Friday, January 6, 2012

January–Interesting Facts

 

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JANUARY:  Just some interesting things I found out about this month.  Up here in Wisconsin, normally it is cold.  However, this year, we have been blessed with warmer days. 

January holds new hope, resolutions, reflections (spiritually and financially) exercise and diet plans, reorganizing, garden dreams and plans and lists for the new year. 

JANUARY Quotes: 

“Slow as molasses in January”

“You’d be so lean, that blast of January, would blow you through and through.  Now, my fair’st friend, I would I had some flowers o’ the spring that might become your time of day.”  William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale

“It is the memory that enables a person to gather roses in January” 

JANUARY Facts:

The word January comes from the word ianua – means door.  Janus is the god of the doorway and gates.  January is the first month and doorway to the year.  January has 31 days, birthstone is garnet and flower is carnation. 

JANUARY is National:  Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, Oatmeal Month and Blood Donor Month.

JANUARY things to do:  write thank you cards for your gifts; go through your decorations, closets and pantry – donate unwanted items; get tax papers in order; volunteer somewhere – share your talents and gifts; study new seed catalogs; have Friday night board game night; rent and watch some classic old movies with your children; read some “classics” together as a family; make some snow angels, go sledding and ice skating; “take on” a challenging recipe; learn how to do something new – sign up for a knitting class.

JANUARY Bizarre and Unique Days:

1:  New Year’s Day

2:  Unlucky Day

3:  Humiliation Day

4:  Trivia Day

5:  National Bird Day

6:  Cuddle Up Day

7:  Old Rock Day

8:  Bubble Bath Day

9:  Houseplant Appreciation Day

10:  Peculiar People Day

11:  Step in a Puddle and Splash a Friend Day (WI snowball fight)

12:  National Pharmacist Day

13:  (this year Friday the 13th) Make Your Dream come True Day

14:  Dress Up Your Pet Day

15:  National Hat Day

16:  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

17:  Ditch New Years Resolutions Day

18:  Thesaurus Day

19:  National Popcorn Day

20:  Penquin Awareness Day

21:  National Hugging Day

22:  National Blonde Brownie Day

23:  National Pie Day

24:  Compliment Day

25:  Opposite Day

26:  Spouse’s Day

27:  Chocolate Cake Day

28:  Fun at Work Day

29:  National Puzzle Day

30:  Answering Message Day

31:  Inspire your Heart with art Day

(I found these on :  www.holidayinsights.com)

I hope you enjoy these. 

Blessings from Wisconsin.

6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love the 'door' meaning of its name!!! how cool!

First said...

I like the idea of bubble bath day!

Michaele said...

I love that cuddle up day is on a Friday. yea - it's today : )

dr momi said...

I can't wait for "ditch New Year's resolutions" day... :-)

BoPeep said...

LOL I am appreciating my houseplants! My Christmas cactus actually bloomed for the second time in the 10 years I've had it...and...in time for Christmas, no less! Wow, what a great month.

Roxey Lucey said...

I always have a hard time catching up with the New Year since half our family has a birthday within the first two weeks! I like reading stuff like this- it makes me smile. My favorite February quote is: Whiter than a Yooper in February!