Monday, February 21, 2011

Blue Monday - President's Day!

Hello! It's Blue Monday! For those of us who blue, it's a holiday! It's also President's Day--doubling the celebration!

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Look at this beautiful blue sky over Mount Rushmore, where four Presidents are memorialized. I copied this from the internet, and I seriously doubt that the sky is so intense.




Presidents Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February.

At the beginning, the holiday was implemented to honor George Washington. It was celebrated on February 22, which actually is Washington's birthday. Later on, many states connected it to Lincoln's birthday (February 12) even though Lincoln's birthday was never a federal holiday.

Nowadays President's Day is said to commemorate all US Presidents.

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I found a blue example of a sign businesses can buy and display. All federal buildings are closed.





However, many sales are going on.

Are you going shopping?

Will you be buying something blue?

$ $ $


Happy Blue Monday!


1. mizhelle
2. Spice Up Your Life
3. Nostalgic Marveling
4. Rose
5. Mylene
6. Lani in Taipei
7. Candy @ The Little Round Table
8. John
9. Chubskulit
10. JEC
11. incidental imagery
12. Milla
13. Dorincard: blue, of the US flag
14. Dhemz
15. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
16. Dena E's
17. Natasha
18. Boo-Bah aka Iris
19. Lina, Indonesia
20. LaVoice
21. It Feels Like Chaos
22. Jan Australia
23. promdi
24. Anni / Sweden
25. GVK, Mysore, India
26. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
27. Fighter
28. Christine
29. Self Sagacity
30. Loui♥
31. Rinkly Rimes
32. Little World of Fun
33. kat
34. Carpe Diem Sweden
35. cat
36. Mar, Spain
37. Shengkay's journal, PH
38. Gittan Sweden
39. Lesley
40. For the LOVE of Rocks
41. carolynUSA
42. Eden,Australia
43. Wifey10-United Kingdom
44. rache, spn
45. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
46. Donnie
47. Reach Beyond Limits
48. Tranquil Acres of Alexandria-The Neti Pot
49. NatureFootstep Photo
50. Lassie Finds a Friend!
51. Barbara Rosenzweig
52. Terie @ early morning peace
53. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
54. Maria's Space
55. Linderhof
56. Kathy Matthews
57. Joysweb
58. Somethings to live by
59. hapzydeco
60. Tracy F.
61. Gengen
62. Mary@OnePerfectBite
63. Pie
64. Cindy Adkins
65. Carol
66. cricket
67. Pat - USA - Mille Fiori Favoriti
68. Sweepy
69. gypsea
70. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
71. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA, 2nd entry
72. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA, 3rd entry
73. By the Bluegrass
74. Lazy on Loblolly
75. JSelep
76. Priscilla
77. Terry
78. molly's Memories
79. Marie @ Bonkers in Barnhart
80. blue & white pie rack @ Mere Thoughts
81. Shy@Milestones
82. Joyful Servant
83. Photographing New Zealand
84. Joy-Books and Life
85. amotherofyesterday...
86. Fifi Flowers

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70 comments:

chubskulit said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous shot Sally. Enjoy the holiday!

Marice said...

wow! happy holidays :) hehe we'll be having a holiday too this friday!

Mylene said...

Enjoy your holiday :)

☺lani☺ said...

great! Happy President's Day! We're having holiday on Monday, sort of Peace Day 228 (2/28). Have a great week1

Dhemz said...

what a nice tribute Sally...:) thanks for sharing. Happy President's day!

Dorincard said...

Hi, Sally! Happy Blue Monday/Prez!
Usually I'm the 50th here, but now I'm the 13th! :)
Have a great day, with so many nice blue things around you! :)

Diann said...

That is a beautiuf photo. When we visited Mt. Rushmore, it was exactly that kind of day. the blue skies were amazing!

Dena E's Blog said...

Happy Happy BLUE Monday Sweet Sally!!!
Blessings and Hugs Dena

Natasha said...

Happy Long weekend you lucky things! I hope you enjoy your President's day.

Thanks for having me and Happy Blue Monday.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Boo-Bah said...

Beautiful picture! Hope you have a happy Blue Monday.

Lina Gustina said...

Sally, we don't have President's day here. I think it's a great way to give appreciation to all Presidents. Thanks for sharing your great pics :)

http://thehappyfamilies.blogspot.com/2011/02/disappointing-weekend-getaway-and.html

Sarah said...

