I think many must be. Blogville has been very quiet. In the past 24 hours, there have been just four posts by all of my buddies whose blogs I follow. That's really slow for y'all! I suspect a lot of you are getting ready for the long holiday weekend.
This weekend tends to be a whole phenomenon in itself, as it represents a significant shift in the lives of most of us in this society, and much of the world. "Summer's over." "Back to school." "Pool closed." It's the final holiday that most of us expect to grill on the barbecue, to go camping, to hold that back yard/patio party, go swimming, get away from town for a few days. And because of words like "over," "last," "closed," "final," and the thought of warm weather giving way to chill (even after an uber hot summer like this has been), some of us will feel a letdown.
Of course, you all know that I'm a fan of cooler weather, so that isn't negative for me, but I am mourning the loss of long days. I love it when the sun is up before 6:00 and doesn't set till late. It allows me to get out and do things for a longer period through the day. It makes a day trip more possible and comfortable when I'm not hurrying to beat the sun. Too bad I don't get to have nice, long, 14-hour days with 60° temperatures! Hey, now that's a concept; how cool would it be if we could set our own likes and dislikes, just as we select TV channels? You could live next door and enjoy your 84° days while I relax on my own turf at 62°. Nice! My sun could follow me till I'm back from an Albuquerque trip, and yours could dim early if you want to get some sleep. Interesting concept.
I actually dreamed last night that I woke and saw snow in the back yard, so I guess the significance of Labor Day weekend isn't lost on even me, a retired do-what-I-want-when-I-want kind of person. So what do you think? How does this holiday impact on your thinking and behaviors? Are you, as I suspect, doing a little less internet surfing as you anticipate the weekend? And what are your plans for the next few days?