Does it seem a little odd that Labor Day is a day of rest? I suppose it really means a day free from labor. As I recall, it was started to allow workers a day off, as they had few holidays. Nowadays, we get more holidays than we did in the past, along with other benefits.
As for writers, many of us use such days to hone our trade. Case in point--here I am sitting at a computer pounding away. But you don't really "pound" on a computer keyboard as you had to do on old typewriters, so maybe that's a little less labor. Your brain still has to click, though. Sometimes that's more exhausting than physical labor.
We shouldn't complain because working is our choice and it's better than being bored. We can also look forward to time spent with family and friends on this holiday. And food like ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs or even steak. Potato salad and ice cream (in sequence, of course) sound good, too. Most of us will take a break to enjoy a meal.
Instead of complaining, maybe we should thank our Creator for being in a country where we can make choices to do what we please.
God Bless America.