Coming Up This Week….February 10-16, 2013

Happy Sunday everyone!!  The one day of the week that has a dual role; even though the calendar shows Sunday as the first day of the week some people consider Sunday the beginning of the week while others consider Sunday the last day of the week because it’s the day before their work week starts.  We consider Sunday the first day of the week, a day we try to plan nothing and do nothing except relax and enjoy our time together.  So I ask you this…..Which day of the week is Sunday to you, the first day of the week or the last?

One thing we know for sure is that it is Sunday so that means it’s our ‘Coming Up This Week” post!  As always there are some funny and interesting days this week, especially today.  It is supposed to start raining here in Michigan later today making this a great day for “Umbrella Day.”  This past spring, for the first time ever I used an umbrella to shield myself from the sun while we were at Joshua’s football game, I was glad I had it.  Even though the umbrella was black and tended to draw the sun and heat it still kept me out of direct sunlight.  This spring my plan is purchase a light-colored umbrella for football season.

Today is also “National Cream Cheese Brownie Day.”  Who doesn’t like a good homemade brownie?  I already know that I will never get my little brood to eat cream cheese brownies so I think I’ll whip up a batch of good old double chocolate brownies for later today.

“Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day” is a day to be optimistic, think positive and look on the brighter side of things.  Since the first of the year I have been working very hard on doing just that.   No more looking back at the past, no more being dragged into other people s disputes even if they are family.  Life is way to short to spend it worrying about people or things that I cannot change.

Abraham Lincoln, born February 12, 1809, he shares his day with National Plum Pudding Day.  Hmmm, can’t say that I’ve ever seen plum pudding on the shelves in the grocery store.  Here’s a link to a recipe for “Grandma’s Plumb Pudding”  http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mjw/recipes/dessert/grandmas-plum-pud.html.  We’ve never had it, it you try it let us know if you liked it.

Because we are good ole Polish Catholics, we can’t forget Paczki Day on Tuesday.  Paczki Day is always celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday which is the first day of lent making Tuesday the last day to consume goodies and sweets before fasting begins.   Paczki, wonderful little pastries  jelly filled, deep-fried pastries that everyone loves and eats whether they are catholic or not.  My favorite are the black raspberry ones, the traditional paczki before they started adding strawberry, apple and lemon filling to them.  Ahhh….the wonderful memories of childhood and Suchyta’s Bakery on the corner only 3 houses away from ours.  I loved my childhood, great memories.

Of course I have tortellini on the menu for Wednesday, which is “National Tortellini Day.”  It worked out that tortellini day fell on February 13 because that is also Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent) which is a meat free day for us as Catholics.  I have a new cheese tortellini recipe planned for our dinner Wednesday night which I’ll post about sometime next week.

We can’t forget Valentines day on the 14th which also just happens to be “Cream Filled Chocolates” Day.  I was a little surprised that February 14 wasn’t also some type of “National Rose Day” or at least some type of flower day.  Walt always opts for the roses, I love it.

As always lots of fun, silly, interesting and yummy days with this week.  Have fun with them and let us know what you did to celebrate!

Have  a great Sunday and a wonderful week everyone!!

Sunday – February 10, 2013

  • Cream Cheese Brownie Day
  • Umbrella Day

Monday – February 11, 2013

  • Peppermint Patty Day
  • Clean Out Your Computer Day (Second Monday of the month)
  • Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
  • Make A Friend Day
  • White T-Shirt Day

Tuesday – February 12, 2013

  • Paczki Day
  • Plum Pudding Day
  • Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

Wednesday – February 13, 2013

  • Ash Wednesday – Beginning of Lent
  • National Tortellini Day
  • Get A Different Name Day

Thursday – February 14, 2013

  • Valentine’s Day
  • National Cream Filled Chocolates Day
  • Ferris Wheel Day
  • National Organ Donor Day

Friday – February 15, 2013

  • National Gum Drop Day
  • Candlemas (Julian Calendar)
  • Singles Awareness Day

Saturday – February 16, 2013

  • National Almond Day
  • Do A Grouch A Favor Day

 

 

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Coming Up This Week…January 13 – January 19, 2013

It’s Sunday everyone hope you had a great week and an even better weekend so far.   We are, we’ve ended our week and started our week with Eric and Joshua.  Sunday means there is something cooking in the slow cooker (Slow Cooker Beef Tips) and it’s time to see what wacky days this week has in store for us!

We are not at a loss this week my friends starting with today, International Skeptics Day, a day to question anything and everything.    This day could have been made for our little Eric (4) who asks “why” and “how come” all the time.  Eric disects everything you say.  Eric is so good at it that some days you second guess yourself.  He is a little cutie.

Oh how about National Hat Day?  I don’t care what anyone says, there are some people who just don’t look good in a hat, any hat and that includes me.  I wish I did, I love hats, I just don’t like how I look in them.

WoW, a day for ditching those new year’s resolutions!   “Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day” although I do not believe in New Year’s resolutions and I never make any, I will venture to guess that out of those people who do make resolutions a large number of them will have already given them up prior to January 17.

I love “Winnie The Pooh Day” and “Popcorn Day” I wish that they were celebrated on the same day.  We could have a Winnie The Pooh cartoon and movie marathon with the grandbabies and munch on bowls of popcorn!

I am sad to report that the only food day that appeals to me this week, other than popcorn, is the “International Hot and Spicy Food Day.”   Unfortunately I am under strict orders from Papa Walt to lay low on the spicy foods for a while, having them four days in a row last week did not really agree with him.

As always, check out these wacky and funny days of the week.  Use your imagination to celebrate in silly, wacky ways.  Have a great week!!

Sunday – January 13, 2013

  • National Peach Melba Day
  • International Skeptics day
  • Make Your Dream Come True Day

Monday – January 14, 2013

  •  National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
  • Dress Up Your Pet Day

Tuesday – January 15, 2013

  • National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
  • National Hat Day

Wednesday – January 16, 2013

  • International Hot and Spicy Day
  • National Nothing Day

Thursday – January 17, 2013

  • Hot Buttered Rum Day
  • Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day

Friday – January 18, 2013

  • Peking Duck Day
  • Thesaurus Day
  • Winnie The Pooh Day (Birthday of author A.A. Milne)

Saturday – January 19, 2013

  • National Popcorn Day