Get Prepared for a Great Month!

September 01, 2011

Welcome to September, my Chicago real estate friends. At the beginning of each month, we like to discuss the observances and causes celebrated during the month.

September is National Preparedness Month and Mold Awareness Month, two very important issues to consider at home. We will be getting into further detail on each subject, so check back soon.

Meanwhile, here’s a list of other special interests recognized during the month.

September is:

* Apple Month

* Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month

blocks that spell out child safety in the home

September is Baby Safety Month and National Childhood Injury Prevention Month.

* Atrial Fibrillation Month

* Baby Safety Month

* Backpack Safety America Month

* Childrens’ Good Manners Month

* College Savings Month

* Fall Hat Month

* Great American Low-Cholesterol, Low-fat Pizza Bake Month

* Gynecology Cancer Awareness Month

* Happy Cat Month (ergo the front-page picture)

* Healthy Aging Month

* International People Skills Month

* International Self-Awareness Month

* International Strategic Thinking Month

* Library Card Sign-up Month

* (World) Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month

* National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

* National Childhood Injury Prevention Month

* National Coupon Month

* National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)

* National Honey Month

* National Mushroom Month

* National Organic Harvest Month

* National Osteopathic Medicine Month

* National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

* National Sickle Cell Month

* Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

piano keys

Got a piano at home? When did you last tune it? Do it during National Piano Month!

* National Pediculosis Prevention Month

* National Piano Month

* National Rice Month

* National Skin Care Awareness Month

* One-on-One Month

* Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

* Pleasure Your Mate Month

* Reunion Planning Month

* Schoolhouse Triangle Project Month

* Sea Cadet Month

* Self Improvement Month

* Shameless Promotion Month

* Sports and Home Eye Health & Safety Month

* Subliminal Communications Month

* Update Your Resume Month

* Wild Rice Month

* World Animal Remembrance Month

Don’t forget the weekly observances:

* 1-10: International Enthusiasm Week

* 4-10: National Waffle Week

* 11-17: National Assisted Living Week

* 18-24: Pollution Prevention Week

* 25-Oct. 1: National Chimney Safety Week

Elephant Painting

Sept. 22 is Elephant Appreciation Day: I will celebrate by staring lovingly at the picture hanging in my Chicago home painted by an elephant.

And, there are also day observances:

* 2: National Lazy Mom’s Day

* 5: Be Late for Something Day (it’s also Labor Day)

* 9: Wonderful Weirdos Day

* 11: National Grandparent’s Day

* 18: National Respect Day (also Wife Appreciation Day)

* 22: Elephant Appreciation Day

* 23: Hug a Vegetarian Day

*24: National Public Lands Day

* 26: Family Day: A Day to Eat Dinner with your Kids

* 30: Ask a Stupid Question Day

Finally, on a personal note, September is Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month. To celebrate, you really should visit Chicagoland Real Estate Forum often this month, comment on my stories, and let the occasional typo slip by without judgment.

And with that, I wish for you the BEST month!

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