NATIONAL NO RHYME (NOR REASON) DAY

September 1st is National No Rhyme Nor Reason Day - it's a great start to September on the blog where anything goes!

WHAT'S NEW ON THE BLOG FOR SEPTEMBER?

Over the month of September I thought I'd change things up a bit and: 

1) I'd throw in a few National Days and how they apply to me in Midlife. I even have my beloved husband doing a guest post on one (with a little gentle persuasion from me), and also one of my favourite bloggers doing another towards the end of the month on a National Day that is close to her heart.

2) I'd discuss a few questions that I've been pondering lately - Midlife Musings!

3) I'd do a bit of an overview of life at the moment - while we share a virtual coffee. 

But to get started, the first cab off the rank for September is:


NATIONAL NO RHYME (NOR REASON) DAY

National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day is observed annually on September 1 and actually celebrates words in the English language which do not rhyme with any other words. Also known as refractory rhymes, these are words that poets try to avoid using in verse.

Some unrhymable words in the English language include:



· Orange         · Month        · Silver           · Spirit

· Chimney      · Purple        · Woman

It's interesting that three of these are colours....something else to ponder upon!

NATIONAL NO RHYME (NOR REASON) MONTH

In keeping with the No Rhyme Nor Reason theme, September is going to be a bit of a mash up of things floating around in my head that I want to share for no particular reason - other than the fact that I like having somewhere to put them down and thrash them out - and that's one of the many joys of having a blog!

I'd be interested in any feedback and comments - especially about the questions I've been mulling over. It's strange when a few little things start to take up room in my head - so I'll be glad to set them down and move onto the end of the year without them buzzing around!

Theres no rhyme or reason why some things work and some things dont

NATIONAL NO RHYME (NOR REASON) REST OF THE YEAR

I'm not really sure what the rest of the year holds - I do know that my birthday is coming up in November - I'll still officially be in my mid-fifties - is that the Mid of Midlife? It feels like it should be a marker as far as this stage of life goes - ahhhh more to ponder on down the track by the look of things. Hopefully October to December will unfold as they come upon me and I'll just live in the September moment for now and see what follows after that.

September 1st is National No Rhyme Nor Reason Day - it's a great start to September on the blog where anything goes!

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26 comments

  1. Hmm, never heard of this day. Yes, it does kinda make you wonder about the colors :) Thank you Leanne or linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared your post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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    1. I hadn't heard of it before either Dee but I liked how it made for a good introduction to the month ahead as far as how my blogging is going!

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  2. Hi, Leanne - I'm intrigued by the ideas and pondering that you have planned for your upcoming posts. 'No Rhyme, No Reason Day' was a great start. I'll definitely stay tuned!

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    1. Thanks Donna - I'm a bit all over the place this month - wanted to mix things up a bit and I certainly seem to have lots going on in my head. Hope you enjoy it too.

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  3. I've also never heard of this. Here in the Southern Hemisphere it is known as Spring Day, as it's the first official day of Spring. Sure enough, today is a beautiful day. Blue cloudless sky, trees with their first leaves, plants with their early blossoms, lawns are even green thanks to a recent deluge of rain to our drought-stricken land. Of course, we know that as soon as we pack the winter woolies away, we will have a Winter flashback! So Happy Spring Day if it applies to you!Anniversaries to Celebrate

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    1. It's the first day of Spring in Western Australia too Shirley and instead of blue skies, it decided to rain all day - I guess Winter is having its last gasps before we get into the warmer days of Spring. Glad you got some blue sky though :)

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  4. I never heard of this day, Leanne but now I'm trying to come up with a rhyme for woman. It seems like there must be one! As we in the other hemisphere hurl toward winter, you are approaching spring, and speaking of that. From my perspective you are a spring chicken. My birthday is in two weeks and I turn 64. I'm comforting myself with the fact that I'm still in my mid-60's.

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    1. I think Midlife is going to last a lot longer than we expect Molly and 64 will still be early days - maybe we'll have to admit to being in our Winter years when we hit 80? Who knows what the future holds :)

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  5. This is sounding pretty fun! I can't wait to read all of it! I don't know about 55 being midlife - midlife is so difficult to define anymore. I know 55 sounds pretty young to me!

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    1. I thought it might be mid-midlife because there's still ages to go before I admit to getting old Melody. All my friends in their 60's seem much younger than I expected people to be by that age and stage, so I guess we'll be rocking Midlife til at least 80!

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  6. What an original day - never heard of it before but we live and learn. Will be thinking about those words all day now haha!

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    1. I thought it was weird that there were so many colours without rhyming counterparts - who'd have thought you couldn't rhyme purple or silver?

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  7. I can definitely get behind No Reason day. But no rhyme! I'd be sooo lost.
    As to those unrhymable words? Challenge accepted!

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    1. I want to see you do a poem featuring as many of them as possible Diane - if anyone is up to the challenge it would be you :)

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  8. I didn't know there was a no rhyme or reason day! One thing I have noticed is that at the time it happens, it often seems like there is no rhyme or reason for something to happen, but much later it is revealed to you. Looking back, you see patterns and cause and effect that are not possible to see in the midst of things.

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    1. That is so true Michele - it's funny how things have a pattern or a purpose in hindsight (while at the time we are thinking - what?????)

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  9. Leanne, I did not realize these words had no rhymes, but you're right--at least I couldn't rhyme them. How do you think someone figured this out? Happy No Rhyme Day! I wish they'd given me the day off work. :-)

    Thanks for co-hosting #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!

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    1. I wouldn't mind a public holiday in for no rhyme or reason too Christie! Maybe we should petition for one :)

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  10. Looking forward to your September series Leanne and especially the virtual coffees. Also its fun to mix things up occasionally. Have a great month!

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    1. Thanks Sue - I really needed a change and I'm very pleased to have you guest posting later down the track :)

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  11. As a language geek you have made me ponder over those non rhyming words!! First day of Autumn here in the UK and it was a sunny one! 😊

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    1. Our first day of Spring was wet Linda but the sun's out again and we're warming up and the mornings are getting light sooner - always nice to get up when it's light and not still feeling like the middle of the night! Don't envy you a UK Winter in the making though.

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  12. Thanks for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty Leanne always great to have you join us.

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  13. I've never heard of this day, but what a good post idea! Your mind could just kind of wander wherever you chose. Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

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  14. Some great ideas here! Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

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