Sally, I enjoyed your post. My brother, George, named for an uncle, not the President, was also born on February 22, so this is a special date for me. No blue in my post today, only cherries. ;-)
Hope to see you. ~ Sarah

Jan said...

Wow, haven't heard of your President's Day.
Have a Happy Holiday, and Happy Blue Monday.
Love,
Jan

Anni said...

Interesting, I've never heard of President's Day - I wonder what the president himself is doing on his day?

Happy Blue Monday!

Fighter said...

Anni: Maybe eating chocolate:-)

(Anni is a chocoholic and so am
I:-))

Happy Blue Monday to you Sally and all your readers.

xinex said...

Happy Day to all our presidents and Happy Blue Monday to you, Sally!...Christine

Loui♥ said...

Hi Sally..
Happy Blue Monday..
Looks like great minds think alike!
enjoy your day!
Hugs,,
Loui♥

Sweepy said...

Woof Sally!
I always try to post something blue but never got to link except now. Now that what you call a blue dog!

We never celebrate bdays of our President here. Now if he promised to give treats to all animals, I probably would. ;-)

anne said...

Have a happy day on President's day Sally.

kat said...

yeah the sky was so blue. Enjoy your holiday Sally.

Marie said...

Wow two times to celebrate today then :-)

genny said...

happy President's day Sally, enjoy the day and enjoy ur shopping..:-)

Mar said...

Enjoy your holiday!!

sHeNgKaY said...

hi Sally! happy holiday and happy BM!

Carolyn Ford said...

a beautiful tribute to our presidents! enjoy the holiday, Sally!

Eden said...

Love the blue sky.Great shot.

Happy holiday.

Blondie's Journal said...

As a matter of fact, I am going shopping. I forgot about the sales. Whoo Hoo!

XO,
Jane

Beverly said...

Happy Blue Monday and Happy President's Day, dear Sally.

Mount Rushmore is an amazing site, and those blue skies are always welcome.

I wish I was off of work today.

✿Icy BC✿ said...

Oh Sally, I'm not going out shopping today! We had like 2 feet of snow last night..

I'm blue because now I have to shovel the snow!

Picket said...

Morning girl...Happy Blue Monday to you! When Oldest Burly took a rode trip to Montana he stopped in several states along the way and would call me and tell me what he was seeing...he called one morning and said "Mom!!! I am standing in front of the mountain that has the presidents' faces on it!" Of course that didn't excite him as much as the day he called standing on the open range looking at a herd of BUFFALO!!! Ahhhh you gotta love a Burly Man!!! lol lol Have a great day girl! Picket

Leslie said...

Hi Sally, This is the first time I'm joining this party and while I was not prepared for a fresh blue, I dug into the blue cabinet and pulled out the Neti Pot post because it's blue! Next week, I'll post a brand new blue! Have a great week!
~Leslie
Your newest follower
Tranquil Acres of Alexandria

NatureFootstep said...

love that blue sky and am showing one of my own. :)

Jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, your comment on PS sure made me smile. I am feeling great, but looking good is a different story. It takes a while.

Love your president post today. Your post reminded me to include President's day. Thank you so much for your prayers my dear friend. I needed them,
Have a wonderful day. I am sooo happy to be visiting again.
Love, Jeanne

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Hail to our Presidents past, present, and future!
And...HAPPY BLUE MONDAY!
Coralie

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Happy President's Day!
Hi Sally and the rest of the party!
This is the first time that I am participating and hope that my pose will be enjoyable to all.
(Somehow, when I clicked "enter" the first time, it didn't disappear. Clicked again, and it put me twice!(#52, #53)Still can't figure this techno-stuff out!)

onangelwings said...

Nice President's Day tribute.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Sallie,

Well, Happy President's Day too! No, I'm not going shopping. I may be interviewed by the local paper today about my blog though. We'll see.

Have a wonderful Blue Monday, and thank you for hostessing this fun event for us each week.

Kathy

Donnie said...

Morning Sally. Loved your blues today but because our country is "Blue" right now Don & I will be hanging onto the few bucks we have left...lol...no shopping for us.

Wifey10 said...

yes lovely sky indeed! thanks for the comment dear, btw the headache doesn't stay it is just when the toothbrush is in your mouth!haha..cheers!

jlshall said...

