Hah, you’re thinking that s in the title is a big ol’ Cammy-typo, aren’t you? Well, grab a fan because your face is about to turn red!
Of course, US residents know that Monday is Labor Day, which most of us celebrate by taking Monday off work. It’s a sad 3-day weekend for many, as it signifies the end of summer (that’s why so many people spend the weekend drunk at the beach).
Well turn those frowns upside down, because the party’s not over on Tuesday! We’ve got a whole host of other celebrations in September:
National Cholesterol Education Month to remind us, but not while we’re eating cheeseburgers and ribs this weekend, that high cholesterol increases our risk of heart disease and other icky stuff. If you don’t know your cholesterol numbers, wouldn’t this be a good time to learn them?
National Preparedness Month, a campaign to encourage us to Be Prepared in case of emergency. I’ll take the opportunity to switch out the extra batteries stored in my emergency kit (a.k.a. the blue ice chest) and check the shelf life on my emergency rations, which consist of a jar of peanut butter, some canned tuna, and a few cans of pineapple. Unless I used my pineapple this past summer. I think I might have. Well, isn’t it a good thing this campaign came along when it did?! I could’ve gotten scurvy during the next ice storm.
National Yoga Month, which I learned about just today. Supposedly, there are all sorts of free yoga events throughout the month, but none near me so I can’t participate. Unless, of course, I just drop in on the yoga class that comes free with my gym membership. I’ve been saying I was going to do that, but I’m still dragging my feet. Maybe I’ll drag them into the class this month.
National Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Month (might as well lump food addiction in there, too!) Recovery from all of those afflictions is possible!
National Chicken Month, which is great for me since I eat chicken for dinner 4 or 5 nights a week. I’ll try to remember to wear my party hat. Seriously, there are 36 pages of chicken recipes on this site. I may break out of my barbecued chicken/Mexican chicken rut!
Other observations of note:
* Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month
* Atrial Fibrillation Month
* Baby Safety Month Backpack Safety America Month
* Be Kind To Editors and Writers Month
* Childrens’ Good Manners Month
* College Savings Month
* Fall Hat Month
* Go Wild During California
* Great American Low-Cholesterol, Low-fat Pizza Bake Month
* Gynecology Cancer Awareness Month
* Healthy Aging Month
* International People Skills Month
* International Self-Awareness Month
* International Strategic Thinking Month
* Library Card Sign-up Month
* (World) Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
* Million Minute Family Challenge (Sept.-Dec.)
* Mold Awareness Month
* National Childhood Injury Prevention Month
* National Coupon Month
* National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)
* National Mushroom Month
* National Organic Harvest Month
* National Osteopathic Medicine Month
* National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (Gov’t)
* National Prime Beef Month
* National Sickle Cell Month
* Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month)
* National Pediculosis Prevention Month
* National Piano Month
* National Rice Month
* National Skin Care Awareness Month
* One-on-One Month
* Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month
* Pleasure Your Mate Month
* Reunion Planning Month
* Schoolhouse Triangle Project Month
* Sea Cadet Month
* Self Improvement Month
* Shameless Promotion Month
* Sports and Home Eye Health & Safety Month
* Subliminal Communications Month
* Update Your Resume Month
* Wild Rice Month
* World Animal Remembrance Month
See? I wasn’t kidding. There’s a lot to celebrate this month. No wonder we need a 3-day weekend to kick it off!
How will you spend your time this weekend? No matter your answer, I hope you spend it wisely, safely, and joyfully! I’ll be around and about, probably trying to come up with some recipe that involves chicken, honey, and rice. (I’ll leave the prime beef and mushrooms to someone else.)