I love random holidays. Today is National Thread the Needle Day!
Thread the Needle Day
Can you thread a needle?
Thread the Needle Day is July 25th. Sewing and needlecraft enthusiasts can pinpoint this occasion as a prime time for plying their trades and pursuing their hobbies.
To the rest of us, Thread the Needle Day may be an occasion for walking fine lines between two polarities. Have you found yourself in a sticky spot, torn between two extremes or between the proverbial rock and a hard place? If you have, then July 25th is tailor-made for you. It’s Thread the Needle Day.
[source: Yahoo! Voices]
Along with this holiday, today’s post is totally random.
When I realized it was “Thread the Needle Day,” I naturally starting thinking about sewing. My mom taught me how to sew at a young age (I wanted to make my own Scrunchies) and that skill has come in quite handy over the years—fixing loose buttons, repairing ripped/snagged linens, etc. Then, I started thinking about other (random) skills I learned as a kid that have proved helpful in my adult years. Here are some:
- How to sew (and knit)
- How to set up a tent
- How to plant a garden
- How to quickly and easily locate all of the “middle” states in the U.S. (my 5th grade teacher taught our class a catchy jingle that I’ll never forget)
- How to do my own laundry (I taught more than one gal in my freshman year dorm at college how to do laundry. I guess not everyone learns as a kid!)
Last night’s dinner was a “garbage salad” topped with chicken. In the mix: romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, green bell pepper, black olives, avocado, homemade croutons (from leftover sandwich crusts from our party), balsamic vinegar, and truffle oil.
A few hours later, I got hungry again, so I snacked on some strawberries and then some almonds and raisins.
This morning, I woke up pretty hungry, so I went a little crazy with the nut butter. It’s one of the foods I can always count on to fill me up and satisfy me for hours and hours—I swear, it sticks to my ribs.
For breakfast, I made a whole wheat wrap with peanut butter, banana, and cinnamon inside. On the side, I filled the rest of the banana with almond butter. Nut butter heaven.
Once I finished eating my wrap, I poured myself a glass of iced coffee (Red Velvet flavor from Fresh Market) with soy milk. Recently, I’ve been drinking water (and my probiotics) with breakfast and then enjoying my iced coffee after breakfast while I work.
Question of the Day
What skill(s) did you learn as a kid that have helped you in your adult years?