Life Goes On
Today, April 20, is Chinese Language Day, which I will observe by listening in on my wife's phone calls to her friends and relatives in China. I will have no idea what they are talking about, but it seems like a good way to celebrate the occasion.
It is also Volunteer Recognition Day, which I will celebrate by taking time to give God thanks for all the people in my church who volunteer in all of our programs.
Since I do a weekend update instead of a daily update for Saturday and Sunday, you may want to know the observances you missed over the weekend:
Saturday was Husband Appreciation Day. I know that Jie forgot about it, but I am also hesitant to bring it up because it was also Piñata Day, which scares me a little. Saturday was also Auctioneer Day, an activity going back to ancient Babylon (500 B.C.) The oldest auctioneer house in the world started in Stockholm in the 1600s and still is in operation. Saturday was Record Store Day, which I recommend you observe by reading one of my favorite novels, Rachel Joyce's
Music Shop. Something well worth reading while you are sheltering in place. And Saturday was also Amateur Radio Day: hats off to a couple of my friends who are among the 3 million people worldwide who participate in an activity going back to the late 1800s.
And yesterday was Bicycle Day (a good idea for these days of keeping our distance from each other) Hanging Out Day (NOT a good idea this year) Garlic Day (perhaps a good time to get this one out of the way since we have to keep our distance from each other) and Amaretto Day, a sweet liqueur that maybe people are drinking more of...especially in those households where the idea of "Husband Day" gets a stare and dead silence.