On Labor Day weekend things really change when no one in your family goes to school anymore. No race to get school supplies or issues with registration (Wooh, I can do without that part!) or bus schedules, etc.
As a matter of fact, slowly one loses slowly the whole feel of school semesters. The only way I bump into that atmosphere if I happen to want to come up to my kids to stay, because in their families EVERYONE is in school, kids and parents!
It's great , because when we stop learning, we'll go backwards.
Not that the following has to do with school, but maybe with learning.
Last time I was at Trader Joe (almost a health food store), I picked these up. California rolls (sushi) with brown rice! I'm elated, because I have long ago traded white for brown rice. So much more nutritious!
A number of years ago I saw how a Korean friend (parent of one of my kid's friends) made these sushi rolls.
She had a mat made out of small wooden round slats. The mat looked like a number of small wooden knitting needles next to each other - sorry, forgot to ask her the name of this mat).
She put the outer layer of seaweed on (the black stuff), then she put a layer or rice on, rolled up the mat, so it would flatten the rice.
All the next layers were done the same way. At the end she had a long roll, that she cut up in one inch pieces, and voila, sushi rolls!
She told me that the blackened seaweed was often given to pregnant women because of the high content of estrogen in it (she is a nurse).
Not to go into any political discussion, but if you wonder why a Korean woman could make sushi (Japanese) rolls. Can't remember the exact details and dates, but Korea has several times been occupied by China. China has been occupied by Japan, so these cultures have things in common.
So what are you doing on Labor Day? I'm eating these sushi rolls for lunch. Enjoy your Labor day! It goes without saying that some coffee drink is also on the menu. Maybe even some dessert!