Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

My Grandfather served in World War II.

My Daddy served two tours in Vietnam.

My Uncle Danny R. Ayers followed my Daddy's example & served in Vietnam as well.

He did not make it home.

As we all know, freedom isn't free at all.

I want to say, "Thank you to all the men & women who have served our country & who are still serving to keep our country safe & free."

And to Danny, you are never forgotten. ♥

"And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. And I gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today. 'Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA." ~Lee Greenwood

Saturday, May 28, 2011

"Before I speak, I have something important to say." ~Groucho Marx.

Even though I've decided to start blogging again, I still have no idea what I'm going to write about. I'm touched that my mom & Liz are pressuring me excited for me to be back "in business," but I sit here and think to myself, "I've got nothing to say. What am I going to say to the ten people that will be hanging on to my every word?"

Oh, the pressure.

Okay, probably only two people hanging on to my every word, but still, you get my point.

So, this morning, as I was thinking about this dilemma of mine, I saw the "Verse of the Day" on the right side of my blog.

This is what it said:

Moses said to the LORD, "O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue." The LORD said to him, "...I will help you speak and will teach you what to say."

Exodus 4:10-12 (NIV)

How cool is that? It's like God knew what I was thinking? He's very clever that way, amen?" ;)

I love what Erma Bombeck (my hero) said about the time she wrote obituaries for the paper, "I was terrible at straight items. When I wrote obituaries, my mother said the only thing I ever got them to do was die in alphabetical order."

Mom & Liz, rest assured, you don't ever have to worry about anything being written in alphabetical order on this blog. ;)

I know eventually, I'll figure it all out. Like Charles Schulz (my other hero) said, "I think I've discovered the secret of life, you just hang around until you get used to it."

So, that's exactly what I'm going to do. One blog post at a time.

Bueller? Bueller? Anyone? Anyone?

Are the ten of you that used to read my blog still here?

I'm back.

Of course, I didn't go anywhere (unless you count Walmart -which I never count), but I've been away from Bloggyville for some time. (Over 2 years, if you're counting -which I never count.)

I've been gone so long from this place, I feel like Rose remembering her time on the Titanic. "It's been 84 years, and I can still smell the fresh paint."

Just ignore me.

I've finally decided that it's time to blog again. (My mom & my friend Liz pressuring me every day to start writing again might also have had something to do with it.) But I digress.

A lot has happened in my life, since I wrote my last post. Some good. Some bad. Some wonderful. Some very sad. But in everything that happened, God was with me, and for that, I'm very thankful.

I'll be back occasionally sharing my nonsense with you. (You'll REALLY enjoy hearing all about the case of poison ivy that I recently suffered through for over one long, long miserable month. I even have pictures. I don't want all ten of you to feel like you've missed out on anything.)

I also have many stories of what God has shown me in my life to share with you. He is always SO full of surprises, and He has the BEST sense of humor. Many times at my expense. ;)

It will take me a bit to figure it all out, but I hope all ten of you will join me once again.

I just know you're all excited!

And don't worry. I won't make all ten of you wait too long to hear about the poison ivy drama.

No need to thank me. It's my pleasure. ;)

God Bless,