December – A Time To Celebrate🌲

December has arrived! For my blog challenge this month, I have decided to highlight at least one thing that I find worthy of celebration each and every day. I will be honest here – December has never been my favourite month of the year. It has never been in my top eleven months of the year. But, attitude is everything, so I am going to do this. Who knows, this may be the year that December moves up a notch in the monthly ratings. 🌟

So today… I am celebrating my new haircut! That’s right, this morning I paid a visit to one of the best hairdressers that I have ever had – Morsal. She is quick, friendly, and has an abundance of skill and talent even with those of us who are blessed with freakishly fine cat hair. We had a lovely visit as always. (Did I mention that Morsal is also hilariously entertaining?).

I haven’t appreciated a hairdresser this much since Terry L. retired. Terry was a light that lit up every room. She always teased that I was her most religious client – I always (only) showed up at Christmas and Easter. 🙄 But, if you met Terry, you were her friend for life, regardless. It didn’t matter if you were at her shop, out and about town, or in her hometown (where my parents lived), if you met Terry it was a special moment in your day. Sadly, Terry passed away from cancer shortly after she retired. I went to her funeral with my daughter and the church was filled with those she loved and those who loved her back.

Needless to say, Morsal has big shoes to fill but she does an admirable job of it. Starting off the month with a fresh haircut and a nice visit is definitely worth celebrating today!

That is it for today, folks. Take care and have a great day! 💞

September 19th – Birthday Celebrations

September is a busy birthday month for our family with both sons and my sister Elaine celebrating their auspicious arrivals on this planet.  In fact, today is Elaine’s birthday so Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Elaine 💞

With all of these birthdays happening, I started wondering who and how these celebrations began.   As, usual I turned to Google for some possibly questionable answers to fill that little ‘piece of my mind’ that torments me when I get plagued by such all-consuming wonderings. 

Google hooked me up with Huffington Post and this is what their inquisitive minds had dug up on the subject.

Ancient Egyptians began the birthday celebrations in the 1300 BCs as an annual means of  honoring their Pharaohs.  

The Greeks added moon-shaped cakes, decorated with lit candles for a glowing effect. 🕯️🕯️🕯️ Awwww….

At some point, Ancient Romans started celebrating birthdays for the common man.   Christians found the practice rather pagan but eventually joined the party when they started celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ in the forth century. It was not until the twelfth century that women were deemed worthy of such celebrations. 🥺

Finally, in the late eighteenth century, Germans created the birthday cake as we know it today and began decorating it with a specific number of candles to honor the age of the celebrant.

So there you have it! The thirty-one century origin of birthdays.

Take care and have a great day. (Even if it isn’t your birthday, it is never a bad day for cake!)

Day 24 – Musical Interlude

It is Day 24 of my June ‘Accentuate the Positive’ challenge.  I am a bit short of time today so I am going to make this quick by sharing a few of my favourite ‘positive’ tunes.  Hope you find one you enjoy!

The only sports tune I love – The only time I got near a baseball field, I walked into a swinging bat and got all my baby teeth knocked out. No real harm done but the tooth fairy was a little miffed.
Dan & Anne – July 1999 – Our Wedding Song
I just love this tune 💛
Have to include at least one Alan Jackson tune. 🤣
My absolutely favourite hymn – I was devastated when my Dad died but when my cousin sang this song at his funeral, it made all the difference 💖

Hope you found something that helped perk up your day! I have to get Kat ready to go to the groomers so that is it for Day 24. Only six more days to go!

Have a great day and I hope to see you tomorrow!