There are quite a few advantages that do mange to come out of coming from a large family that I never would have thought of when growing up in the midst of all the chaos that went on back in the “good old days” One of the good things that is extremely helpful in all of our later years in life is to be able to call on the services and expertise that everyone has gotten into over the years.
We have a wide variety of professions spread out around the ever growing family but we have never had an attorney in the family, which certainly would have come in handy a plenty through out the years. Not that we have a lot of criminals in the family but there are plenty of times that legal issues have come and inevitably will come up in the future that certainly warranted the need for a good quality attorney. So when the announcement came that one of my nephews has decided to pursue the legal profession up in Cincinnati, Ohio the whole family felt the need to celebrate before he heads off to college in just a few months. So come Labor Day weekend as many family members that can manage to gather themselves up and make trip will hopefully send him off to law school in style! Looks like I need to start finding the perfect gift for the occasion. Labor Day weekend will be here in no time flat.
Well, I can’t believe the year has gone by so quickly. It is already turkey-time again!! I have nothing special planned this year. No family or friends. Everyone has their own plans. So, I think I will spend a quiet day, watching the parades and hopefully some good movies and crocheting. I am working on a blanket for my cousin. I don’t think I’ll even cook anything special unless I get hungry and change my mind at the last minute.
Thanksgiving is such a great holiday. All the food you can eat, and you get to see family you have not seen since last year (and you get to send them home at the end of the day too)!!
In this area, summer ends on Labor Day. So a lot of people go all out and have huge weekend parties or last ditch getaway weekends to the ocean beaches, the Bay, the rivers or even lakes. It’s all about getting to a large body of water and swimming, boating, and fishing.
Friends of mine have a little cabin on the river about 150 miles south of here. They were nice enough to invite me and a couple of our friends to come down on the Labor Day holiday weekend and camp out. I’m thinking about it!
Had to call on my kid brother, the computer geek/whiz of the family to discuss speed up pc options for my poor tired old laptop of mine. This thing is driving me crazy and I would really love to be able to buy a new one, but that just isn’t in the budget right now. Maybe I’ll put a new laptop on my Christmas wish list, let’s face it Christmas is right around the corner. If I continue to be a good girl I just might get one!
I got a great surprise this afternoon. As I was leaving the office for the holiday weekend, my boss handed me an envelope. I did not open it until I got to my car; expecting $50 or maybe even $100. As I opened the envelope, I almost fell over with surprise!!
He had given me a $500 bonus for Christmas!! I was not even expecting a bonus, since I have only worked for him for a year. But man, this was a great Christmas gift. I have been needing a new television set in my living room for about 1 1/2 years now, mine went out, and I could not afford to fix it or buy a new one. So, this is buying me a new television set!!! They have some great sales going on right now. Thank you Mr. Elliott for the wonderful gift.