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Monday, April 7, 2014

No Housework & Beer

On any given day, more than one celebration is designated as being in order. Today is no exception. There are two that struck my eye so. . .

Today is...

NO Housework Day!

aka the “National NO Housework Day” and
“International NO Housework Day.” 

The laundry will be just fine in the basket until tomorrow. Just keep adding to the pile or start a new one. That is, if you have not already procrastinated too long! Hopefully, you have enough clean underwear to make it until morning. Check to be sure you have paper plates and plastic ware on hand so you can leave the dish washer packed until tomorrow morning. NO loading or unloading allowed today.

NO Housework Day is the one day a year you can just relax, forget those daily chores and do absolutely nothing else, just R.E.L.A.X. It’s a chance to indulge yourself with NO guilt, NO stress, NO vacuuming, NO mopping, NO waxing, NO dusting, NO scrubbing toilets, NO ironing...

Of course, there is always a different spin you could put on today. In other words, try the flip side of the coin. Celebrate it a little differently. If you’re not the person who normally does the housework, take over just for today to give someone a break! Hubby! Read this! You get to take over house chores for the day!  

Or, if you have an elderly or disabled neighbor, how about offering to help out with his/her chores this No Housework Day? You may be doing the work but look at the gratitude you will receive! Doesn't get better than that!

Origin of No Housework Day is not known nor when it was first celebrated. However, genius was him/her who first celebrated this day. What we can imagine is that this unique day was probably started by an over-worked woman who was tired of her daily chores. Additionally, maybe she had been more than likely taken for granted, and just raised her arms up in the air, announcing rather loudly, “Aarrgghh! I am tired, I seriously need a break and I declare this day, April 7, to henceforth be a NO Housework Day!”

However you choose to celebrate, don’t forget to sit back and raise a (presumably dirty) glass to the kind soul who invented it! OR Have an ice cold mug of beer.

Today is also...

National Beer Day!

April 7th, 1933 was the date when sale of beer would become legal for the first time in 13 years, signaling the beginning of the end of Prohibition. FDR signed the Cullen-Harrison Act - an amendment to the Volstead Act – that allowed beer to have an alcohol content of 3.2% by weight (4% ABV).

On the evening of April 6th, people lined up outside of bars to have their first taste of beer since the start of Prohibition. It’s sometimes even referred to as New Beer’s Eve!

This date signaled change, and without the Cullen-Harrison Act, we’d probably be sipping on some juice or drinking in some shady back alley today. Go out and celebrate – our not-so-distant ancestors fought for it!
Source: Happy National Beer Day
Whether you’re a lager lover or a cask ale connoisseur, there’s no excuse not to raise a glass to another yearly installment of Beer Day – the perfect opportunity for beer brewers, sellers and buyers to raise their frosty glasses in celebration of the oldest, and most popular alcoholic beverage on the planet!

Bars, restaurants and pubs all over the world join in with the celebration, so it’s easier than ever to show your appreciation for the people who brew beer, and those who make it available for us all to drink on that parched summer’s afternoon.

Word of the Day - BEER