My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Friday, October 31, 2008

Guess the meaning...........

So,

Sonshine always talks.

Sonshine always talks about something he's heard or seen.

Sonshine always talks about something he's heard or seen mixed up with something else he's heard or seen.

Sonshine always talks about something he's heard or seen, mixed up with something else he's heard or seen, and calls them names from some book or movie.

Anyone wanna try to figure out what this story is all about?

"YEEEEESSS Momma!!" (I don't know why every story starts this way, but it does.)

"The scarecrows and the pumpkins were turned on, Momma! And the ANGRY ghosts and the happy ghosts...they were happy to be angry Momma!........And the Sleeping Death was riding a tricycle Momma! YEEEESS Momma! the Sleeping Death was riding a tricycle and the ghosts were going night night in the pumpkin!"

This came while he was telling me about going to the park that day with Dad.

I'm telling you he wears out my brain.

What I'm about.

Have you ever stopped to think what you're "all about"??

I have. I thought long and hard over the past 2 years to determine what it is I'm all about. Here's what I came up with.

1) I'm all about enjoying the ride.

I'm not where I want to be, but I'm gonna enjoy getting there

2) I'm all about making someone smile.

Doesn't matter what it takes to get it, everyone needs a smile a day.

3) I'm all about forgetting that "they" are watching.

eh, screw em.

4) I'm all about putting God first.

It's taken me down a twisting path...but as long as it's His plan it's all good.

5) I'm all about loving others as I love myself.

My daily prayer:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


St Francis of Assisi


So, what are YOU "all about"??

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wednesday Hero

Wednesday Hero was started to put a spotlight on the men and women of the United States military and the bravery they show day in and day out. But on a few occasions a service member of an allied nation has been profiled. Such is the case this week.

Despite being shot twice during an ambush in Afghanistan, an SAS (Special Air Service) soldier from Australia lashed himself to the front of his patrol vehicle so he wouldn't be left behind if he passed out from loss of blood and kept on fighting.

The Digger is expected to be recommended for a high level bravery award.

Suffering from serious upper body wounds, the soldier struggled on to the front of his SAS long range patrol vehicle (LRPV) and, under heavy fire, used a rope to attach himself firmly between the vehicle's bull bar and radiator.

Once he was secured, and there was no chance that he would fall off if he fainted, he picked up his rifle and resumed firing at the enemy during a two-hour fighting withdrawal.

SAS troops and their special forces comrades from the Commando Regiment are well aware of the slow and painful death that awaits them if they are captured by the Taliban.

The Digger, who cannot be identified, faded in and out of consciousness, emptying several magazines as volleys of enemy rounds and rocket propelled grenades, rained down around him.

He was finally evacuated from the battle field at high speed still lashed to the front of the LRPV.

A source told The Courier-Mail the Digger was now "up and about" and would recover fully from his serious gunshot wounds. His heroic deeds will be recognised when he is recommended for a high level bravery award.

Several others engaged in the do-or-die battle on September 2 are also in line for top honours.


These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on your site, you can go here.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Calms my soul



Andres Segovia - Asturias



I need to see if Ms Engelbreit will add 3 kids playing nicely together in that big yard, and another chair for Subvet....then it'd be perfect!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mightymom Monday

Well, Here's a Mommy gaff that I made a couple weeks ago....

go on over and have a laugh in my general direction (or at my expense) :-)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thesaurus Thursday

Well, the trivia answer was Kelly's Heros. My favorite war movie! Sutherland stole the show as far as I'm concerned!!

For next week, work on these:
rakehell
raillery



Last Week's Definitions:
curtilage - the land occupied by a dwelling and its yard, outbuildings, etc., actually enclosed or considered as enclosed

cushaw - any of several squashes having long curved necks, esp. varieties of Cucurbita mixta. (Congrats Smarty Pants Lori!)



Silly Goose Winner this week is:

Lori in South Dakota:
Curtilage--where a red neck lives and he wants people to think he has a fancy "out in the country" acreage.


For any newcomers to Thesaurus Thursday, the "rules" can be found here.

For all winners, the Awards can be found on the sidebar to pick up at your leisure.


Now don't forget to leave your comments for the new words!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pop Quiz Answers



Well, many of you were close....but no one got all 7 parts to the pumpkin-scarecrow.

They are

Hat
Eyes
Nose
Mouth
Belly Button
Arms
Knees


Now, that wasn't so hard was it!

Wednesday Hero

Sgt. Carlton A. Clark
Sgt. Carlton A. Clark
22 years old from South Royalton, Vermont
2nd Brigade Troop Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
August 06, 2006
U.S. Army

Sgt. Carlton Clark graduated from South Royalton High School in 2002. While in high school, he was co-captain of his soccer team and a member of the track and field and basketball teams. He graduated from basic combat training and advanced individual training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. in 2002 and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. as a combat engineer. He was air assault qualified and deployed during the initial wave of Operation Iraqi Freedom for one year. He was subsequently assigned to West Point to train cadets. He re-enlisted and was deployed for a second tour of duty in Iraq. He earned a Purple Heart, an Army Commendation Medal with Valor, a Bronze Star Medal and was posthumously awarded a second Purple Heart.

