Happy Family Day everyone! What’s Family Day you ask? Well, Canadian winters are long. Really long. Canadian summers are full of long weekends – three days to get away, get outside and enjoy the sun.
But for the longest time, winter stretched on without end between New Year’s and the March Break. And if you don’t have kids, or can’t the week off, everyone was stuck going without an extra day off until Easter.
Canadians began lobbying for a February break; a long weekend to brighten up our interminable winter. A few years ago, the government decided to give in and create such a holiday. The push from my region to make the holiday on Groundhog Day fell on deaf ears. Guess the feds aren’t fans of Wiarton Willie. However, they did decide on lame-sounding, but hard to find offense with, Family Day.
So welcome to the Family Day edition of the Blogging Boomers Carnival. This collection of Baby Boomers who blog about life, the universe and everything is the longest running blog carnival by baby boomers.
This week’s host are the lovely ladies at Fabulous After 40. The Glam Gals, Deborah Boland and JoJami Tyler, are image and style experts, who help women over 40 look and feel fabulous.
This week’s topics include Academy Award fashion, going for your dreams, driveaway companies, lying on LinkedIn, retirement, family reunions and more. Please visit the carnival, read the posts and feel free to join the conversation by leaving a comment or two.
Andrea J. Stenberg