Memorial Day

I think a lot of people are confused about what Memorial Day is really about. I see a lot of people posting things about veterans and active service members. Telling them thank you for your service. While that is commendable and should be done, Memorial Day is not the day to do that.
Armed Forces Day, which is the third Sunday in May, is for active members of the, well, armed forces. It is a day to tell active service members thank you for all you are currently doing.
Veterans Day, which is November 11th, is for telling veterans of the armed forces thank you for your willingness to serve so that we may live free.
Memorial Day is for recognizing the ones that paid the ultimate price and never came home. the ones that died in service to our great country. Those are the one ones we say thank you to today.
To their families, thank you, you sent your men and women to serve The United States of America, you paid a price as well. I thank you for your courage and strength, I honor your grief and pray for your heart.
I don’t have the words to adequately say thank you to the men and women that gave their all so I could have the freedoms I enjoy. It is beyond words, it is beyond emotion, gratitude seems so paltry. Yet it is all I have to give, gratitude for my freedom to sit in my sun-filled home, in a country not torn by war, thanks to your sacrifice.
I sit and write in my comfortable existence, never knowing real sacrifice, never knowing true hunger and never knowing true fear due to you.
Saying a simple thank you is seems so paltry in light of what you have done for me, it’s all I have.
So, thank you, from the depths of my soul, thank you, thank you for ensuring the freedoms of this country for my children and their progeny. Thank you ensuring the freedoms of this country for all future generations. I can only pray that all will recognize your sacrifices and honor them by continuing to protect our countries ideas and beliefs.
Thank you to the families that sent these men and women off to battle knowing they might not see them again, and then having to face that very actuality. Thank you so much for all that you have sacrificed. I pray for your hearts, I know there will always be a huge gap in there for those you lost.
I pray our country understands the sacrifices made for us and will continue to pay proper homage to those we lost in our quest to secure our way of life.

Secret Single Behavior

It has been a lovely time off of work, I have one more day then back at it. I have had 4 days off in a row, without taking vacation time.
I received my twenty year anniversary gift from the major telecommunications corporation I work for, I opted the smart blu-ray player. Alex and Elicia gave me a tv they were not using, so it was perfect for the bedroom.
I am not going to get regular tv in there, I will stick with Netflix and my DVD collection.
I have been in my new abode for over a month now, I have to say how surprised I was at how fast my secret single behaviors reappeared. I first heard that term on an episode of Sex and the City. Carrie was right we all have them. What is that you might ask, well, I’m glad you did, the first one is sleeping in the middle of the bed. That one is lovely, I forgot how good it feels to just stretch out.
Leaving my books in my bed, I love to read, I read everywhere and being able to just leave my books where I read them is nice.
Waking up in the morning and singing at the top of my lungs to the dog. Not to mention doggie dancing, she and I dance and the cat looks at us like we are insane. We probably are. Rock and Roll Love Letter is our favorite.
Walking around with a charcoal mask is also awesome, nothing says single like walking around with a mask on. That explains Batman as well.
Eating popcorn for dinner, if there are any trainers reading this, I totally don’t do that…..
Stormie loves her new backyard, it is very literally quadruple the size of her former one. she loves lapping, also Ronald loves going outside as well.
He likes hiding from me, his favorite thing to do is go out in the mornings when I am getting dressed. Then when it is time to come in, he hides behind the air conditioner. Little stinker.
I find him, carry him in and lay him on his unofficial throne, I assume he lords it over Stormie all day long. That he gets a throne and she gets a kennel.
It is a 28 mile drive to work now, I have to say, I enjoy the drive. I love listening to the radio in the mornings. I now get to listen to it a little longer.
The first week back at the gym almost killed me. I do believe Mike and Vincent made it their mission to see who could kill me the most. I’m not sure who won, I was sore all week, I sounded like my grandpa getting up and down out of chairs.
Then, on Thursday night, I remembered I have my Fascia Blaster, so I used it on my sore muscles and boom, just like that, pain gone.
Amazing product.
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On my way to work today I was struck by how beautiful the sky was. The cloud formation and the blueness bursting out. I took a couple of pictures to try and capture the majesticness of it all. 

I take a lot of pictures of the sky. Tessa says I’m obsessed with it. Perhaps I am, it is such a reminder of perfection and completeness. No matter what is happening in my life I can look up and see the majesty that is God. In His perfect wisdom He gave us great beauty to behold on a daily basis. A physical reminder that there is something greater than ourselves. 

I love looking up, whenever life gets to be too much, I know I can look up and see the handiwork of the original artist. 

There are several things in life that are a constant reminder that God does indeed exist and is looking out for us mere humans. 

First is the sky, He could have done something boring, like constant gray, but instead He gave us blues, pinks, purples and at times red. 

The clouds, I could go on all day about the clouds. They are a miracle unto themselves.  I am going to ask if I can actually float on one when I make it to heaven. Many years from now. 

