Weekend Confetti Vol. 3
Jan 23, 2021
Welcome to Weekend Confetti!
Here you will find your weekly dose of interesting and merry miscellany that you didn’t know you needed to know. Enjoy!
January 23rd is National Pie Day! Who doesn’t like pie? (If you don’t, don’t tell me.) I have never learned how to actually make a pie from scratch, but I signed up to hear about the next opportunity to do this! (There is even a book. Who knew this was a thing!?)
If you have ever used the phrase ‘American as apple pie’, you might be interested to know that pie was once a controversial topic. (Seriously?) And it’s origins were much humbler than the fancy yumminess that we enjoy today. Here is the long and short of it.
Finally, did you know pie could also be art? People are so freaking clever.
I’m not sure how I could top PIE, but this week was also a big week to celebrate women, as Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first female vice-president.
I hope that we can all agree that this was a HUGE day for women, politics aside. Women running for office have a lot of obstacles to overcome. And every woman has a role to play to help women be well represented in government. (Take this quiz to find out yours!)
Here are a few impressive firsts you may not have heard of:
Speaking of amazing women, have you ever given any thought to who your heros are? What women -past or present- inspire you?
Several years ago I decided that this would be an interesting and important exercise for me.
And last but not least, this is a reminder that YOU, just like all these others, are also an amazing, phenomenal woman.
We women are in good company.