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Labor-less Labor Day

I must say… I love three day weekends! And this past weekend was no exception…go Labor Day Weekend 2012….let me tell you about it.

So, as good as the weekend turned out being, it did not start off well. I left work early on Friday due to being at my hours for the week, and because I was not feeling well at all. I got home and slept, woke up to eat, and slept some more.Saturday was a mix of sleeping, watching tv/movies, and playing Call of Duty. Saturday was a bit bitter/sweet because my buddy Evan hit the road to head home to Montana. He has been living with me all summer and is off to get himself married next Saturday (you can bet on a post about it).

But then I woke up on Sunday and felt so much better! Sunday was basically a family day, the first in a while! All three of us had the day off and we decided to go to the fair. We spent a good part of the day at the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. We saw animals, booths, various displays, a lumberjack show and more. It has been a while since we have been to the fair so it was really nice to be back and have time to cruise all around. And as it usually is with the fair, we ate too much…but it was all so tasty! After the fair is was back home for a nap then I headed over to Amanda and Robert’s for pizza, fun conversations and Madden ’13 (it’s awesomeeee).

Monday was the true adventure day, however. After visiting one of my friends who just had surgery, I met up with Bryan and our adventure began! We jumped on the Edmonds-Kingston Ferry and cruised over across the water. After grabbing a quick lunch we made it to our destination: Island Lake Camp! Yes, the very same that I used to work at and is so near/dear to my heart. There were not too many staff members still there so late in the summer but it was fun to see the staff that were there. I was especially glad to see my buddy Joel (who you know by a previous post is going to India soon). Byran and I spent time walking all over camp, and it was fun being able to tell him all about it and about some of my fond memories from Camp. We also decided to take a short trip to Miracle Ranch and I was able to see a couple friends there too before getting the ferry back home.

So, there is the basics of my weekend. It may not seem like much to you, but I greatly enjoyed it! It was three days full of a little bit of everything: laziness, adventure, travel, hanging out with friends, and reliving great memories. All in all, a very good Labor Day Weekend…relaxing and rejuvenating.

The Dream.

So the other night I had this interesting dream. It was one of those that seems super life-like and you feel as though you are actually living it. Typically dreams like this fade in the morning and what happened is not typically remembered. This dream, however, was not exactly like that because I still remember what was said during the dream…

I open my eyes and find myself in a dim-lit room. I am standing next to a table and I notice two people sitting on one side, dressed in suits, and a single person sitting on the other side. I know I recognize this person, but I cannot exactly place who it is…

Suit 1: Well, that settles it, then.

Me: Settles what? (having just come into the situation I am clearly confused)

Suit 2: We know she is guilty and that will be the end of it. There is no need for a trial; we will just put her away for a long time.

Me: Wait! No trial, what is this? And how can you just know she is guilty?

Suit 1: Trust us, we know. Plus, it would be pointless to go to trial as there is no one to defend her.

Me: I will defend her.

Suit 1: You? Why would you defend her?

Me: Because I love her. (this is followed by silence as she looks up at me)

Suit 2: You love her? After everything she did?

Me: Yes. Through everything…through the good times and the bad, while we were together and while we have been apart. No matter what has been done or said. I have never stopped loving her, I have as long as I have known her, and I always will.

Her: Always?

Me: Always and forever.

And that is when I felt myself coming to consciousness and was lying in bed wide awake. I know not what this person did to deserve such treatment, but I know how I felt and that those feelings were true. Even now, days later, I can still feel the various emotions in that room…the despair, the loneliness, the hope, and the love. The image of her looking up when I said I loved her is burned into my mind’s eye, I can clearly see the despair mingled with the first glimpse of hope in her eyes…a look I will not soon forget.

You may ask who this mysterious girl is, and the truth is that I do know who she is. However, I will not say-not yet anyways.