Saturday, August 7, 2010

Happy Labor Day, Mom! And A Royal Decree

I know what you're thinking, "She's a month off. Labor Day is next month."

But did you know that thirty years ago today was labor day for my mom? Yup. It's the day I was born.

And did you know Mt. Saint Helens also erupted that day? It's true. I've always been good with first impressions. Or causing natural disasters...

It's not why my first name is Helen, though. No. My mom named me after an 80 year old woman she knew. Then when I told her I was going to name my daughter Hazel she told me, "It sounds like an old lady name."


And did you also know that, in America, the month of August is the only month without a national holiday?

I'm just full of useful information today. It's all the wisdom I've gained in my thirty years of life.

Well, not all of it.

But pretty close.

Doesn't that picture look like my mom is choking me? She wasn't. I promise.

So. Back to the national holiday issue.

I think it's more than just a coincidence that the only month wanting a national holiday is also the month of my birth.

Something else you may not know is my Queenly situation. I am Queen. Of everything. Just ask my dad. But don't ask my sisters. They're still in De Nile. It's sad.

So, Mr. President, members of congress, and my fellow citizens, as Queen, I here by institute August 7th as Queen's Day. A national holiday. Think of it as Christmas. For me.

Not the "worshiping the Savior of the world" part. Just the presents part. And the "getting together to eat wonderful foods" part (soy and egg free of course).

(Roses from my Hot Hubby!)

It is written.

Let it be.

Thank you.


The end.

P.S. I apologize for my photography skills. Or lack thereof.


Steadyongal said...

The Queen would of course be so gracious as to offer herself for such use as a National Holiday! Bruce asked me if I thought you'd still refer to yourself as that when you are...55.. Time will tell huh! :) Love ya and hope your day was wonderful!

LaFonda Dunlap said...

Just wanted to thank you for the recognition you gave me by acknowledging my day of labor! I must say it was a very successful day. Rumor has it that some Queen made it a national holiday.
Love you funny funny lady!

Art said...

Well - when you are 55, you will be about 2/3rds my age. You are slowly catching up and I imagine I am still going to be addressing to you as the Queen.

mercymaid said...

here, here!! Thanks for being a wonderful Queen :) sorry about the lack of presents. Maybe your other subjects did a better job with that. And now that it is a national holiday hopefully next year will bring lots of gifts. :)

pistolsnprincesses said...

Awww. Thanks, Dad. At least I have a few loyal subjects. :)

And Steph: You guys are all the presents I need. This year.

Lol! Teasing. I'm teasing.