National Organize Your Home Office Day

It’s National Organize Your Home Office Day! If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I like offbeat holidays, and what’s not to like about a day set aside for organizing your home office? I admit that I will probably not use the afternoon to arrange files in the yet-to-be-sorted file drawer, or toContinue reading “National Organize Your Home Office Day”

Photo Friday: Read Across America

This week we celebrated Read Across America Day. Despite the Dr. Seuss-related controversy, I love the idea of a day for making time to read and to encourage reading. So today’s photo is just one of my many, many, many bookshelves. I chose to photograph this one for purely aesthetic reasons. How can any readerContinue reading “Photo Friday: Read Across America”

Throwback Thursday: Dr. Seuss

Today’s image from the past isn’t quite as old as the ones I usually post for Throwback Thursday. This photo is from ten years ago today, when I dressed as the Cat in the Hat (as I did many times) for Read Across America Day at my son’s elementary school. Read Across America Day wasContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Dr. Seuss”

March 2 Writer Birthdays

1578 – George Sandys, English writer, poet, politician, translator, travel writer, explorer, and colonizer 1800 – Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet who was lauded by Alexander Pushkin as the finest Russian elegiac poet. 1817 – Janos Arany, Hungarian poet, translator and journalist who has been called “the Shakespeare of ballads.” 1820 – Eduard Douwes Dekker, DutchContinue reading “March 2 Writer Birthdays”

Photo Friday: Rubber Ducky Day

Yesterday, February 25, was National Rubber Ducky Day. So when I stopped to think of a suitable photo to post today, this one came to mind. I baked and decorated these Rubber Ducky cupcakes for a baby shower, way back in 2012. I should have made some more yesterday. I hope you had a wonderfulContinue reading “Photo Friday: Rubber Ducky Day”

Still Going Postal

A few days ago I posted about the Month of Letters, also known as LetterMo. This is a challenge I undertake every year; it encourages participants to write and mail at least one letter or postcard per day (every day that the mail runs) during the month of February. It’s time for an update. SinceContinue reading “Still Going Postal”

Photo Friday: Get Out Your Guitar

I love offbeat holidays. And yesterday was Get Out Your Guitar Day. Yes, this is a real thing. So the photo for today shows guitars. Well, guitar bodies, anyway. I took this one on the Martin Guitar factory tour in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Here are a row of guitar bodies waiting to be made into full-fledgedContinue reading “Photo Friday: Get Out Your Guitar”

Happy Birthday, Elmo!

He may be perpetually three-and-a-half, but loveable fuzzy red guy Elmo does have a birthday, and it’s today! The Sesame Street icon and his “assistant” Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who created the character and voiced him for years, spoke at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., in 2006. My son and I got toContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Elmo!”

Six More Weeks of Winter

It’s Groundhog Day 2021! A few hours ago, the world’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, emerged from his winter home and saw his shadow, forecasting the continuation of winter for another six weeks. That’s no surprise here, where the first measurable snow in more than two years is still falling outside my window, as itContinue reading “Six More Weeks of Winter”