I've been noticing that most holidays in the good ole' USA are another opportunity to get together have a bar-b-q and drink copious amounts of the alcoholic beverage of your choice...or maybe that's just what we do here in the Wild Wild West (come to think of it, we did a lot of that in high school on Friday and Saturday nights, perhaps I'm just in a rut.) Instead of celebrating some holidays with some sort of traditional ritual...we just get excited to have an extra day off during the week (honestly, someone at the bank totally flipped out on me one year whining that it was not fair that they didn't get a 3 day weekend because Christmas fell during the middle of the week..."and I HATE it when it does that" Well...that's certainly getting in the spirit of the thing...and good will towards men and all of that sort of stuff)
Since President's Day falls in the middle of February, it's a bit too cold to have Bar-b-q's up here...so, most people just shop instead. Which, of course is nice for me...because then I'm enjoying people's company in Snap Snap. But, other than coming to work, I don't celebrate President's Day in any other way...heck, I'm racking my brain to even come up with some sort of celebration we even participated in when I was in school...That's totally unacceptable in my book...I mean, without the great president's that we've had...where would we be as a nation?
Things I did to celebrate President's Day 2008:
- I looked down at some point and realized that I had totally subconsciously worn red white and blue (it was a dress, and I did not have a powdered wig on...but all the same)
- I met Rich up at the mall to help him shop for a new tempur-pedic foam mattress topper for his not so comfortable bed in the Airstream...and 2 new pillows (gotta' be comfy for that Anza Borrego trip)
- Ate French Fries (or Freedom Fries...whichever you prefer...I mean, those are mostly American right? I also had a Caesar salad...but the lettuce was grown in the USA)
- Came home to a lovely surprise of Cherry and chocolate chip muffins made by my mother and Rozzie (clever with the cherries...you know, cause' of the George Washington/cherry tree/lie thing?) and heard how they spent some time in homeschool doing various activities including a Presidents Hang Man game...
I had a lovely day...and did not drink any alcohol at all, nor attend Bar-b-q one or may not have decorated my mantle...But any holiday that finds me coming home to a plate of home made muffins is a good one in my book.