Days of Special Days

As I was checking the calendar for upcoming dates and events, I realized there’s a lot of good stuff going on today and into next week.

Let’s take a roll call of these special days!

{ONE} Go Red for Women

If you or someone close to you has been affected by heart disease, you’re not alone. Did you know heart disease is the #1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year? That’s about one woman every minute. Yikes, right?

The American Heart Association created an event called Go Red for Women to encourage everyone to wear red, raise awareness, and even dispel a few myths about heart disease. In fact, here are some of the symptoms (for women) to watch for when it comes to a heart attack.

Today is the official day, so let’s rally! Help share information from the Go Red for Women website, buy your red gear, donate to the campaign, or just wear anything red in your closet to help get the conversation started! #WearRedandGive

{TWO} Groundhog Day

Today is when we find out our weather-related fate from Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog in Pennsylvania.

According to legend, if he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of wintry weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring.

Here are more fun facts you can work into party conversation this weekend:

  • A groundhog’s life span is normally 6 to 8 years. Phil receives a drink of a “magical punch” every summer during the Annual Groundhog Picnic, which is supposed to extend his life.
  • New York City has a groundhog named ‘Pothole Pete’. Punxsutawney Phil is the only true weather forecasting groundhog, though.
  • Hibernation is similar to being in a coma. When groundhogs hibernate, their heart rates drop to five beats per minute and they can lose up to 30 percent of their body fat.

(THREE) Super Bowl Sunday

Bring out your popcorn bowls, dip recipes, extra large pizzas, and coolers loaded with drinks. The Big Game is upon us again! (It’s #52 if you’re a little fuzzy on Roman numerals past ten – like me. I had to look it up.)

We have Eagles vs. Patriots this time around, which should be a good game. Honestly, though, I’m mostly excited about TJ’s halftime performance. That and the commercials. When you and your husband work in advertising/communications, it’s hard not to get excited about commercial breaks.

Anyway, here’s to a super watch party all around. What kind of fun and food do you love to serve up? (I’m trying to decide which of my Pinterest snack recipes to finally try!!)

{FOUR} National Pizza Day

Speaking of food, next Friday is National Pizza Day! Honestly though, I’ll celebrate pizza any day. Next to cheesecake and Snickers, pizza tops my list of favorite indulgent foods. The more cheese the better, too.

Buuut, because I’m trying to watch my waist a bit, I found this recipe for a cauliflower-crust pizza. Has anyone tried something like this? Is it really worth the effort, or should I just stick to my fatty (but flavorful) normal pizza crust – in moderation?

{recipe here} – Doesn’t it look good, though?!

{FIVE} The 2018 Winter Olympics!!

Okay, I probably should have listed this before National Pizza Day in terms of importance and deserved recognition. Next Friday is ALSO the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

I love everything about the Olympic Games…the athleticism, dedication, pride and raw emotion that’s shown during each performance. It brings me to tears. That, and the gym. (Don’t you just want to workout so hard after seeing the athletes rock their events?!)

Speaking of events, here’s a round up of the most exciting ones to watch! So set your DVRs, friends.

Oh, and one more quick thing…

This. Isn’t he so cute? His name is Soohorang. He’s the official mascot of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, and he gets his motif from the white tiger, which has been long considered Korea’s guardian animal.

And according to the official website, Soohorang has a challenging spirit and passion. He’s a trustworthy friend who protects the athletes, spectators and all the participants of the Olympic Games. (More tidbits for your party convo.)

{SIX} National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

This holiday isn’t super widely known, which is why I added it as a bonus on today’s “Five on Friday” list.

National Thank a Mail Carrier Day is a time for us to do just that…thank our mail carrier! It lands on Sunday this year, which is literally the only day of the week they’re off work. So, you may want to plan ahead. Tuck a thank you card or treat in the mailbox today or tomorrow. 😉

(We like to give Sonic gift cards for occasions like this because who doesn’t love a Sonic drink with the good, crunchy ice?)

That’s a wrap for today. Have fun celebrating all kinds of interesting, fun and thoughtful days.

Hugs with pointy party hats on top,

Kate

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2 comments on “Days of Special Days

  1. Happy Friday! I’m popping by from the H54F link up. Hooray for so many things worth celebrating! Pizza is definitely something I’m completely on board with celebrating ANY time too! Wishing you a lovely start to February!
    – Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

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