I hope you are enjoying the Memorial Day Weekend ! For the first time in years, I don't have to work and I am getting paid for it.
I took a little nap yesterday around 4pm and then woke up at 11pm. I then went back to bed at midnight and woke up around 9. Some much needed sleep.
I spoke to my grandma and grandpa yesterday and it's always nice to talk to them. You all know how much I love them. My grandma is turning 90 this July, and she was telling me that today she is going to think about her brothers who fought in the war. Luckily they came back to live full lives, but they did serve and I grew up hearing about their adventures.
My grandpa was in the Navy (very handsome military picture he has) and my other grandpa was a dentist in the Coast Guard.
My great-grandmother's charity of choice was the American Red Cross and her and my grandmother put in a lot of hours there.
I was born and raised in this country, and I am proud to be an American. I am also very grateful to these men and women that have died fighting for our country, because not only do we have the freedoms that we do because of their sacrifices, but I don't have to fight, because they stood up for me.
I will be very honest and say that I am against war, and I don't fight when I don't have to. If it is required of me, I will do my duty. But since I don't have to, I don't, and I am grateful to the people who have and continue to do so. I don't always agree with the choices that the president and congress make. I don't always agree with how our men and women are being sacrificed. But I will always be on the side of the troops. They are the ones who actually do the job, the ones who ultimately pay the price and for that I am grateful.
Before I log off, I would like to show appreciation to a couple of people:
1.) KrippledWarrior- I know Memorial Day honors the fallen soldiers, but although he is still with us, he has fought for our country. I am assuming from his blog name that he probably got injured in the line of duty for us. If I am wrong, please let me know. I have a tremendous amount of respect for this man. God Bless him !
2.) My friend Henry served his time in the Marine Corps and now works as a federal officer in the veteran's hospital. This guy is a pistol and I love his snark and wit. I feel sorry for those that get on his bad side. I have known him for about 5 years now, and he is a true gentleman, which is a rarity nowadays. I visited him in NYC and him and his mother were fabulous hosts to me. His mother is a wonderful woman, and I had a wonderful time talking to her. She makes the best pancakes.
That is all for now. I am going to try and get a workout in.