Don't tell the grandkids but when I was little, instead of President's Day, we had Abraham Lincoln's birthday AND George Washington's birthday – both of them holidays. Now school children get just one day off in February.
Most of “official” U.S. shuts down today – if you count all local, state and federal government offices, banks, the Postal Service and schools. So I'm taking off today too or, at least, writing something that takes zero intellectual effort.
Just this one note: it surprises me but spring is making itself known already. Green shoots are in evidence around my place and last week, pink blossoms started popping out on this bush:
Then, after weeks and weeks and weeks of chilly, gray overcast, with and without rain, this is what it looked like chez Bennett last Friday – bright, early morning sun foretelling of more to come.
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Ellen Younkins: Cabin Fever