Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The best Columbus Day ever!

It didn't think about Columbus sailing the ocean blue in 1492 one single time yesterday, but I still had the best Columbus Day ever! The kids had a regular school day... Fergus Falls school district does not observe Columbus Day. Steve had a regular work day... MSCTC doesn't observe Columbus Day either. Lucky me... banks observe Columbus day, so I had the day off! I don't think there has ever been a holiday where I was the only one in my family who had the day off. And I made the most of my "free day"! Here is what I did...
  • I skipped my 6:00 AM Body Blast class at the Y, so that I could sleep in until 7:30 AM.
  • I visited with the girls while they ate breakfast.
  • I went for a 4 mile run and enjoyed all the fall foliage.
  • I drove to Perham with Lori and we went to Sorella's spa, where I splurged with a facial and Lori enjoyed a pedicure.
  • We browsed through an amazing quilt shop.
  • We enjoyed a leisurely lunch at the Gathering Grounds... grilled ham & cheese with mushrooms and asparagus on corbetta bread with honey mustard dipping sauce... in a word... DELICIOUS!
  • I made it home in time to meet the girls getting off the bus.
  • I relaxed and watched Oprah while the girls did their homework.
  • Steve made a wonderful supper of grilled montecristo sandwiches with homemade strawberry dipping sauce.
  • OK - one not fun thing was the flu shots that we got after supper, but everything before that made it the Best Columbus Day ever!
What did you do for Columbus day?


Lori said...

I had the best Columbus Day ever!! Who knew that a guy who "discovered" a contintent with thousands (if not more) people on it could create a holiday as fabulous as yesterday was. I think someone should "discover" Perham in the name of Spain so we can have another totally rockin' day off of work! Thanks for the invite!

the mom~ said...

Uh...not ALL banks celerbrate Columbus day..I had to work! Blah!
I am glad you and Lori had such a wonderful day together!