Totally Changing Pace For Labor Day Weekend

It’s Sunday night and usually I’m already getting my mind ready for work Monday if I’m not doing email and more. But tonight, I don’t need to get ready cause it is a three-day weekend! WOO HOO! Love Labor Day Weekend!

This week’s blog poll represented the divergence from food polls and moved to the topic of how to spend your Labor Day Weekend. Loving the chance to relax and change pace after a long stretch of travel and stress. That seems like exactly what folks had in mind when the observance started according to the Department of Labor. Some of the key things to consider among the holiday’s history are included on the site too:

  • What’s it about? Labor Day is the first Monday in September  and provides a chance to celebrate the success of American workers and the impact they had on the country.
  • New York City labor organizers led creation of the Labor Day Holiday in 1882. Other cities joined in this “workingmen’s holiday” with industrial cities leading the way.
  • It became an official holiday in several cities and states in the late 1880s. It continued gaining traction with dozens of states and by 1894, Congress  passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

I took Labor Day Weekend as a chance to totally get away from the grind. Have fun with family, chill out. I’ve been able to do a lot of that and I still have a day to go! Some of the highlights have been the somewhat routine things that get missed.

  • My nephew started high school this fall and is now in the marching band. They are awesome! The video clip show how much they rock!
  • I had the chance to get in some great top down time! Beautiful days & evenings with cooler temps than we’ve had in a long time! Enjoyed it with my nieces!
  • Hosted a sleepover for two nieces — the 23 year old and the 8 year old! What a night!
  • Caught a movie.
  • Went to my sister’s for a great cookout and pool party with a crowd of family and friends! Remember it was a tiny bit cool so kids swam and then warmed themselves by the fire pit!
  • Did some chores around the house that I have been meaning to get around to for a while.
  • Oh and at the grocery store I bought an awful lot of food produced by the incredible farmers and ranchers my family depends upon!

What did you do?

About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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3 Responses to Totally Changing Pace For Labor Day Weekend

  1. Slamdunk September 5, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    Sounds like you had a great weekend. We spend lots of time together doing family stuff.

  2. Mary Fleming September 6, 2010 at 9:05 am #

    Enjoying time with my family members as we get the dairy animals ready for our county fair which is in two weeks. Love it when we are all working together for a common goal. Cousins daughter and her cousin leased animals this year so they have a chance to do large animal projects. Great fun teaching them and watching as they succeed.

    • Janice September 6, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

      Sounds great!

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