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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

National No Housework Day

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Today is National No Housework Day! Really! Would I kid about something this important??

I'm rather disappointed. No, I'm really crushed. I had planned to clean house all day long, because I'm having company next week, and I thought I'd get the housework out of the way ahead of time, rather than waiting till the last moment as I usually do. I knew it was going to take me all day long, that I'd barely have time to eat or even have bathroom breaks, but I was prepared. Now I can't do that. Oh, dear, what am I going to do now?

In case you think I'm kidding about this, I heard it on the early news and to verify it I went to: http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/nohouseworkday.htm. Here is what I learned ....

No Housework Day

When : Always April 7th

No Housework Day is your chance to do anything, except housework. Better still, have someone else do the chores for a day. Housework is a daily, seemingly endless and repetitive groups of tasks. It often goes unrecognized and worst of all..... taken for granted. But, watch out! If the dishes aren't done, or there's no clean towels, somebody takes note.

There's two ways to celebrate this day:

If you normally do the housework around the house, cease and desist for this day. Instead, kick back and enjoy the day. Relax and do anything, except housework.

If you are a spouse or significant other, do the housework for your mate. It gives her (or him) a break from the housework. And, you just might get an appreciation of how much work it takes to keep up the house.


Origin of No Housework Day:

Our research did not uncover a particular person who started this day, or when it was first celebrated.

We're pretty sure it originated by someone who was a wee bit tired of doing the daily chores, and just needed a day off. Most likely, they threw up their hands and said something like "That's it! I'm taking a day off from all of this work".

Whoever the genius was who first created this day, we salute you!



Today is also:

7 Caramel Popcorn Day - Most likely created by a popcorn maker, or an Ecard company.

7 World Health Day

Well, that's it. I'm tearfully resigned to honor the holiday. I hope you'll join me in this. I recommend we all spend today reading about caramel popcorn and world health since we can't so anything else. Well, you can read the trivia below before you start with the caramel popcorn, OK?

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15 comments:

  1. I love these made-up holidays! LOL

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  2. Me, too, but especially this one! LOL!

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  3. I'll have to tell the wife. Maybe I'll wait till after dinner though. Maybe food preparation comes under the category of housework.

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  4. Oh, Dave. Did you not read this: "If you are a spouse or significant other, do the housework for your mate. It gives her (or him) a break from the housework. And, you just might get an appreciation of how much work it takes to keep up the house."

    Jus' sayin"!

    Pepper, Well, I'm glad not everyone is agonizing about the loss of routine as I am. U-huh, that sounds pretty good.

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  5. I will definately observe this holiday. But I will have plenty of time to catch up tomorrow.

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  6. Absolutely, Kim! There's always tomorrow!

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  7. Mike is happy but is now saying I owe him a day but I pointed out that he still owes me years lol.

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  8. Bobbie, good for Mike, but yes, there is a long history of it, isn't there? LOL!

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  9. CARAMEL POPCORN DAY???!?!?!?? I had no idea! I love that stuff! I should have planned in advance to celebrate.

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  10. I unwittingly celebrated no housework day by not doing any! Who knew????

    Hugs,
    betty

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  11. now that's my kind of day!

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  12. Melissa, well, there you go! Better planning essential!!

    Betty, unplanned is sokmetimes fun, isn't it? (And that's in opposition of what I said to Melissa! LOL!)

    Beans, AMEN!!

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  13. This is a good holiday to observe, therefore, I' won't do any housework.

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  14. no housework day is practically every day for me!!

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If you have something to say about it, just stick out your thumb, and I'll slow down so you can hop aboard! But hang on, 'cause I'm movin' on down the road!!! No time to waste!!!