Wednesday, July 04, 2007

The fourth of July.


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.

11 comments:

SOUL: said...

hi jamie...
sounds like you'll have an ok day today...worry about kids or no... the ice cream store sounds like a btter place for you to be today than the dealership. hopefully i'm right.
good thing you don't live here... i imagine ice cream isn't selling too well around here right now.

also... hubby and i are both NAVY vets.. and vets of the first gulf war... so i appreciate you acknowledging our military and veterans. a lot of people go every day without a thought to our soldiers overseas.

hope you have a great day!

Alissa said...

I'll join you in thanking our troops for being there, but I too elect to keep my mouth shut. For me, it's from fear of sounding like I don't know what I'm talking about. I have opinions, but I'm not sure they are the most educated opinions, when it comes to politics. I try to keep up on the latest information, but it seems impossible...

Have a Happy 4th, even if that's spent working. Think of all the happy people you'll encounter today, and you'll be apart of that, because, let's face it, you can't have a holiday in the summer with out ice cream...

CCC said...

I hate that its in the middle of the week, too! I would love a chocolate dipped cone right now...try to have some fun. And not worry too much! ;)

Josie Two Shoes said...

Hi Jamie! I'm sorry to hear that you have to work today, but you have a big heart for letting other employees have the day off to celebrate. I don't know if slinging icecream is any less work than the "blessed" parts department, but it sure sounds more fun. Do you get to sample, or are you sick of the stuff by now? I hope the hours pass quickly for you!

As the mother of veteran of the war in Iraq, I loved your tribute to our Armed Forces. How easy we have it right now, compared to them.

And yes, "worry about the kids" is in the mothering handbook, in fact I think we worry much more when they are older... it all starts when they learn to escape the playpen and never ends. As a young adult, remember how VERY WISE we all thought we were?? Knew it all back then! Now we know what we didn't know, and that's why it's scary. Most children survive by the pure grace of God.

Speaking of fireworks injuries, when my cousins were teens, they were outside shooting fireworks at their farm. Suddenly amidst the pop, bang my aunt heard a shriek and a scream! She goes running out to see her son lying on the ground with the two girls nearby hysterical. But when she came running up he was lying there with a wicked grin... once her heart stopped racing, he did indeed come very close to dying, and so did his sisters! :-)

Just telling it like it is said...

Happy 4th...I thought I would indulge you with my penis freezing story...Hope you get a laugh and thanks for dropping by my blog...i will be back!!!
Monday, May 28, 2007
Is it Possible to freeze Your Boyfriends Penis?

First of all, I would like to say that my life is like a trashy romance novel I can't help it that's just how it is. I don't know how I get my self into these kind of predicuments but we are talking about the darn girl AkA Maverick.


Sunday, I had to take one for the team it's party time. I pased myself this time cause I don't want my close to fall off in front of strangers. So, I buy this party pack of condoms for that night...(no we weren't going to use all 12 of them)I think I am being smooth...and exciting right? Engineer guy is playig X-Box with the boys, but I am spent and ready for bed, so I go tell him I am going to bed and ummmm he needs to follow me if you know what I mean. He pulls out the condoms, little did he know that the condoms he pulled out had benzolidocaine in them. (okay it did not freeze his peni but it is ment to desensitize it so one can last longer) DISCLAIMER:HE'S PERFECT NO NEED FOR THIS TYPE OF CONDOM. How was I suppost to know it was part of the party pack.. Hey there was even strawberry condoms in the pack for those days that your feeling fruity....tehhee Long story short, He never did get back to playing X-box, and and not only did I freeze his peni I apparently kicked his balls too. I don't remember that action so I am taking the 5th ...If Idon't remember it never happen.

Yep my life is a trasy romance novel what can I say??

SOUL: said...

love the peni story! LOL

JYankee said...

Yes...Happy 4th...even if you had to spend it at Whippy Dog...am I right? Being over here...don't get to celebrate the 4th. I too have cousins that went to Iraq...so tho I'll keep my opinions on the overall politics to myself..I do fully support our troops in the Gulf and anywhere else they may be.

SOUL: said...

hey... QUIT messin around and tell us what you're doing today...and how the ICS went yesterday.
:)
bossy much? umm.. sometimes. :))

ps.. i just talked to you on my page.
thanks for making your early morning rounds

simonsays said...

Thanks to everyone for all the comments, I just love you all. I like coming home, really, really hot, tired and worn out, only to find that my blog buddies thought about me. I would have loved to have provided ice cream to all of you today, it was hotter 'n hell in Iowa, anyway, and it probably would have helped with the heat where you are. Thanks for the penis story, just. I have never heard anything quite like that one...teehee

JYankee said...

Gosh...it wasn't Whippy Dog... Whippy Dip....Freudian slip...

Maria said...

Sighing here. I love my country too, but my political opinions are about as far from yours as they can get.

What bothers me the most is that so many people seem to think that if you aren't 100% behind this war in Iraq, that you are somehow not being a good American. I always say that one of the best things about this country is freedom of speech, that we are all supposed to honor each other's opinions even if they are different from ours.

So, I honor your opinions....

But, I also believe that good fences make good neighbors!

Diversity is good. And you and my mother in law would get on like a house afire.