Here's to those who work so hard, and to those before us who secured worker rights: minimum wage, limits on hours, workplace safety, social security, protections against exploitation of children. I'm probably missing some. And while there is still progress to be made on several fronts -- like maintaining a minimum wage that is somewhere close to a living wage -- untold human misery has been alleviated by these kinds of protections. It is also useful to remember that much of what we enjoy has been produced by the work of others; none of us goes it all alone, pioneer style.
We're having a fairly lazy weekend, although I did manage to clear the junk corner in my office, piled between a file cabinet and the bookcase. It was like an archeological dig! The plastic bubble packaging layer; the extra hanger layer; flat boxes; present wrapping; simple quilts I meant to donate; great-grandmother's linens, the ones left after everyone else chose; binders. At the bottom was a box, and at the bottom of the box was a bunch of unused basic household stuff. It's a mystery, but I suspect it came back home during a time my son was between places, since the mug belonged to him. In any event, donations have been made, recycling has been done. Also, progress in unloading some of the too-many books around here, with two bags delivered to the book exchange.
Daughter's first few days at the new job were good! At a going away party for someone who retired, they also gave her a lovely orchid to commemorate her beginning. That is so sweet.
A chef who now does BBQ has started setting up shop on weekends outside a local family-owned produce / etc. market. Match made in heaven! One can't eat BBQ all the time, but this is very very good. And I love that his HS daughter cheerfully helps him at the stand.
I'm sure I'll have some whines later. What's happening at your place?