What’s Happening this Month? 1/2013

January 2012

December spans 31 days.

Daily Observances

1st – New Year’s Day
8th- Bubble Bath Day & Clean off Your Desk Day & Elvis’s Birthday (Uh-huh-hu)
11th- National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
3rd Monday – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
21st- National Hugging Day
26th- Australia Day

Week Long Observances

Cuckoo Dancing Week
National Creative Frugality Week

Month Long Observances

National Thank you Month
National Oatmeal Month ( Who-Rae is going to love this!!)
Celebration of Life Month

Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
National Gourmet Coffee Month (This is what I have been waiting for!!)

Bath Safety Month
Tea Month 

Birthstone: garnet
Flower cottage pink Dianthus caryophyllus or galanthus
Zodiacs: Capricorn or Aquarius

And because I couldn’t Help it…

T’was the month after Christmas, and all through the house,
nothing would fit me, not even a blouse;
The cookies I’d nibbled, the eggnog I had to taste,
at the holiday parties had gone to my waist;

When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber),
I’d remember the marvelous meals I’d prepared,
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared;

The wine and the rum balls; the bread and the cheese,
and the way I’d never said, “No thank you, please.”
As I dressed myself in my husband’s old shirt,
and prepared once again to do battle with dirt,
I said to myself, as only I can,
“You can’t spend a winter disguised as a man!”

So, away with the last of the sour cream dip.
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip.
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished,
’til all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won’t have a cookie–not even a lick.
I’ll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won’t have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
I’ll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I’m hungry, I’m lonesome, and life is a bore,
But isn’t that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!

Author Unknown
Compliments of RTA

Special Thanks to the November listings in Wikipedia, Daily & Monthly Holidays, Butler Webs


~Sensually Yours~
Shy Willow

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