Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy After Independence Day

President Thomas Whitmore: Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. "Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day! 

Yeah I know I am late with my Independence Day wishes. On a side note I totally love that movie. I could have been my love of Harry Connick, Jr. or Will Smith funny lines, or that fact that we were saved from total annihilation. The above quote is pretty much how I felt yesterday. I was gonna live on and not go quietly into the night and I was gonna fight.....for my right to have a peaceful day.

After all I have gone through last week and this one I had a peaceful and quiet day. I loved it. Even got the chance to get in two, yes I said two, naps. Our foster daughter is permanently leaving. While I am kinda sad about it, I am tired of dealing with the stress of it. The issue surrounding her deciding to leave was blown way out of proportion that even her worker told her it wasn't something to get worked up about and it had been plaguing on me for sometime now. That stress coupled with the fact that my boss hates me, and well 85% of the 12 people that work for him. So it makes coming to work each day a bit daunting. And let's not forget it was day 2 of Lupron injections. So having a day off in the middle of the work week was well needed.

I loved my Independence Day. I was independently free of stress, worry, snotty teens and mean bosses. I had the chance to hang out with my brother and SIL. Even if it was dinner at their apartment. The crazy thing about that is their air is broken and it was HOT and SWELTERING but it was still the best dinner I have ever had.  We had good food (take out) and a semi B movie (Man On a Ledge) but we still had the best of conversations and we laughed and laughed like we were under the influence of some illegal smoked substance. (But we weren't). It was so nice to hang with another christian couple that just so happen to be family and still enjoy ourselves. 

There was a sad note yesterday. I actually missed the airing of the movie. I always have a chance to watch it. Guess I was having too much fun. Not a bad sad note, huh.


  1. I am sorry to hear that things couldnt be worked out with your Foster daughter. You ultimately have to make the best decision for you and your family though. Glad you had wonderful 4th of July!

    1. Weird thing about the Foster situation was she is turning 18 this month and they already had plans for her to move into independent living housing. So she was leaving anyway. I guess this was her way to make a break from our family earlier than planned. It's ok. It gives room to help another person in need.