Mummie Makes A Holiday!!....

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MUMMIE MAKES A HOLIDAY!!!....okay, so we're all trying to come up with ideas to make this rather specific Winter a little more fun and friendly, right?? ...and I just KNOW that many of you read my suggestions in my blog of rekindling and working at your friendships, going to theatre, museums, cafes with friends, taking up a hobby, making your home more cheery, doing your Spring cleaning NOW to invite new energy and perspective into your life, and definitely, DEFINITELY GETTING OUT OF THE HOUSE! Do NOT be a shut-in in the cold weather!! Well, now I've decided that we need something even more powerful and exciting to help doom the gloom! I pulled down the old Sunoco station calendar and did some math!! If the first day of Winter was December 20th, 2013 and the first day of Spring is March 20th, 2014 that gives us 90 days between the two.... yes, the days are getting longer and the nights are shorter starting on the Winter solstice, but that definitely is not enough to sustain all of us shivering masses yearning to breathe free! SO!... if we divide 90 by two, we have 45 days, and we count forward from December 20th, I believe that gives us February 3rd....am I right?? Okay, here's my proposal! We need another Holiday or festival to look forward to.... sort of a Mid-Winter's Night Dream, if you will. A date when we know that (even though February is boring and seemingly endless despite its shortened stature!) we can feel that we are technically "over the hump" of Winter. And let's not stop there! Let's make it a progressive festival like Hanukkah!...maybe a whole week or so. How about 11 days?? But unlike Hanukkah, we don't make the FIRST night the important one! We make the last night the culmination of a celebration of life, light, laughter, and love!! Why look at that!! That means Valentine’s Day would be the end of it all, and finally have some “oomph” behind it as opposed to that anemic hemi-holiday of Cupid, arrows, cheap perfume, and those stupid red-hots and flavorless candy hearts with dumb slogans written on them! (“Be MINE”, indeed!!!) SO!....let's set our calendars to February 3rd! I'm taking suggestions for traditions that we need to observe, celebrate and manifest in our newly fashioned Holiday. And we need a name for it... and a decorative theme from the crafts and interior design crowds!! Are there any songwriters out there?? Mel Torme, Irving Berlin, Franz Gruber, and Henry VIII are all dead so let's come up with some songs that will become "standards"..... we need traditional recipes from the foodies, nightly gift suggestions from the acquisitive, newly fabricated "ancient tales and poems" from the ingeniously literary and drunk, and a spirit of "play" from the young at heart. The cynics and so-called "grown-ups" can remain huddled over by the sad little sputtering fire that keeps them company in their nattering.... The rest of us can keep each other cozy the way children do when they have only a cardboard box, a blanket, some crayons and their imaginations.......

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