Friday, May 27, 2011

Mil-Spouse Friday Fill In.

I haven't done one of these in a while. [Insert whining about not having enough time, being tired, lack of inspiration.]

Thank you Wife of a Sailor for hosting even when people like me go in and out more than my kids do from the back deck during the summer.

This morning, I have a sleeping baby.  B-rox is back at school and Kenny is pretending to be Captain America.  Saving the world, one snack at a time.

1. Do you think civilians, in general, understand the meaning of Memorial Day?

Uhm, honestly - I don't generally understand the meaning all that well.  To me - it's the weekend that the pool opens.  

Before you get your 'roos in a wad - hear me out.  I'm all sorts of patriotic.  I love the 4th of July to the point where my kids get new outfits for the occasion.  It's a big deal, celebrating the "birth" of our country. 
I also love me some Veteran's day.  Not just because it's a day that Hubband isn't required to go to work, either.  I consider anybody serving or that has served, a veteran.  So - I'm honoring all those military folk on that day.  

I'm willing to learn, however.  If you want to teach me a little more about it {I honestly don't know.  We visited some family members graves a time or two - but other than that - I really am clueless as to what the weekend is about.}

2. What are your plans for the Memorial Day Weekend?

Well, tomorrow the pool opens.  Yay!  I also have book club and a Dream dinners appointment. 

Also, my Aunt Ann, Uncle Mike, Cousin Susan and her hubband and chitlen's are coming to town on Sunday.  

Monday... I have a long run planned.  10 mile bike ride then 4 mile run.  
(Triathlon countdown: T-minus 44 days!) 

3What skill/talent do you wish you had?

I don't know if it's a skill or a talent - but I wish sometimes I had more patience.  In traffic, with my kids, with stupid people, with my husband, with electronics, with stupid people... you get the picture.  

4. Which came first: the chicken or the egg?

Seriously?  I don't want to tax my brain this early.  

5.  What is the best thing about your post (base)?

The best:  It's where hubband makes the bacon.  It has a place for him to work out and on the weekends when we want to catch a Nat's game we can park on base and walk to the stadium.  Forfeiting most of the crowd issue.  
The worst: uhm... it's in a crappy part of the district (people get stabbed.  No joke.), there isn't exactly a "wives group" so you're kind of left... floundering to find your S/O place in the world.  

And, to end the post.  Here's your daily dose of awesome:
When brothers dress brothers. 

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Cait said...

Memorial Day has been around since the Civil War era. It's the day we honor our fallen and celebrate their lives. It was always celebrated on the 30th of May until 1971, which is when Congress thought it was a pain to have a holiday fall in the middle of the week and it was easier for everyone to go on vacation if they had it on the last Monday of May. This year marks the 150th Memorial Day/Decoration Day (it's when we go lay wreaths/flags/etc for our fallen soldiers, the name was changed to Memorial Day sometime in the 20th century). I grew up not really knowing what it was either, my husband schooled me, the day is super important to him simply because of it's meaning and longevity.