I was talking with my mom and I decided that I would spend the next year celebrating as many holidays and occurrences as possible. I think there are around 300 holidays a month!
My mom and I have always loved all the peculiar holidays and have had many laughs discussing them. I think this year will be a lot of fun but it will also require a lot of dedication, time, and it wont be without costs. I will give you once a week up dates once I get it started (Probably next month) and I will post daily journalings as often as possible. I have a feeling I will be rather busy.
I am home schooled which I believe will make this a whole heap easier, but also more challenging. Mom made an agreement with me... For this year I will use this as a lot of my school work. I will be writing reports on many of these days and I will be doing loads of research. I look forward to this coming year and I hope you will enjoy following my blog.
Feel free to post your comments along the way.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Emotional Overeating Awareness Month

April is Emotional Overeating Awareness month.
Emotional overeating is when people let their emotions decide what, when, and how much to eat.
If people are stressed out, sad, anxious, or just don't want to think about their problems they'll often turn to food.
Some times without even realizing it people will eat something - usually sweet or salty - to deal with things that are troubling them. This can cause them to become overweight and unhealthy. Overeating can cause you to feel worse rather than better. If you overeat it can affect your health in different ways-Cancer, Heart disease, Heart attacks, and Strokes can all be caused by overeating.
Emotionally overeating can also cause more emotional issues, it can cause you to feel guilty - which often leads to more overeating. If you gain weight - which can cause you to think your unattractive or ugly- that can cause you to not want to leave the house, that alone can cause you to gain weight.
With certain people overeating to the point of being overweight can lead to a total stop of eating anything, which is bad for your body in even more ways.
So for Emotional Overeating Awareness month try to be aware of what your eating and your stress level. If you do think you have a problem with this talk to some one about it. There may be a way yo help with your emotional problems that you are unaware of...and that don't involve eating.
Happy Emotional Overeating Awareness Month

National Blue Ribbon Week

April 1-7 is National Blue Ribbon week.
I made this Ribbon for Handy Man, My friend Tracy's horse, Just cause I think he's awesome. Though I told Tracy he can't have it till he's good cause he definitely wasn't good today (see post below).
I really wanted to get a picture of it on his halter, on him. Though because he wouldn't let me get the halter on him I couldn't get the picture...Oh well, It works well enough on his stall door.

Pony Express day

So I was all excited about this one. Pony Express day fascinates me. I told mom once that when I get older I wanted to work for the post office and deliver the mail on horse back!
Well any way, my idea was this: I knew I wanted to either walk or ride a horse for this one, and my friend, Tracy, up the street has a horse that I LOVE. She lets me bring him for walks any time. So I decided I would walk Handy Man to the post office to get our mail!....handy had other Ideas! He decided he wasn't going to let me get the halter on him. He does this fairly often (We're still working on it!) and usually I don't let him get away with it but I haven't been feeling too good and he quickly wore me out. So instead of walking Handy I just had mom take my picture with Levi - one of Tracy's other horses. Below is me and Levi and above is Handy being a jerk.
The horses at the barn (Minus Handy Man), from Left to right. Tonka, Levi and Me, and CJ hiding his head.

All the Pony Express riders were given red shirts, SO I wore the reddest one I own....Though you can see I still have my silly Tweed dress on!

Tweed day

We went to the Salvation Army a couple days ago to buy some thing tweed! The only thing we found that wasn't a suit was this dress. I think it's quite a hideous dress, and still I've been wearing it all day. Happy Tweed day