Category: calendar

Gaining My Barrings For A Great December

December 2019 is upon us. The end of another decade and the beginning of new things.

This time of year really can throw some people into a state of panick and anxiety. Worrying about where to buy gifts, what to get for that speacial someone and money, money, money.

This year I want to challenge everyone reading this to have a better December this year then in years past.

Planning

Recently I found an article by Marelisa Fábrega, owner of “Daring to Live Fully” titled; How To Have An Organized Christmas – Create A December Planner.

Usually my calendar is full of events, deadlines, birthdays and more. Planner? I’ve never kept a planner for being organized. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

With today’s technology everything is in my phone or tablet and written on my main calendar at home.

When I start out the month the first thing I do is add birthday celebrations. My husbands is on December third, then my youngest grandsons is on the twenty-seventh.

Next thing on my list decorating for Christmas. Seems stupid I know; however I’d rather plan to do it early then realize later I forgot to do it at all.

Between working a full time job, writing, taking care of my husband, and all the other things I must do planning works!

Organization

Baking, shopping, parties and the list goes on. Along with planning out my month, the need for being organized screams out at me.

My husband is always on me about mt list. “Where’s your list at”? He asks as we are walking down an isle. I used to smile and tell him; “Don’t worry it’s right here” while pointing to my head. Of course after we’ve gotten home, it’s then I realize what I’d forgotten.

Now if I don’t make either a paper list or use a handy mobile application like Cool Memo and To Do Tasks.

Self ❤ Care

Always make time for yourself! Even if it’s drinking coffee in your favorite Christmas mug, getting your nails or hair done at the salon. Make time for you!

Afterall if you are not grounded yourself know one would get through December much less all the holidays it includes.

Rewards

Make a Rewards Bucket List. As you’re accomplishing tasks throw in a reward for yourself. Maybe a “movie day with the kids” or “date night with your honey”.

Reward lists are alot like a bucket list. Cross off each one as you go.

Finally

Enjoy time with your family. Be happy, loving, caring and most of all thankful to have those you love around you.

Have a great December!

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Hello January, Goodbye 2018

Happy New Year Everyone!

As 2018 is now over, my wish for you is to have courage, hope and faith to overcome any obsticals that may come your way.

Find joy in the everyday things not just the happy moments.

Have peace with yourself and with life. Without peace there’s no happiness. Without happiness no joy, without joy there is only sadness and hate.

This year in 2019 show love, be happy, love and care about your fellow man.

Resolutions are fine to have; however according to an article I found in Very Well Mind only 9% of people keep their resolutions.

Do you have any resolutions for this new year?

Happy New Year.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

 How Did The Months Get Their Names 

Have you ever wondered how the months got their names?

I thought it would be fun to start the year off with an informational post.

HISTORY LESSON

■ How did the months get there names

■ What is the Gegorian calander?

■ How many different calanders are there?

The ancient Romans used a different calandar system that began with March and ended in February.

Although the Romans used a short calander they left us with twelve months, 365 days and 8760 hours.

Now let’s look at how the Romans names each month.

March: The ancient Romans started the year off with March. It was believed that all wars were to cease during the time of celebration between the old and new years. Some historians believe that since March was the first month of the new year that the Romans named it after Mars, the Romans God of war.

April: Some historians believe that April got its name from the Latin word meaning “second” since April was the second month on there calendar. Another theory is that it comes from the Latin word “aperire”, meaning to open because it represents the opening of buds and flowers in the spring. The last thought is that it was named after the goddess Aphrodite.

May: Originated from an earth goddess named Maia, meaning growing plants.

June: What is the most popular month for weddings? Yes, June.

The Romans named June after Juno, the queen of the gods and patroness of marriage and weddings.

July: July was named after Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. Previously it was called “Quintilli,” which is Latin for “fifth.”

August: In Latin the number six is called, “Sextilla.” Later is was changed to August named after Augustus Caesar in 8 B.C.

In today’s traditional calendar the months of September, October, November and December, we know as months 9, 10, 11 and 12. On the ancient Roman calendar these months were known as 7, 8, 9 and 10.

September: September comes from the Latin word, “septem,” for “seven.”

October: October’s name comes from octo, Latin for “eight.”

November: Being the ninth month, November’s name comes from the Latin word, “novem,” which means “nine.

December: December’s name comes from decem, which is Latin for “ten”.

In 690 B.C Numa Pompilius proclaimed that a period of celebration at the end of the year be turned into a month with its own name. February received its name after the festival Februa.

Later that same year Pompilius added another month to the beginning of the year and called it January after Janus, the God of beginnings and endings.

The Gregorian calendar in 1582 was adjusted by Pope Gregory and the western nations began celebrating the start of the new year on January 1.

According to the website Wonderoplois the Englad and American colonies continued to celebrate the new year on the date of the spring equinox in March. It was not until 1752 that the British and their colonies finally adopted the Gregorian calendar.

So many different calendars

Besides the calendar that we use everyday there are others that you might have never heard of.

The Hebrew or Jewish Calendar

The Hebrew or Jewish Calendar is used as a religious guide for the Jewish faith to keep in observance with holidays, agricultural meanings and the timelines for the religions history.

The Chinese Calendar

Wikipedia defines the traditional Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar which reckons years, months and days according to astronomical phenomena.

The Solar Calendar

The Solar Calendar is on the seasonal year of approximately 365 1/4 days, the time it takes the Earth to revolve once around the Sun.

The are a few others that I have not mentioned.

I hope you enjoyed these facts.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera