9.01.2008

low-key labor day

Happy holiday weekend, everyone! We're enjoying some pretty drop-dead gorgeous (summer!) weather in San Francisco this weekend. Sunny, 75 degrees, clear as a bell, and breezy. It just doesn't get better. Our typical chilly, foggy summer days make me appreciate today even more. Makes me appreciate the rare opportunity to squeeze into my pair of little white shorts and slap on a tank top + strappy sandals. Oh, the little luxuries of summer!

And while I'd like to tell you that I hostessed this outdoor soiree by our hypothetical pool this weekend, I must admit it turned out to be a rather low-key Labor Day at home. Allow me a paragraph to complain: Our plans fell through and Jeff ended up working. Drag. Our schedules have been so opposite lately and it stinks. Sometimes I wish we could both have standard 9-5, M-F jobs with holidays free, but it's just not in the cards right now. I have to remember: I love working just 3 days/nights per week!

I have had a chance to catch up a bit today: Found some great new magazines at the laundromat (and did some laundry too). Took a trip to Target, which left me pining for the days of back-to-school shopping. What I wouldn't give to be back in 4th grade, picking out some bright new Crayolas & a back pack. Or maybe even back in the dorm--with matchy-matchy crates, sheets, bulletin board & rug. They have such cute stuff luring my eyes in every aisle. Wait, no, I don't really miss the dorm. ;) Hit a few Labor Day sales and then came home to make a big bowl of my favorite pasta salad + bake some cookies. Yeah, it was a pretty good day indeed.

Photo by: Martha

6 comments:

a. e. swicker said...

I was feeling nostalgic for the dorm and move-in chaos this weekend, too. I have a sick obsession with unpacking boxes and finding new homes for all the little things. My sister and her friends were all going through it and I was really jealous, but I got to do a little setting up in my classroom, so that helped me through it :) I'm sorry your plans fell through, but Target sometimes helps soothe the pain. Have a great day!

TheresaJ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself. You have a fun and readable blog here yourself. Looking at your previous post, I'm a bit of a scrabble nut myself, but can't always find others who are so inclined. I do play a lot of Boggle with my Mom and a couple of friends though -- at least a couple of times a month. A little Boggle, a little wine, and always lots of laughter and silliness. Such fun!

michelle said...

What a gorgeous spread!

Bekka said...

We were pretty low-key, too. Sorry your plans didn't work out, but catch-up time is sometimes a good thing.

Elijah's Mom said...

Bummer on the Labor Day plans - that happens to us a lot with Chris' job. I miss back to school shopping too! Autumn is my absolute favorite season.

Casey said...

ah, yes. back to school. love it. hope you guys have some time together soon!!!