I have a 200 word thing to write up about my mother, and I'm having a difficult time. 200 words is not a lot of words to explain about her volunteer service and why she is a Woman that Shines.
So, what are we celebrating today.....
1). National Apple Dumpling Day: Today we are celebrating a tasty fall treat. It's easy to make and apple lovers can't resist this pastry, filled with sweet, delicious apples. I really need to get up to the N. Georgia mountains to get some apples, as I love apples....and homemade applesauce.
2). Constitution Day: This is the day we celebrate our Constitiution....but why today? The Constitutional Congress held it's final meeting on September 17, 1787 to sign the Constitution of the United States of America, a document for which they so painstakingly labored to create and perfect. Now remember, this wasn't the end...the states still had to vote on it.
3). Citizenship Day: This holiday celebrates being a citizen of the United States of America, the greatest country the world. On February 29, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill establishing Citizenship Day on September 17 of each year. The roots of this holiday go back to I Am an American Day, which was established in 1940 by Congress as the third Sunday in May. This day was moved and renamed to Citizenship Day to coincide with the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.
4). Rosh Hashanah: This holiday actually began last night at sundown and lasts until tomorrow at sundown. It's the Jewish New Year. In Hebrew, the holiday literally means "Head of the Year" and is the first of the High Holy Days. Customs surrounding the holiday include sounding the traditional Jewish horn, the shofar, and eating symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey. The ten days between the start of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is a period of soul searching for Jews, known as the "Days of Awe." So, Happy Rosh Hashanah to all my Jewish friends here on Gather.
5). Time's Up Day: So what does this holiday really mean? My time is up??? Hmm...from what I found: Have you had a tiff with a good friend or relative that has been going on for way too long? If so, today's the day to make amends. It's Time's up....and time to take that first step.
6). National Women Road Warriors Day: Women road warriors are those working women whose jobs require them to travel more than they are at home. According to "Travel & Leisure Magazine, 40% of all business travels are women, and women represent 50 percent of all frequent fliers. You can celebrate this holiday by showing the woman road warriors in your life how much you appreciate all they do. I'm not counting on my family to celebrate this one though....
I have another doctor's appt next week....things are healed yet... This is not going to be fun.