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August 1, 2015

National Mustard Day
There's a Mustard Museum!
Mustard is good for your health
Mustard Varieties
Gourmet Mustards

National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
What's New and Beneficial About Raspberries
Fresh Red Raspberry Cream Pie

International Childfree Day 
This day is for the couples who are childfree.
Some choose not to have kids and others haven't been able to.
Hear from some who have chosen not to have kids:
Childfree Adults Are Not “Selfish”
Not 'selfish': Women open up about choosing to be child-free
9 reasons not having kids is the best decision I ever made
Hear from some who have not been able to have kids:
Infertility: 16 Things You Should Never Say To A Woman Who Is Childless But Not By Choice
Therapists' top ten tips for coping with fertility problems
Mothers, stop moaning!
This Is How It Feels To Be Unable To Conceive A Child

Today is a day to practice empathy for couples unable to conceive and to refrain from any judgement toward couples who have made a choice to be child free.

Yorkshire Day
A History of Yorkshire

Rounds Resounding Day
If you sang at church and sang songs in a round chances are good it was these songs, this round arrangement.  I know it was for me. :)

Girlfriends Day
If you have a girlfriend then today do something unique and special for her.  Try to think outside of the box and be creative.

Mead Day
For their wedding reception my brother and sister-in-love named each of the guests tables for Mead. So fun that it coincides with this day!  Brad and Adele are Homebrewers and Mead was one way they incorporated that part of themselves into the wedding.
What is Mead? 

World Wide Web Day
Um, don't we already "celebrate" or observe this day every day?!


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Let's talk about style. Not current fashion but those fashions we sported back in our younger days. You know those days - when we thought we looked G.O.O.D. *wink* 
In the spirit of the day here's a few photos of my stellar fashion sense back in my day. 
August 1983 - I LOVED this dress, I wore it a lot and I thought I was quite the cutie in it! 
I'm not just outing my fashion sense today but my brother's as well - look at his shorts and socks! Hahaha! And then there's me. I remember this outfit very well - I put a lot of thought into it. I was definately going through a pink phase - you can't see it here obviously but my entire bedroom was pink walls - as in bubblegum pink - along with white wallpaper that had pink hearts on it. This was in July 1986. 
Huh. I just noticed that with the posting of this picture and the two above there's a lot of pink. I must have liked it much more than I thought. To be fair this sweater I'm wearing in September of 1987…


Today I want to celebrate transformation - the work we have each put in day after day, month after month, year after year to become not who we were. Let me say this - there is no shame in who we were because that was the hurt us - the baggage laden us - the angry us. And we've done the work so let's celebrate who we aren't and who we now are!  The song above is all about being transformed - from the choices to let go of pain and find healing. It inspired something called cardboard testimonies which I personally love. A way to share your story in one or two sentences/phrases. I don't know about you but I love not being who I was. I still have work to do but I love looking back and seeing the transformation I've gone through thus far. 

Here's some inspiration - yes, a lot of it is faith based (okay maybe all of it) but if you don't subscribe to a faith that's okay! You still have a cardboard testimony. 


So in case *you* didn't know...I have a wee obsession with the TV show Friends. Nothing that requires an intervention...well at least I don't think so. *wink*

Today's #FRIENDSFriday is all about how well do you, or I, know the show? It's time for a little Friends Trivia!

And in keeping with the trivia focus today here's a clip of one of my most favorite episodes of Friends that features one of the best games of trivia ever!

[Part 1]

[Part 2]