Monday, September 1, 2008

Rise and Shine

Good Morning and Happy Labor Day!

So today is Labor Day, the unofficial end to summer. Sure, the temperature will push back up into the 90s at some point over the next couple of weeks. Sure, there are still opportunities to hit the beach or take a short trip, but Labor Day is some kind of bookmark.
All of a sudden, there seems to be more pressure, there is more to do, the roads get busier (as if that's possible) and we break out of a mental slumber.
It probably goes back to all those years in school. Once Labor Day hit and the picnics were over, it was time to get back to the books. We had to pack our book bags, get the pencils sharpened and get back on the bus.
There weren't any more late nights watching television or staying outside as the moon dominated the sky. Starting the next day, we HAD to get up early. We weren't ready to go by 6 a.m., because, well, there was only school ahead. That meant work, not play.
Mentally, it's tough to break out of that mode even all these years later. Even when work is year-round. Even when there really is no different between July 10 and Sept. 10 and Oct. 10.
There's always a little bit of sadness on Labor Day. It's time to get back to the real world.
So, since there is still today, here you go:

If you have any cool links or photos, send them along to

No comments: