Monday, September 06, 2010
HAPPY LABOR DAY
Labor Day - The official end of summer.
The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday: A street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations," followed by a festival for the workers and their families. (wikipedia)
Forms of celebration include picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays, water sports, and public art events. Families with school-age children take it as the last chance to travel before the end of summer recess. Similarly, some teenagers and young adults view it as the last weekend for parties before returning to school, although school starting times now vary. (wikipedia)
In U.S. sports, Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. NCAA teams usually play their first games the week before Labor Day, with the NFL traditionally playing their first game the Thursday following Labor Day. (wikipedai)
It's a day off work to stay home and rest. Of course I am not doing that. I'm cleaning house and on top of that I'm making my family do it with me. Chatty can be mean sometimes, but everyone dirties it - everyone cleans it. The cleaner my house is the better I feel the dirtier my house is the worse I feel. I am probably OCD.
And oh my goodness. I have people who want to save everything,. I have stuff everywhere. I have stuff on my cabinets because there is not a place to put it in the cabinets. I have never considered myself or my family a hoarders, but I'm a little worried. (Just kidding - it's not that bad, but... sort of)
Another problem I have is that I always have to have two of something. You would think I was from the depression era, but I'm not. My parents were, but they didn't talk about it a lot and my dad had a great job. Maybe it's because of the economy and worrying about jobs.
"I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it's only a choice of attitude." -Judith M. Knowltan
Work Hard--Do your best--Keep your word--Never get too big for your britches--Trust in God--Have no fear--and Never forget a friend. - Harry S. Truman
“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.”
—William Arthur Ward
Well, enough for today - I have to get to work! Have a great Labor day - tell me what YOU did!