Home Again

I just spent the week on the road traveling to the far corners of Montana for work.  We covered about 1800 miles in five days.   We traveled from the mountains to the prairies.   We saw our big cities and some of the remotest areas of Montana, even natives never get to.  I learned how to say the names on the map correctly.

I stopped in Opheim and could see Canada at the far end of Main Street.   I was in Plentywood just miles from the North Dakota border.    I was in Alzeda just miles from South Dakota and Wyoming, and the local bar claims to be conveniently located in the middle of nowhere.  I don’t think that they are stretching it one bit.

Now I am home again in my corner of southwest Montana.   I am thrilled to sit here in my living room ,  a space larger than a pick up cab.   Enjoying the holiday weekend that celebrates the fact I work and my blessings of home.

Labor Day Weekend

Labor day is the holiday that is often thought of as the final weekend of the summer. I am not sure why that is so as the autumnal equinox won’t happen for another 3 weeks.  So many of us look forward to summer, why do we want to let go of it before we must?

Many kids have just returned to school or will Tuesday right after Labor day.   Maybe the fact that they are no longer on school break is why we think summer is over.

There will be no more 3 day weekends where we can enjoy a camping trip or an afternoon  picnic. The fact that this the last of the three major summer holidays may be  why we think is not only the last holiday, but also the beginning of fall.

All I can say is enjoy Labor Day weekend,  it is one of the last of the summer, but the not the last!