Ah, Labor Day weekend ... when I was a kid, it truly meant the end of summer. Most of the time, school started the day after, and even though I liked school well enough, I liked being at home and doing my own thing much more. I haven't been in school for a long time, but I still feel like this weekend is slightly bittersweet.
For a lot of people I know, and for a lot of those in blogland, it is also a time to start fresh. Just as you started the new school year with new shoes and new pencils, etc., as an adult Labor Day can be the same kind of milestone. In that vein, I took the last half hour of my workday today to give my desk and my workspace a good clean. Frankly, it was overdue - I mean, that place was gross! But now when I return on Tuesday, it will be nice and clean and fresh - at least for a half hour or so ... :-)
What are you up to this weekend? We don't have any specific plans. The Tim is working during the day on Sunday and Monday, so we might have a picnic dinner on Monday evening, but that's about it. I am planning to spend at least part of one day going through my closet. For whatever reason, this summer I really slobbed it up - just kind of throwing things in there, and it's a mess and I'm sure there are a lot of things I can just donate or throw away. (Another fresh start - hm, it's like a theme I was not expecting ...)
But mostly I want to just relax and do whatever I decide to do. I worked especially physically hard this week at work, as in lifting 40-lb. boxes, shifting books, shelving stuff, etc., so I definitely got a workout. This evening, however, I have to say that I'm feeling it!
I also want to see if I can finish or come close to finishing my watermelon-yarn socks. The first sock is done, and I would like to get the other one finished sooner rather than later because a) it's been way too long working on them, and b) I want to start another pair for a Halloween gift, and told myself my own pair needed to be completed first.
I hope you have some nice plans for the long weekend. Labor Day is an important day to note, and I don't think a lot of people really understand why it even exists. Those of us who are not working this weekend, or who are not *required* to work more than 40 hours a week, have laborers and labor unions to thank for it. (I have an acquaintance who really and truly thought that it was to honor mothers since they go through labor to give birth. What an eejit.)
"Thunder is good, thunder is impressive;
but it is lightning that does the work"
-- Mark Twain
Hopefully, the next time you hear from me, I'll have some knitting pictures and who knows, maybe even TWO socks to show you! It could happen ...