28 October, 2010

Celebrating...chocolate

I can't believe that October is almost already over. I have let a great month go by without alot of celebrations. I know I am trying to keep this blog from becoming another foodie blog, but this was a great month that I should have been celebrating. October is National Apple Month (I could have done so much talking about different types of apples, making caramel and candy apples and talked about apple picking), National Cookie Month (do I even mention that I could have done a cookie of the day for the entire month ), National Pizza Month (have I mentioned that pizza is one of my favorite foods?), and National Pretzel Month (home made pretzels...yum!). I missed out on celebrating alot with you!! But there's still a few days left for you if you are so inclined to celebrate any of these things this month. Fortunately, I didn't miss THE most important day...

Today...October 28th, is National Chocolate Day. Now anyone who knows me, knows that chocolate is one of my basic four food groups. (smile) No way should I ever miss out on celebrating ANYTHING chocolate---EVER!!! So here I am, ekeing in to celebrate National Chocolate Day! I think I am going to celebrate by going out and buying a chocolate bar, but no matter what, you should do something to celebrate too (that is, if you are a chocolate fan).

I found a really neat post about National Chocolate Day at SQUIDOO and they have some really interesting tidbits on chocolate. You can even celebrate today by taking the Chocoholic's Pledge.

So for heaven's sake, if you are a chocoholic like me, do something to celebrate National Chocolate Day!!

Luv Ya!!
Pixxa

27 October, 2010

Celebrating...Cranky Co-Workers

Today is Cranky Co-workers Day. This "holiday" was created by the owners of a website that has alot of quirky holidays, http://www.wellcat.com/. It's a day to let those cranks that are a part of your work situation be cranky, with no push back to be less cranky. But why not "sweeten" the day by taking in a box of donuts for morning snacks, or some other sweet treat for the afternoon?

Remember, a smile is just a frown turned upside down!!

Have a Happy Cranky Co-Workers Day!!

Luv Ya!!
Pixxa

17 October, 2010

Celebrating...wisdom

Yesterday a friend imparted a bit of wisdom that I thought was celebration worthy.

"In the end, it will all be okay. If it's not okay, it's not the end."

I thought "what great advice if you happen to be going through something and it seems like things just won't get better". Basically, keep your head up and it eventually will be okay.

So remember this when things seem to get to you.

Luv Ya!!
Pixxa

05 October, 2010

Celebrating...Do Something Nice Day

I just love holidays like today. According to Holiday Insights, today is Do Something Nice Day. At first, you might wonder why such a day is necessary, but once we look at the routine that we fall into on a daily basis, it is easy to see how we lose sight of others. So since today is Do Something Nice Day, make sure you do something nice!

It doesn't have to be a major production or cost any money. But it could or it can. Things you might consider...holding the door open for someone, complimenting someone's shoes, or even flashing a simple smile as you pass by. Or if you'd like, take an office mate a cup of coffee or treat your assistant to an afternoon ice cream break.

But you don't have to do anything in person---why not give a donation to a favorite charity? Yesterday on Ellen, Ellen Pompeo introduced a new charity that is partnered with Huggies, called Every Little Bottom; whose mission is to diaper the bottoms of babies in need.

The possibilities are endless!!! So celebrate today nicely!!

Luv Ya!!
Pixxa

01 October, 2010

Celebrating...October

Happy October!! It was a long, hot summer, but things are now starting to cool down as the earth prepares for it's winter slumber. These are the days I enjoy most...low humidity, cooler temperatures, and the sun seems to spread a lovely goldish-orange cast on everything. And soon, the leaves will start their magnificent color change---and it will be time to pull out the cozy, comfy sweaters.

Being a month of transition, October is known for alot of different things. Did you know that in 1892, this was the first day of classes at the University of Chicago? Or that Disney World opened on this date in 1971? Or that Night of the Living Dead was released on this date in 1968...and four years later, the book, The Joy of Sex was published?

October 1st is also Lee (Jeans) National Denim Day, National Diversity Day, World Smile Day and World Vegetarian Day. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (don't forget those self-exams), National Popcorn Poppin' Month, Spinach Lovers Month, Photographer Appreciation Month and National Chili Month.

Wow...that's alot to celebrate!! Pick one...or two...or three and go for it!!

Happy October!!

Luv Ya!!
Pixxa