Thanksgiving

This post is way over due. I found it as a draft and I figured I’d just go ahead and post it. Forgive the out of datedness. P.s. My brother and sister in law had twins. That’s four kids now! Yowza!

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone. Jason and Katie came down for our second annual Give Thanks to Crazy Fun Weekend. They came down Wednesday which lead us into the third annual night out before Thanksgiving where we had a tasty dinner and then played Rock Band into the wee hours of the night.
Every year we rotate which holiday will be spent with which family. This year Thanksgiving was with the Quills. The dinner was awesome of course and it’s always fun seeing everyone. We were treated to some special news that my brother and sisiter in law are pregnant again with their second child together (third in all)!
Angi’s dad cleaned out their mostly finished basement so we were able to get our some games of pool going and a little air hockey. It also made a great place for all the little ones to run around and scream their heads off at a safe distance from yours truly.
My mom came and had dinner with us which was real nice. She works retail so of course she couldn’t stay all night since she had to be at work before midnight but she stuck it out until almost six. That’s how much she loves me. ūüėČ

Happy Labor Day

Ahhhh Labor Day. ¬†A welcome day off for many. ¬†At least in the U.S. ¬†But what is labor day exactly? ¬†“A day off!” ¬†you say. ¬†Exactly. ¬†It started way back in 1882 when some union workers said, “Hey! ¬†We want a day off!” ¬†The Central Labor Union of NYC actually said that they want, “a day off for the working citizens”. ¬†I say thank you NYC union workers since I’ve enjoyed Labor day off most my working life.

Now you must understand that it took 12 years before Congress made it an official holiday. ¬†In 1894 they finally said, “Hey, it’s the 90’s. ¬†Lets take a day off.” ¬†This started a long tradition of congress taking a day off. ¬†Mostly physically but much of the time mentally.

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September. ¬†This year it is¬†September¬†1st which is nice because we didn’t have to wait most of the week until we took the day off. ¬†However, the problem lies in the fact that most people mark this as the end of summer. ¬†Instead I’d rather think of it as the¬†beginning¬†of Football season. ¬†The NFL as well as the NCAA start their season now. ¬†NFL will have their first real game this Thursday when Washington faces the Giants. ¬†Go Giants!

So thank you to those Americans that came before me allowing me to have the eight hour work day, picnics, and the start of the regular season(NFL).