Missy Barrett's Adventures

The amazing adventures of a fictional child

All The Special January Days

So my mom and me, we’re getting ready for Martin Luther King Jr Day on January 15, and I said that on my fan page, there were all kinds of important dates coming up in January that needed celebrating even if they aren’t as important as Martin Luther King Jr Day.  I even told her I wrote down a whole list of special days and she said probably I was going to have too much work putting up all those posts and maybe I would forget some.

That got me to thinking, and my mom’s right.  There’s so many that maybe I’m going to forget some, and if I forget some, I’m going to feel superly bad about that.  But then I came up with a great idea and that idea is to make a post today all about the important days in January so you guys can celebrate the ones you think are important and not miss any of them.  If this works out, I’ll keep doing this every single month so everybody can remember important dates.  So here’s the January dates on my list.

Important days in January:

  1. Martin Luther King Jr Day (January 15)

Important food days in January:

  1. National Spaghetti Day (January 4)
  2. National Whipped Cream Day (January 5)
  3. National Shortbread Day (January 6)
  4. National Milk Day (January 11)
  5. National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day (January 14)
  6. National Popcorn Day (January 19)
  7. National Cheese Lovers Day (January 20)
  8. National Granola Bar Day (January 21)
  9. National Blonde Brownie Day (January 22)
  10. National Pie Day (January 23)
  11. National Peanut Butter Day (January 24)
  12. National Peanut Brittle Day (January 26)
  13. National Chocolate Cake Day (January 27)
  14. National Blueberry Pancake Day (January 28)
  15. National Corn Chip Day (January 29)
  16. National Croissant Day (January 30)

Important animal days in January:

  1. National Save The Eagles Day (January 10)
  2. National Winnie The Pooh Day (January 18)
  3. Penguin Awareness Day (January 20)
  4. Squirrel Appreciation Day (January 21)

Important other days in January:

  1. National Clean Off Your Desk Day (January 9)
  2. National Bubble Bath Day (January 9)
  3. National Rubber Ducky Day (January 13)
  4. National Hat Day (January 15)
  5. National Nothing Day (January 16)
  6. National Hugging Day (January 21)
  7. National Compliment Day (January 24)
  8. National Opposite Day (January 25)
  9. National Have Fun At Work Day (January 28)
  10. National Puzzle Day (January 29)
  11. National Backward Day (January 31)

Probably you’re thinking that’s way too many important dates to remember but you don’t have to remember them all.  Just remember the ones you want to remember, and if you know someone with a January birthday, put that important date on your list, too.

My mom says I like making lists too much but I don’t think so because lists mean I can check things off after they get done, and that means hardly anything gets forgotten unless I accidentally left it off my important list of things to remember.

Anyway, I really hope my list of January dates helps other people.  I’m going to give the list of important food days to my Grandma Two Rivers because I think she’s going to want to celebrate almost all of those days (probably all of them for sure if Grandpa Two Rivers gets his way).  Maybe if I’m lucky, she’ll invite me over to visit almost every single day of January starting with tomorrow because I love how much fun spaghetti twirling is.

And just to get everyone in the mood for eating delicious food, here’s a picture of some chopped up ingredients I did for my grandma when I was at her house on New Year’s Day.  Yum!

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Resolutions, Reality, and Repeat If Necessary

My mom never makes New Year’s resolutions mostly because she says most people feel bad when they make ’em and break ’em.  Usually that happens like in the first week I think.  My mom says that if you’re going to make a resolution that’s going to make life better, you don’t have to wait until New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day to do that.  You can make a resolution as soon as you think of it.

So I think what I’m going to do is to repeat the resolutions I already have going on.  Probably you guys are wondering what the means exactly, so I’ll tell you.  I’m going to keep on doing things to help people.

I’m going to do things for Relay For Life because they help people — all kinds of people — that are dealing with cancer.

I’m going to volunteer at the senior living residence where my Great-Uncle Earl lives because I like making the seniors smile and laugh, and plus, I love hearing the stories they tell me about when they were my age.  That’s superly fun for them and for me.

I’m going to keep on doing monthly tea parties that are all ages family friendly because those are the best tea parties ever.  A lot of them are going to be at Mom’s Vintage Kitchen in downtown Sevierville, but some of them are going to be at other places like the Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center (everybody with a ticket can attend) and senior living residences (where they’re going to be private tea parties by invitation only and the people of the residences get to decide who to invite to their private tea parties).

I’m going to keep on sharing opportunities with other people I know, and that includes people like Erik Dobell of Impossibilities of the Iris Theater at the Space Needle in Gatlinburg (he entertained at one of my tea parties) and Sevierville’s very own JH Dillingham (he’s going to play the part of the Mad Hatter at my January tea party at Mom’s Vintage Kitchen) and other people, too.

I’m going to keep on doing reviews of attractions and shows like I did in 2017.  I’m really looking forward to the first show of the season at the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg.  They always make me laugh so hard when me and my family go to their shows.

I’m going to work hard at letting everyone know about International Who You Are Day on July 18, and about International Missy Barrett Day where everybody does good deeds and shares about it on social media with the hashtag #DoAGoodDeed and it’s all on August 30 (that’s my birthday, and plus, last year, the City of Sevierville did a Proclamation that said August 30 is International Missy Barrett Day).

And I’m going to keep on working hard at being a listening and obeying child for my mom and my Grandma and Grandpa Barrett and my Grandma and Grandpa Two Rivers and also any adults they tell me to listen to and obey (that means teachers and policemen and people like that).

If I make a mistake and my repeat resolutions kind of fall down a little bit, I’m not going to just throw my hands up in the air and walk away.  I’m going to have a serious talk with myself (kind of like a pep talk and a serious talk like the ones my mom has with me and my brothers when we aren’t doing what we’re supposed to do), and then I’m going to keep on doing my repeat resolutions.

I don’t have to be perfect at doing my repeat resolutions.  I just have to keep on working hard at doing them the very superly best I can because that’s what resolutions are really all about:  They’re about doing your best to make things better in your own life and in other people’s lives.

So Happy New Year from me — Missy Barrett — and let’s have the best year ever!

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