You might have guessed that I'm not big on holidays - especially the ones that don't even involve time off from work (Valentine's Day, I'm looking at you). Certain "holidays" tend to necessitate more work: baking, crafting, gift-buying, etc. This obligation makes things I like (shopping, eating cookies and crafting) a chore. But Family Day, a day off for many Canadians in Ontario, Alberta & Saskatchewan (any other provinces or countries?) has no rules, no special gift wrap and no chores. Just a day off for the Hubs and I. Seeing as we spent the whole weekend working on the townhouse (I started painting the basement!), today we plan to relax. And then excitedly watch paint dry. And then probably do more painting, who am I kidding? But we will stop and enjoy the day. How could we not, when it's as pretty as this:
On the subject of snow, a lot of blog readers ask me where I'm from and where I live. The latter question Hubby hates when I answer, for "security" reasons, although I still do - Ottawa! The former question, however, I always say with pride: Thunder Bay, Ontario on beautiful Lake Superior. I miss our city and look forward to a time when Hubby & I can move back. In the meantime, my heart swells with pride anytime I see Thunder Bay folks doing something awesome, and the video below is no exception.
Check out these Thunder Bay young'uns create snow jumps at the ends of driveways and ski down some of Thunder Bay's city streets in the middle of the night. So dangerous and I absolutely don't suggest anyone try these stunts on their day off from work today, but you have to watch this video because the editing, the music, and the hilarious ski bombs are all fabulous. It is just so beautifully done.
You can watch a mini-version below or head to YouTube (here's the link, it will open in a new window) so you can see the video in full screen.
Happy Family Day, or . . . just Happy Monday!