As far as I know, today is a holiday only in a couple of provinces in Canada including mine. Some other provinces celebrate next weekend and others don’t have a February holiday at all. It just seems like someone in our government decided they wanted some time off between Christmas and Easter.
I am not knocking it at all. I am always glad to spend more time with my Hubby. And, of course, he is family! I am just not sure what they think “Family Day” means.
So, I thought I would give it my own interpretation.
My dear friend Dee and her family went up to a ski resort for the weekend. She and her oldest son are heading back today. She texted me on the road conditions and said they were having a “nice chat”. Her husband and younger son are spending the day together and will drive down tomorrow.
Hubby and I have been sitting beside each other clicking away on our keyboards and often sharing things that we read or that we have written for feedback. We’ve caught up on sleep and TV, and had a great lunch out with his parents.
I noticed on my Facebook that friends have gone to the movies or are going to see one today with their family. Others are doing stuff around the house or going out and enjoying the beautiful sunshine after the bizarre weather we have been having.
But aren’t these all things we can (and maybe should) be doing any weekend?
Oh, and yes, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. I have always said that if I can’t show my love in some little way every day of my marriage, what good is a box of chocolates or a bunch of flowers (both of which I am allergic to) on one specific day going to prove?
Please don’t get me wrong. I am not against holidays and celebrations. What I am is pro celebrating love every day.