Halfway through February

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Here we are midway through the second month of Every Day is a Holiday and I’m a little bit behind in my daily posts. I learned recently that the standard blog post these days is 1,054 words and takes an average of three-hours and 16 minutes to write, but this one isn’t going to be one of those. This is a quick catch-up pre-Shabbat post so these moments aren’t lost.

National Cream-filled Chocolates Day

Also known as Valentine’s Day. Would you believe that the grocery story I stopped at to pick up some cream-filled chocolate day did not have any heart-shaped boxes of cream-filled chocolates like I thought it would? It’s true. I almost bought Cadbury cream-filled eggs since that fit the bill and I used to love those in high school, but then I looked at the ingredients and decided against them. So I bought a bag of Lindor truffles with assorted flavors. It was a great choice, as they were delicious cream-filled chocolates and received a thumbs-up from everyone in the family.

 

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The Year of the Dog

Since Feb. 16 is National Almond Day, I put out some almonds for breakfast and the oldest one brought some to school for his lunch (the younger boys have a nut-free policy at their school so none for them.) I was going to get almond cookies since it fell on the same day as the Chinese New Year, but I didn’t make it to the store. national-almond-day

But we did talk about the Chinese New Year and learned that it is The Year of the Dog, which my youngest is very excited about because he loves dogs.  We also discovered what animal year it was when we were born. We have a rooster, ox, dog, rat and tiger. I found a Chinese Zodiac compatibility chart that explained that these combinations may present some conflict, but that’s likely to happen in every family, right?

 

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Back to the standard blog post

The details about the standard blog post I posted above are from ragan.com and  I also learned that the first blog was published in 1994, in 1999 there were 23 blogs and now there are 18.7 million blogs on WordPress (as well as 751K on Blogger and .2 percent on other platforms). In 2020, the number of bloggers is set to reach 31.7 million!! Those are a lot of blog posts. So if you found your way to mine, thank you for reading.

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