calendar // November

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I said it the other day and on reflection, realised how true it was. It’s not Halloween that scares me, it’s the day after ~ the eldest turns 12.

Twelve?! How did that happen?

I guess when you consider the lightning fast pace of each and every year, it’s not that hard to believe. This photo was taken on the same day that last year’s November taken. It’s a long time between decent photo walks!

Next year, a few short months away, I will have a high schooler, children in different schools, the apron strings slightly loosened.

So now, with the weeks in the school dwindling into single figures, I’m going to relish the simple weeks we have left.

So November. The year’s end is but two months away.

So we kick off with All Saints Day and of course end with Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday.

  • November comes from the Latin novem meaning nine.
  • It starts on the same day of the week as February and March in common years and is one of four months with 30 days.
  • November 11 is Remembrance Day or Veterans Day in the US. Other notable dates include World Diabetes Day on November 15, International Men’s Day on November 19. It’s also Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It’s also Movember.
  • For budding writers it’s a big month with National Novel Writing Month and National Blog Posting Month. [Timely writing advice round-up here]
  • The race that stops the nation, Australia’s own Melbourne Cup is on the first Tuesday.
  • The birthstone is topaz and the citrine and the flower is the chrysanthemum.

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calendar // october

Farewell weekend. You hurry back now, ya hear! #bestofOver #madewithOver @Over #Raleway by matt.cc

So hello October! [Not wanting to state the obvious but wow, how did that happen?!!]

Anyway, new month new start.

September 30 marked the deadline and end point on a busy period for me at the paying job. And I feel like I can clear the decks a bit and get back into things,into life.

This feeling of anew might also come from the fact we had a little clean-up on the weekend, nothing drastic, but a couple of clutter catching spots – one being my study – have also had the deck cleared, so to speak.

It’s amazing the psychological effect a project, a to do list, clutter, can have on the mind, it’s like a weight hanging over you and when it finally lifts, you feel you can stand up straight and get back into all the other things.

Do you ever have that feeling?

It’s like the effect a big deadline or a big event can have on the mind and you can’t see past it to the horizon. At the moment I’m fully aware of the dates, I knew my deadline was September 30, but its more hurdle than a date, the number becomes meaningless.

And that is why, of course, it comes as such as big surprise that it is now October! If we talk in numbers, that’s three months until the end of the year.

Let’s not go there.

Now it is more than a year ago that I started these little fun facts about the month and I’ve cheated and grabbed last year’s.

But it’s a whole new calendar. You can download it here and here! It features a shot of the Opera House that featured in the Sydney post the other week. Bit of a tourism plug for down under.

Wishing you a great month!

  • So October, “octo” of course meaning eighth, is the 10th month in the calendar but sat at No. 8 in the old Roman calendar, hence its name.
  • In non-leap years, October starts on the same day as January, that makes it a perfect time for a new beginning, don’t you think?
  • October 2 is International Day of Non-Violence, commemorated on the birthday of Mohandas Gandhi
  • There is also World Animal Day on October 4 and in Britain, October celebrations also include Apple Day, as in the fruit. And United Nations Day, marking the anniversary of the Charter of the UN on October 24.
  • For all the philatelists, it’s National Stamp Collecting month.
  • And a cause dear to my own heart, October also marks Breast Cancer Awareness month. Do the check, ladies!
  • October’s birthstones are the pink tourmaline and the opal and its birth flower the calendula.

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calendar // september

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Spring has sprung in the southern hemisphere so a pop of yellow for the September calendar.

  • September begins on the same day of the week as December every year.
  • No other month ends on the same day of the week as September in any year. This month and May are the only two months to have this property.
  • September (from Latin septem, “seven”) was originally the seventh of ten months on the oldest known Roman calendar, with March (Latin Martius) the first month of the year.
  • September 14 was the day that Francis Scott Key wrote The Star-Spangled Banner, the national anthem of the United States
  • September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.
  • September’s birthstone is the sapphire. The birth flowers for September are the forget-me-not, morning glory and aster.

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And a little September boogie to start the month!

Dancing in September ~ never was a cloudy day”. 

Wishing you much sunshine this September!

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