Today is Labor day and I am off. Sharon has to work to avoid the company taking her PTO time and my company will take 8 hours of the overtime I accrue in this pay period. When did this start happening to the American worker? It used to be that a holiday was a holiday and not the opportunity to exploit employees. I suppose that working in the public sector and being part of a union shielded me from all of these corporate games that are played. I heard it said that the business schools are teaching the principles of Scrooge where everything is built around the all powerful dollar and employees are simply replaceable. On the other hand I heard it said that small companies are scrambling to do whatever they can to keep their business afloat due to the high taxes they have to pay and the cost of mandatory health care for their employees. Whatever it is that is going on it certainly is creating a situation where Holiday’s are less enjoyable because money is tight and the bills we pay certainly don’t take a holiday.
No eating out yesterday and my numbers come down. But this might not be all that contributed to it as I spent a few hours in the yard yesterday catching up on lawn and garden care. It is coming close to the end of the season for many of the vegetables and I had a lot of chopping down dead growth to do. Of course with raised bed gardening I simply just lay it down in the beds to die and revitalize the soil for next year. I will be working on the front yard today and try to create that curb appeal as we anticipate placing the house on the market soon. It has been a very hot summer and the excess heat certainly did take its toll on the front garden.
Blood Sugar- 92, Weight- 176.4