February 15th


NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY – Having played Candy Land many many times, I can honestly say that I have been over Gumdrop Mountain and survived!  Gumdrops have been around since 1915.  They are primarily gelatin and sugar and can also be made at home if you are into making candy.  I have often purchased them in the past for decoration on gingerbread houses as they look great lining the roof top.  But the most interesting way I have ever seen them used was as part of a BBQ skewer structure.  At Scientists in School, we would let them harden for weeks and then the kids would combine them with skewers to make a truss-like shape.  They would work in groups and create some impressive structures with gumdrops acting as great joint compound; however, It revolted me when the kids would insist on eating them afterward so we changed to newspaper and tape.

NATIONAL SINGLES AWARENESS DAY – the day after Valentine’s day ( and all that crazy LUUUUUUV) is designated to tell the world that there is nothing wrong with being single.  There are many upsides to be single including easy scheduling of tasks and hobbies, self reliance and no partner sabotage when it comes healthy habits.  If you are single, today is YOUR day!!


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