Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Earth Hour................

Earth Hour 2012


You can help protect it. Participate in the world’s largest single campaign for the planet: Earth Hour. It starts by turning off your lights for an hour at 8:30 pm on March 31, 2012 in a collective display of commitment to a better future for the planet.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Show Your Support..........

Spread the WORD WEAR BLUE................

On April 2nd please wear BLUE................

Show your support for Autism...............

Light It Up Blue...............

  • Join Autism Speaks in celebrating
  • World Autism Awareness Day on April 2
  • and Light It Up Blue to help shine a light
  • on autism. Whether it's your front porch
  • or your local city hall, an office party or a
  • banquet, the whole world is going blue to
  • increase awareness about autism.

    Light It Up Blue, in its third year,
  • is a unique global initiative to help
  • raise awareness about the growing
  • public health concern that is autism.
  • Iconic landmarks around the world will
  • Light It Up Blue to show their support.
  • Goto The Website Below and Pledge Your Support:
  • http://www.lightitupblue.org/Markslist/site/displaySite.do?siteId=1

Monday, March 19, 2012

World Autism Awareness Day Is Coming..............

The fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2012. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and
awareness-raising events. How will you celebrate?

First Day of Spring.............

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at 1:14 a.m. EDT marks the vernal equinox, and official start of spring. But as people in the Northern Hemisphere swap snow shoes for rain boots, those in the Southern Hemisphere will begin preparing for fall.

    The vernal equinox and autumnal equinox occur in March and September, respectively. An equinox occurs when the sun shines directly on the equator and, during this time, periods of night and day are nearly equal.

    In 2012, spring will last until June 19, but a winter of unseasonably warm weather in some areas might mean trouble in the coming months. Insects, for example, might more plentiful as they haven't had the chance to die off.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day.......................

St. Patrick's Day........

One traditional icon of the day is the shamrock. And this stems from a more bona fide Irish tale that tells how Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity. He used it in his sermons to represent how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit could all exist as separate elements of the same entity. His followers adopted the custom of wearing a shamrock on his feast day.

The St. Patrick's Day custom came to America in 1737. That was the first year St. Patrick's Day was publicly celebrated in this country, in Boston.

Today, people celebrate the day with parades, wearing of the green, and drinking beer. One reason St. Patrick's Day might have become so popular is that it takes place just a few days before the first day of spring. One might say it has become the first green of spring.

St. Patrick.............

The person who was to become St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Wales about AD 385. His given name was Maewyn, and he almost didn't get the job of bishop of Ireland because he lacked the required scholarship.

Far from being a saint, until he was 16, he considered himself a pagan. At that age, he was sold into slavery by a group of Irish marauders that raided his village. During his captivity he became a Christian and adopted the name Patrick.

He escaped from slavery after six years and went to Gaul where he studied in the monastery under St. Germain, bishop of Auxerre for a period of twelve years. During his training he got the notion that his calling was to convert the pagans to Christianity.

His wishes were to return to Ireland, to convert the native pagans to Christianity. But his superiors instead appointed St. Palladius. But two years later, Palladius transferred to Scotland. Patrick was then appointed as second bishop to Ireland.

Patrick was quite successful at winning converts. And this fact rightfully upset the Celtic Druids, who had their own native religion. Patrick was arrested several times, but escaped each time. He traveled throughout Ireland, establishing monasteries across the country. He also set up schools and churches which would aid him in his indoctrination of the Irish country into Christianity.

His mission in Ireland lasted for thirty years. After that time, Patrick retired to County Down. He died on March 17 in AD 461. That day has been commemorated as St. Patrick's Day ever since.


St. Patrick's Day........

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, the saint's religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick's Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast--on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Everything You Do is Right Day...................

When : Always March 16th

Did you know that March 16th is a holiday? Yes. It is Everything You Do Is Right Day. During this 24-hour period, you get to feel good about yourself regardless of what you do. Sound empowering? Here are a few ways for you to set this holiday off.

Wear a unique outfit.

Forget about fashion norms or faux pas' on Everything You Do Is Right Day. Instead, put on a pair of polka dot socks with striped pants. Mix purple with green. Let other people's opinion about you looks be their own and sport whatever is in your closet with pride.

Say "no" to someone.

Reattach your spine to your backbone and stop being a doormat - at least for a day.

Sneak in an afternoon nap.

Exhausted? On Everything You Do Is Right Day, take a twenty-minute nap. Sleep in your car on break. Curl up in bed at home. Use this holiday as a reason to get the kind of sleep you need to function and be happy.

Eat a piece of chocolate.
Stop worrying about your waistline and eat a piece of chocolate. Make good use of your time and devour the kind of chocolate you'd normally pass by. Since this holiday only happens once a year, you won't be any better or worse by eating something sweet. Then, afterward, do yourself a favor. Feel good about it. Eat with no regrets.

These are just a few ways to celebrate Everything You Do Is Right Day. By now, you probably figured out the main emphasis of this holiday is to help people feel freer. It's just one day in the year (besides your birthday) that you can indulge yourself and be yourself. Please remember to use common sense there are limits to what you can get away with.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring is Coming.....................

Spring Eco-Tips To Get Us Started:
  1. Make your own household cleaners: Ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, borax, or club soda can be combined to clean your home. The best part is that each of these is non toxic! Don't have the time to combine...purchase green cleaners.
  1. Take advantage of the the sun: Air dry your clothing out in the sun. Save energy and let your clothes dry naturally. The sun is a natural brightener so consider hanging up your "whites" the sun will whiten them naturally.
  1. Consider purchasing a few houseplants: Help your indoor air quality and kill toxic chemicals by adding some spider plants, english ivy, gerbera daisies, or peace lilies to your decor. Or just open a window and let the fresh air in.
  1. Donate unwanted items: Drop off your unwanted belongings to your local thrift store or Freecycle them

Absolutely Incredible Kids Day...............

When : Always March 15th

Celebrate today by letting your kids know how good they are, and how much you love them.

Ides of March.............

When : March 15th

The Ides of March is the first day of the Roman New Year.It also marks the first day of spring in the Roman calendar.

On this day in history, Julius Caesar was warned by soothsayers to "beware of the Ides of March". Apparently, he did not heed the warning strongly enough as he was stabbed by Marcus Brutus on the Ides of March in 44 BC.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Platypus Day..................................

Platypus Day (also known as National Platypus Day) is a Phineas and Ferb promotion and accompanying marathon by Disney Channel US and Disney XD in an attempt to "create a new holiday to celebrate one of our most valuable semi-aquatic undercover agent," as Major Monogram describes it.

The event was on Saturday, March 5, 2011. Based on it's airdates on 2011 and 2012, Disney has apparently chosen the first Saturday of March to celebrate the date every year.

The event is on Saturday, March 3 in 2012.