What a great shot for Presidents' Day! Those are four presidents I don't mind commemorating - not so sure about some of the others! I sort of liked it back when George and Abe had their own individual special days.

Happy Blue Monday and have a wonderful week.

barbarah said...

I kind of liked it better when we celebrated Lincoln's and Washington;s birthdays, but I guess we should honor all the presidents for their service. It's not a job I would want! Although I don't know how having sales does honors them.:-) I'd shop if there was something I needed that was a good price, but I don't know of anything on a special sale today that I want.

Tracy F. said...

Hoping to visit Mt. Rushmore, later this year. Happy President's Day and Happy Blue Monday!

Mary said...

I just popped in to say hello. I love the photos you selected to share with us today. I hope all is well. Blessings...Mary

LV said...

This holiday, to me, is just another day without mail. I will not be shopping, but working in my yard while the winter is nicer. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Thanks for the history of President's day. Hope you get to hit some of those sales today. Going to be nasty here so I beleive I will just stay in!!! ~~Sherry~~

Carol............. said...

Hi Sally! Thanks for the President's day info. I'm not going shopping today but will go to lunch and a movie with my neighbor...

Have a great week.

Cafe au lait said...

Happy President's Day and Blue Monday!


My Blue Monday.

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy President's Day and Blue Monday, Sally!! Such a
fun link party!!!
XO

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy President's Day and Blue Monday, Sally!! Such a
fun link party!!!
XO

Cat & Cricket said...

Sally.. Happy blue monday... and presidents day!
Smiles~
C

Carol............. said...

Sally...sorry I made the mistake! I corrected it to the right link...whew..

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy President's Day, Sally! One of the biggest thrills of my life was seeing Mount Rushmore in person a couple summers ago!

Sweepy said...

Woof Sally!
I barely made it!
By golly drooly in!
Have...(pant!)...a...blue...(pant)...holiday...whatever it means! ;-)

Sara Chapman said...

Hope you are enjoying the holiday, shopping or just chilling out, as the kids say. Thanks for hosting a great meme. Have you ever considered the little thumbnail linky things? It encourages visiting and looks so cool! Thanks again, Sara

By the Bluegrass said...

Wow...this happened by chance. I have a blue college on my blog today and then found this lovely party. I linked up.
xo,
Sena

Jo said...

Happy Blue Monday and Presidents Day.
Love the photo of Mt Rushmore, I would love to visit there someday,
thanks for sharing.
~Jo
Lazyonloblolly

Mama Zen said...

Happy Presidents' Day!

Terry said...

Howdy Sally
Thank you for a super special Blue Monday post ! You really make my week so much brighter with all your gorgeous Blue Monday ideas and treasures .
Blessings to you and yours.
Until next time
Happy Trails

April said...

Happy President's Day, Sally! Abby was supposed to have the day off from school, but because of all the snow we got in early January, they're using it to make up for days lost. She's so bummed!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I loved visiting Mount Rushmore, it was really a bright intense blue sky... I usually relax on Presidents day and try to avoid the sales..lol..always spend too much and buy things I don't need.
Happy Presidents Day to you.

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

I thought today, the husband dont have to go to work, n0pe no holiday here. Happy President's day Ms. Sally

bettyl said...

We celebrate the Queen's birthday here in NZ. And it's not even close to her real birth date!

Joyful said...

Happy President's Day and Happy Blue Monday today!

Joy said...

Gosh, guess I missed all the sales today. Oh well I don't really need anything.

Fifi Flowers said...

Hope YOU ENJOYED your Blue day and President's Day!

clavsupclose said...

Hi there, I am your newest follower for Blue Monday, I hope you will like my first entry! have a nice day!

Regina said...

Happy Pres. Day!
Have a great new week Sally.
Regards.

" Regina "

Marie said...

Happy Blue Monday a tad late Sally :) I've been down with migraines a lot the past week so I seem to be running a day late on everything!

Thanks for hosting this fun hop!

Marie
Bonkers in Barnhart

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Nice snap and I would surely like to see this historic spot in person! Hope you're doing well and I always love it when you pop in!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Self Sagacity said...

Did I miss this week? Not that I am that consistent, lol. All depends on what assignments I have and if I have the brains to be creative, so remember it is not about me not liking your meme okay?