Another reminder is coffee, majestic, perfect, amazing coffee. I do believe this is the elixir of the gods mentioned in mythology. That first sip, sliding over your tastebuds making its way down your throat. Ones soul soars with the very first awakening of ones soul. There are simply no adequate words to describe the sensation. 

Combine coffee with chocolate, experience tastebuds nirvana. If that is something you have never experienced this you need to. 

Posting Pictures of my drive. 

Life and all that

It’s been awhile since we last parted, a few things have happened, fun and exciting for me, maybe boring for you. Read at your own peril.
First up, moving almost complete, I just have a few big things to get at the old abode. Then, completely done and new life can start in earnest. New life equals major aloneness, as that is my choice and I am completely at peace with my choice. I believe God is telling me that I need this, to commune with Him and to be myself again.
Next up, Mother’s Day was a complete success, not in the things I received, but in the company. Minus Alex, but I saw him Friday night, so that counts.
I had a lovely lunch at Jeffrey’s home, his gracious girlfriend, Amanda, gave up the whole day being about her (she is a mom and a great one at that) and allowed me to celebrate my motherhood day in her home. She also made the most amazing desert, with berries and cream cheese, but it didn’t taste like cream cheese. I really need to get the recipe.
Elizabeth Anne was there to help me celebrate as well. Along with Tess, a good day indeed as I got to drive Tess back to her mom and spend even more time with her. Then Alex’s amazing girlfriend, Elicia, came over and helped me put assemble and put up shelves! A bookshelf and a garage shelf! She is incredibly handy, and helpful and sweet, we like her a lot.
Friday was our first family dinner in the new home and it was a rousing success. Have I mentioned how much I love my new home? All tile and wood except for the two guest bedrooms. Tessa claimed her bedroom already, with the disclaimer she will not be sleeping in it. When she visits me she sleeps with Gigi and all is right with the world.
I had taken a break from the gym to get my life in order, next week begins the torture anew. I have my smoothie ingredients all ready for the coming week.
I tried the new mask from Mary Kay last night, it is the Clearproof deep cleansing charcoal mask. I have seen the ones that you peel off, those look incredibly painful, this one you wash off. I liked it, my face did feel smoother after washing it away. I will be using it again to really get the full benefits from it.
I had to get Direct Tv with the move, as Uverse television wasn’t available. so far the only complaint is that it doesn’t offer MeTV, I love MeTV. I am particularly vexed as they will be showing Battlestar Galactica, the original, and I won’t be able to see it! I love that show, who didn’t have a crush on Starbuck back in the day. Oh, wow, I just put that together, Starbuck as a child and Starbucks as an adult. I have issues. However, as a particularly insightful therapist once told me, I embrace the issues that I enjoy and get rid of the ones that are detrimental to my well-being.
Thanks to Elizabeth Anne’s suggestion I watched Anne with an E on Netflix. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have now seen all of the episodes and can hardly wait for season two.
In my opinion, they nailed the language of the day, it was much more formal than we use today. I really like that, I love florid language, descriptive, picturesque. I moved on to Medici, first episode was tangled, moving back and forth between different points in Piero de Medici’s life. It’s interesting so far, I’ll give it a chance, since I won’t be watching the original Battlestar Galactica any time soon.

No Regrets

As most of you have probably guessed by now, John and I are no longer together. I will not be sharing the salacious details on here or anywhere else. Only my close, personal friends and family know my story. As for John, well, that is his story to tell to his close, personal friends and family. I wish him no ill will and will not be bashing him in any public forum.
Whew, now that the PSA is done I can talk about me, my favorite subject, other than Dean Cain.
I have moved to a place that vaguely reminds me of Owasso and it makes me very happy. I love seeing so many trees and so many children playing. I have also seen an ice cream truck! And no, I have not ran after it, yet.
Now that I am alone once again, I have to say I shall remain so. No more dating for me, the only exception I will make is for Dean Cain. If Dean Cain knocks on my door I will just marry him. I think we all know the odds of that happening is infinitesimal. So, single the rest of my life it is. I say that with absolutely no bitterness and anger, I like being alone. I know some people are not comfortable with their aloneness, however I have never been one of those people.
I revel in it, I enjoy it, in a lot of instances I prefer my own company. I can sing to the dulcet tones of the Bay City Rollers with no judgement, I can read trashy romance novels, I can watch as many nerdy shows as I can stay awake for. In the words of a famous McDonald’s commercial, I am loving it.
The past week has been spent unpacking and figuring out where things go. I have so much left to do, and am finding projects along the way. Don’t tell, but the projects involve the help of Alex’s girlfriend Elicia. She is so crafty! Very artistic, it will also include the help of Elizabeth Anne. I am not crafty, nor artistic in the least.
I have decided my living room will be done in crimson and cream, two guesses how I chose those colors. My bedroom will be done in deep purple and my bathroom silver and gray tones.
I am very excited about decorating! I don’t think I have been this excited in a long time. So happy my favorite colors coincide with my beloved Sooners.
I hope everyone has a great day and a wonderful weekend. I have a one day weekend this week and a three day weekend next weekend. I’m ok with that, the payoff is worth only have one day off.

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