Sunday, August 21, 2011

Days to Celebrate in August

Did you know August was "Admit You're Happy" month? And that's not all. It's also "National Catfish Month," "National Picnic Month," and here's one for those of us who try to put a little romance into our stories "Romance Awareness Month." That's just the things we're celebrating all month. Then we have the weeks. Week 2 was National Smile Week and Week 3 Friendship Week. With all those smiles and romantic awareness, friendship week was no problem at all. 

But keep going and you can find something to celebrate every day. I liked the one on August 8. "Sneak some zucchini onto your neighbor's porch day." I have been in that spot. Way too much zucchini and no way to use it all up. I used some of that feeling in my first Hollyhill book, The Scent of Lilac when Jocie complains about all the cabbage and zucchini the church people share with her preacher dad. 


Then after you got rid of that zucchini, the next day on the 9th, you could sit down and pick up a book to enjoy Booklover's Day. Creamsickle Day was on the 14th and Relaxation Day on the 15th. The two I was really sorry I missed were the 16th - Tell a Joke Day and the 18th - Bad Poetry Day. I could have had a blast telling jokes. I know at least two - punchlines and everything. LOL. And there's nobody any better at bad poetry. I proved that in the opening scene of Angel Sister when I let Victor spout some poetry after he'd been out drinking. I'm going to mark my calendar next year and my friends better watch out in 2012. 


Tomorrow - Monday - is Be an Angel Day. I'll have to celebrate that with the way Lorena begged Kate to be "her angel" in Angel Sister. That day was first celebrated in 1993 by people doing acts of kindness and helping one another. 


Some of these days have been recognized nationally and others are just somebody's brainchild and attempt to entertain the cyberworld. So what day would you come up with if you could name something you wanted to celebrate one day in August? I'm picking "Go to the Creek Day." That's where I was in the picture up top.

Thanks for reading and don't forget to be an angel on Monday. And if you missed out on some of those other days, just catch up next week. Smile while you're eating that creamsickle and relaxing, but try not to drip the ice cream on that book you're loving. Maybe it'll be a book of funny poetry. Bad funny poetry that you can turn into a joke. And if all that's too much bother, just go to the creek and try to catch that catfish. Well, you might not catch a catfish in a creek, but you might catch some fun. Enjoy every day!!

23 comments:

  1. I just read"Angel Sister" and loved every minute of it- I couldn't put it down. This is the first book that i have read of yours and I want to read more. Thanks so much. Such an inspiring story!

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  2. I really enjoyed reading Angel Sister. First book I have ever read of yours. Looking forward to another one!

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  3. Loved reading all of the special days in August. One of my co-workers posted on Facebook that last Thursday was National Bad Poetry Day so he, another co-worker and I felt like we needed to contribute to that celebration. Bad poetry but so much fun and sometimes that's what we all need!
    Hope you are having a great day and I'm excited to read about your newest creation!

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  4. Hi Ann, it was fun to read about some of the special days of August. Thurs, Aug. 18 was National Bad Poetry Day and one of my co-workers mentioned that on his Facebook page. After reading his contribution, another co-worker and I added our own entries.
    Bad poems, but so much fun and that's what we all need sometimes...diversion from the stress of everyday life.

    I've been behind in checking your blog and I also enjoyed the entry about your granddaughter and your mother. Some of my most precious memories are of my "Mamaw Porter" and they are priceless!

    Have a great day, Ann, and keep writing those wonderful blog entries AND books!
    Connie

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  5. Hi, Vicky. Thanks so much for your comment about Angel Sister. So glad you enjoyed the story. I got so close to those characters while I was writing about them. Hope you enjoy other of my books if you get them.

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  6. Hi, Connie. It's good to hear from you again. I had fun writing about the special days of August. My daughter and I had exchanged a few bad poems to commemorate that day. It's fun to play with words.

    Glad you have great memories of your MaMaw. I hope my grandkids will have good memories of days at my house someday.

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  7. Hi Your books look wonderful and I would love to win your new contest. Angel Sister would be a top pick for me and I have never won any of your contests. I hope this was the place to comment and enter for the contest. And a very Happy Birthday!

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  8. I love all of your books I have read most of them and I have loved everyone of them and I really would love to win your Birthday contest going on and Happy Happy Birthday to you. I really enjoyed your Shaker series

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  9. Ann, here's another quote to add to your collection of birthday quotes: "It takes a long time to grow young.” --Picasso
    PS--I miss Jocie!
    PS Again--I've never won one of your contests! ;)

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  10. Good luck, Carmee. And thanks for entering my giveaway. Angel Sister would be a good book to start on. I love that book. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. Just don't ask me to count up those birthday years. LOL

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  11. Thanks, Lois, for entering my giveaway contest and for reading and enjoying my books. Thanks also for the birthday wishes. My reading friends are all so nice.

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  12. Happy Birthday!I enjoy reading your newletter and blog.Please enter me in the giveaway.thanks for the chance.

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  13. I hope you have a Wonderful Birthday! I get to see birthday cards almost Everyday! I 've worked for American Greetings for 12 years! I hope your days special.

    I haven't won any of your giveaways. Maybe I'll be Lucky this time.
    Jolynn_Reads@yahoo.com

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  14. I am a new reader of your blog and love it .. I'd also like to enter the contest . thanks so much

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  15. Got you entered in the drawings, Emma. Thanks for leaving a comment here and for your nice birthday wishes. It's been fun hearing everybody's comments and getting all these birthday wishes. I love hearing from my readers.

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  16. I had fun writing about the days to celebrate in August, Elizabeth. You don't say, but I'll throw your name in my giveaway drawing for September.

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  17. Welcome, Seaburd. So glad to welcome a new blog reader. Hope you enjoy my this and that entries. This one about the days to celebrate in August was fun.

    I've got you entered in my September drawings. Good luck!

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  18. Andrea, nice growing young quote. I miss Jocie sometimes too. She and Hollyhill were fun to write about.

    I've got you entered in the contest. Thanks.

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  19. Great to hear from you, Jolynn. You probably could share some birthday verses w/ us after being around greeting cards so much.

    I've got you entered in the drawings and maybe you will be lucky this time. Thanks for your comment and your birthday wishes.

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  20. Hi Ann- I enjoyed reading about your special days in August. My favorite day in August is the 13th, the day my son was born. He turned 2 this year. I look forward to reading your books.

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  21. What fun to celebrate a birthday with a two-year-old. Kids are so cute at that age. I can understand that being your favorite holiday, Christine. And thanks for the birthday wishes.

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