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