Two hundred and sixty-one

Two quick holidays today:

UN International Day for Tolerance

First practiced in 1996, International Day for Tolerance is a day showing “the commitment of Heads of State and Government to advance human welfare, freedom and progress everywhere, as well as to encourage tolerance, respect, dialogue and cooperation among different cultures, civilizations and peoples.” (

From the Secretary-General’s Message for 2011:

We all have a responsibility to protect those vulnerable to discrimination, whether based on race, religion, nationality, language, gender, sexual orientation or other factors.

As I’m stuck at home, but finally feeling a little better to be able to find distractions for myself, I watched Anderson Cooper’s show on transgendered children and teens.  Although this show was not about bullying, the topic has been all around the news lately.   Let’s not stop fighting against bullying because of sexuality, race, religion, or any other reason.  Teach tolerance to your childrean and we will all live in a better world.

National Educational Support Professionals Day

A day to say thank you to all those school employees who help students have the tools they need to succeed.  I’m sure we can all tell a story when the clerical assistants helped you when you had to leave early from school, or the school nurse when you got your period (sorry boys), the food service workers for providing you lunch or the bus driver to get you there.  If you know an educational support professional thank them today for all their hard work.

Recap on Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

Yesterday was a bit of a blur.  I was in so much pain I vaguely recall writing the blog.  I now know what migraine sufferers go through.  The infection created a bad fever that caused a severe headache.  I’m on antibiotics and am having an ultrasound to make sure things aren’t spreading.  I’m still in pain and feverish, but I’m feeling a bit better today.

On that note, I could hardly get out of bed, let alone clean my refrigerator yesterday.  Although I did take a look inside to see all the things that I need to throw out.  There are definitely a few items that are ready to go!  On my ‘must do’ list when I feel better.