The next couple of weeks is going to be difficult for us. The belt tightening is being pulled a little tighter, and I just hope it doesn't break. I don't know what we're going to do when it comes time to pay for Christopher's surgery, since the doctor's office wants us to pay for our share up front.
So...what are we celebrating today....
1). National Puzzle Day: This holiday honors puzzles of all size, shape and form. Crossword puzzles are by far the most common. Sudoku, a number puzzle, is the most recent puzzle rage....and don't forget the put together jigsaw puzzles. I like all kinds of puzzles, especially ones that use logic. So, spend some time working on a puzzle today.
2). National Corn Chip Day: I'll be celebrating this one! This holiday celebrates the Corn Chip. Fifty years ago, few Americans knew what Corn Chips were. Today, most American can not imagine life without this tasty, crunchy holder of salsa, cheese and (mostly) Mexican dips. I love corn chips, but just not Fritos for some reason (and Fritos Corn Chips came out in 1961).
3). Seeing Eye Dog Day: In New Jersey, where the first Seeing Eye Dog School was founded, today is Seeing Eye Dog Day, a day to recognize and commemorate the contribution the Seeing Eye Dog program has made to giving "eyes" to the visually disabled. The Seeing Eye, North America's pioneer guide dog school, was founded in 1929 by Dorothy Harrison Eustis; and it has matched over 11,000 specially bred and trained guide dogs with nearly 6,000 blind men and women in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. I did a paper back in middle school on this very subject.
4). Freethinker's Day or Thomas Paine Day: Freethinkers Day, also known as Thomas Paine Day, is an opportunity to promote appreciation of freethought thought the life and works of Thomas Paine. Freethought supports reason over faith, and rejects arbitrary authority.Thomas Paine (1737-1809) arrived in America in 1774 at Benjamin Franklin's request. On January 10, 1776, he published Common Sense, a remarkable and powerful republican pamphlet which had an immediate success. Most of us should remember that from our U.S. History Class. This day was chosen, as it's Thomas Paine's birthday.
If you find anything else, just post it below. I really don't have anything more to say at the moment....it's been one of those days.