September 15th

Good Morning. 🙂 I hope everyone is having a nice Saturday. The sun is out although the air is somewhat chilly.

Heads up: Although Flu season hasn’t quite yet started it is time to be thinking about Flu shots. They are recommending anyone age six and older get one this year. The Vaccination is already available so you can get it any time.

Although it isn’t flu season yet the cold season has begun. Make sure that children dress correctly especially wearing jackets as they leave for school. A sweater may be needed in the early morning hours, but can be removed as the day gets warmer. Night time cools down and requires a jacket now.

Help your children stay healthy by eating warm healthy foods and drinking juices with Vitamin C.

Many colds can be avoided by staying home and not sharing germs with those that already have colds.

Wash hands frequently. Remember books are one of the dirtiest items around because so many hands touch them. If you visit the library or handle books at school make sure to use hand sanitizer.

Wash hands before every meal or touching food. Cover your face if sneezing or coughing to prevent the travel of germs.

Provide classrooms with a box of kleenex.

Most of all get plenty of sleep. The immune system cannot function correctly when the body doesn’t get enough rest.

Remember as seasons change so does the body. People and animals tend to eat more going from summer to winter. The body requires a certain amount of fat to protect through the winter months.

Also people and animals go into hibernation mode wanting to take naps and sleep longer. Adjust your schedule for this.

Children need a minimum of eight hours of sleep.

Adults require six to eight hours.

The body starts to shut down at ten o’clock at night so if you are a night owl and stay up late your body won’t completely shut down and you won’t get the rest you need.

Remember with new schedules comes mood swings. This is a time when a lot of patience is needed at home because every family member is adjusting to the fall changes.

Try to plan something fun even if it’s just a special dinner, or a movie, and quiet family time.

Give everyone that “Me” time for adjustment. It takes about a month to fully adjust to the new routine.

Don’t forget the importance of breakfast as it will make your day a better day.

The brain needs food for thought.

Well enough about that let’s move on to the national days.

National Days:

About National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

15 Make a Hat Day

Make a Hat Day is a day for fun. Design, make, and wear  a hat for yourself today. Put your personality into it. Or, make a hat from a character you would like to imitate for a day.

This day is very popular with preschool,  kindergarten, and grade school teachers and students. Early in the new school year, teachers look for fun and interesting projects to break up the classroom routine, or for art projects. Kids, who love arts projects by nature, can use their creativity in making a hat that fits them!

The rules for  Make a Hat Day are quite simple. Just make a hat, any hat. It can be for you, or for mom or dad. Wearing the hat is optional. But, it’s half the fun.

15 Felt Hat Day 

St. Clement, the patron saint of felt hatmakers, is said to have discovered wool felt when he filled his sandals with flax fibers to protect his feet

Felt Hat Day is today. On this day, men traditionally wear a felt hat. Women can participate in this day, too. They just have to have a felt hat.

Back in the early to mid 1900s, hats were popularly worn by both men and women. It was stylish. At that time, felt was a common material for men’s hats. With cooler Fall weather approaching, the guys went to the coat closet and dusted off their felt hats , and began to wear them once more.

Celebrating this day is easy….just wear a felt hat. It can be of any style, as long as the material is felt. No other hat material will do.

15 National Linguine Day

National Linguine Day

Today is Linguine Day! Linguine (often misspelled “Linguini”) is a long, flat, narrow type of pasta. It is most commonly used in seafood or pesto dishes such as linguine alle vongole (“linguine with clams”).Linguine, which means “little tongues” in Italian, originated in the Liguria region of Italy. Take a moment to imagine you’re there at one of the local trattorias, taking in the wonderful aromas of good, hearty pasta dishes!

Have a favorite linguine dish? Serve it tonight in honor of National Linguine Day!

I know we will be eating linguine. For recipes check on-line there are many delicious recipes to choose from or use one of your favorites.

September 15 is National Double Cheeseburger Day, and burger lovers everywhere will likely be celebrating the day at their favorite burger places.  Many of your favorite burger restaurants will be offering specials and coupons for today so if you’re in the mood check you burgers for dinner.

 

Well that’s all for today so until next time 🙂

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