Ah, I got part way to work and it starting sprinkling...and the temp dropped. By the time I got to work, it was raining. Not all my kids showed up, which I guess can be either good or bad, depending on how you look at it.
Okay, let's see what's up for today.....
1). Limerick Day: A limerick is a five line poem popularized by Edward Lear (1812-1888) in his Book of Nonsense. On this his birthday, take some time to write your own limerick. The first two lines rhyme with the fifth line rhyme. The third and fourth lines rhyme. Please don't start it with "There once was a lady from Nantucket" though....
2). International Nurses Day: Each day of nurses week has a different day, and today it's International Nurses Day. It's celebrated today, because it's the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Go and appreciate a nurse today!
3). Fatigue Syndrom Day: Today is a tiring day....LOL. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is actually a disorder. If you are always tired or fatigued, perhaps its time to visit your doctor!? Today's holiday recognizes the fact that sometimes life is just too tiring. Perhaps you're tired because you are not getting enough sleep or you're just stressed out. I know it's both for me right now....
4). Hug Your Cat Day: This one is for you Sassy and William! Admittedly, showing affection toward cats is sometimes easier said than done. While many cats love nothing more than snuggling with you, others can be elusive and independent.
5). National Nutty Fudge Day: Bummer, I can't celebrate this one. Fudge was accidentally invented in the United States in the late 1880's when a baker was trying to make caramel. Following its creation, fudge recipes began appearing around the world in many different variations. To this day, nutty fudge remains one of the most popular fudge recipes, though I've never made it. I do like plain fudge though.
6). Odometer Day: This holiday commemorates the day in 1847 that William Clayton invented the first odometer, called the "roadometer." Now, did he really invent the FIRST one? No, probably not....lots of others came up with instruments to measure distance from a vehicle.
7). Fibromyalgia Awareness Day: Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic condition that causes intense pain in various places around the body, including muscles, connective tissues and joints, as well as a host of other symptoms. It affects more than 6 million people in the United States, so chances are you know someone that has this syndrome. My aunt was diagnosed with this syndrome a few years ago.
I hope all of you are able to celebrate at least one of these 'holidays.'