Black Friday shopper, the crowds of people scare me away so I choose to celebrate this day instead. I don't generally go anywhere on this day or spend any money unless I absolutely have to.

Make Your Own Head Day – This is a day to get creative and artistic. Use whatever materials you have on hand and make your own head today. Make it however you would like it to be, it doesn't have to look anything like you.

Sinkie Day – This day is always on the day after Thanksgiving and is celebrated by eating Thanksgiving leftovers over the sink. My daughter asked me why anyone would want to do that and truthfully I'm not sure unless it's that we have had enough of sitting at tables after yesterday's festivities and we don't want to bother cleaning up after ourselves.

Flossing Day – This day is always celebrated the day after Thanksgiving. It is a day to focus on the health of your teeth and gums and right after Thanksgiving, when you loaded up on all that good food, is a great day to make sure none of it stayed behind in your teeth.

National Day of Listening – Celebrated on the day after Thanksgiving, this is a day to really listen to what your loved ones have to say. It is the most precious gift that you can give to anyone.  And if you really pay attention and listen closely, you might be surprised by what you hear.

National Native American Heritage Day – This is a day to acknowledge and honor the rich history and culture of all of the Native American tribes that shaped our nation in so many ways. Some of that history is full of broken promises, violence and injustice toward all of the Native Americans and we need to acknowledge that as well as the centuries of strong and enduring history that came before the arrival of our European ancestors.  This day is celebrated on the day after Thanksgiving every year.

Red Planet Day – On this day in 1964, Mariner 4 was launched. Mariner 4 was an unmanned spacecraft that passed within 9,844 kilometers of Mars and took many up close pictures of the red planet that it sent back to scientists here on Earth.

To celebrate everything in one day, have some french toast for breakfast while you decide if you will celebrate Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day, there is no way to celebrate both of those in one day.  Whichever you decide, make sure you make time for crafting your head with your children while you listen to whatever they have to say.  Then tell them about Native Americans and Mariner 4.  Dinner will be eaten over the sink, after which you should make sure you floss your teeth.

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