Labor Day is almost here!

I asked google what was the significance of Labor Day because I have been observing Labor Day for many, many years without really knowing what I was commemorating.  First off, it feels like an oxymoron to celebrate a holiday called Labor Day by not working….just saying.

When I looked it up, it made sense:

Labor Day:  The holiday is rooted in the late nineteenth century, when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being.

Okay, great!  A day off from work! Yay!  But…. I am self-employed with a job that very rarely requires me to work on a Monday.  So pretty much a regular day for me, except I can’t go to the bank or post office.

I will tell Jim (my dear husband) that he should expect to rest on Monday.  Only one problem – Jim rarely rests.  Right now he is on the roof (he decided to re-roof our house) so maybe I will tell him when he comes down from the roof.  Maybe I should hide his “list of things to do” or come up with some creative reason he should take the day off.

Or maybe I will just let him work.  Jim is happier when he is working, so if he is working he will have a happy Labor Day.  As for me, I love to live in a nice house that doesn’t leak….that gives ME a happy labor day.

Whatever YOU choose to do (or NOT do)…….. Jim and I wish you a wonderful and HAPPY LABOR DAY!