Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Labor Pains

Did you know that Labor Day was created to honor all the gains made by labor unions? And give a day of paid rest to union workers. Well, hey, what about us non-union workers? Doctors, parents, freelance writers, minimum wage earners, office workers, etc. (I think there are more union than non-union workers because teachers, police officers, nurses, government workers, and most other occupations seem to be repped by unions.) Being a non-union worker seems to be a minority...

And I want my rights!

It was Labor Day and I labored! I washed- INSIDE AND OUT- all 33 windows plus two storm doors and all mirrors in my house (it was a Windex day; cloudy and cool so the windows should be streak free. We'll find out the next sunny day, but I'm not going to look too closely....)

Plus, I changed sheets and did five loads of laundry, dishes, and straightening up. Then I worked on our new manuscript, Blonde Ops. (That was the only thing I didn't finish, but shhh, don't tell Nat, I'll finish it today. Really.)

But I did get a treat; my cousins Debi & Joe spent the weekend and we took them out to dinner. This is where we went....

Not being narcissistic, but we've been wanting to try this restaurant for about two years. I don't know, maybe it just spoke to me... ;)

So now it's back to school, routines, regular work days for most of us. One last thought as you groan and moan (hey, I'm right there with you- ask anyone, I'm a summer gal. As I put out my mums and fall decorations, I'll look longingly at my pool and patio bar, and I will be depressed until almost October):

My quote to live by:

Do what you can, while you can, because there are no guarantees that tomorrow you can.


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