February Holidays!

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February Holidays!
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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 11:30am

February 1st is...

February.jpgSerpent Day
- In cold climates like Scotland, snakes hibernate during winter. They disappear into their holes in the earth like the sleeping roots of plants and trees. On Serpent Day, a strange old custom documented by Alexander Carmichael included beating the earth with a piece of peat in a sock while reciting a rune. No doubt this practice was meant to awaken the sleeping serpents and therefore the land to let them know spring is coming and it is time to wake up.

National Baked Alaska Day
- The history of the Baked Alaska dates back to the 1800s when it was named after the new territory of Alaska. The newest territory, being a frozen asset was the impetuous of the dessert which is frozen to the core also. Earlier than this, an American physicist named Benjamin Thompson claimed credit for creating the dessert when trying to determine the heat resistance of egg whites. It was his version of the dessert which prompted the name of omelet surprise.

Women's Heart Health Day
- Women’s Heart Foundation’s nationally recognized day to raise awareness about the number one killer of American women: heart disease.

National Freedom Day
- celebrates freedom from slavery, and recognizes that America is a symbol of freedom. Established in 1948 to remind us that America stands for, and is a symbol of freedom for all people. The roots of this special day come directly from the end of slavery and the signing of the 13th amendment outlawing slavery.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police officially started in 1873
- the national police force of Canada, and one of the most recognized of its kind in the world. It is unique in the world as a national, federal, provincial and municipal policing body. The RCMP provides federal policing service to all of Canada and policing services under contract to the three territories, eight provinces (the RCMP does not serve as provincial or municipal police in Ontario and Quebec), more than 190 municipalities, 184 Aboriginal communities and three international airports

Skippy Peanut Butter Created
- a commercial brand of peanut butter made in the United States. Ninety million jars of Skippy are sold annually. It was first sold on February 1, 1933.

Robinson Crusoe Day
- Anniversary of the rescue of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish sailor who had been put ashore (in September 1704) on the uninhabited island Juan Fernández, at his own request, after a quarrel with his captain. His adventures formed the basis for Daniel Defoe’s book Robinson Crusoe. A day to be adventurous and self-reliant.

African American Coaches Day
- To provide a day each year to educate the African-American community about the value of working with a personal or business coach and to provide an opportunity for coaches and their clients to acknowledge the results and progress made through the coaching process.

G.I. Joe Day
- This toy action figure was introduced by Hasbro and sold for $2.49. It was the first mass-market doll intended for boys and was a great success. The figure’s name came from a film, The Story of G.I. Joe (1945), that starred Robert Mitchum and Burgess Meredith.

Hula in The Coola Day
- A day for those longing to escape the winter doldrums to laugh at the cold with a luau party. Put away your winter coats, get out your shorts and flip-flops, play limbo and say, “Aloha!”

Spunky Old Broads Day
- celebration for all women over 50 who are interested in living a regret-free life.

Working Naked Day?!?!?
- dedicated to those who are working from home “naked”—stripped of the resources that millions take for granted in the traditional corporate workplace.

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Tue, 02-22-2011 - 1:34pm

good weekend, but Tuesday here was awful!

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Tue, 02-22-2011 - 1:36pm

February 22nd is...

February.jpgInconvenience Yourself Day
- It is a day to put other's concern ahead of yours. Inconvenience yourself, not others. Inconvenience Yourself is not intended to suggest that people become completely self-sacrificing. Instead, it encourages people to pay attention to their own actions, understand how those actions impact others, and adjust actions which have a negative affect on others.

National Margarita Day
- To honor and enjoy a nice cold glass of margarita! The margarita is the most common tequila-based cocktail in the United States, made with tequila mixed with triple sec and lime or lemon juice, often served with salt on the glass rim.

World Thinking Day
- a day to think about and learn from each other but also to raise funds to support continued development of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting across the world. World Thinking Day is part of the WAGGGS Global Action Theme (GAT) based on the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aim to improve the lives of the world's poorest people. The theme for World Thinking Day 2011 is "empowering girls will change our world."

George Washington's Birthday
- The "Father of His Country", George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. In 1787, Washington was unanimously elected president by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and took the oath of office in 1789. He served two terms of office from 1789 until 1797.

Be Humble Day
- Today is not a day to brag or to boast. Its not a time to talk about your success or accomplishments. Why!? Because today is ...... Be Humble Day! Be Humble Day can be a humbling experience. That's exactly the intent of today. Humbleness is a good thing, a virtue. People much prefer a humble person to a braggart. Practice humbleness today, and everyday. It will serve you well in life.

Pebbles Flintstone's Birthday
- Pebbles was born at the Bedrock Rockapedic Hospital on February 22, 10,000 B.C. weighing 6 pounds - according to the series' producers, though that particular year was never actually cited within the show itself; most versions of the show put the Flintstones' era as circa 1,000,000 B.C..

Golf in America Day
- The so-called "father of golf in America" was an immigrant from Scotland by the name of John Reid. Being a Scot he obviously knew of golf so he asked a good friend, Robert Lockhart, another well-to-do Scot living in New York to do him a favor. Lockhart was about to embark on a trip back to Great Britain so Reid asked if he would make a purchase for him of golf clubs and balls. Well, Lockhart did his job well as he traveled to St. Andrews in Scotland and went to the golf shop of Old Tom Morris, the then famous clubmaker, golfer and champion of the first Open. Lockhart asked Morris to ship two dozen gutta-percha balls (molded from the sap of a tree); three wooden clubs; a driver, brassie and spoon; plus three iron clubs, a cleek, sand iron and putter. The package arrived in February, 1888.

Pro Wrestling Birthday
- Gorgeous George headlines the first Madison Square Garden wrestling card in 12 years, against Ernie Dusek. Gorgeous George won the match in front of 4,197 fans.
National Chili Day

Spay Day USA
- an annual campaign of Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States to inspire people to save animal lives by spaying or neutering pets, street dogs and feral cats. The main objective of Spay Day is to inspire as many people as possible to have their pets—or other animals in need—spayed or neutered in conjunction with the campaign.

Walking the Dog Day
- I am sure that you walk your dog every day. But on this day walking with your dog is a must. If you don't have a dog, perhaps you can join a friend while he or she walks their dog.

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Tue, 02-22-2011 - 1:42pm

Some of my thoughts about today:

National Margarita Day
- To honor and enjoy a nice cold glass of margarita! The margarita is the most common tequila-based cocktail in the United States, made with tequila mixed with triple sec and lime or lemon juice, often served with salt on the glass rim. - Sounds so yummy to me!!!

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Registered: 12-12-2007
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 6:31pm
What an awful road trip for your DH!!! I'm glad someone stopped to help him out!!!!! Weather man is calling for more snow for us this week too!! The only reason the schools were not cancelled was that they were already off Monday and Tuesday for parent teacher conferences. It worked out well!! I'm hoping that my road will be plowed when I go home tonight. It wasn't when I left this morning. But my condo's parking lot is getting cleaned up as we speak!! Yeah!!! It was above my knees yesterday!!
KRISTIE
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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 8:02am
Yes DD is now 11! I can't really believe it.
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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 8:04am

Sounds like a successful trip.

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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 8:05am
Thanks for the birthday wishes. I guess I need to change my ticker now
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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 8:06am
How long do you think the snow will stay?
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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 8:10am

DD celebrated World Thinking Day

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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 10:29am

It's hard enough to keep up with it when it falls that fast, but throw President's Day where the plow workers had the day off and it was a disaster all over western PA!

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