Happy Labor Day!
I've never really celebrated Labor Day - and not only because I constantly confuse it with Memorial Day. I know both days have their reasons for existing and are quite separate, but I see them as bookends of the summer, a season I've never been much thrilled with. So while I don't generally have a big ass party or go to a parade, I do look forward to Labor Day for a variety of reasons:
** I'm glad there's an end in sight [if not in fact] to the constant sweltering heat and humidity and the bugs - ohmygod, the bugs. I am so thankful, every fall, that I live somewhere that gets cold enough to kill those fuckers off.
** I can think about wearing my cute fall clothes. Skirts and tights? MY FAVORITE. Not sweating in work clothes? THANK YOU, FALL WEATHER.
** Back to school excitement. Even when I'm years out of that situation, I still can't help dawdling in the school supply aisles at Target. It was great when the girl was little, too, because I could pick out whatever supplies I thought were cool. As she got older, I had to remind myself that arguing about what color pencils to get was probably not my best parenting moment. And then this year? The husband took her to Costco and I was left out of the purchasing all together. I may have to go buy some erasers or something, just to make myself feel better. [I have no idea why the husband thought she would need a gross of sticky notes, but I think that's just his way of coping with her going away to school.]
** I have about 9 more months before I have to deal with sweltering heat again. Yes, I know I already mentioned the dreaded heat, but I HATE IT SO MUCH.
** FOOTBALL! Hah. Not really.
What makes you happy about Labor Day? The celebration of workers? The last time you grill? The fact that baseball only has like 3 more months to go before the World Series?
[PS Moving the girl to school went fine. I'll discuss in detail later. Probably so much you'll stop reading.]