Blood, Sweat, and Tears

"Writing styles are not easy to come by, they are forged by fire, they are cooled by the tears of ones own eyes, and they are oiled by the authors own blood; sheathing that style is an entirely new level of pain." - Shy willow

Monday, April 1, 2013

What's Happening this Month? April 2013

April 2013


Daily Observances

1st- April Fools Day
2nd- World Autism Awareness Day
7th- World Health Day
7th- No Housework Day (woot woot)
15th- Tax Day
22nd - Earth Day
26th- Hug and Austrailian Day
27th- Bring your Kid to Work Day
28th- Kiss Your Mate Day
30th- Hair Stylist Day


Week Long Observances

Autism Awareness Month
Jazz Appreciation Month
National Poetry Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month


Month Long Observances

Guitar Month
Humor Month
Keep America Beautiful Month
Lawn and Garden Month
National Smile Month
Pets are Wonderful Month
Frog Month

Birthstone: Diamond
Flower: Daisy or Sweet Pea
Zodiacs: Aries or Taurus



And because I couldn't Help it...

The Frog and The Princess

Once upon a time, in a land far away, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a beautiful meadow near her castle.
The frog hopped into the princess's lap and said: "Elegant Lady, I was once a handsome prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into the dapper, young prince that I am. Then, my dear, we can marry and setup housekeeping in yon castle with my mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children, and forever feel grateful and happy doing so."
That night, as the princess dined sumptuously on a feast of lightly sauteed frog legs seasoned in a white wine and onion cream sauce, she chuckled to herself and thought: "I don't think so."
 

April, Dear April

April, dear April, I beg you come soon –
And bring your sweet primroses too.
Let them join in with the daffodils’ play,
As skies offer sunshine anew.

April, dear April, my blessed spring child,
Ornate in your yellow and white,
Teasing the birds into trilling their songs
And dancing to music of flight.

April, dear April, come enter my dreams
And rid me from cold winter chills.
Banish the rain and those blustery winds
And warm up our countryside hills.

April, dear April, I know you can’t stay -
You have to move on ‘till next year.
And though I shall cherish the glory of summer,
You’ll always be my month most dear.



From: Succumbed to Thinking by Mark Raymond Slaughter, lulu.com
Copyright © Mark Raymond Slaughter 2009
All rights reserved
 

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