Happy Veteran’s Day!

Posted on November 11, 2009


I’d love to thank all our service men and women past and present for securing our nation’s freedoms and giving their all to ensure we continue to enjoy those rights and freedoms. Your sacrifices are appreciated!

I’m pleased to give a special shout out to my cousin Hanson who is currently a Jarhead Chopper Pilot. Thanks Cuz! Keep safe and come home to us soon! Also a thank you to Chase, Shawn, Steve, and Strykerbat.

I’m a little depressed today. Every year my mother, grandmother, a dear family friend and I spend Veterans Day in Branson Mo. Every year but this one and it’s really got me depressed. This year we didn’t go—obviously. My Granny went on a trip in October to see her best friend of nearly 70 years, rather than choosing to go to Branson. My parents just bought a new house, and for our part, my husband is still unemployed. The recession is over—my ass!

Sorry. I wasn’t going to complain to y’all. It’s just hard for me. I’m a very routine orientated person. I can’t shop at new stores—I have to follow a specific order. I don’t eat new foods, I’m a bit of a freak (my kids call me Ms OCD. My mom calls me Monk) And when my routines change I get lost. Not to mention the fact that I take only 2 vacations a year (usually) My Girls Week and then the weekend trip to Branson. For the first time I realize how much my husband’s job situation has truly impacted our lives.

But the main thing I miss—the time with my mom and Granny. I don’t know where we’re going to be in a year so it makes me sad that this time of wonderful memory making was forceably missed.

I know—lame, whiny and selfish right? Sorry.


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