Monday, September 2, 2013

A Labor Day Mind Dump

It's Labor Day, people.  Time to reflect on all the hard work you've done this year.

While you're reflecting, try not to notice that you're still in your pajamas mid-morning, into half a pot of coffee and a third of the way through the internet.

Definitely don't notice that your over-achieving and sloth-averse husband is looking for something to do today, but you don't want to do anything so you're kind of hiding from him because you know he'll ask you again what your plans are for the day, and so far they consist of drinking coffee at your computer, still wearing pajamas.

And definitely don't notice that even though you've sorted all the laundry to wash, that you just can't get up the nerve to keep the laundry going because cruising the internet is more appealing than folding everyone else's underwear for the thousandth time in your life.

Also don't notice that you've spent a good portion of time thinking about how Labor Day should be for mothers who labored to bring their children into the world but then that would be discriminatory to women who have not done that and might never do that, and then wahh wahh wahhhh, discrimination against men my goodness that would be terrible.  But everyone works, and that includes people who don't have actual jobs because sometimes just getting up in the morning feels like work.

Do not notice that you aren't exactly sure what Labor Day is, and that knowing is just a Google away, but you are still not up to it, even though it might be the easiest thing in the world to do since you're at the computer in your pajamas drinking coffee.

Avoid realizing that you don't even know what Labor Day is for and that you are what other, more patriotic people might call "un-American."

And what more industrious people might call "lazy."

But then give yourself a break, because you work hard every other day, whether you deliver newspapers, teach kids to read, run a billion-dollar company, or manage a household.

Because today is Labor Day, and even though you're lazy today, you probably weren't yesterday, or the day before that, or the day before that and the day before that forever.

And you totally deserve to be cruising the internet in your pajamas, drinking coffee.

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22 comments:

  1. Ah, I know that feeling! I was going to get up early, go to 9:00 Mass, get a jump on my school work, finish the basement project, and do ten other things.

    Right.

    I've graduated from pajamas to yoga pants and a shirt, though. And I'm about to have more coffee.

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    1. Good intentions are difficult to uphold on a holiday.

      My husband has had it with me. My schedule is all out of whack. First the summer, then this long weekend. He's ready to go to work forever and not witness how I live my life, I think.

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  2. Yoga pants count, right? That's what I'm wearing today! We finally got going and picked up more fish for Robert's tank so I consider today productive!

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    1. Yoga pants totally count. And one errand complete is one less to do tomorrow! Here's to productive days!! :)

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  3. *Some* husbands just don't appreciate the glory in sitting at a computer, drinking coffee, and reading blogs. For shame.

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    1. It is shameful how they miss the important things. Sigh.

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  4. Ha! You and your husband sound like the polar opposite of me and mine. Every time he has a day off I start asking him "What are your intentions toward this day? Do you have a to-do list? Plans to go anywhere?" He usually just looks at me like I'm insane. :)

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    1. That is my husband completely. To be honest, though, he doesn't get any more done than I do. He just has to have a plan for it.

      And I didn't have any intentions today, but I did all the laundry, read 50 blog posts, paid the bills, changed sheets on one bed, and got a shower. All while nursing two swollen legs covered with bug bites. Boom.

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  5. I did spend part of the morning in pajamas, drinking coffee and on the internet - after I got to sleep in. It was glorious. :)

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  6. I envy you the pajama day.

    This morning started out lovely with a walk on the beach. Then came 4 1/2 hours of work. At least it returned to restful after that.

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    1. OK, beach day trumps any PJ day, work or not. Glad you had a restful afternoon!

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  7. Where you peeking through my windows yesterday? This morning I remembered why it is bad to not have gotten dressed all yesterday - I couldn't find my bra anywhere!

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    1. Ha ha! Looks like another pajama day for you! :)

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  8. I'm in my pajamas, drinking tea, and it's Tuesday. ;)

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    1. I think Tuesday pajama days are the best.

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  9. Everyone deserves a cruising the internet in their pajamas while drinking coffee day. I call that Sunday.

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  10. I also thought about how I didn't know what labor day was and then decided not to google it, even though my phone was RIGHT THERE and i totally could have. maybe next year!

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    1. Yay for next year!!

      When my husband asks me a question I ask for his phone so I can look up the answer for him. My husband thinks I am hilarious.

      Yeah, not really.

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  11. crusing the internet is really a thing I enjoy. what did we do labor day...house. house. construction. construction. construction. oh wait, that was my husband. I was herding children all day and doing all the other behind the scenes stuff. wish I could say it was more relaxing, but we're not going to get a weekend like that for awhile. oh well :)

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    1. You really had a Labor Day full of Labor! I've always thought it should be called Lazy Day.

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