What’s so exciting about July?
I wanted to know that too, so I looked it up and here are some interesting things I found…..
July 1st is Canada Day!
This day commemorates the joining of Canada’s original three provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Canada province, which is now Ontario and Quebec) as one nation in 1867. Typically, Canada Day celebrations include parades, fireworks, backyard barbecues, and other get-togethers. Many revelers wear red and white in honor of Canada’s national colors.
Happy Canada Day to our neighbors to the North!
Fun fact: I knew about this day already because my son and daughter-in-law are Canadians!
The 1st is also National Postal Workers Day.
I love the postal service! Not only do they help YOU send smiles to your important people, but they do an excellent job for me by getting your Zinnia Sky Studio packages to you quickly and efficiently. If it sounds like I’m advertising for the post office, I might be a little. Not only are they essential for my business but my mother-in-law & father-in-law are retired postal carriers, my two brothers-in-law carry mail now, a good friend is a post master and my local mail carrier is incredibly awesome, so I’m kind of partial to postal workers. I didn’t know this day was National Postal Workers Day, but now that we’re all in the know, I found these things your mail carrier wishes you knew
4th of July
I think we all knew this one – am I right? This totally American holiday falls right smack in the middle of summer. We know the 4th of July by picnics, pool parties, fireworks and just celebrating summer in general. Except here in the desert where picnics are best indoors unless it’s a pre-sunrise breakfast, fireworks are more fire hazards than spectacular, and pool parties are a necessary daily activity. However you celebrate the 4th of July – have a great day!
July is National Grilling Month
I didn’t know this one. Maybe because I’m not good with fire. The very few times I’ve attempted to grill have resulted in smoldering charcoal or flaring flames – never at the same time which I believe is the goal, and lots of undercooked or charred food. I finally gave up and but I thought you’d like to know about these fun facts about grilling you haven’t heard 10 times before
National Ice Cream Month
Now this is worth celebrating! In fact, ice cream every single day, well who would complain about that??? I know, there’s probably that one person somewhere who doesn’t like ice cream, doesn’t think it’s worth all the hype, and probably doesn’t even go down the ice cream aisle at the grocery store just so their teeth don’t chatter but hey, that’s just one less person in the way when we go to get our ice cream fix!
Do you remember making homemade ice cream in the yard? I do and does any ice cream really beat the taste of that creamy wondrous first scoop? Yea, I didn’t think so either. In case you’d like to try your hand either because you remember or you’d like to create some new ice cream memories, I found this super simple and informative recipe for you to try – homemade vanilla ice cream. And in case you think vanilla is boring, here’s some wacky ice cream flavors to mix it up.
Make your July great!
I know things are weird and crazy now but I hope that you’re able to make the best of every day in July this year. With all our staying at home, maybe the best thing we can do for ourselves at this time is to celebrate the simple things. You may not be able, or want, to attend any big celebrations this year but it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a simple festivity on your own. Maybe you can share it with friends and family over the internet with live streaming, videos and texts. Or maybe, just maybe, you’re perfectly fine enjoying the peaceful quietness of the day. What matters most is that you do what works best for you right now. It’ll look different from last year and hopefully different from next year, but this month is going in your memories no matter what, so make it the best you can!