Christopher and I both have to go help at Scholastics again today. With my book voucher, I'll be picking up a couple books for Angela's English teacher. Angela has her grade already (a 92...yeah!!!!), so I'm not kissing up to the teacher. I feel sorry for her and the situation she was put in with her 10th grade classes. Most of the books at Scholastic are for younger kids, so I can't use the vouchersÂ on my kids....but Pher and I have both been getting books for presents for other people's kids. We know so many families that have out of work parents. It's so sad...and a little scary.
So...what are we celebrating today.....
1). National Maple Syrup Day: Oh yummy! I love really maple syrup but dislike the artificial stuff. Maple syrup's sweet and unique flavor originated in America. Native American Indians were the first to harvest and boil the sap of the maple tree into a thick syrup....and some of the same techniques are still used today. I only know, because I was at my cousins' sugar bush back in August....and picked up some real maple syrup. Perhaps I'll make some pancakes for dinner tonight....
2). Free Shipping Day: It's no surprise that this one takes place right before Christmas. There are over 1600 different web stores that are offering free shipping today. I need to place one order, so I really hope they're offering the free shipping...(it's the gc I need to use from Angela being on the Think Geek Website).
3). Wright Brothers Day: This holiday is always celebrated on December 17th, as it's a US National Observation. It commemorates the first successful flights in a heavier than air, mechanically propelled airplane, that were made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Can you believe it's been well over 100 yrs since that flight? Wow!
If you find anything else, just post it below....and have a great Monday. I'm currently looking for an email I pray I didn't delete by accident (I'm careful about those things). If I can't find it....yikes!!!