Last Monday most federal employees had Columbus Day off work. But here in Alaska, as a state employee, I get today off as we celebrate Alaska Day! Most everyone, including Josh and Mother, still have to work. But I don't mind being special. So I will stay home, have friends over for lunch, clean the house, and probably make a great meal for Josh to come home to. Tomorrow things will be back to normal but I am loving today and those random Alaskan state holidays!