Here we are fast approaching the end of March, and we finally sort of got the snow we’d been waiting for all winter long:
After we got about four inches, the temperature rose and the sun kept playing peek-a-boo through the clouds and random flurries, so it melted down pretty quickly – thwarting plans to build a snowman. But at least it was pretty. And Princess Nagger had a snow day that actually involved genuine snow.
Speaking of a snow day… Since the snow wasn’t cooperating with the playability factor, Princess Nagger and I decided it was the perfect day to decorate Easter Eggs:
Since the hubby has an inconvenient schedule this term and isn’t home in the evenings on Monday’s and Wednesday’s, Princess Nagger and I decided we should do the egg decorating in a split shift – she and I decorated our eggs while the hubby was at work (since he didn’t get a snow day) and while Little Dude was taking his nap. Perfect bonding time for her and I for a couple of hours for sure.
She’ll get to have the same bonding time with the hubby and decorate eggs with him when he gets home from work tonight – you’ll have to come back tomorrow to see part one of the final creations. I know, I’m such a tease!
Speaking of a tease… When I did my grocery shopping on Friday, I picked up a bouquet of tulips for myself to properly welcome spring into our home (and because a girl needs flowers once in a while):
They lasted a whole day before Blackspot set his sights on them and figured they’d make a good kitty salad. He shredded the poor things. I even moved them to the kitchen counter and camouflaged them behind my KitchenAid mixer, but he still managed to polish them almost completely off. Little bugger. Next time I might have to arrange them in a vase like this instead:
That might hopefully prevent him from gobbling them up. Hopefully.
Today is Purple Day.
Purple Day was founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada following a presentation by the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia, Canada. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy started the day in an effort to tell others about the disorder and inform those with seizures that they are not alone. She named the day Purple Day after the internationally recognized color for epilepsy, lavender. On March 26th, people from around the world wear purple in support of epilepsy.
- Approximately 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime.
- At least 1 in every 10 people will have one seizure in their lifetime.
- There are approximately 65 million people around the world living with epilepsy.
- There are more than 300,000 Canadians living with epilepsy.
- There are approximately 2.2 million Americans living with epilepsy.
- Epilepsy is NOT contagious. Epilepsy is NOT a disease. Epilepsy is NOT a psychological disorder.
To honor Purple Day and her niece Meghan who lives with epilepsy, Denise planned a Purple Day 5K for her friends and family. She encourages everyone to wear purple, download her Purple Day “race bib” and run or walk with them virtually:
Since running and I don’t get along, I’m wearing purple today and running in my head – I’ll probably walk a few laps around the house in support as well. Princess Nagger was happy to wear purple to school today in support, too.
And remember, when you think of epilepsy and seizures, think BRAIN.
Remove dangerous objects and loosen tight items around neck.
Always time the seizure. Call 911 if longer than 5 minutes.
If the person has fallen, turn on side and put something soft under head.
Never put anything in mouth and never restrain.
That’s a wrap for this week – link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. Be sure to visit your fellow randomizers so they don’t feel so lonely.
Keeping the random alive – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:
And one for my non-wino friends:
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