Days like today make me feel like Super (Tired) Woman. Now I'm not braggin' or nothing but I:
- Made 5 pastry crusts
- Made 2 apple pies, crust tops, from scratch for the freezer
- Baked one apple pie, crumble top, for dessert tonight
- Roasted a chicken in the Crock Pot
- Made one chicken pot pie for dinner from scratch
- Decorated the official Erie Ordnance Depot Christmas tree
- Cleaned the stove and toaster oven after all the cooking was done
- Ran the dishwasher and did two loads of laundry
I'm pooped. During all of the above I had to keep an eye on my renegade chickens. They behaved themselves and stayed out of my cousin's yard.
I took a few moments this afternoon to send a message of gratitude to all my veteran friends. The boys said one of our local vets came to the school and gave them a slide show presentation of the twin towers and the carnage the terrorists created on that fateful September day. Derek described a moment of shock and awe when they saw a slide of one of the people who jumped from one of the towers' windows. My eyes well up with tears whenever I try to imagine how horrible it must have been inside the towers for people to willingly jump to their deaths.
Thank God for the people In our Armed Forces who are willing to stand up and do what must be done. Thank God that they are willing to do the job even if it isn't popular, even when people who claim to support them won't support their cause. Screw the ignorant jerks and their cronies. Tell the liberals, "Don't worry! We got it! Now get out of the way!"
Yes, I am also a veteran which is probably why I have such a soft spot for anyone who wears the uniform. My brother was one of the 24 Apache pilots sent to Kosovo. My dad and uncle were in the service during the Vietnam war and my grandpa and one of his brothers served during World War II.
It makes my heart swell to know that my alma mater still has conservative values and allows presentations such as the one given today. Certainly it was a sharp slap in the face to those who needed to be reminded of our own personal tragedy. It's important to remember the events that lead up to the conflict we're in today and to show respect for those who are fighting it on our behalf.
Please honor a veteran today and thank him for his sacrifices. Freedom isn't free.