I’m so glad it’s November already! In fact, I’l be happier when it’s Nov. 9, then I won’t have to hear people talk about this thing called The Election. Seems like that’s all I’ve been hearing about for the last several months or more. I’m less than a foot tall, but I hear a lot of things about this Election, not all of them good, either. Seems like everyone’s up in arms about something! But I’m over it now.
I just want to get back to talking about eating and drinking, napping, smelling flowers, taking walks with my siblings, going to fun events, chew toys, you know, all the things I love.
November is kind of a serious month, and not just because of Election Day, which may be the most important day of the year, maybe of the last several years. There’s also Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11 and, of course, Thanksgiving on Nov. 24, but also Advent, Nov. 27, which is the first season of the Christian church year, leading up to Christmas.
Which is why I think it’s so odd that November includes some of the silliest and weirdest days of the year. Maybe since it’s the next to last month of the year, they have to squeeze in all the crazy leftover days.
For example, there’s Look for Circles Day on Nov. 2, Nov. 6 is Marooned Without a Compass Day, Have a Party With Your Bear Day is the 16th, Have a Bad Day Day is the 19th, False Confession Day is the 21st; Nov. 24 is All Our Uncles are Monkeys Day and Nov. 28 is Make Your Own Head Day.
I have no idea why some of those are even special days or how to celebrate them. I mean Make Your Own Head Day? Why? And Have a Bad Day Day? Why would you want to celebrate that?
I’d rather celebrate days like National Cook for Your Pets Day (Nov. 1), Sandwich Day (Nov. 3), National Doughnut Day (Nov. 5) or National Nachos Day (Nov. 6), even National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day (Nov. 12).
And it’s not just about food, even though I just love food days! The 13th is Caregiver Appreciation Day and World Kindness Day, the 15th is America Recycles Day and National Philanthropy Day, the 17th is World Peace Day and the 20th Universal Children’s Day. See, I told you November was a significant month (if you can somehow avoid Make Your Own Head Day).
And in addition to being Thanksgiving Day on the 24, there’s that Monkey’s Uncle Day, but also Evolution Day, National Sardines Day, National Day of Mourning, National Native American Heritage Day and You’re Welcomegiving Day (Thank you! You’re welcome!).
And then the days after Thanksgiving are the shopping days, like Black Friday (25th) and Cyber Monday (28th) and even Shopping Reminder Day (26th), as if anyone needed to be reminded to shop!
So after all that voting, thanking, eating and shopping, here’s a day I can get behind, and it’s the last day of November: Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day. Thanks, I think I will do just that, because I am pooped!
Get out there and vote and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!