Today is International Women’s Day. In order to properly celebrate groups across the United States are sponsoring A Day Without A Woman. The celebration is supposed to involve ladies withdrawing from their regular activities at work and home in order to show the rest of society how important their role is and how they need more appreciation. Not only aren’t you supposed to go to work you’re not supposed to shop either. I think they made an exception for shopping at female-owned businesses but obviously, those would likely be closed for the day since the owner should be leaving her usual responsibilities to make a point about how important she is to the proper functioning of society.
Let’s see. Women are supposed to leave men alone AND not shop? This sounds like something a man made up doesn’t it? It’s clearly a trick and the celebrants have been had! The secret name for A Day Without A Woman is Men’s Freedom Day!
Men are free from henpecking, nagging and whining for a full day. Sounds like party time to me!
Plus, you know darn well, when those women decide to come back home, their husbands and sons are going to be having a great time lolling about in their sweats, watching action movies with their feet up on the coffee table with pizza boxes and soda cans strewn all about…happy as clams!
Seriously ladies, If you’re an American and you think you need to participate in a Day Without A Woman event, may I suggest you need to do some intensive soul searching. If you don’t feel appreciated and you’re not being paid what you should be for the work you do, you’re hanging around the wrong people…and you need to go get yourself a new job.
Let me get a jump on the crowd and take this opportunity to say…. happy Independence Day! I know it’s a little early but I’m going on vacation and will be in a place without internet access for a while. This, however, is one of my favorite days and I didn’t want to miss my chance to wish you a celebration filled with relaxation and joy.
My vacation is taking me to a place without a gym so I’ll have to improvise. My plan is to do just a little exercise while I’m away. I have a jump rope I’ll take along and I’m sure there will be some long walks in the days ahead. I’ll do push ups, crunches and planks for core and if I’m lucky I might be able to find a place to do some pull-ups. That’s it…the grand plan.
Enjoy your 4th of July festivities and though I won’t be around that day rest assured I carry the celebration in my heart every day of the year and everywhere I go.
In July, 1776, John Adams penned a letter to his wife. Referring to our first Independence Day, he wrote that it “will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”