Wow! I’ve been checking the holidays and observances for December. Today is World Aids Awareness day, by the way. All around the world, people are running, getting blood tests, and participating in many different kinds of event to raise awareness about Aids.
As I was looking over the month, I noticed that this is also Worldwide Food Safety Service Month. That works really well, what with all the parties we’ll be attending, and all those stops for munchies during our shopping trips, right? Yeah, buddy! Grilled cheese and Cocoa is the bomb! And it’s also National Pear month. That works out well for the partridges, doesn’t it? No, not the television Partridges, the Christmas ones; you know-in the pear tree? Now there’s room for them. The first through the seventh we are observing Cookie Cutter Week, and Recipe Greeting for the Holidays Week. Are you ready to share your favorite recipe? Hmm, I don’t know about that one. Some things should just stay family secrets, you know. I don’t want to give them my recipe for Jack Daniels Christmas Balls. They’re tiny, but they pack a punch. It’s also National Hand Washing Awareness Week. This works well for us, since we’ll be handling those cookie cutters and all that food…touching all those door-knobs and door handles, shaking all those hands, and all that other good stuff. They’ve even got the pets involved in this one. The first through the seventeenth is Operation Santa Paws. The last time I tried to wash the cat’s paws, I looked like I’d been in a cat fight. I might pass that one up this year.
It’s also Computer Science Education Week. Junior, that stuff only works in the fizzy bath bombs. When you put it in the cupcakes, they’ll blow up in the oven. And, no, it isn’t funny to watch Aunt Irma foaming at the mouth when she takes a sip of cocoa. Keep in mind, it’s also Universal Human Rights month. Aunt Irma is a human being too. Oh, yes; the second through the sixth is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Watch out for her in that scooter; you know she’s blind as a bat-even with those glasses. By the way, it’s also Spiritual Literacy Month. You might want to get some extra Bible reading in. That might help keep you safe while she’s on the loose in that scooter. You’ll be closer to the Lord.
Tomorrow is National Mutt day. You’ll have to be nice to the dog. What do you mean, you’re always nice to your sister? Junior! You better watch out; it’s youngsters on the Air Month. I’ll put your sister on the radio to tell all your secrets. Your girlfriends will like that, don’t you think? They might just make you the “guest of honor” during Christmas Bird Count Week. That starts on the fourteenth. Yeah, December sure is a busy month, isn’t it? Hmm, I’m all tired out already. Time for some eggnog and cookies…maybe a little nappy pooh. Happy December, Everyone!
Love you from Café du Mondieu Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, December 1, 2018, 1:57 p.m.