Tuesday, March 24, 2009

April Fool


Yes I’m posting the April calendar a little early because I’m going on a little vacation. I’m going on a four day cruise to Cozumel with my company and then on to Texas for my youngest granddaughter’s first birthday celebration. And yes the picture is my granddaughter sitting among the blue bonnets. One of the reasons my daughter says that Texas is home.

Spring is in the air; at least it is where I am. The flowers are blooming, the trees and budding, the birds are singing, etc. April is National Garden month. Spring and Summer, especially summer, are my favorite times of the year. Soon we can sit outside and enjoy the warmth of the sun. We should all get outside the last week of April, it's National Turnoff Your TV Week.

Let me know what your favorite holiday or favorite time of the year is.

So what is on the agenda for April besides Easter? I do find it amusing that National Egg Salad week comes the week after Easter. Duh!

Lots of good reasons to send a greeting card to someone. Got a Sibling – National Sibling Day is April 10. Send yours a H.U.G. – Heartfelt Unexpected Greeting.

You can even tell someone to 'Go Fly a Kite.' After all it is National Fly a Kite Month. ;)

From The Earth Calendar

April-1- April Fool's Day
April-6 - National Tartan Day
April-8 - ASPCA Day
April-10 - Good Friday
April-10 - National Sibling Day
April-12 - Easter Sunday
April-13 - Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
April-15 - Income Tax Day (also Accountant's Day)
April-15 - Rubber Eraser Day
April-16 - Emancipation Day (DC)
April-16 - Librarian Day (School)
April-18 - Paul Revere Day
April-21 - John Muir Day
April-21 - San Jacinto Day (Texas)
April-22 - Administrative Professionals Day (formerly Secretaries Day)
April-22 - Earth Day
April-22 - Oklahoma Day
April-26 - Confederate Memorial Day

Month Observances

Women's Eye Health and Safety Month Prevent Blindness America
Cancer Control Month American Cancer Society
Alcohol Awareness Month National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
Counseling Awareness Month American Counseling Assoc.
Autism Awareness Month Autism Society of America
Child Abuse Prevention Month childabuse.org
International Guitar Month Guitar & Accessories Marketing Assoc.
Keep America Beautiful Month Keep America Beautiful Inc.
Listening Awareness Month Effective Listeners Month
Mathematics Education Month The Math Forum
Multicultural Communication Month International Center of Multicultural Communication
National Anxiety Month National Anxiety Center
National Garden Month Garden Council
Occupational Therapy Month American Occupational Therapy Foundation
National Poetry Month National Council of Teachers of English
National Welding Month American Welding Society
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month A.S.P.C.A.
Stress Awareness Month Health Resource Network
STD Awareness Month American Social Health Assoc.
Youth Sports Safety Month National Youth Sports Safety Foundation
National Kite Month Multiple Sponsors
Parliamentary Law Month National Association of Parliamentarians
National Landscape Architecture Month American Society of Landscape Architects
Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month ASPCA
World Habitat Awareness Month World Habitat Awareness Month
School Library Media Month American Association of School Librarians
Jazz Appreciation Month Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Financial Literacy Month Money Management International

Second Week

National Garden Week National Garden Bureau
Building Safety Week NCSBCS
National Library Week American Library Association
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials

Third Week

Boys & Girls Club Week Boys & Girls Club of America
Medical Laboratory Week American Society for Clinical Pathology
Pan American Week Pan American Union
National Student Leadership Week National Association of Student Councils
Canada Book Week The Writers Trust of Canada
National Dark Sky Week National Dark Sky Week
National Wildlife Week National Wildlife Federation

Fourth Week

Infants Immunization Week National Immunization Program
Minority Cancer Awareness Week Cancer Information Services
National Coin Week American Numismatic Assoc.

Last Week

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Appreciation Week Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
National Lingerie Week Intimate Apparel Council
National Sky Awareness Week (see website for sponsors)
National Volunteer Week Points of Light Foundation
Organ/Tissue Donor Awareness Week National Kidney Foundation
TV Turnoff Week TV Turnoff Week
Administrative Professional's Week IAAP

Moveable Week

Astronomy Week (determined by 1st quarter moon) Astronomical League
Egg Salad Week (observed the week after Easter) American Egg Board
Jewish Heritage Week (observed during Passover) Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Inc.


Now for my Favorite Holidays – The Quirky Holidays. I especially like April 7 and April 12. (From WellCat.com - http://www.wellcat.com/spring.htm)

Apr 7 No Housework Day -- No trash. No dishes. No making of beds or washing of laundry. And no guilt. Give it a rest!

Apr 8 Trading Cards for Grown-ups Day -- Why should we alleged adults have to give up our precious trading cards just because we get older? No more faking interest in our kids' "Purse Maniacs," or whatever they're called. What'll you give me for a holographic Elizabeth McGovern?

Apr 12 Walk on Your Wild Side Day -- Time's wasting, friends. It's high time you went out and did some things no one expects you to do. Be unpredictable for once. Go to work dressed like a gorilla; get a Master's degree, something "they" said you'd never do.

Apr 17 Blah Blah Blah Day -- A day to do all the things everyone's been nagging you about. So . . . quit smoking, get a real job. Lose weight, gain weight, and take out the trash!

Apr 18 Pet Owner's Independence Day -- Dog and cat owners take off from work and the pets go to work in their place, since most pets are jobless, sleep all day and do not even take out the trash. Owners get to stay home all day and lie around on the back of the sofa.

Apr 26 Hug an Australian Day -- To show our great appreciation for all the love and support the Aussies have given us over the years.

Enjoy the month. Find a reason to celebrate life, yours and those you love.

I’ve been extremely busy trying to get everything done to go on vacation. I have several blogs that need posting including a great one on networking from a friend of mine. So stay posted.

Until next time.

Warmest Regards,
Annette
Painted Lady Enterprises
“Helping You and Your Business Look Good”

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