A Labour (Day) Of Love

Sun setting on summer 2015.

Happy Labour Day! (That’s Labor Day to all my awesome American readers!)

We might have to give up our lazy, hazy, crazy, days of summer, but we sure as heck don’t have to let the joy of summer fizzle. We took the weekend and made the most of it and just like we try to do with most of them, we carpe-ed the heck out of this diem!

There was an epic board game last night, a movie in the theatre today — complete with extra butter on the popcorn and peanut M&Ms, followed by a special dinner out and ice cream for dessert. Stick a fork in this Labour Day weekend. It’s done!

We are saying goodbye to our beautiful summer break and even though my Things have already started back to school, I am well aware that lots of children are starting their school year tomorrow morning, bright and early.

Oh, it is never easy, is it?

Even if your kiddos are great students and love all things scholastic and extracurricular, it is still a bit daunting to have to say goodbye to summer.

Of course summer isn’t really over, you still have until September 23rd to check those things off the summer bucket lists. Yes. Yes, I am here to bring you a loophole. sings That’s what friends are for! You’re welcome.


Where was I?

Oh yes! Even the happiest little pupil might not be so thrilled with Labour Day and the unofficial end to summer, so I am here to bring you hope! (Also, loopholes. We can’t forget the loopholes.)

You may or may not have noticed my absence here this summer. It was not intentional.

I was on a technology-fails-us-all-just-when-we-need-it-most sabbatical. It was, as you might imagine, not planned.

I will expound on all things technological (I may even have my IT Department contribute to a very techie blog post about the trials and tribulations we have been going through) in the not too distant future, but tonight, dearest, darlingest, readers I just wanted to say hello and let you know that I am here and I am going to be here every single day from now until the end of days. So, I hope you are happy and feeling like some chatty blog action because that is what I am in the mood for and that is exactly what I am going to do. I am sure you will let me know if you want something else. More photos. Fewer words. More words. More cowbell. You name it. I will deliver!

In the meantime, thank goodness for excellent blogging friends who allow me to contribute to their amazing blogs.

Just in time for my kids to start school, I wrote a post for Life In Pleasantville about how we can lessen the stress associated with back to school in a post called “6 Steps to Ease Back to School Stress“. Since many of you have children starting school tomorrow, you might find it helpful. I’d absolutely love it if you made your way over there to read my post. As always comments are greatly appreciated. I make a point of replying because I love the connection and conversation that can emerge from a simple comment. That is the whole point of my being here, there, and everywhere.

So, now that I have written nearly 500 words, I feel slightly less terrified about posting tonight. I will be posting earlier in the day, eventually (maybe), but until I get my blog mojo back, frankly, getting something posted – at all – is way more important than what time of day it is posted. SEO be darned!


As if I know anything about SEO.

Two questions:

  1. Are you ready for back to school?
  2. Do you want more cowbell?

May I confide in you? I kinda-sorta, really-really, hope you missed me.

There. I said it.

Phew! There goes a weight off my shoulders.

After you read my post over at Life In Pleasantville, why not come back and share something about your summer and maybe a hope for the new school year?

I’d love to hear what’s on your mind.


About Peadyhttp://temperedwithkindness.comI’m sensitive and I’d like to stay that way.

10 thoughts on “A Labour (Day) Of Love

  1. Yay! I am so glad you are writing again at your weblog! If you see any issues, please don’t hesitate to contact your personal IT guy. I am working on the latest comment snafu and hopefully, this is the last big issue we see at least for this week.
    PS – I missed you (at TemperedWithKindness.com)! Hee Hee! 🙂

    • Thank you! Yay! Weblogging is fun! It’s the latest in merk merk technology!

      I am so thankful I have a live-in IT department. I know what a total PITA this can be – and when I say, “this”, I mostly mean me, to be clear. 😛

      If it works for more than a day we’ll be batting 1000! 😀

      P.S. I see what you did there! Hey! Wait a second! Are you saying you don’t miss me anywhere else? Huh? Huh? Is that what you are saying? 😉

  2. Yay, you’re back! Glad to hear you capre-ed those diem(s). Should one pluralize diem, and if so how?

    I’m actually quite glad for the return of school. I need the routine, even more than the kids. It’s been a long, hot, difficult summer, and I’ve been letting a lot slide around here. I really missed our spending our summer on the Island. It was much more of a recharge, than I ever realized. Oh well, it is what it is.

    So here’s to regularity! (HAHAHA!) Perhaps routine sounds better. Looking forward to seeing more from you, and getting things moving forward again. Onwards and upwards!

    And definitely more cowbell!

    • Woo hoo! More cowbell!! 😀

      You know, Latin is way complex and I have no clue how to pluralize diem. I think it is diem though. Like per diem. Can you say per diems? I dunno. I need that Latin teacher from the old black and white show I used to watch on PBS when I was a kid! Oooh! I feel a YouTube rabbit hole coming on!

      The routine, truth be told, is good for all of us.

      We took a whole week to go see my Mummy. She turned 80 on September 5th and we had a bit of an early shindig. It was pretty great. She was very surprised. It was surreal to see all my Aunts and Uncles and my Mom all in one place.

      I hope you can go next summer. I know how hard that trek is, though, obviously.

      Yay! Regularity rocks! (interpret as you will) *snorks*

      Onward! <– one of my favourite words

  3. definitely more cowbell, certainly not less. We spent our Labour day organizing and finalizing back to school readiness. Still, things were forgotten or not done. Oh, well. Now for MY back to school homework! I have to write and essay on each of my first two kiddos!

    • Agreed. Always more cowbell. It’s in the manifesto! 😀

      I am happy we went back before Labour Day – now that it’s over – because it really did get all the “what if”s out of the way. Both Things are doing well, so far. I am writing this on our second Friday. So, we made it!

      An essay seems a bit much. Is it more of a get to know what I know about my kid, thing?

    • Aww. Thank you! 🙂

      I have been writing. Lots, actually. Just not here. 😀

      You know it’s bad when the IT Department threatens to quit. :-O

      Happy to be back! I have a goal to post everyday until the end of September. Re-forming a good habit takes time. They may not all be gripping, but they’ll all be posted. 😛

      Do you *need* more cowbell? I can give you more cowbell!!

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