I think this says “EVERYTHING” about what I’m feeling – spring is near and around the corner.
I SO CAN’T WAIT!! It’s time for this little piggy to come out of some hibernation and start moving again. I miss the days of running throughout the Hotel Thompson and chasing playing with the purr thing and the barky thing. I just know they’ve missed me too.
And with Spring – you know what else comes – all the wonderful fruits of the season. Oh, it makes my little mouth water so much.
What is this March madness that I keep hearing about? I turn on the television and they are talking about it. Dad is talking about it. It’s on the computer. I don’t get it. They talk about March madness and brackets. Brackets? What are brackets?
I know it’s March – is it about nature outside? Is it about coming out of my piggy hibernation from the winter?
Is it about Spring and Summer that relate to warm weather and running? Is that the bracket they are talking about?
Is it about the fresh fruit that I start to get with warmer weather? You know – strawberries, cantaloupes and my favorite watermelon?
I’m confused – will I go mad if I get this bracket?
Is it time to kick back in my chair outside and let the sun touch my belly? Maybe the bracket is making sure that I use suntan lotion so that I don’t burn? I know it’s definitely time to kick these hooves up in the air and start coming out of the cold of winter.
I’ve been so confused about this for days that finally I had a heart to heart with mom this morning. I asked her what this March Madness and bracket thing was. I was kind of getting scared about it.
The backboards that shatter. The free throws. The rebounds. The dribbling. It all comes back to me now.
It’s *THAT* kind of March Madness. That’s such a relief. I thought for a moment it was a disease! Snort.
So, let’s everyone get a little bit of the March Madness and shout for your team! I wonder if they need a smart, slightly spoiled, adventurous pig for a team. With this pot belly I’m kind of awkward in making a dunk but I can be heck on dribbling!
March 7 is NATIONAL CEREAL DAY.. you know breakfast cereal. Did you know that cereal is the most convenient form of breakfast? It’s quick and easy. Get a bowl, pour cereal, top with milk and enjoy! And, there’s so many different kinds of cereal out there! You can add fruit to it. You can top it with nuts or raisins. You can top it with granola. You can even add honey, maple syrup or crushed fruit. However you eat it, it can be a delicious way to start your day or end your day.
Now, I know this is going to be hard to believe but hang with me for just a minute. That pig – you know the one they call Bacon on this blog. This is a picture of his piggy chow in his breakfast bowl that he gets every morning. Do you know what the little oinker has on top of his piggy chow? Anyone – anyone at all? Cheerios! Can you believe that?! Even Bacon will be enjoying this day like all others with a topping of Cheerios on his piggy chow. He doesn’t care what kind, he likes them all! Regular, chocolate, banana nut, multi-grain, dulce de leche, peanut butter – all of them!
I mean think about it. Cheerios are not just for the heart conscious adults – it’s for the little man too. He has to watch his heart and health so he can be here for a very long time as well. Bacon and his mom eat their Cheerios together every morning… of course his mother doesn’t have piggy chow added to hers which is good to know.
So on this National Cereal Day, enjoy a nice bowl of cereal – perhaps even Cheerios and think about the little pig.
Today, March 5, is National Cheese Doodle Day. This is totally awesome. Everyone likes cheese doodles – from humans to animals. They are made with cornmeal that has been puffed, baked and coated with a wonderful cheddar cheese. Some even have white cheese these days. Do you know who invented the cheese doodle? It was Morrie Yahai in the 1940’s. After serving as a Marine in World War II, he returned to his home in the Bronx and took over the family business – a snack food company called Old London Foods.
During the 1960’s, the Wise Foods Inc acquired the company and here you go – they are now part of the potato chip division of snacks. And did you know that in the Wise Foods, cheese doodles are one of the strongest brands and they produce over 15 million pounds of cheese doodles every year!
Even the pig enjoys his cheese doodles. Do you want to see? Okay – here you go. Enjoy this fine video that Bacon’s mom made back in the day. Roll tape –
Today is a sticky day – it’s National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day. It salutes America’s favorite sandwich spread. Who didn’t have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches while growing up? Heck, Bacon’s dad still has one for lunch every day now!
Smooth peanut butter is by far the most popular followed by crunchy. These days, they even have extra crunch…which is what Bacon’s dad eats and loves!
You can put peanut butter on sandwiches, crackers or celery – mostly anything that can ‘hold’ the wonderful substance. Bacon has been known to get some on celery – lucky little piggy.
Celebrate this day with a little – or a lot – of peanut butter. Heck, maybe top it off with a nice tall glass of cold milk. Sounds like a fabulous day to me!
And the question of the day – what is your favorite brand? Smooth or crunchy?
February 22nd is National Margarita Day. I absolutely have to report about this day – it’s a must!
It doesn’t matter what kind of Margarita you partake in. Bacons mom likes a Habanero Margarita. She says it’s cool and refreshing and then has a slight heat when swallowing. Yep that sounds like Bacons mom. Sweet and hot. Chitter Chatter. Don’t tell the oinker I said that.
Today, February 19th is President’s Day here in the United States. Do you know what President’s Day actually means? Sure it means that it’s a holiday and there are lots of President Day sales going on; but, it’s much more important than that.
President’s Day is intended to honor all of the American Presidents but most significantly George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
George Washington is considered the “Father of His Country” and was born on February 22, 1732. In 1787, Washington was unanimously elected president by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and took the oath of office in 1789. He served two terms of office from 1789 until 1797. After the presidency, Washington retired to his home in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Do you know Washington’s famous quote? “I can not tell a lie… I chopped down the Cherry tree.”
Abraham Lincoln was known as “Honest Abe” and was born on February 12, 1809. Lincoln became president in 1861. He wrote the Emancipation Proclamation and the The Gettysburg Address. Lincoln was also the first US President to be assassinated. He was shot in the Ford’s Theatre by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. Do you know the address to the White House? It’s 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20500
Happy President’s Day to all of our wonderful Presidents that have served our country!
Today is Do a Grouch a Favor Day. Do it today and make the world a better place!
Everyone has been a grouch at some point in their lives. Some people are occasionally grouchy while others maintain that grouchy attitude all of the time. You know who they are. Sometimes people get grouchy because they are tired, had a bad day and the weather outside is bad. It doesn’t take much sometimes to put people in a grouchy mood.
Today your goal is to look around for someone that is in a grouchy mood. Do them a favor that will cheer them up. Hug them. Lick them. Be nice to them. Bring them the paper. You know – do something nice for them to see if you can see a smile on their face. You can do it. I know you can!
February 2nd is National Groundhog Day. Yes, even the groundhogs have a day, hard to believe I know. This is the all important day of knowing if Spring is coming or Winter is staying.
See, they trust us animals for the important things in life.
According to Groundhog Organizers (there is a group!), groundhogs are about 75-90% accurate. Animals rules!
Did you know?
Every year, the largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. They have gathered since 1886 to celebrate this holiday and crowds are as as large as 40,000 humans.
And did you know that in Wiarton, Ontario they even have a statue of groundhog Wiarton Willie!
In Atlanta, Georgia (my home town), we have General Beauregard Lee. He lives in a plantation style house at the Yellow River Game Ranch. He’s been on the computer checking things out and talking to the local weather peeps to get a heads up here 🙂 snort
Humans take this day very serious!
According to folklore, here are the options of the Groundhog:
IF it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early.
IF it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow thus winter will continue for six more weeks.