It is the veteran, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the veteran, not the community organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the veteran, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the veteran, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.
It is the veteran who salutes the flag and who serves under the flag.
This day is about remembering those who gave their all so that we have this day and all others to live in freedom and in liberty.
Spring is definitely here, and it has brought all of the animals out of hiding in my backyard again. The turkeys are serenading me under my bedroom window, as they do every spring. Deer are jumping out from behind every tree to try to hit my truck, and little 4-footed critters are everywhere!
I saw something odd today when I was sitting out on the back deck for a few minutes. I was sitting fairly still; the squirrel must not have noticed me. He ran up the stair railing, all around the deck on the deck railing, jumped down and ran across the back of the deck, climbed back up a post on the other side and then back down the stair railing on the other side. But he stopped every few feet and rubbed his cheeks along the wood. It didn’t look like he was scratching himself, and in fact, he stopped at one point and gave his neck a good scruffing with a hind paw.
It made me wonder… Do squirrels mark their territory?
I was out and about today and saw quite a few teen girls with tattoos. Not exactly a new phenomenon; I see them often enough at work, but today, it struck me as a little odd.
Maybe it’s just because the weather was warmer, or maybe because summer might actually be almost here, but I saw an ungodly number of tattoos on the back of the necks of these young girls. None of them were sporting ink in the usual location of a tramp stamp (and yes, they’d have been visible!) or any other place that I could see, and the images varied from a cross to wings to a few notes from a song to a heart with a date under it (not the girl’s own birthdate, as it was just a few years ago).
Has this become the new tramp stamp? Easy to cover up with longer hair but easy to show off if desired?
While sitting at my doctor’s office… “Global warming doesn’t mean it’s going to get warmer, you know!” Said by a hippie-looking older woman who then began expounding on just how evil the oil and gas industries are and how they are ruining the world. *sighs*
While wandering the grocery… “I’m about ready for an equatorial vortex! All of those polar vortexes this winter really got me down.” Never did catch sight of who said that, but I couldn’t agree more!