Hello Wednesday! And do you know what today is? National Cow Appreciation Day!! Who knew?? (well, I suppose all the folks at Chick-Fil-A might but, if so, I missed it) As a vegetarian, no doubt I should be giving out all the cow appreciation that I can!:) But, truthfully, I just have a soft spot for the big ladies on the farm. Not sure how it started but did you read that I once wanted to be a dairy farmer? That was quite a few decades ago so, apparently, the fascination has been around a while. But, just for the record:
1 – my being a vegetarian, honestly, has nothing to do with my “feelings” toward cows. I first made the decision to stop eating meat after “yet another” cancer diagnosis. I was doing a lot of reading but a couple of books dealing with our meat industry sealed the deal for me. In the beginning, I refused fish as well but, these days, I do eat a few kinds of fish. Especially salmon.
2 – I enjoy a cute animal print as much as the next girl; however, a cow print is a no. On anything but, especially, on clothes. It never looks good on me and, rarely, looks good on anyone. Not everything needs to be made into a fabric print.
3 – as much as I appreciate the cows, I have never dressed up in order to get a free sandwich at Chick-Fil-A (even when I ate chicken). Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one to scoff at a free lunch but I do not dress up. Just the thought of having to do so raises my anxiety to dangerous levels. The last time I dressed up was over a decade ago (but, yes, I was a grown adult – shameful!) when I was working part-time at our local Hallmark. It was actually a rather fun job. During the Christmas in July premiere of all the new ornaments (yes, in July!), we had to dress up as our favorite ornament. Oh, I wish I was kidding. I was caught totally off guard and was not able to get out of it (at least not the first year….I totally refused the next year and was completely shamed for it). I spent the day at work as Velma from Scooby Doo. Totally not the most awkward costume but I just cannot stand it.
4 – I have a hard time passing up a cute cow picture or canvas print. I know they are (supposedly) not “the in” thing for decorating but I still see plenty of them when I’m shopping – thank you, Hobby Lobby – and I love them. Yes, I have a few. I only use them in the basement and, well, my husband enjoys them as much as I do. And we just decorate with what we enjoy. “In” or not so much. Ok, I may not have an apple-themed kitchen anymore (please tell me you remember themed kitchens!) but the basement is our place:) Of course, if you come to visit, you are more than welcome to put your feet up in the basement – but I hope you like cows!!
Do you have a soft spot for something totally random? There is probably a day for it out there somewhere. No idea who creates these special days…but, for what it is worth, Happy Cow Appreciation Day friends!!