Monthly Newsletter January 1, 2023

Happy New Year ​​​​​​​from The deSoto Team!

As we say goodbye to 2022 and look ahead to the beginning of a new year, there is an opportunity for us all to take a moment and reflect on what the past 12 months have brought us, as well as our hopes for 2023. No matter if this past year has been filled with successes or hardships, optimism and gratitude can help us approach the start of what is sure to be another exciting chapter in life. Making resolutions and setting goals are two great ways to set intentions while encouraging growth – so let’s make this New Year one that stands out!

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January is here,
With eyes that keenly glow-
A frost-mailed warrior striding
A shadowy steed of snow.

– Edgar Fawcett

Moon Phases for January 2023 for Prescott Valley, AZ

Full Moon, January 6 at 4:09 P.M.
Last Quarter, January 14 at 7:13 P.M.
New Moon, January 21 at 1:55 P.M.
First Quarter, January 28 at 8:20 A.M.
All times in Arizona time.

Full Moon on the 6th is called “Wolf Moon” by Native Americans of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of the year, the wolves howl in hunger.

January 3-4: Quadrantid Meteor Shower. (Could have up to 40 meteors per hour.)

January 30: Best time to view Mercury, since it’ll be at it’s highest point above the horizon.

The Month of January is . . .

National Clean Up Your Computer Month

National Hobby Month

National Hot Tea Month

National Sunday Supper Month

National Soup Month


National Lose Weight/Feel Great Week: 1st-7th

National Mocktail Week: 8th-14th

Hunt For Happiness Week: 15th-21st

Clean Out Your Inbox Week: 22nd-28th


Whipped Cream Day: 5th

Three Kings Day: 6th

Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day: 11th

Blame Someone Else Day: 13th

Appreciate A Dragon Day: 16th

National Cheesy Socks Day: 21st

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day: 31st


  • 1st- 4713 BC – Julian Calendar day #1, according to Joseph Justus Scaliger’s cycle of 7980 years.
  • 2nd- 1839 – First known picture of the moon was taken by Louis Daguerre.
  • 5th- 1945 – Pepe LePew debuted in Warner Brother’s “Odor-able Kitty”
  • 8th- 1835 – The United States’ official debt was $0.00.
  • 11th- 1908 – The Grand Canyon National Monument was created.
  • 14th- 1914 – Henry Ford opened his assembly-line Model-T factory.
  • 15th- 1861 – The Steam elevator was patented by Elisha Otis.
  • 17th- 1773 – Captain James Cook and his crew became the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle.
  • 20th- 1989 – Ronald Reagan became the 1st President elected in a ‘0’ year (1980) since 1840, to leave office as President while still alive.
  • 25th- 1881 – Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell formed the Oriental Telephone Company.

Andy’s Actually Factual Facts:

  • The swan has over 25,000 feathers on its body.
  • If a snake has its head chopped off – that chopped-off head can still bite and unleash a huge amount of venom.
  • Clinomania is the excessive desire to lay in bed all day.
  • Pope Francis used to be a nightclub bouncer.
  • Nearly every brand of hard liquor is vegan.
  • In Greece, women are not legally allowed to wear high heels or tall hats in the Olympic Stadium.
  • Carrots have zero fat content.
  • Harry Burnett Reese, the founder of Reese’s chocolate, was a former shipping foreman and a dairy farmer for Milton S. Hershey, the founder of Hershey’s chocolate.
  • In 1999, PayPal was voted as one of the top ten worst business ideas.
  • There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach in the world.

*They must be true, I found them on the internet!