OCTOBER

Happy October Everyone! To me this is the most fun time of year. This last quarter is great! But sadly goes too fast. So take in every second.

October tidbits: October 1st is National Homemade Cookie Day. The 4th is National Taco Day.October 6th is World Ostomy Day. The 17th National Pasta Day. 21st: National Caramel Apple Day. The 27th is National Potato Day.October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. National Disability Employment Awareness Month. National Boss Day is always October 16th. Sweetest Day is observed on the third Saturday in October. It was started as a day to bring a touch of joy to the lives of the underprivileged. October is also National Seafood Month,National Apple Month and National Chili Month.  Oktoberfest is this month And let’s all try to stay human for Halloween, witch occurs on October 31st.

Your October Birthstone is: Opal, Meaning: Hope.

Your October Flower is: Calendula, Meaning: Good Luck

SO LET THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN !!!!!!!

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SEPTEMBER IS BOURBON MONTH

Bald eagles, apple pies, football-it can’t get any more American than that. Unless we’re talking liquor. Did you know the official national spirit of the US is bourbon whiskey? We can all thank Kentucky for not only producing around 97% of the world’s supply, but for making this spirit a national symbol. In 1964, Congress dictated that bourbon was “distinctive” to the US. People took that to mean it was our national liquor; however, in 2007, a Kentucky senator realized the shocking mistake and pushed for a resolution to be passed and luckily succeeded. Today, bourbon drinkers enjoy their whiskey in many ways and during any occasion. From Manhattans to barbecue glazes, night caps to tailgating, bourbon is as celebrated as America herself.

MANHATTAN: Bourbon Whiskey 2 1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth 3/4 oz. Biters Splash. Ice. Cherry. Combine bourbon, vermouth, bitters and ice in a mixing glass. Stir gently, don’t bruise the spirits or cloud the drink. Place the cherry in a chilled glass and strain the bourbon mixture over the cherry.

Information and Recipe taken from the ABC Liquor Store news letter.

ALL ABOUT JULY

Just a few tidbits in today’s post.

Hot Dog Month, Ice Cream Month, Independence Day, National Grilling Month

Birthstone: Ruby, Meaning: Contentment

Flower: Larkspur, Meaning: Laughter

Star Signs: Cancer and Leo

July 1 was Canada Day (Canada’s Birthday) always observed on July 1 unless it is a Sunday then it is celebrated on July 2.  Happy Birthday Canada!

Lots more on July, but this is just a few. Have a Great Day!

ALL ABOUT MAY

Welcome to May everyone. This month is: National Physical Fitness Month (Get on your bikes and Ride!) Mother’s Day occurs on the second Sunday in May. Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May. It is National Salsa Month, National Salad Month, National Egg Month, National Hamburger Month, May 28th is National Hamburger Day. Kentucky Derby is this weekend, and Cinco De Mayo is this month.. The 4th is National O.J. Day. The 8th is Coconut Cream Pie Day, 13th National Apple Pie Day. The 14th is Buttermilk Biscuit Day, the 15th National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, 23rd National Taffy Day. The 28th National Brisket Day, May 31 is National Macaroon Day.

Birthstone: Emerald, Meaning: Success – Flower:Lily of the Valley, Meaning: Sweetness

Just a few May tidbits, too many to write them all. Enjoy! and have a Wonderful Day!

ALL ABOUT APRIL

Good Morning Readers! It is April. This month’s facts:

Passover starts at sundown on the fifteenth day of the Jewish lunar month Nissan, which typically falls in March or April. Administrative Professionals Day is the Wednesday of the last full week in April. This  month is Cancer Control Month.  Earth Day is this month. It is also National Florida Tomato Month, National Grilled Cheese Month, National BLT Sandwich Month, National Garlic Month. And National Humor Month.Neighbor Day comes around this month. Today is National P B and J Day. The 5th is Family Game Night. The 8th is Zoo lovers Day. 11th is National Pet Day. The 12th Grilled Cheese Day. The 13th National Peach Cobbler Day. 15th is Patriot’s Day. The 20th Lima Bean Respect Day. The 22 National Jelly Bean Day. 23 is National Picnic Day. 24th National Pigs in a blanket day. The 30th National Raisin Day and National Honesty Day.

April 14th 1912 the Titanic hit the iceberg.

Birthstone: Diamond-Meaning: Innocence, Flower: Sweet Pea- Meaning-Delicate

Just a few April Facts Too Many to list them all. Have a Great Day!

All About March

Good Morning Readers, and Happy March. Today’s post is all about March tidbits:This month is National Women’s History Month. YOU ROCK! KEEP ON KEEPIN ON! It is also National Nutrition Month. St. Patrick’s Day occurs on March 17th. Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday of the full moon that occurs on or following the Spring Equinox (March 21). March 4th is National Pound Cake Day. It is also the only day of the year that gives you a command: March Forth! The 7th National Cereal Day. The 8th International Women’s Day. Also the 8th is National Peanut Cluster Day.  The 14th National Potato Chip Day. 22nd National Water Day. 25th National Pecan Day.And March is also National Peanut Month.

Birthstone: Aquamarine – Meaning: Courage / Flower: Jonquil – Meaning: Desire

Just a few March Facts. Too many to list. Have a Wonderful Day.

VALENTINE’S DAY TRADITIONS

In ancient times, the heart was considered to be the source of all emotions, and so became a valentine symbol.

Centuries ago, if a lady wanted a man’s attention, she would drop her lace handkerchief. Thus, lace became linked with romance.

Children of old England sang door-to-door on Valentine’s Day and received candy, cookies, and money in return.

People in the Middle Ages drew names to see who their valentines would be, then pinned the names on their shirts. This inspired the phrase “to wear your heart on your sleeve”.

The red rose was said to be a favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.

The oldest known valentines were sent in 1415 by the Duke of Orleans to his French wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.