Friday, November 11, 2011

One of My Favorite Veterans is HOME!

First Things First-(well, technically this will be the second and third thing first but you will see why in a minute).  Today is 11-11-11, which is pretty awesome just by itself, though,. today is also Veterans Day.  Personally, I believe Veterans  deserve more than just one day of recognition...Not sure why we don't have a Veterans Awareness Month...anyone know someone who can put that into motion-seriously?  None the less, because today is a holiday for some, so yesterday my place of employment brought in some cake to celebrate Veterans Day-so of course, I had a piece BIG enough for all of the Veterans I know and Love :)  and then I sent them an email letting them know that I ate a piece in their well as to say thank you for unflinchingly following their call of is because of their (and countless others) service and sacrifice that I am able to sit here and type this blog post...I am sincerely grateful for all that they do.  We are the Land of the Free because of the Brave.

During my morning commute, I pass a cemetery, where I know many Veterans have been laid to rest, and this morning there are yellow ribbons tied around the trees that line the road-which is a nice sentiment-I wish they were there all year though-none the less, I turned the volume of the radio down as I passed by and said a prayer of thanks-and because I am a bit more sensitive these days-more so than usual for whatever reason (and no, I am not pregnant-for the record...I just had a big lunch thank you very much) and I got teary eyed as I passed by...thinking about the families of those who have lost the loved ones that have been laid to rest there...or a result of the most selfless sacrifice ever made-defending the rights of their loved ones...ugh-here come the tears again...and now my nose is red like that of Rudolph...

Now next to my FAVORITE (and what I would consider the first of the first things first comment above) part of this week...MY BROTHER (aka one of my Favorite Vets) IS HOME!!!! Woot Woot!!! you may recall when I posted about Nick being  you can read about it here.  Well, my friends, This week, Nick came home FOR GOOD EARLY!!!  This has never happened to anyone that I have ever known (that I am aware of anyway) before!  If anything, people's tours get extended and they have to stay away longer...None the less, I am so excited to have him home-safe and sound-even if he isn't here in SC with me, I feel much better knowing he isn't over there anymore.... But I will continue to pray tat the rest of the soldiers of there remain safe and come home soon too!

Additionally- Hannah had a dentist appointment yesterday and I am happy to report that she doesn't have any cavities...but sadly, does have her Father's teeth so there is a VERY strong likelihood that she will need braces in the future...I am sure she will love that...though I will say that I used to wish that I could have braces when I was growing up (I know, those of you who had them hated them)...but we all want what we cant' have...or don't need...

Now I would also like to add that i feel like Friday showed up approximately 4 days late this week...anyone else feel like this has been one of the longest weeks EVER?  I have put in quite a few hours of "overtime" (of which I do not get paid...LAME) this week and I am just ready to relax!

Which brings me to 5 Question Friday!!!!

1. What's the last thing you spent too much money on?
Hmmm...this is a tough one because RARELY am I willing to pay full price for ANYTHING.  (Hey, I am not made of money, and should you feel back you can feel free to send me gifts of all kinds-including checks, gift cards, and hard cold cash) is probably clothes though...I am sure I spent too much money on clothes for myself, but it is only so others can enjoy them as well (and by that I mean have the pleasure of seeing me wearing them-not so they can wear them too....)

2. What Celeb chef would you want to make your dinner?
Um...Oh many to choose from here....Guy F from Diners Drive ins and Dives-I LOVE his personality and he is pretty daring when it comes to food...I feel like we would just have a good time...and he has kids so he could make sure Hannah would like whatever he made too...

3. Where do you hide things when visitors pop over or do you let them see the real deal?
Well, depends on who the visitor is...but if the junk needs to get out of sight quick fast and in a hurry, it goes in the guest room (aka storage) or in my room...

4. Who is your oldest living family member?
My Great Great Grandmother, Baba...who is in her 90's...and she is just as feisty now as she was when I was younger!  I love her spunk and hope to be like her as I get older.

5. What is your favorite DQ treat and/or Sonic drink combo?
Hands down-Cherry Limeade-HELLO I LOVE A CHERRY LIMEADE!!!  Did you know Trident came out with a cherry and lime layers gum-AWESOME....get in fact-get it.

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1 comment:

  1. I love your blog! I hope you don't mind that I became a follower! :) Erin