Friday, September 4, 2009

Labor Day thoughts.

I know why we celebrate most holidays but for the life if me, I don’t know what Labor Day is all about.

Is it a motherly thing where we celebrate giving birth? If so then it would only be a female holiday. And we all know that men do a lot of Labor Day celebrating so that isn’t it.

Are we celebrating working hard? If that is the case, I know a lot of people who should never be allowed to celebrate this one. (Some where I work)

I do believe it has something to do with working but it still doesn’t make any sense to me; I thought getting a day off for working hard was called “vacation.” And all those people who work at department stores don’t get much of a holiday because they have to work the Labor Day Sales. Not to mention all the men who slave over a hot grill all day to make the perfect hamburger.

So no matter why you are celebrating, who has plans for Labor Day? I have a full weekend schedule. Here are a few of the things on my list:

Go to the market, Go to Church, Go golfing, Go fishing, Go to dinner at a friend’s house, Grill something, Work in the yard, Work in the greenhouse, Work on the boat, Get ready for Tuesday.

Whew, no wonder they call this Labor Day.
Have a great Labor Day weekend,
Greg

22 comments:

Pam Warden Art said...

Congrats to your winner :)

The Dental Maven said...

The Maven household will head down to the National Mall and spend some time at the Smithsonian Museums. Have a great weekend, Greg!

Heart2Heart said...

Greg,

I just think it was another political holiday because the government employees needed another day off with pay. They don't care if we get the day off or not, they just wanted to make sure they weren't working as much.

You know what is next? Stimulus day! It's where we get to celebrate the fact that the stimulus package was launched and it did nothing. WOO HOO! Let's party on that one!

Hey at least the government will have one more day off with pay right?

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Gotta Have Faith said...

I know I could use the extra day that is for sure! I am glad that Labor Day is here, that means the Fall season is right around th corner!

Not sure what we are going to do, but I will think of something. Maybe a day at the beach, or go up to the mountains.

Labor Day, hmmm question? Does that mean that the illegal laborers that have taken jobs away from the American Workers get to take the day off paid as well?

Don't even get me started on that one!

Steve

Wanda said...

I love your insights on Labor Day!!

I think I am finally back to commenting more often. The fires on contained, I'm getting use to the daily routine of radiation, and my computer is working a little faster....

So.... I'll be back again soon. I hope...

LOL:Wanda

sara said...

well, see the grilling in my house is done by ME!!! But I can't complain because I love to grill!!!

have a great weekend!

Monogram Queen said...

Ha ha I never knew what Labor Day actually meant either - i'm just glad to get a day off from work! Have a great one Greg~!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

You always put such a fun spin on things. Have a great weekend.

Edie said...

Well this was an eye-opener. It's a celebration of Workers Unions.
Labor Day

Well I hope you enjoy your time off! I don't have plans.

Lori said...

You make me laugh!! I love the line.

Are we celebrating working hard? If that is the case, I know a lot of people who should never be allowed to celebrate this one. (Some where I work)
ROFL!!

Happy Labor Day!! We are grilling out.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Greg - you had me all excited about the labor day holiday until I realized something. I am off anyway because I quit my job 2 weeks ago! Yes! Hallelujah for unemployment!

Terri Tiffany said...

I want your plans!! Ours? Work on remodeling the bathroom so it will sell better, Husband will golf, and I will edit all weekend!

Beverlydru said...

Happy Extra Day of Rest to those of us who reaally need it! Of course, I'm not sure there will be much rest involved. Since my office is at home, I almost have to go out of town to relax. All the best to you!

Alicia said...

LOL..Greg..so true, "Labor Day."

I'm not sure what our plans are, but sometimes I like it that way! No pressure to be anywhere.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

http://www.dol.gov/OPA/ABOUTDOL/LABORDAY.HTM

There ya have it! -smile- I really like Kat's answer; think she's onto something.

First time visitor from Pam Warden and enjoying my visit. Like you, I intend on laboring in the studio, in the house and will, maybe, muck the barn. Oh joy.
The most important thing I'll do is pray for rain.

Scarlet said...

Ha! Sounds like you're working harder than ever this Labor Day...but I hope you enjoy the time with your family/friends!

My ADHD Me said...

I'll be working around the house but I'll also be celebrating because Tomorrows Tuesday and you know what THAT means......School starts!!!!!!!!1

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

We feel ths same...my husband and I both had LONG lists of things to accomplish yesterday while we had a day off.

Angie said...

I hear you. My kids always ask me about this holiday and I never feel like I can adequately define it. Hope you had a good one...

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Ha! Sounds like you did have a very labor intense Labor Day weekend.

Susan Skitt said...

Who said laboring wasn't fun? LOL!

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