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Monday, September 03, 2007

Monday Musings

The following is the first paragraph in Wikipedia's definition of Labor Day.

Labor Day is a United States federal holiday that takes place on the first Monday in September. The holiday began in 1882, originating from a desire by the Central Labor Union to create a day off for the "working man". It is still celebrated mainly as a day of rest and marks the symbolic end of summer for many. Labor Day became a federal holiday by Act of Congress in 1894.


On this day of rest, I got to sleep in until 9 a.m. (with a baby attached to me who leaked through his ill-applied cloth diaper onto my beloved sheets)and then later was lovingly brought a peeled boiled egg (that I boiled a few days ago) that was seasoned with salt and pepper while I was checking my email. Dinner is already made (from my OAMC day about 10 days ago) and just has to be heated through in the oven.

I sliced the loaf of bread I had previously baked and was grateful for its sliceable consistency and not having to bake it today-- which is a VERY humid day. (My bread struggles when it's really humid out.) The kids were very grateful for the bread as they fought over who would get the first piece.

I think I'm feeling so grateful and relaxed simply because Congress in 1894 declared it a "holiday." It's like Friday evenings, you can stay up later than the rest of the week. And Sunday afternoons means you have permission to nap.

5 comments:

lizbit said...

I'm glad you can have a somewhat restful Labor Day. I'm just glad I have a day off of classes where I can catch up on my homework. Yay Labor Day!

Anonymous said...

I thought blog templates weren't supposed to be white after Labor Day.

Anonymous said...

...then again I suppose it is still Labor Day and not AFTER Labor Day.

Anonymous said...

Are you still doing that sit-up thing?

jendi said...

Hello and thanks for reading my blog. I wasn't sure if I wanted to leave a comment because then you might have to do sit-ups. :)

Glad you could have a relaxing day.

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