Weekend Chew & Stew - Saturday, March 28 & Sunday, March 29, 2009
by Marilyn Mackenzie
Whether you agree with the concept or not, everyone needs to be able to vent from time to time. That's especially true if you're one of the many who suffere from an invisible illness. We have whines and rants about pains, medical professionals and prescriptions, just to name a few. Perhaps our families listen; perhaps they don't. Even if they do, they get tired of our complaining, even if they claim to understand our struggles. Or if they don't get tired of our "negative energy" we think they do or will.
Are you chewing on something? Or stewing about something? Share it here.
Do you need to rant about something? Tell us about it.
Do you have somie celebration or victory you need to share? This is the place.
What's happening in your world today? Are you grumpy about somiething? Or so angry you could spit? Tell it here. Here at the Weekend Chew & Stew, it's acceptable to rant, vent, complain, stomp your feet, throw a tantrum, and shout, "Oh shuckie darn!"
Wait! Don't go away! Do you have some good news to share? Great. This is the place for that as well. If you're celebrating, dancing, and yelling, "Yippee Skippy!" please share. Sometimes knowing about someone else's happiness gives us a bit of hope
Whether you're shouting, "Oh shuckie darn!" or yelling, "Yippee skippy!" - this is the place to be. Pulll up a rocking chair, and let's talk about it.
Now, let's celebrate!!!
In March we celebrate:
Employee Spirit Month
Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science and Engineering Month
Honor Society Awareness Month
Humorists Are Artists Month
International Expect Success Month (someone needs to tell Obama)
International Ideas Month
International Listening Awareness Month
International Mirth Month
Music in Our Schools Month
National Caffeine Awareness Month
National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Month
National Craft Month
National Ethics Awareness Month
Natoinal Frozen Food Month
National Irish American Heritage Month (designated official by Congress in 1955)
National Nutrition Month
National On-Hold Month
National Peanut Month
National Social Work Month
National Umbrella Month
National Women's History Month
Orlando Family Spring Break Months (3/1-4-30)
Optimism Month (again, someone needs to tell Obama)
Poison Prevention Awareness Month
Red Cross Month
Spiritual Wellness Month
Youth Art Month
Some Weekly Observances:
Doctor-Patient Trust Week: 22-28
National Cleaning Week: 22-28
National Protocol Officer's Week: 23-28
Consider Christianity Week: 29-4/4
Passion Week: 29-4/4
Root Canal Awareness Week: 29-4/4
The Lenten Season is 3/2-4/18
March 28 is Something on a Stick Day
March 29 is National Mom & Pop Business
Owner's Day and Texas Loves the
March 30 - Doctor's Day, The Grass is Always Browner on the Other Side Day, I Am In Control Day, Pencil Day
March 31 - Bunsen Burner Day, National "She's Funny That Way" Day, National Clams on the Half-Shell Day
Food for thought:
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. - Thomas Jefferson
A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second, that second for a third, and so on 'til the bulk of the society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering ... And the forehorse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression. - Thomas Jefferson
All that is needed for the triumph of evil is for enough good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke