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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Mommy! That Watermelon BIT me!


So, um yeah,this weekend we got alot done, put up the new flag bright and crisp. We had our van repaired, installed the AC, set up grants room for summer, and oh yeah, I put in a new screen door by myself!. Well, i replaced the screen on my sliding patio doors :)
Somehow though, i could not handle the fruit salad. :P I had a Grandiose plan to make a cute pinked edged watermelon fruit basket and fill it with a lovely salad. I was two minutes into my project, slicing a bit off the bottom to level it, and i kept thinking, I'm gonna loose this other hand if i don;t move.......DOH!
OWIEEEEEEEEEEEEE ....... yuh i stabbed my thumb with the gigantic carving knife :( not a long cut but DEEP, hit the bone, I nearly puked, fainted, went spazzy, then broke into a cold sweat. My boy scout hubby said it was shock, huh, I guess im the sibling who has never felt that. LOL NOW i get it! so, we wrapped it up, i chopped at fruit with one hand, Mikey carved the watermelon, very well i might add ... and i had to keep my arm up over my heart all day at our friends BBQ. So fun :P
It's much better today, but hinders my already lacking typing capabilities. :P
Here's hoping for sun all week long!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Never Forget Their Sacrifice

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May
And HERE is some very cool history!!

In 1915, inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields," Moina Michael replied with her own poem:

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

She then conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war.

Traditional observance of Memorial day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored, neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. While there are towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some people think the day is for honoring any and all dead, and not just those fallen in service to our country.

Memorial Day to me is, Wearing red white and blue, plant the garden, fill the flower pots, put out the new Flag, and watch the memorial concerts on TV. Oh and probably baseball. :) Sometimes its a parade, thankfully we live in a patriotic town. My parents house will fly a Large flag, most likely one that draped one of my grandfather's coffins. I did not know anyone who died in combat, but i am thankful to all who have, i remember thier sacrifice, and pray i never take it for granted. I will teach my children of how our country is different from so many others, how our soldiers offer their lives to save people they never met. NEVER forget! ALL the men and women who died in honor for our freedom.
THANK YOU ! ! ! !

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

An Interview with Yubby

AMY has interviewed me with the following questions, so here goes! If you would like to be interviewed, just read the information that follows.

1)If you were on Survivor and could bring 5 items, what would they be and why?
Oh my! I DO LOVE survivor, and i I WANT to be on it!! so i would bring ...
family pic
, (ALL my family!) then i could at least look into their faces since i PLAN to be there all 39 days!!,
journal + pen (to record my thoughts, i have to be able to write!)
Heart Necklace .. (my hubby gave it to me on our first valentines day, and it's my 'go-to' for nervous fiddling
Munch! .. my teddy bear, if i can't have hubby, ill take the next best thing :)

2)Has there been a movie or commerical that has made your cry?
Your kidding right? LOL im a sap since pregnancy. The movie that gets me every time is, "Steel Magnolias" and of course "Last of the Mohican's"

3)What do you dream of?
Literally? Well in that case, you know the comercials with the beavr, abe lincoln and the space dude? Thats pretty close :)
Dreams as in, my big dream .... I want my hubby in a job that he loves, us to live in a house we own and love, in Maine, or outside Boston, on the coast, must have ocean :)

4)What scares you?
SPIDERS ... heights ... drowning

5)If you were given a large sum of money and had to choose one charity to donate a large amount to, what would you choose?

Operation Homefront Fort Campbell NC ( they asist families of deployed soldiers so the soldiers can serve their time without worrying about how their families are making out back home)

Now its your turn to play if you wish!
Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me." I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions, and I will message or comment you with them and these directions. Just update your blog with the answers to the questions and include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions

Wordless Wednesday #22 The first of many

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Monday, May 07, 2007

"This is for the Birds!"


Okay, i know its a terrible Pun, but Alas, I am stricken with the most demented birds imaginable. My son ... is afraid to go outside because of "The bug's!"but I'm starting to think we should avoid the outdoors due to the Birds!
All week long, every time the van is in the driveway, a bird sits on the rear veiw mirrors, and attacks the windows. ALL DAY LONG Saturday and Sunday. Now i have Beak marks and birdie doo doo on my lovely van. :P
This morning, there is a bird trying to get in my house ...... every few minutes it attacks my dining room window ... then the back door window, around the house, looking for the van, then back to my window ...... so you see where i may start to get concerned . :P
"The Birds" as told by the little people of Grant's room. :)
go HERE to see the whole thing :)

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Almost Wordless Wednesday #21 .....why boys and girls are different ...

Girls...................

Want to be mommies ...

and Boys .............................................

Want to be daddies =)

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