Holiday Edition

December 2018

I am really sitting here trying to find out how this year has gotten so close to closing like this? Like a whole year is soon over with. December signals change. It’s the time for snow, holidays, and family time for me. I also recognize December as the time to check in. I use this time to check in with my family, work and especially myself. What have I done that I need to be super happy with?  I am dope! Acknowledging myself is just as important as making new goals.  New goals are important, but not more important than making sure that I guard my mind as we approach 2019. I have been vigilant about mental health and self-care and I don’t plan to stop going forward.

As we enter this season that people tend to give to others, make sure that you do your part.  Also plan to give to yourself in other ways:

Give yourself more patience

Give yourself more love

Give yourself more time

Give yourself more you


Happy Holidays to you and your family from ToiTime. May you continue to be the gift to others that you want others to be towards you.

Holiday time should be a great time and if you can do that with a select few, I encourage it. You don’t have to have a big spread but you should be with those who have a big heart!!


Holidays listing for the month of December provided by Holiday Insights

1 Eat a Red Apple Day

1 World Aids Awareness Day

2 National Fritters Day

3 Advent begins, date varies

3 National Roof over Your Head Day

4 Santas’ List Day – we hope you are on the “Nice” list

4 Wear Brown Shoes Day

5 Bathtub Party Day

5 Repeal Day – The 21st Amendment ends Prohibition. I’ll drink to that!

6 St. Nicholas Day

6 Mitten Tree Day

6 Put on your own Shoes Day

7 International Civil Aviation Day

7 Letter Writing Day

7 National Cotton Candy Day – would you like some fairy floss?

7 Pearl Harbor Day

8 National Brownie Day

8 Take it in the Ear Day

9 Christmas Card Day

9 International Children’s Day – Second Sunday in December

9 National Pastry Day

10 Human Rights Day

11 National Noodle Ring Day

12 Channukah – date varies

12 National Ding-a-Ling Day

12 Poinsettia Day

13 Ice Cream Day

13 Violin Day

14 International Monkey Day

14 National Bouillabaisse Day

14 Roast Chestnuts Day

15 Bill of Rights Day

15 National Lemon Cupcake Day

16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

17 National Maple Syrup Day

18 Bake Cookies Day

18 National Roast Suckling Pig Day

19 Look for an Evergreen Day

19 Oatmeal Muffin Day

20 Go Caroling Day

21 Crossword Puzzle Day

21 Forefather’s Day

21 Humbug Day

21 Look on the Bright Side Day

21 National Flashlight Day

21 Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year, date varies

22 National Date Nut Bread Day – or September 8!?

23 Festivus – for the rest of us

23 Roots Day

24 National Chocolate Day

24 National Egg Nog Day

25 Christmas Day

25 National Pumpkin Pie Day for recipes see Pumpkin Nook ‘s Cookbook

26 Boxing Day

27 Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day

27 National Fruitcake Day

28 Card Playing Day

29 Pepper Pot Day

30 Bacon Day

30  National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

31 Make Up Your Mind Day

31 New Year’s Eve

31 Unlucky Day