As a homeschool family, we don't have scheduled school breaks, thus leaving me unaware of today's holiday (thanks, Facebook, for reminding me!). Fortunately, we happen to have several books on United States presidents and have been able to pull some interesting facts out of them.
John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe all died on July 4th. Zachary Taylor died on July 9th, following a Fourth of July celebration.
Martin Van Buren grew up speaking Dutch, so he had to learn English later in life. He was the only president who had to do so.
Millard Fillmore's wife started the Presidential Library at the White House.
Ulysses S. Grant changed his name to avoid having initials that spelled HUG.
With those fun facts in mind, I've elected (ha, see what I did there?) to take a mental health day. By that I mean I sewed some sleep masks simply because I wanted to sew. Here's a picture for attention/some of these are book-relevant.
Now I'm going to go snuggle up in a few blankets, pretend it isn't snowing, and finish reading Fight Club so I can move on to Kristina Cook's second Undone by Love book, Unveiled.
What about you? Did you learn anything nifty on this holiday? If you have the day off, what are you doing?