Monday, February 19, 2007

Happy P Day!!

MENTAL STATUS: "Relaxed". I'm having a very nice holiday weekend, thus far. Very relaxing. I did some writing. Went out to dinner. Watched a movie with the hubby. Even did some painting with my little one.

And what holiday am I speaking of? (This is for all those Canadian readers I have) All two of you.

President's Day!!!

According to Wikipedia, "Presidents Day (also styled President's Day or Presidents' Day) is the common name for the United States federal holiday officially designated as Washington's Birthday. It is celebrated on the third Monday of February.

As the official title of the federal holiday, Washington's Birthday was originally implemented by the federal government in 1880 in the District of Columbia and expanded in 1885 to include all federal offices. As the first federal holiday to honor an American citizen, the holiday was celebrated on Washington's actual birthday, February 22 (also my dad's birthday)

In 1971 the federal holiday was shifted to the third Monday in February. In the late 1980s, with a push from advertisers, the term Presidents Day began its public appearance. The theme has expanded the focus of the holiday to honor another February President, Abraham Lincoln, and often other Presidents of the United States."

And now that you've had your history lesson, you can go back to bed--or go shopping. That's what I'm going to be doing.

What are you doing today?


Elle Fredrix said...

Thanks! I was reading this thinking "what holiday?" Hope you're making the most of it!

We don't have a long weekend in Feb here in Ontario. It's one of the few months that we don't, but boy, could we use one. There's actually something in legislation right now, trying to push a Feb long weekend through. I'm all for it!

Chicki said...

Bed and shopping ... that sounds wonderful. Unfortunately, this is just another day of doing editing jobs, doing crits for my partners, and hopefully finishing the Carly Phillips book I'm reading.

Enjoy your day!

DeboraDennis said...

This is so much more pleasing than the picture on my blog today! Enjoy the day - and btw - where is chapter 3????

Chelle Sandell said...

Glad you had agreat, easy weekend. Little one woke up a 4 am with 103 fever. I know he's sick when he doesn't want to watch Spong Bob...just went back to sleep. So I am writing and babying the baby!

Priya said...

wow, you learn something new everyday. i did not know about tht holiday. :)