Labor Day Manifesto

Ooooh, that’s a great word. Manifesto. No one uses that great word anymore. I wonder why. I did hear “attain” the other day and thought, “Why don’t people use that word in everyday talk anymore?” Manifesto would have to be another one. So, for those of you who don’t know what a manifesto is, it is “a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer.” Thank you to Merriam-Webster online for that one ( I go there religiously…not because I don’t know how to spell, but because it’s a great site to get educated..they have these great ‘words of the day’ and it’s always fun to learn something new. And that’s what we’re all about here at Lucky to Know You. Teaching, learning WITH you. I digress….

My Labor Day Manifesto: I shall not be sad that Labor Day marks the end of summer, per se. I shall not be sad that today is my grandmother’s birthday and she passed away a few months ago. And I shall not be sad that we lost Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter today. No, I’m not being sarcastic on that one (hard to believe, right?). Steve brought me tons of entertainment and education as a younger person and I will miss him. He was barbed in the heart by a stingray this morning while swimming too close to one. Ouch. Poor Steve. And the kids. You know…it’s always sadder (is that a word? Sometimes I question myself) when children are involved. This holds true for many things….death, divorce, date night. 😉 But yes, he has 2 little ones and that’s very sad. Thank you for the fun afternoons, Croc Hunter. Crikey!

So yes, not that I’m dwelling (I’m trying hard to be upbeat), but today may be a bit of a downer for me. The upside? I’m going to hit some of the Labor Day sales today and maybe come off a dollar or two and get some great bargains. Still…..I miss you, grandma. And I love you.

My weekend has been R&R thus far. Nothing but it, actually. Friday night was good times with Kelly coming over for dinner and to pick out wedding music (for her, not me!). She’s getting married next month and we dredged through 3000 songs on my iPod to see what we could come up with for the reception. I had a blast. Thanks, KK! Saturday, I think I spent most of the day lying on my pull-out bed in the living room. Sleep felt good. That night, Ashley and I went over to my boss’ house to watch the AU game. I don’t have ESPN2 and ze’ boss was kind enough to let me mooch while she was at the TN game. Go Tigers and Vols! Most of yesterday was spent again on the pull-out couch, vegging. I did go to Hooters for lunch with Sonya, Tracy and Ashley. That was a grand lunch. And then headed back home to crawl upon the bed again. Ash and I watched Forest Gump last night. Man, that was a great movie. I haven’t seen it since it first came out. I forgot how much I enjoyed it. And like I said, today I’m hitting the outlet malls in Bessemer (Watermark or something). I’m pretty excited to see what all is there. And Belk is also having a sale on suits ($299 down to $99) for anyone who’s interested. That’s my Labor Day. Hopefully, it will keep my mind off grandma. I’ll just boo hoo all day if I don’t do something.

Since we’re in need of a lift, here’s a happy song that I used to love when I was little.

La la la la la la
Sing a happy song
La la la la la la
Smurf the whole day long.

Next time you’re feeling blue
Just let a smile begin.
Happy things will come to you
{Smurfette: So smurf yourself a grin!}
{Gargamel: Oooo I hate smurfs! I’ll get you, I’ll get all of you if its the last thing I ever do! He he he he haaa!}

La la la la la la
Now you know the tune,
Youll be smurfing soon!

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3 Responses

  1. J says:

    The Unabomber had a manifesto! Look where it got HIM! 🙂

  2. Sherri says:

    lmao!! Ok, that my Labor Day promise and I kept it for the most part. Yay!

  3. Sherri says:

    “that WAS”..geez…I need to go to bed. NOW.

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