Monday, February 15, 2016

Question of the Month: Do You Leap?

We're halfway through the Month of Love. Flowers have been purchased,
chocolates enjoyed and love celebrated...but this February is even better:
it's Leap Year! Instead of the usual 28 days, we get 29...so we want to
know: How do you celebrate Leap Day?

Jeannie Watt: I will celebrate Leap Year by wishing my beloved Happy Birthday! He was 8 when I married him. He and our daughter turned 12 the same year. He was still 12 when our son turned 12. I was a little tired of 12-year-olds by the time he turned 13.

Kristina Knight: I'd like to say I'm taking the day off to read or sew or otherwise play around - isn't that what we're supposed to do with 'found' time? - but I'm in the middle of a deadline...and bebe's got school and RadioMan has to work...so we're going to celebrate with a special dinner: from-scratch lasagna (my grandmother's recipe), garlic bread and a green salad. Yum!

Janet Lee Nye: In years past, I would treat it like a "free day". If I wasn't scheduled to work, the day would be all mine. No cleaning, no cooking, no doing anything I didn't want to do. But now, when I realized it was Leap Year, I was just happy to have another day for meeting my next deadline!

Kris Fletcher: Like Jeannie, we have a Leap Year baby in the family. My eldest niece will have her sixth REAL birthday this year, and we are very excited! Other than eating cake in her honor, my main way to celebrate this year will be to give thanks. Leap Year means an extra precious day before my March 15 deadline!

Pamela Hearon: We don't have a special celebration for Leap Year, but with a wedding coming up in March, I am grateful for any extra time I can arrange to get everything done!  A whole day? Wow--it's like I've hit the jackpot!

Vicki Essex: As a new mother, I'm not sure that extra day means anything except more feedings and more diapers! Though I suppose it does also mean more cuddles...

Tara Taylor Quinn: I don’t celebrate Leap Year!  It never even occurred to me to do so!  I’m glad to have an extra day this month, though, as I have a book due March 1!

Joanne Rock: I will try my best to celebrate Leap Year with some reading time since a good book is always the way I'd choose to spend some extra "me" time. But I do wish we got that extra day in the form a bonus day that falls outside the traditional Monday through Sunday calendar. Imagine if there was a day slotted between Saturday and Sunday one week? Then we'd really feel like we had a bonus! Hmm... don't look now, but I may have found the key platform to run a nonpartisan campaign on this Election Year. I'm pretty sure we could ALL get behind this!!!

Anna Sugden: We don’t have a special celebration here and no Leap Year babies in the family. But I’m another one with a looming deadline, so grateful for the extra day!

Claire McEwen: I wish the 29th could be a holiday for everyone.  Wouldn't that be fun?  Even though it isn't, I'd like to make time for something special on that extra day.  Maybe a few minutes of 'me' time with a yummy cup of tea and a good book, or a long walk with my dog by the ocean.  But I am also really immersed in writing a book that's due in April, so I have a feeling I'm going to spend a lot of that day with my characters, trying to help them get to their happy ending!

3 comments:

Fedora said...

No leap year birthdays here--it's just fun to have that extra day to the month this year!

Mary Preston said...

We don't have any special celebrations. I knew a girl who had her birthday on a leap day. She was not impressed.

Kaelee said...

Wishing all of you with looming deadlines a great big dose of writing time and a cooperative muse.

I loved the leap day birthday stories.

I never thought about celebrating the day but maybe this year I will. Now I need to figure out what to do.

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