Happy Canada Day!

Unfortunately, I am away from home this Canada Day. Our Canada Day tradition goes all the way back to 1997 when a co-worker of mine (Diane) requested off for July 1st. She told me it was for her annual Canada Day party which surprised me since she was not even Canadian. But, I am a firm believer of taking every opportunity to celebrate something (ANY birthday is a great excuse for cake. We even would make up birthdays for cake.). About 4 years ago we took our celebrations up a notch to involve a barbecue, decorations, flags and even t-shirts!

Since I am away in Virginia, we won't be flying the flag until Friday night. But I will be watching the fireworks webcast tonight (another tradition).

Canada Day has always been fun for us. I was fortunate enough to make the trip to Toronto in high school in 1989 and I was hooked. I follow a couple of excellent bloggers in Canada (Randall and Heather) and this year I even work for a Canadian company (who thankfully saved me from having to throw what career I have down the 'ol toilet).

Happy Canada Day!!