Monday Musings ~ Labor Day 2023

Today is the first Monday of September and it’s also Labor Day in the U.S. and Canada. We send our best wishes for the unofficial end of summer, even as temperatures continue to remind us it’s not over. Not sure when or if those will ever end, yet we hope today is an enjoyable day off.

Labor Day

If you’ve ever wondered how we came to celebrate this day, please check our past posts here and here.

Stay safe and cool, while enjoying one last summer BBQΒ  and recall those who made it possible. Happy Labor Day from me and the Ninja.

Live, love, bark! 🐾


58 thoughts on “Monday Musings ~ Labor Day 2023

  1. Looks like Summer has finally started, Elsa and Monika🌞 We have 40Β°C in the garden (104F) and we love it. We’re so not ready for Fall😸Double COOL Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend to the both of youπŸΎπŸ˜½πŸ’ž

  2. I’ve been so busy at work and when I get home I’ve been canning and whatnot, I haven’t had time to catch up. FFS, tomorrow is Friday? Good news is, starting today, the temps leave the 90’s behind and are settling into the mid-70’s. I am SO cool with that!

    1. Cooler temps are forecast to arrive next week 🀞🏻🀞🏻🀞🏻 Have fun with your canning. It’ll be so awesome come this winter. πŸ’™

        1. A great bonding experience and you’ll enjoy the making and the rewards later. Good for you!

    1. Thanks, it was a quiet day which was good enough for us. Now if it would only cool down. 🀞🏼

    1. Good for you! Mostly people in the states just enjoy the day off and it’s become yet another day for businesses to schedule a sale to get people to buy stuff they don’t need. No one actually contemplates what the day means and how lucky they are they got the day off (among other benefits that unions managed to fight for and win). Hope all is well on your end and give the Thugs a good ear or belly rub from me.

  3. We love having the extra weekend day around here. It is a bummer it was almost 100 degrees because it meant we couldn’t do much outside, but we got a lot done inside including some extra rest. Hope your Labor Day was nice.

  4. Hope you had a Happy Monday, enjoying Labor Day. It has been crazy hot here! Summer is going out with a bang! My hubby and I went out for Mexican food. Yum!

    1. Yeah, Ma Nature ain’t giving up just yet on the summer hot temperatures. She’s clearly off at us for messing up the planet. It’s going to be hot and sunny all week. πŸ₯΅

  5. Even in the 100 degree temps here we had a lovely Labor(less) Day just taking it easy. Hope you enjoyed yours too – we are SOOOOO ready for some Fall weather though!

    Love, Teddy

    1. Apparently her cruelty knows no limit. Sigh. Here’s hoping you’ve had a good holiday (and day off). Cheers with a cold one. 🍺

        1. Right there with you. I swear she has this fixation with 90-something every day. Doggone cow!

    1. Dear lord…I cannot fathom that kind of relentless heat. I’d be praying for snow! Hope your heat dome breaks soon. Have a safe holiday. Stay as cool as you can. Thanks heavens for AC.

  6. Happy Labor Day to you & Elsa, too!!

    We are back inside – the Zs are asleep in front of the couch – after two 30-minute play sessions out in the yard while it was still cool enough to enjoy the fresh air. I just finished my lunch (mixed fruit with cottage cheese), so now it’s time to clean the hallway and back bedroom before I put the robot vacuum to work cleaning up dog hair in the hallway. Then either a play session here in the living room or a quick shower. The only good thing about this heat and humidity is it gives me an excuse to clean the inside of the house, one room at a time.

    1. Indoors is our way to deal with the never-ending hot temps. Thank goodness for AC, right? Hope it’s a good Labor Day with not too much laboring. πŸ˜‰

    1. Many thanks. We’re hunkering down inside now that it’s pushing 90F. Elsa thinks a nice nap is the best remedy for enduring these hot days. πŸ˜‰

  7. We stayed home this weekend. We love being on the boat, but not on holiday weekends. All the drunks come out and we’re not into watching their antics. We’re going on a cruise next weekend.

    Have a fabulous day and week. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to Elsa. β™₯

    1. Yup, I stay home on holidays for that exact reason. How exciting you’ll get to go this coming weekend-enjoy! Wishing you a pawsome Labor Day and week. πŸ’™

    1. It’ll be in the 90’sF today here, with a slight cool down tomorrow and Wednesday but them back in the 90’s for the rest of the week. I think the thermostat has broken at the 90+ mark. πŸ™‚ Have a great Labor Day.

    1. Thanks, Caren. Here too with a tiny break tomorrow and then the yoyo goes back up to 90+ again for the rest of the week. I’m more than ready for sweater weather, but Mother Nature apparently doesn’t agree with me. Happy Labor Day!

  8. I saw a show on what you wrote about – the pullmens debacle relating to Labor Day. Sad the things that happened to gain workers reprieves. But thankfully things can improve, albeit sometimes not fast enough to save too many suffering. All that said, I hope you and Elsa have a good day and week. <3 Paulette

    1. The things workers endured back in the day…shocking and heartbreaking. I don’t think people realize how lucky they are for some of the unappreciated benefits labor unions earned for us. Happy Labor Day, Paulette.

  9. No problem staying cool at the Golden K where it’s been raining for two days with highs in the low 60’s. Like 30 degrees below average. Will try my best to take the day off and not Labor today. Wishing you and the ranch hands the same and a good week ahead.

    1. We’ll keep our paws crossed you are able to not labor today-just enjoy the cooler temps and the Golden girls. Happy Labor Day, Mike.

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