Holiday Edition

October 2018

October is here so that means we are well into Fall now! The weather for the beginning of the month will range from days of warmth to them cold brisk mornings and evenings here in Philadelphia. I will increase activities due to the fact that as it gets colder it will be harder to encourage my family to venture outside.  So we shall see.

If you love Fall you know there are so many creative activities that you can do in your city from Fall fests, hayrides, haunted houses if you’re into that kind of thing, etc. The options are limitless. If you don’t see a lot of activities in your city, I would suggest you create your own.  You can do a Fall gathering where you can make it as big or small as you want. I have done this with just my 5 folks in my house making comfort good, decorating the inside of the house, playing Fall related games.  You can expand that idea and invite a few more over.  You can also make a few Fall drinks from home-made apple cider to a few adult spiked ones for the over 21 and over crowd.  Nothing is off-limits as long as you add a lot of creativity.

As school trucks along, I hope all the students big and small are getting good grades or finding someone who can assist in helping you get better ones.  This is the time to re-evaluate if your study skills are up to par.  Parent teacher conferences or midterms will soon take place. Don’t wait until then to discover you are not making the mark literally.

Although we aren’t there yet, you may want to think about Thanksgiving plans ahead of time. Get a plan in order to alleviate stress as the holidays start rolling in!

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Holidays listing for the month of October provided by Holiday Insights

1 International Day for the Elderly
National Homemade Cookies Day
1 World Vegetarian Day
2 National Custodial Worker Day
2 Name Your Car Day
3 National Boyfriends Day
3 National Kale Day – first Wednesday of October
3 Techies Day
3 Virus Appreciation Day
4 National Golf Day
4 National Frappe Day
5 Do Something Nice Day
5 World Smile Day first Friday of month
5 World Teacher’s Day
6 Come and Take it Day
6 International Frugal Fun Day – first Saturday of the month
6 Mad Hatter Day
6 Physician Assistant Day
6 World Card Making Day – first Saturday of the month
7 Bald and Free Day
7 Oktoberfest in Germany ends, date varies
8 American Touch Tag Day
8 Columbus Day – second Monday of month
9 Curious Events Day
9 Fire Prevention Day
9 Leif Erikson Day
9 Moldy Cheese Day
10 Emergency Nurses Day- second Wednesday of month
10 International Newspaper Carrier Day
10 National Angel Food Cake Day
10 Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day -Second Wednesday of month
11 It’s My Party Day
12 Cookbook Launch Day
12 Old Farmer’s Day
12 Moment of Frustration Day
12 National Gumbo Day
12 World Egg Day – second Friday of month
13 International Skeptics Day
14 Be Bald and Free Day
14 National Dessert Day – take an extra helping, or two
15 White Cane Safety Day
16 Bosses Day
16 Dictionary Day
17 National Fossil Day – Wednesday of Earth Sciences Week
17 National Pasta Day
17 Wear Something Gaudy Day
18 No Beard Day
19 Evaluate Your Life Day
20 Brandied Fruit Day
21 Babbling Day
21 Count Your Buttons Day
21 National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day find a recipe, too.
20 Sweetest Day – third Saturday of month
22 National Nut Day
23 National Mole Day
23 Tv Talk Show Host Day
24 National Bologna Day
24 United Nations Day
25 Punk for a Day Day
25 World Pasta Day
26 Frankenstein Friday – last Friday in October
26 National Mincemeat Day
27 Make a Difference Day- fourth Saturday of the month, neighbors helping neighbors.
27 National Tell a Story Day – in Scotland and the U.K.
27 Navy Day
28 Plush Animal Lover’s Day
28 Mother-In-Law Day – fourth Sunday in October
29 Hermit Day
29 National Frankenstein Day
30 National Candy Corn Day
30 Mischief Night
31 Carve a Pumpkin Day – no surprise here
31 Halloween
31 Increase Your Psychic Powers Day