What a week!! Monday was President’s Day. The sad thing about that to me is that our county offices don’t close for the holiday and it chaps my hide every year. These men served our country and we should be honoring their memories. My office is always closed but I had to be on standby since a colleague had a hearing in state court that if he lost, I’d have to step in and help his client in an emergency filing in federal court. The Feds were closed but since filings can be done on-line, it really isn’t impossible to help someone after hours. AND of course, I had to be on standby to be paid, too! LOL!
Tuesday is a two-fold celebration day. First, for the world at large, it’s Mardi Gras, which means Fat Tuesday- the last day before the Lenten season begins. Now, I’m a plain old Methodist and we don’t go in for all that stuff, but it is a fun time. I used to be in two Mardi Gras krewes (clubs) but resigned from both this year because I got tired of the women in them- it seemed like someone was always mad about something and the tension would be unbearable, so I decided life would be easier without it. I do miss some of the activities but not the drama.
The second celebration for today is my favorite actor of all time is having a birthday today!! Happy Birthday to Alan Rickman. Here’s hoping he has many more and keeps taking on roles so I can admire him.
Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, which starts Lent. I used to think it was cool when I was a kid that my Catholic friends went to church and had the ashes placed on their foreheads. Again, the Methodists don’t do that. I’m fascinated by all types of rituals and religions and love to learn all about the different traditions.
Thursday and Friday aren’t holidays to my knowledge but I’m expecting a great day at least for Thursday. One that has been a long time in coming. I’ve got a hearing that is going to finally end a case that has been going on since 2008 and I’m the big winner.
Leaving you with a happy dance from one of Alan’s films. Happy Birthday, happy new contract for me and happy Fat Tuesday! Kick up your feet and dance!