November News from Rockin’ Rooney

Hope everyone had a great Halloween! Boy, that one went on forever didn’t it? That’s what happens when Halloween falls on a weekday! This one started Friday and didn’t stop until Halloween on Tuesday. I’m pooped from all the excitement!

Now with Halloween out of the way, we can really get into the holiday spirit, with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve coming up soon. There are some other important days this month, such as the end of Daylight Saving Time on No. 5 (was that fall back or fall forward? I always forget), Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11, and — who could forget? — Black Friday on Nov. 24 and Cyber Monday on Nov. 27. Time to break out the credit cards, Mom!

And while there are some weird individual days, like National Chicken Lady Day on the 4th and National Bundt (Pan) Day (yes, a day for the pan, not the cake) on the 15th, there are some very serious and important monthly celebrations in November.

For example, November is Child Safety Protection Month, National Adoption Awareness Month, National Caregivers Appreciation Month, National Diabetes Awareness Month, National Epilepsy Month, and Native American Heritage Month. Whew!

But when I saw the first several days of November, I noticed a lot of food days, so I was encouraged, because you know how much I like to eat, not to mention the rest of the crew here.

Here are the first three days: National Calzone Day, National  Cook For Your Pets Day, National Deep Fried Clams Day on the 1st; National Deviled Egg Day and National Men Make Dinner Day on the 2nd; and National Sandwich Day on the 3rd.

Then the next three days include National Candy Day on the 4th;  National Doughnut Day on the 5th; and National Nachos Day on the 6th. And, of course, the biggest food day of the year is Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day. Did you know that day is also National Cashew Day, National Eat a Cranberry Day and National Espresso Day? And if you didn’t need an excuse to pig out, Nov. 12 is National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day.

But for me, the strangest day is the day after Thanksgiving. Why can’t it be Everyone Stay at Home and Relax Day or All-Day Nap Day? No, you humans have to run out like crazy people to go to the shopping malls and spend, spend spend!

Besides being Black Friday, believe it or not, it’s also National Sardines Day, National Day of Listening (haha! Anyone listening that day?), National Native American Heritage Day, Flossing Day, Maize Day, You’re Welcomegiving Day (yup, that’s a thing) and my favorite, Buy Nothing Day. I don’t have a wallet, so I can’t buy anything anyway!

Whatever you do in November, just be thankful for the blessings you have, enjoy spending time with your family and friends and give a helping hand to those less fortunate.

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