In honor of Memorial Day here in the States, I’ll be posting pics of men in uniform the next four days. 🙂 So enjoy those brave men who serve and are willing to give their lives for us. Don’t forget the women either…for they give up just as much.

Little got done last night. Had to work on cleaning up the house since C is coming home tonight. Woo-Hoo! Haven’t seen him in a week and a half.

In other news, Barbaro-the Kentucky Derby winner-is doing well after his surgery to fix his broken leg. The poor horse has 23 steel pins in his lower leg. The vet who operated on him said it was the worse leg injury he’d ever seen. It’s the type of injury where the horse is usually humanely destroyed because the chances of it surviving surgery and recovery are slim to none. But Barbaro’s owners are willing to take a shot that the heart that made the colt a good runner will give him the will to live. (People in the racing business rarely use the word great. It’s reserved for horses whose names bring back memories of dominating Secretariat or Man O’ War) Unfortunate for us, we’ll never know what Barbaro might have done.

So what is everyone doing for the weekend? Hope you have a good one.

“Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.”–Amelia Earhart

8 Responses “TGIF”

  1. T.A.Chase says:

    Paige…we’ve talked several times a day the entire time he was gone…does that make us sappy? 🙂

    It’ll be fun.

  2. T.A.Chase says:

    lol…that’s all right, Jenna. I didn’t really expect anyone to read what I wrote after seeing his pic. 🙂

  3. T.A.Chase says:

    Making you smile is a wonderful job for me, Kate. 🙂

    Not sure if he’s standing at attention or not…but he does look like he’s ready for something. 😉

  4. T.A.Chase says:

    S.W. I was fustrating because I didn’t have time to fix it right away. But every thing seems to be working right today. *keeping fingers crossed*

    The tea ceremony might not be well-known, but I like to get things right so that one person who reads the story who does know about it won’t send me a nasty email about how I screwed it all up. 🙂

    Thanks. I’m looking forward to him being home. It’s been lonely without him.

  5. Paige Burns says:

    I’m sure you two will have a “great” reunion! 😉 Thanks for the military eye candy! Ten hut!

  6. Jenna Howard says:

    I saluted. I licked. And I don’t think I read anything you wrote. 😉 Hoo-yah.

    Yay! C is coming home!

  7. Kate Lang says:


    I’m standing at attention…now, I wonder if he is?


    Thanks as always for the photographic inspiration, honey. You always make me smile…

  8. S. W. Vaughn says:

    Ah, here you are! 🙂 Tried to visit a few times yesterday but all I came up with was a blank blue screen. Looks like republishing works!

    Don’t worry too much about little mistakes. Not too many people know how a Japanese tea ceremony’s supposed to go. 🙂

    Hope you have a happy Memorial Day Weekend, and HOORAY that C’s coming home! Have a beautiful night!

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