Well, this week is over! TGIF! It has been a challenge!
A long weekend...Family Day
The beginning of the weekend is upon us and so looking forward to some milder temperatures....YES, finally on the + side of 0! May even get a BBQ or two in! Pity the Maritimes, forecast is for 25-35 cm of snow by Friday night! Where does one put all that white stuff?
Sorry sister, I feel your pain!
**Little know fact about Ms. Lawrence: I don't do winters well!**
The holiday was first celebrated in 1990. Alberta was the only province in Canada to have a statutory holiday in February, until it was proposed in Saskatchewan beginning in 2007.
The holiday was proclaimed by Lieutenant Governor Helen Hunley, on the advice of her premier, Don Getty. Premier Getty said it was important for all Albertans to take time for their families and this holiday would emphasize the importance of family values.
Getty came in for considerable criticism at the time. Many employers felt that an additional statutory holiday was an unnecessary financial burden. In response to the criticism, the holiday of Heritage Day was downgraded to a civic holiday, meaning employers are not required to observe this day. Under Alberta law, the employer may choose to observe Heritage Day as a general holiday, under which rules applying to general holiday pay will be used. (DAM RIGHT ON THAT)!
|Oh Family Day Celebrations I'm thinking will involve a little Cheer (s)!|
To all my Friends , Family & Others!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day as well.
have often crossed your mind,
family, friends and others, too,
who in your life have shined
the warmth of love or a spark of light
that makes you remember them;
no matter how long since you've actually met,
each one is a luminous gem,
who gleams and glows in your memory,
bringing special pleasures,
and that's why this Valentine comes to you:
You're one of those sparkling treasures!