Total Pageviews

March 11, 2015

Today we celebrate:

World Plumbing Day - If it were not for the skills of the plumbers in our society, we would all still be using outhouses and bathing in creeks or big tubs in the kitchen filled with water heated over the stove.  That might be fun for a day or two, but not for long.  We take our indoor drinking water and sanitation for granted most of the time, but we should think about how unpleasant it would be to use an outhouse in the below zero temperatures that we experienced this past winter like they had to do a couple of hundred years ago.  And when we do, we should call up some plumbers and thank them.  

Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day – I love waffles but they are not too good for me, and gluten free ones are so expensive. So I don't eat them very often. But these look like they would be pretty delicious AND maybe even a little bit healthy. Give them a try.

Johnny Appleseed Day – Johnny Appleseed, that famous American nomad who wandered the country planting apple seeds and communing with the animals, is celebrated on this day by some because it is a good time for planting apple trees. Others prefer to celebrate on September 26th because that is Johnny's birthday and a good time for picking apples.

Registered Dietitian Day – Dietitians are celebrated on the second Wednesday in March.  They are people who have dedicated their lives to improving the health of the population through healthy eating practices. They work hard to get us to stop eating junk so we live longer and healthier lives. If we would just listen to them, there would be far fewer weight and health issues in this country. The problem is that the food that is bad for us is soooooo good, it's hard to resist even though we know we should.

National Worship Of Tools Day – This is a day to either buy new tools, or get out the old ones,  make sure they are in working order and then fix something. Tools aren't any good if you just look at them, you need to use them.

To celebrate today, have some oatmeal nut waffles for breakfast. Then spend the day organizing your home office and straightening up your tools. You might use your tools to hang those pictures in your office that you've been meaning to hang for about a year.  Then, have an apple for a healthy snack.

No comments:

Post a Comment