February is sort of a blah month.  Winter excitement has grown old and spring isn’t about to spring and so here we are.  Bur did you know?  There are some really neat holidays in February?   Come on, let’s take a look at some of them and maybe even celebrate!

First off (we’ve already missed it) is “Spunky Old Broads day”. This very special day was created by Dr. Gayle Carson in 2002. She started it because she found that once a woman hit 50, she was almost invisible.  Fifty?  What about those of us who are 60, 70, 80 plus:  we’re not just invisible we’re nonexistent?  If you’re interested, she has a monthly newsletter.

Technically, to participate in National Shower with a Friend Day, you have to take a shower.  Now for many of us with little dinky R.V. showers, taking a shower with a friend would be quite an adventure. However, it is perfectly okay to take a bath with a friend; maybe taking a bath with a friend would be even more fun than a shower. If you try it, let me know.

“Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day, this special day was created out of sheer winter boredom in the 1960s. A mom in Rochester, NY. decided it was time to give her kids something to look forward to.  So, she created this day for her two young boys. Now with Covid and the kids staying home, this might be a great idea. Come to think of it, some of us grouchy old broads and guys might enjoy it too.  After all, don’t we all like ice cream?

“Cheer Up A Grouch Day”: We’ve all been grouchy at one time or other. And I’m sure you know some people who are grouchy all the time. No, don’t start naming names, that wouldn’t be nice, besides we don’t have that much time! Just find someone who is in a grouchy mood today and practice on them. There’s plenty of grouches out there to practice on.

“International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day” is a day for the dogs.  I mean, have you ever tried eating a dog biscuit?  Who can really appreciate the true value of a dog biscuit but a dog? And, it will definitely be his day, when you give him some extra tasty dog biscuits. Today’s Quote: “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – – Roger Caras

“Lame Duck Day” is quote, “A day to celebrate political losers; any politician whose term is coming to an end because they were not re-elected, or are choosing not to run for re-election…”And you thought this was a day about birds!

Then of course there is “Sticky Bun Day”, oowie, gooie good!  Just watch it if you’re eating out in public with folks you’d like to impress.

And after the sticky buns have their day, we have “Sweet Potato Day”.  Why sweet potatoes are singled out for honor I’m not sure.  Maybe plain old white potatoes have their day another month.

So take your pick, don’t worry about what day is appropriate, just take any old day and CELEBRATE

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  1. Kelly says:

    Jackie, my dad wanted to thank you for reminding him about dog biscuit day. He’s getting older and sometimes forgets to take care of the dog. And are there really two rs in Febuary?

  2. Rick De Young says:

    Thanks for brightening our days, Jackie. Welcome to February in Sutherlin.

  3. Gwen says:

    February is also has Golden Retriever Day! We celebrated by taking Abigail to the vet to become a lady. She is doing great!

    Thanks, Jackie, for the laugh.

  4. jackie Deal says:

    Yes , there are two Rs in February just like two Rs in Library but few pronounce them that way. Really, are they necessary?

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