The 4th of July. I have very strong political opinions, in fact, H says I have very strong opinions on EVERYTHING. He's right, I do. I don't however, go telling them to anyone that will listen. I have always believed the saying "opinions are like assholes, everyone has one." So, this morning, on the great birthday of this beloved nation, I will, once again, keep from opening my trap, in the hopes of keeping my friends. I will however, go so far as to say "Thank you soldiers. Thank you for STILL being there to make sure that the rest of us can sleep at night. Thank you for doing so currently, and thank you for doing so in the past, and thank you if you are planning on doing so in the future." Thank you for allowing us to be the free nation that we are, free to be running around acting as though our lives are what's important, barely ever giving a thought to WHY we are able to do that. I do think about it, alot. A mere thank you is not enough. I have nothing else of any importance to offer other than my prayers, and I do offer those to God regularly. Again, I Thank You.
I don't have to work at the dealership today, but I am scheduled at the ice cream store. It sounded like a much better idea when I was working on the schedule a couple of weeks ago, than it does this morning. I had a hard time covering today, so many have special holiday plans, and frankly, I had nothing to do. H is working also, so it seemed like the thing to do. But, this morning, I am tired already, and my day hasn't even started. I came in last night, worn all the way out, from the heat, from the headaches and issues in the service department, plus Owner had left for a little getaway with his girlfriend, and we had a couple of sold vehicles going out, plus I had one of his customers to deal with, all at the same time, of course. I lived through it all, we sold a couple in the middle of that mess by the way, and I dragged my sorry ass in the door and fell on the couch. And that's where I stayed, until I fell asleep and woke up at four this morning. So, today at the "whippy dip" isn't looking so good. Don't you guys love the sound of that name? My now retired service manager came up with that one, and it stuck. It isn't the real name of it, but oh, how I wish it was. teehee. In any event, I will survive. No biggie.
Lots of things on my mind this morning. My daughter is in the beautiful state of north carolina, on vacation, she worries the hell out of me, but I am trying to let it go. She doesn't always make the smartest decisions, get over it daughter, this in my blog, I can say what I want...and of course, it is always in the back of my mind. My son, the youngest, it totally into the whole fireworks thing, they are illegal in my state, of course, and I always worry that he will get himself into trouble, or lose a couple of fingers in the whole deal. Yes, I know they are big kids, and you don't need to tell me to let them make their own decisions, I do that, but i still worry, and that will never change. My oldest son is smart enough not to let me know what he is doing most of the time, so little of my worry power goes to him, he does not like it when I obsess over him. :)
Off to my day. I wish each of you the best 4th of July ever. If you are doing the fun, family barbecue thing, have one for me. I hate that the holiday has fallen smack in the middle of the week, but no, I do not believe it should be changed so that corporate america can make a vacation out of it, like so many other holidays have been. Over and Out.