Monday, 28 May 2007

Memorial Day

I ran 5K this morning like a slug. I mean really, really sluggish and slow and leaden (is that a word?) It is a beautiful morning, the sun is shining, the world looks clean and new and fresh and I am glad to have an extra day off of work.

I have a flag flying on my front porch (see above), but that is my only concession to Memorial Day. I just cannot deal with it this year. Next year I will make up for it, I promise. But this year, with my son in Iraq, I just cry whenever I see the TV, news, newspaper, the National Cemetary I drive by every day, etc.

If the kids don't come over later I will take a bike ride. If they come over, I will be busy with them. A bike ride would definitely be nice. Have a wonderful Memorial Day everyone.


Adam said...

Happy Memorial Day. Hope you son is well.

Marcy said...

(((HUGS))) Happy Memorial Day! I thank your son tremendously for serving!

runliarun said...

May your son stay safe.

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Christine said...

we did a bike ride today too. I did 10 miles this time

thought of you & son today again, prayed for both

Randy said...

Mary, that is a wonderful flag and your porch looks so inviting...especially the rocking aren't the only slug on the street...giggling.
Hope your kids dropped by and didn't do as kids are so often prone to do...forget Mom. Even if they did a bike ride would still be good.
Your son is in our prayers for not only his safety but that he may also perform his duties to the best of his abilities in the name of freedom and peace for Man on Earth.