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
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
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
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
Infants Immunization Week National Immunization Program
Minority Cancer Awareness Week Cancer Information Services
National Coin Week American Numismatic Assoc.
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
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.
Painted Lady Enterprises
“Helping You and Your Business Look Good”
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Can you believe it’s March already?! We got snow in our area yesterday! It was beautiful while it was falling. I’m just glad it wasn’t cold enough to accumulate on the ground. People around here just don't know how to drive in the snow.
What’s up for March besides St. Patrick’s Day and the First Day of Spring, which are two of my favorites along with American Chocolate week which is the third week of March. Read on for the list. I even added some from the ‘Quirky Holiday List’ I recently found. Enjoy and remember it’s always fun to surprise someone and keep in touch by sending them an ‘off the wall’ holiday greeting card at an unexpected time, i.e. the second week of March is National Procrastination Week. Send a card, but be sure and send it late ;).
Here’s the Quirky list first from http://www.wellcat.com/holiday.html - I think my favorite of this list is March 22, 'As Young as You Feel Day.'
March 3 - What if Cats & Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day --We are thankful today that our pets can't really get a grip on things. Imagine a cat being able to operate the can opener or a dog that can open up the fridge!
March 9 Panic Day -- Run around all day in a panic, telling others you can't handle it anymore. Co-sponsored by the Sky is Falling Committee.
March 15 -- National Brutus Day -- No matter where you work, you must admit there's as much intrigue, plotting and back stabbing as was found in Ancient Rome or is found today inside the Washington Beltway.
March 15 -- True Confessions Day -- Confession are good for the soul. Go into work today and tell all. If you plan to stay home, make an appointment with your mirror.
March 16 -- Lips Appreciation Day -- Where would all those lovely teeth we paid a bundle for be without a lovely frame? Do something nice for your lips today. Buy a lip balm. Better yet, kiss somebody!
March 18 -- Forgive Mom and Dad Day -- Is there a parent alive who has not made mistakes? It’s time to let Mom and Dad down off the wedding cake and into the world of mere humans. Besides, you’re an alleged grown-up now, and it’s time to stop living your life as a reaction to what used to be.
March 22 -- As Young As You Feel Day -- Now more than ever you are as young as you feel. So stop acting your chronological age and get out there and start feeling peppy!
March 26 -- Make Up Your Own Holiday Day -- This is a day you may name for whatever you wish. Reach for the stars! Make up a holiday.
March 27 -- Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day -- We love those old Country Music quirky song titles, and it's time to create some new ones. How about, "Put me out at the curb, darlin', 'cause the recycling truck's a-comin' and you done throwed me out" for starters?
Now for the more Traditional Holidays from the Earth Calendar, http://www.earthcalendar.net/index.php :
March-1 - National Pig Day
March-2 - Texas Independence Day (Texas)
March-3 - National Anthem Day
March-4 - Town Meeting Day (Vermont)
March-6 - Alamo Day
March-7 - Peace Corps Day
March-8 – Daylight Saving Time begins
March-10 - Harriet Tubman Day
March-12 - Employee Day
March-12 - Girl Scout Day
March-14 - Pi Day
March-16 - Black Press Day
March-16 - Freedom of Information Day
March-16 - Liberty Day
March-17 - Camp Fire Boys & Girls Founders Day
March-17 - Evacuation Day (Boston only)
March-17 - St. Patrick's Day
March-20 – First Day of Spring
March-22 - North American Wildlife Celebration
March-25 - Maryland Day
March-26 - Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana`ole Day (Hawaii)
March-27 - Skyscraper Day
March-30 - Doctor's Day
March-31 - Cesar Chavez Day (California)
March Events -
Unless otherwise stated, these are generally observed in the US only.
Workplace Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month Prevent Blindness America
National Craft Month Craft & Hobby Association
Academy Awards Month Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts & Science
American Red Cross Month American Red Cross
American Diabetes Alert Month American Diabetes Assoc.
Eye Donor Month Eye Bank Association of America
Kidney Month National Kidney Foundation
National Frozen Food Month National Frozen Food Assoc.
National Noodle Month National Pasta Assoc.
National Nutrition Month (Canada) Dietitians of Canada
National Peanut Month National Peanut Council, Inc
National Professional Social Worker's Month National Assoc. of Social Workers
Rosacea Awareness Month National Rosacea Society
Women's History Month National Women's History Project
Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month ASPCA
Return Borrowed Books Week -
First Full Week
National PTA Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week National PTA
School Breakfast Week American School Food Service Association
Jewish Book Week Jewish Book Council
Brain Awareness Week The European Dana Alliance for the Brain
Girl Scout Week Girl Scouts of the USA
National Aardvark Week American Assoc. of Aardvark Aficionados
National Procrastination Week Procrastinators' Club of America
National Professional Pet Sitters Week Pet Sitters International
Save Your Vision Week American Optometric Assoc.
National Science & Engineering Week
National Manufacturing Week National Assoc. of Manufacturers
National Poison Prevention Week Presidential proclamation
Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
American Chocolate Week Chocolate Manufacturers Assoc. of the US
National Agriculture Week (falls in the week that includes March 21st) Agriculture Council of America
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