Today is a holiday in the US and Canada — Labor/Labour Day is upon us once again as the kiddies head back to school, the days get shorter and somewhat cooler, and people are trying to milk that last long holiday weekend before fall comes in.
Me, I’m taking in a pilates class at the Y, then heading on out to the Labor Day version of Fire Patrol.
What is Fire Patrol, you may ask? It is a three-times-per-year exercise where amateur radio operators with an eye to emergency communication drive up through the hills of Berkeley (and a little into Oakland) and look for fire hazards and smoke that would be indicative of fire from the higher vantage. Since a good portion of California is burning and we haven’t had rain since May, it’s a smart thing to do.
Then I am coming back here to hang out the rest of the day and relax. I made a yummy batch of Mediterranean orzo salad and will probably throw some dogs (not Muggs!) on the grill. What are you up to, if you celebrate the day?