Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

It's there in the summer


and it's there in the winter


Always flying


Always there to show what America is about. Freedom. We are so lucky to have the freedoms that we do in America. Everyone knows what I am talking about. We all stop to realize how fortunate we are to be Americans. Of course it wouldn't be possible if not for the men & women that have given the ultimate sacrifice for us. That is what today is about.

We get so caught up in our own everyday worlds that sometimes we tend to forget the sacrifices so many men, women and families have made in order to keep our country free for so many years. Today is about honoring those that have given everything they possibly could for freedom.

May God be with those that have lost loved ones and also with those who have loved ones still fighting for our freedoms. God be with those who are serving right now to maintain the freedom of the United States of America. There is no other place like it on Earth. I am proud to be an American.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Life is tough sometimes

There is a lot going on my my life right now, none of it good. But having said that look what I can look forward to coming home to every night.

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Let's hear it for unconditional love. In my opinion there is nothing like having a dog, or 2 in my case!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Derby Day!

I have not missed a Kentucky Derby in many years. I never know which 3 yr olds are going to be in it, I just love watching it. Maybe it's because I'm a Kentucky gal? And a horsey gal? Anyway, it will be on shortly and I will love those 2 minutes.

I can remember Smarty Jones and how I, (among others) were so hopeful that he would win the triple crown. I hope to see another triple crown winner in my lifetime.

Has anyone wondered what it would be like to actually be a jockey on those little bitty saddles (if that is what you want to call them!) and going so fast on some horses that are literally only 2 yrs old. Every thoroughbred has the same birthday, Jan 1. Therefore some of the ones running could literally be only 2 yrs old.

Yall go on and watch it. Best be fast though cause they are getting ready to start their gorgeous march into the starting gate. Time for me to get in front of the TV!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Water is a'risin

I am from a river city. Broadway which goes through our downtown area literally ends at the Ohio River. We have had more than our fair share of rain this spring and the predictions for the next week or so is that a lot more is going to fall.

My office/warehouse is literally 10' from the floodwall. The City of Paducah and Corps of Engineers have installed the flood gates for the first time in many years. My co-worker and I were taking pictures of the rising Ohio last week with our cellphones when a man from the Corps of Engineers came driving up. Soon after that the flood gates we in and secured. Thankfully the river is supposed to crest next week at 2' lower than originally anticipated. Every little bit helps now.

There are many people from a surrounding county whose homes are already flooded. Sandbagging efforts continue and many people are using them to attempt to protect their homes. It is a very trying time for folks in West Kentucky. I am thankful that my house is far away from any of the flooding danger. I do however feel for the families that are having to deal with all of this.