Monday, May 30, 2011

BBQ, parades, flag waving

Barbecue's, flag waving and parades are not how I am going to honor this day. I cannot call it a celebration because to me it is not. Today is a day of mourning and honoring the ones that gave the ultimate sacrifice, their life for their country.
Veteran's Day is a day set aside to honor all veterans, dead and alive. Armed Force's Day is to honor those that are serving now. Flag day is a day of celebrating our first national flag. I asked a group of people what Memorial Day meant.I was sad to hear their answers. Not a single one of them knew that it was a day of mourning. I received answers that it was the first day of Summer (still a month away), sales holiday, Veterans Day (Nov. 11th), the day the pool opens, last day of school.
Does the schools not teach anything anymore? Sad thing, one the ones that did not know was a TEACHER.

Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom
October 7, 2001 to May 16, 2009
4,967 Total deaths

Persian Gulf War
382 Total deaths

Vietnam Conflict
58,209 Total deaths

Korean War
36,574 Total deaths

World War II
405,399 Total deaths

World War I
116,516 Total deaths

Spanish-American War
2,446 Total deaths

Civil War
498,332 Total deaths

Mexican War
1846 - 1848
13,283 Total deaths

War of 1812
2,260 Total deaths

Revolutionary War
4,435 Total deaths


Congressional Research Service Report for Congress - Casualties/Statistics

Global War On Terror 2001-2009 Total Deaths by Service

U.S. Department of Defense - Source for Casualty Reports & Information

Sunday, May 22, 2011

bright sunshiny day

It is a bright sunshiny day and I WILL enjoy it if I have to kill someone to do so.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I don't understand

I don't understand why a person would tell someone that someone said something to them that they did not say. I am not talking about someone saying that so and so said hey kind of thing. I am talking someone (person A) telling a person (person B) they claim to love that someone (person C) said something to person A that person C did not say about person B and person A and person D. What do they have to gain from it?Why does person A want to cause problems between person B and C? Could person A actually think she can have a relationship beyond the one she has with person B?
I just don't get it. and it hurts.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Weekend over thoughts

This past weekend was a busy one and not so productive one or maybe it was. I don't know. The important thing is, it is over and I survived.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day, my day?

So today is Mother's Day. Supposed to be my day right? I am a mother. I am suppose to celebrate or is someone else suppose to celebrate because I am their mother?

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Good, busy, grassy day

Today was a pretty darn good day. Amazing how a snoot full of grass and dirt can make you feel good. Spring has finally arrived and with it comes all the things I have to do. this year is different though. I get to share the fun things and the hard things. Pat being home all the time just may turn out to be a good thing after all.
He started his day off with what looked to be a disaster. He decided he needed to get outside and start cutting the fields(with a little bit of prompting, NOT nagging! LOL) He checked the oil on the tractor and yikes! It looked like it was full of water. When he smelled it, it smelled of gas! NOT good. Good thing, the gas smell was on his hands because he had just poured gas in the tractor. He immediately drained the oil and yes it was water WITHOUT antifreeze  in it. That was a plus. That meant water got in from the storms not the radiator. Good thing is we had enough oil to do the change! So off he goes on the tractor cutting away!
In the meantime I am busy with my own stuff. A load of dishes, a load of clothes, tea made, cats thrown out, dog thrown out and then I go out. I get out my lawnmower and start cutting the front I get part of it cut then I get stranded! Out of gas and no gas in the cans! So I decided to start picking up the sticks I had cut a couple days before and took them to the burn pile.
Pat came in and we had lunch, left over pizza from Rafael's . After lunch we played around a bit on Facebook. Then Pat hooked up the trailer and we headed to the gas station to get some gas.
A lot of yard work got done, a lot of field work got done and a real sense of satisfaction on a job well done.
Next comes dinner, then off to Sonic's for a sundae. maybe Wally World for cat food or maybe just wait until tomorrow for the cat food. I am tired. maybe wait on the ice cream too...