November is A Very ODD Month
Posted by Nancy Lee Badger
November is one of my favorite months, and not because my country celebrates Thanksgiving Day on the 24th with some of my favorite foods: turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie! It is also my birthday month (the 13th), and the holiday shopping season starts on the 25th with a day most shoppers refer to as ‘Black Friday’, and the following Monday, November 28th, called ‘Cyber Monday’.
The word ‘November’ comes from the Roman word ‘novem’ meaning nine, because it was the ninth month in their Roman calendar. What is so special about this month? Well November is the official month for the following:
Aviation History Month
Child Safety Protection Month
National Adoption Awareness Month
National Diabetes Awareness Month
National Epilepsy Month
National Model Railroad Month
And National Novel Writing Month which is also known as NaNoWriMo. Many authors and would-be authors sit at their computer screens and write, write, write. The goal? To write at least 50,000 words (the start of a good book) and to commiserate with or get inspiration from writers all over the world. I participated once, and although it is not my cup-of-tea, I highly recommend joining. Learn more at their national website HERE
November is also known for being the official month for some very ODD Holidays, such as:
November 2 Deviled Egg Day…one of my favorite foods, but I HATE making them!
November 5 Book Lover’s Day…print books are like kittens because they are fun to cuddle up with.
November 7 Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day…need I say more?
November 13 Sadie Hawkins Day…when I was 16, I asked a boy out because of this day!
November 16 Button Day…I have a big tin box full of buttons.
November 19 Have a Bad Day Day…what? Guess I will stay in bed.
November 27 Pins & Needles Day…our parents gave sis and I cats that we named Needles & Pins!
When not celebrating with one of these ideas, try one of my books… find all my titles HERE