Monday, September 01, 2008

A Day to Rest - For Some, Anyway

"Labor was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labor, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased." ~Adam Smith

So today is Labor Day, here in the U.S. - the official day off for working citizens in this country and the symbolic end of summer. Falling on the first Monday in September, for me it means school begins tomorrow. We always begin the Tuesday following - and why, oh why, did Labor Day have to fall on September 1st this year? Why couldn't August have stretched into the week by just one lousy day, so that September 1st fell on a Tuesday, and Labor Day fell on September 7th, and the first day of school on September 8th?

Sigh.

Well, I hope you all have a chance to do something relaxing and enjoyable today, even if it's only for a few minutes. I'm keeping an eye on the Gulf Coast and Hurricane Gustav, and saying a fervent prayer that it doesn't cause the kind of damage Hurricane Katrina did. All those people - all those businesses - all those lives that lie directly in the storm's path. I really hope somehow it loses speed before it makes landfall.

Prayers, all~

5 comments:

Devon Gray said...

School tomorrow? Ick! Well, I hope it was a productive break for you. I'm sending well wishes along with you to the gulf. Enjoy your last day of summer.

Devon

Liz said...

My prayers are with you on that. Makes me not complain that instead of relaxing today - I'll be shopping for a new fridge since the one we have started smoking last night. Lucky for us we still have my son little fridge from when he went to college.

Liza said...

School started here over 3 weeks ago, so all the schools just get today as a holiday too.

I'm with everyone on prayers for the Gulf. I just saw that there are now tornados in Gulfport, MS right now too.

Hope everyone has a good Labor Day with as much rest as possible.

Al Sharpton said...

Pray for New Orleans!

windycindy said...

I hope you have a wonderful school year. I agree with you. My positive thoughts and prayers have been going to the people in Gustav's path. Cindi