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Labor Day purpose

Monday, September 03, 2012

Remembering why this day is set aside.. for our workplaces to be safe, hours and wages to be fair,, say-so about our conditions, etc.. not a free day for BBQ and casino romps. I worked today and have worked every Labor Day for the past 21 years.. glad to do it too..

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POOHGIRL1970 9/4/2012 2:59PM


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NORASPAT 9/3/2012 9:34PM

    Yes we had that in England. Unions made sure it was celebrated when i was a child Hope yours was happy .
DH and I did nothing special but coming from working class families it was a special day. Pat emoticon emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 9/3/2012 7:51PM

    Good thoughts. I think some idea similar to our Labor Day has been observed in Europe and Britain too. A time to honor the workers, the farmers, millers, bakers, wainwrights, weavers, etc. It was real important during the industrial revolution, coupled to an increasing awareness of the need for child labor laws and so on.

When I was a kid there were always parades, games, community events. Much more the whole town involved than individual families.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/3/2012 3:51PM

    Happy Labor Day, Lin!

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WQUEST 9/3/2012 1:49PM


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Sunday, September 02, 2012

GOt humidifiers going full balst, have been manning them continuously,, I hope bug fogger killed all the skeeters at parental home yesterday.. today is housework, yard work, finally using the oven ,, nice healthy baked chicken, spuds, Brussels Sprouts, green salad.

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AUNTRENEE 9/2/2012 10:37PM

    Sounds like a long and busy day. A lot more than mine.

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ALDEBARANIAN 9/2/2012 8:59PM

    Sounds like a productive day. :)

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/2/2012 5:02PM

    Sounds like a lotta food but healthy nevertheless

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NORASPAT 9/2/2012 11:44AM

    LINDA you made me hungry. Especially for the sprouts we eat them with onions and I use a couple of pieces of ready cooked bacon. That could be a meal for us. Thanks Pat in Maine,. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Saturday, September 01, 2012

We actually opened our windows again for a couple hours, but hurriedly closed them again when we returned home this morning. First trip was to bank for mom deposits,, second to Ace hardware for mosquito bombs for parental garage. Third place was store to buy a dehumidifier for the basement.. putting our big one in parental basement and keeping this one.

Temp is hot and humid,, but sunny,, DD going to mow our lawn and I am in charge of bailing the basement today.. kitchen stuff to do,, no canning this year,, no tomatoes to be had in Mid Michigan,, everybody is canning to save $$ in this horrible economy, but weather killed them and the apples, so no applesauce or homemade apple pie filling either.
Just freezing green peppers this year.. and our blackberries and raspberries form our yard.

I sure got my cardio in this morning hauling that humidifier down the basement stairs, moving boxes out of the way., filling some pantry things in. We did lots of walking while shopping too.. the Meijer superstore is humongo!!!! Of course, the three things I bought were in opposite parts of the store..okay with me, I need to roll the fat off somehow.

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AUNTRENEE 9/2/2012 10:41PM

    I got a lot of cardio in this week but never got it logged. Why? Don't know how many minutes I did a day. Too many or too little to count.

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ALDEBARANIAN 9/1/2012 5:42PM

    our tomatoes coming in now. come get some. maine's had plenty of rain.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/1/2012 4:36PM

    Wish I could get some cardio in but it jsut ain't happening.

I ahve grpe tomatoes that were jsut picked. not many this year. And long green onions.

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Very hot, sunny and lots of traffic everywhere,, I am going ot run my other errands tomorrow morning. I sure miss my pool today...

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/31/2012 11:42PM

    It's feeling like autumn here. Getting cooler.

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ALDEBARANIAN 8/31/2012 8:38PM

    Autumn's on the way!

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Feeling better about things

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sometimes life kicks us around, sending us into a sad time or leaves us with little or no motivation. today was very long day at work because I knew I had three thousand and one things to do after work.
I was very absorbed in my checklist of important errandes until on person came in to work and ten mintues later, her daughter called to tell her that co-workers grandpa died.. very expecte,, tehyjus tmoved him to Hospice tow days ago,, hew was 98 years old,, BUT this person stayed at aork saying that all larrangements had been made already, she could not afford to take time off unpaid, so she fought tears all day, as busy as it was being Labor Day weekend, she did her job, manned-up and got through it. I am proud of her for making this practical decision and still managing to manage the business for eight hours flawlessly. It is highly stressful, but she sailed through.

By the time I got home, exhausted, I just shoered, dressed, and DD and i ran our errands to post office, bank, parental home, gas station,,

NOw, Dd has slipped on the garage step and injured her back,, is in bed, she slippe don step, tried to break her fall against my car, and ended up body-slamming against teh storm door! I was terrified that she broke the glass and it would go through her body!! God held her and she did severely sparin her back, but was not impaled by a glass door section. I applied Biofreeze to her back,, now she is sitting up with warm, moist pack to her back,, scary time..

I hope all who read this have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend, remembering the life sacrifices those men made for us here in Michigan, so we could have safe workplaces, fair wages and hopefully a healthier life for all of these following generations.

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NORASPAT 8/31/2012 5:04PM

    I do not know what i would do without my BIO- FREEZE
I have been using it for a long time and now i need to get a big jug. The small tube i bought was used up too fast for DH and i needed it.
I am so sorry to hear about DD back, I hope she will be able to rest it over the weekend and hopefully be able to move with less pain after a couple of days.
It will cramp your style a little bit but I know your priorities lie in the right Place. Your Heart and your Head. HUGS LINDA Pat in Maine.

Take care stay well and i hope you have some time off this weekend / emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 8/30/2012 8:24PM

    Prayers for you and your daughter, that you're both doing better.

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LECATES 8/30/2012 6:28PM

    OOPs---hope the treatment helps your daughter.

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DIET_FRIEND 8/30/2012 5:36PM

    I hope your daughter feels okay soon. It is a great example for your co-worker to continue working despite experiencing the loss of a loved one. When I taught school, I would be amazed at how kids would miss school to hang out at a hospital when relatives were admitted even if the relative wasn't close or near death.

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