TGIF I guess. Since I don't have to work on Saturday, this will be the first weekend I can sleep in....and probably the only for a long time.
Christopher has a doctor appt today. Hopefully we'll find out some information about his blood work and if he can have surgery in about 10 days. I still have no idea how we're going to pay for the surgery though. I don't know how we're going to actually survive without my little paycheck though....(Mike apparently isn't getting raise and is even lucky to have a job. My feeling is they know they have him working 60+ hrs a week and figure they're getting a great deal since he's salary).
So...what are we celebrating....
1). National Gumdrop Day: Yum! I do like food holidays. Gumdrops have been a favorite candy for many decades, and this holiday celebrates the popular, gelatin-based candy. Gumdrops are little cone-shaped brightly-colored gelatin candies usually covered in sugar. They're often used to decorate cakes and gingerbread houses. Percy Trusdale invented gumdrops back in 1801. Now other gummi candies seem to be more popular...Angela loves Gummi Bears, while Pher prefers the Gummi worms.
2). Singles Awareness Day: Dustin Barnes from Mississippi State University as the creator of this day, and yes, Dustin was apparently single at the time. Singles Awareness Day is for those who are unattached and without a significant other. It is celebrated the day after Valentine's Day.
3). Susan B. Anthony Day: This holiday celebrates the birth of Susan B. Anthony and the Woman's Suffrage Movement here in the United States. Susan B. Anthony felt very strongly about women's right to public speech and gave many powerful speeches throughout the country. Often she would use the Constitution as a resource in her persuasive speeches. She was known for saying "the constitution says, We the people...', not We the male citizens...'." In 1920, the Nineteenth amendment, often referred to as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment was passed giving all women the legal right to vote.....and this holiday has been celebrated since that time.
To celebrate Susan B. Anthony Day, go out and use some Susan B. dollar coins. Not only will it be fun, it will probably confuse a lot of the younger generation. I was using 4 of them to pay for some kids' meals a while back, and the cashier told me they weren't "real money." He refused to take them....and I had to call the manager out. Well, I don't want to bore you with the story....
4). National Hippo Day: This is the day to celebrate the Hippopotamus (and I don't mean the big neighbor that goes to the beach in the little bikini either). This magnificent creature is the third largest land animal...behind the elephant and the rhino. If you ever get a chance, the Toledo Zoo has an amazing Hippoquarium featuring a 360,000 gallon pool for hippos. We use to love to watch the baby interact with mom (it was born there).
Well, have a great day....I'll try to post a Pher update later today. I have a ton of dance photos I'm working on too.