You never know what you can do till you try. ~ William Cobbett
English – Politician / March 9, 1763 – June 18, 1835
Holidays and Celebrations:
How the world has changed within my lifetime. When I was growing up everyone smoked. Except me. I waited until I was 20 before I tried smoking. Then I was hooked. 20 years later I finally quit. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. My mind went foggy. I couldn’t remember simple things like the combination to my supply cabinet. My patience wore thin. I walked around the outside of the plant. Bit by bit places became non-smoking. More and more people became non-smokers. Now finding a place to have a smoke is almost impossible. The second Wednesday in March is No Smoking Day. If you haven’t quit yet, just stop for one day.
On March 9, 1959 Barbie was introduced to the world. Now 63 she hasn’t aged a day. Still a voluptuous teenager. Old enough to drive, babysit, have a boy friend, be a big sister, fashion deva, be a princess and in recent years take on more traditionally male roles of doctor, mechanic….. As well as change her ethnicity. Today we celebrate Barbie Day and remember all the hours we spent with our friends creating clothes and our ideal teenage world.
Don’t forget today is Meatball Day. On top of spaghetti all covered with sauce sat my meatball….. That little ball of hamburger mixed with crackers, eggs and spices. Delightful with spaghetti or sweet and sour sauce. However you choose to eat them be certain to have a few today. 😉
You never know what you can do till you try. ~ William Cobbett (English – Politician / March 9, 1763 – June 18, 1835)
Holidays and Celebrations:
Barbie Day is the day that Barbie was first introduced in 1959 and the world was changed. Barbie was the perfect female teenager. She had younger sisters (5 actually including Skipper), a boyfriend (Ken), a ginger best friend (Midge), a close black friend (Christie), a car, a house and an amazing wardrobe. I remember having a case that she and all her accessories fit into, while my friend had a double case and we dragged those cases out at least once a day wishing we were like her. We pierced her ears and had her wear jewels. We learned to make clothes for her and dreamed about being the idea age of 16. It wasn’t until much latter that I discovered she was anatomically impossible being so thin and having such large breasts.
Such timing, today is Organize your Home Office Day. I’m just started a new seasonal job and my home office will be very important during COVID-19 restrictions, as most of my work will be done from home. Training started yesterday online with my peers as we learned to navigate the computer programs and figured out how to input our payroll information. I’m so looking forward to working and earning some “fun money” that isn’t earmarked for bills and household commitments.
The other two celebrations I’d like to highlight today must be done in the right order. The first is Panic Day. So run around, panic, scream and get it out of your system. Then celebrate Get Over It Day. Purposefully choose something you’ve been having a hard time getting over, and just get over it. Maybe write it on a piece of paper and burn it or tear it up into little pieces. Move on with your life never looking back at that thing.
You never know what you can do till you try.
~ William Cobbett
(English – Politician March 9, 1763 – June 18, 1835)
Daylight Savings Time
Super Full Worm Moon
Hold on. This week starts with a major change in routines as we begin an hour earlier with Daylight Savings Time. Monday there is a Super Full Worm Moon. Then the week ends with Friday the 13th.
I’m so glad to have my Nikon D750 back. I went for a hike through Estero Llano Grande and was lucky enough to be walking just behind a group of birders. Usually birders are wonderful at finding, identifying different birds and sharing their knowledge with everyone. They pointed out a White tailed kite and several night herons that I would have missed by looking down at the ground and watching for Alligators.
The change to daylight savings time means an extra hour of light after supper to go hiking and see more sunsets.