Apparently today's a holiday. Who knew?!? Actually, I think I knew something was coming up, because a couple months ago they sent around a holiday notice at work, and I remember putting something on Charles' calendar. But it had slipped my mind. And he didn't realize it until someone mentioned that the office would be closed Thursday, and that so few people would show up for work on Friday that the canteen and reception would be closed.
Today is Hemelvaartsdag, or Ascension Day. We tried to go to Hoogeveen to buy a pre-paid phone for our parents to use when they come visit, but none of the stores on the Hoofdstraat were open. The grocery store was also closed. All the restaurants were closed.
We considered stopping in Dwingeloo to try to find some lunch. (There was a big ceramics market going on, and I figured they must be selling food there.) But the crowds were too big, the parking lots were full and I didn't feel like dealing with the Dutch today.
Anyway, nothing's happening with the baby, but I couldn't help but wonder if the hospital gets short-staffed on holidays like today?
This post was written while contemplating where to take the baby for the Christmas holiday.