September is National Piano Month – introduce a child to the world of music or dust off the keys and learn the joy of playing again yourself.

September  1st – Calendar Adjustment Day

ON this date in 1751 there was rioting in the streets in Britain  The British Calendar Act (and remember at that time Britain was the center of the universe) determined that there would be a switch from the currently used Julian Calendar of the day to the Gregorian calendar that we use today.  In order to do that 11 days had to be dropped from the calendar.  It was decided those days would be dropped the night of Sept.2nd, making the next day Sept. 14.  Not a popular date with the Brits but it happened and the change has stayed with us which by the way makes “New Year’s Day, Jan. 1st instead of March 23rd.

Since I seldom know what day it is anyway I thought this would be a good day to buy a new calendar for 2015.

*Contest:  Send me a unique way you think would be fun to celebrate this day. I will choose the best answer and send you a calendar as well !  Entries must be received before September 1, 2014.


6th – Read a Book Day – see our reading list to choose a good book or visit your local library and check out the new best sellers.

Another Look Day – a good day to clean out closets and donate unused clothing or items to Charity.  Your junk could be someone’s treasure.


8th – Forgiveness day – A great day for letting go of hurt feelings, old slights and to mend broken relationships.


16th – Get Ready Day – check your First Aid Kit.  Make sure all the supplies you need are there.  Get rid of outdated medications.  Is your Family disaster kit and plan in place?  See my blog “Be Prepared”.


19th – Butterscotch Pudding Day – who can resist????? Send me your e-mail address and I’ll send you the best Butterscotch Pudding recipe you have ever tasted.

We all need a treat once in a while.


23rd – Restless Leg Syndrome Day – yep, it really is a medical condition and there is help available  See my blog on RLS for information.


25th – World Heart Day – Are you over 55?  Have you had a heart exam this year.  It should be part of an annual physical.  Heart disease is the # cause of death in this country.  1 in every 4 deaths in the United States is from heart disease – Preventable and treatable.  Don’t be a statistic.  Call your doctor today !



October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Schedule your mammogram TODAY !


Oct. 3rd – World Smile Day – Change a life today – Donate to Operation Smile,  international organization that uses your donations to fund repair of the smile of children with cleft pallets.  Your donation can make a difference.

*Contest – Send me a list of 10 things that make you smile along with proof of your donation to Operation Smile and I’ll send you a  copy of the book 10,000    Things to Make you Smile.   Entries must be received by Oct. 15th.


12th – World Arthritis Day – millions of people suffer the pain and crippling of arthritis everyday  Read about symptoms and current new treatments in my  blog “Needlework – acupuncture as a treatment for arthritis”.


15th – Evaluate Your Life Day – see our reading list for recommended readings.  How about starting with The Best Year of Your Life ?


23rd – Mole Day – yes, a day to honor those furry black creatures tunneling through your yard.  Celebrate by checking the “moles” on your body – have they changed color or size?  Irregular edges.? Schedule an appointment with your dermatologist for a skin assessment.


26th – Mother-in Law Day – All jokes aside.  A mother-in-law can be a friend forever. Read my blog on “An Extra Mother”.


30th – Plan a Great Funeral Day – What a great idea for a Halloween Party !  Actually not a bad idea as part of your BE PREPARED plan.  Check out my blog on “A Parting Gift”