Today is a holiday. I only know because of the calendar. It doesn’t feel like a holiday to me. Does it to you?
Now I have to remember to put the garbage out a day later than usual. We’ll see how many of our neighbors forget about that on Thursday night. 😉
When I was working, holidays were like gold. The anticipation of a three day weekend was pure pleasure. And then having those three days off? Bliss.
I’ve been retired now for almost four and a half years and holidays are definitely not the same. Much like Saturdays, they’re like any other day now. Except this year, they mean we’ll probably have a surge in coronavirus cases over the next few weeks. As if we aren’t in the middle of one already.
I’m sure you’re saying that there have to be some holidays that still have value. Sure. Thanksgiving and Christmas still mean something. But my favorite weekend of the year – Thanksgiving – is no longer special. At least not the way it used to be.
It seems holidays were only special because I didn’t have to go to work. Is that sad?
I know, holidays are what you make them. We’re at the point where holidays like Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day don’t bring anything special to our day. We don’t spend them with family or friends. I’m not sure why. Too much work? No one takes the initiative? Nice to relax at home?
We’re not big partiers anyway so why would we party on a holiday? What can we do to make it special? Today, we’re making pot roast in the crockpot. Talk about living it up!!
Even before Tim and I were married, I didn’t do anything. When you’re working, it’s just nice to have the extra day at home. I’d take the day to do something just for me, like sit outside and read all afternoon. Now I can do that any day, which is great, by the way.
Tim’s still working but he’s also been home due to his surgeries so it’s not like a big day for him either, other than he gets paid for it. And like for many, holidays create more work when he goes back. So is the holiday worth it?
How do you feel about holidays? Take a second to answer my poll, if you’re retired.