Sgt. Clark was killed in action when an IED detonated near his Humvee while conducting combat operations in Baghdad. Also killed in the attack were Staff Sgt. Stephen A. Seale and Cpl. Jose Zamora.


These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Our Big Sunday...Preping for Halloween

First we got all dressed up to go to church. These were taken IMMEDIATELY after getting dressed, cuz it doesn't take long for 2 hooligans and 1 hooliganette to mess up an outfit!



Next Grannie came over and we decorated our pumpkins....

dressed for play


Caution!! Work in progress!




The Finished products!



OK, time for the Pop Quiz!


Who can correctly name all 7 parts of this pumpkin-scarecrow as told by the artist, Sonshine. No, the pumpkin isn't one of the seven.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Growing Babies!!


So, I'm betting you can't see this well enough to even try and guess what it is (crappy camera strikes again) so I'll just tell you.

Sonshine lost his first tooth this week!! :-) This is a pic of said tooth sittin on the dollar that the tooth fairy brought him for it.
Funny thing. He couldn't care less about the dollar. It's still sitting on the table. I'm guessing that will change over time...huh? So, now I need to add making a tooth pillow to my To-Do List. Wonder if it'll get made before Sugars looses her first tooth??




And not too long after I wrote that post about toddler past-times Sugars was found enjoying hers.


Cuteness.
It is a precisely developed mechanism employed in order that one may be allowed to do those things that one shouldn't do.....it works by completely and instantly destroying the parent's reprimand system on sight.



To Lori who said "kids that talk and entertain themselves are a GOOD thing. But when they get REALLY quiet and you're in the bathroom, you're guaranteed a major mess!"

After Sugars emptied my bag of 246 yoyos that are sorted for the 3 bears and was found "counting" them while Daddy was in the bathroom....for the third time....I offered to give him a catheter. He wasn't impressed by my act of generosity. So I moved the bag instead. :-)




For Jungle Mom, Diane and other war movie buffs. Here's my favorite quote from my favorite war movie.

"Negative waves! Negative waves! Always with the negative waves!"
"I like it man, yeah! Like, so many positive waves...like it's GOTTA work!!!"


Who can name that movie? Character speaking? Actor?? any other trivia??? Does it surprise you that I like this character so much??

MightyMom Monday

There it is again! Go and see....

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008



Thesaurus noton Thursday!

So, who noticed that I missed Thursday again??

Sorry folks, I switched to days to take a 2 day class and had to STUDY for the test!! Guess it worked as I only missed one question and am now certified as an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support provider according to the American Heart Association. Which means that if you die at my house...I can call 9-1-1 REALLY REALLY fast!! ;-)

Now, on with our game.

For next week, work on these:
curtilage
cushaw



Last Week's Definitions:
pencel - a small pennon, as at the head of a lance



remember these guys??




penstock - a conduit for conveying water to a power plant.
No Smarty Pants Winners this week! ..... try again for next week.


Silly Geese Winners this week are:
SherryTex said...
pencel --the place we should lock up people who text message while driving.

Stephanie D. said...
penstock--the back room of Staples.


For any newcomers to Thesaurus Thursday, the "rules" can be found here.

For all winners, the Awards can be found on the sidebar to pick up at your leisure.


Now don't forget to leave your comments for the new words!

politics

Just so we don't take things toooooo seriously....

Friday, October 17, 2008

Show and Tell

Show and Tell


YeeHaw!! another finished project!! And that puts me one step closer to my Momma Quilt that keeps calling out to be finished! :-)

I'm done with the kids' Halloween costumes!!

Here you go....my 3 peas in a pod.




I had to force Speedy off of the costumes as she seemed to think this was HER spot!!




Here's a little better shot of Gator's pea.



Now. On to the yoyo bears!! Some of you have noticed that all the yoyo's are finished....and I have 1 bear almost done, so with a bit of luck you'll be seeing them here shortly!

Find something to laugh loudly at this week!

oh and if you're wondering about the "inspiration" for the peas....

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Toddler's favorite past-time.....

So, what is a toddler's favorite past-time????

Depends on the toddler, I guess.

For Sonshine (who almost can no longer be called "toddler") the fav passtime is TALKING. This child talks till your ears are exhausted ("sauced" in my house). I mean it....he's gotten past the point of just quoting a movie...to now he takes bits and pieces of conversations, movies, and his own thoughts and weaves them into this wild story of his own. It's crazy to listen to and will wear you out trying to follow.

For Gator-boy the fav passtime would be misbehaving. I don't think he likes the corner...but it's hard to tell. I've gotten to where the first thing I do when entering a new environment is point out to him how many corners there are. "This room has 4 corners and I WILL use them if you kids don't BEHAVE!!

And Sugars' fav passtime would be a tie between being a first class PEST to her brothers and emptying each and every diaper out of this bucket, one at a time.



Just call her name and tell her "No!" and she'll put them all back again...one at a time.

The Good News:
My children are wonderful at entertaining themselves.

The Bad News:
My children are wonderful at entertaining themselves.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday Hero

Before we get to the Wednesday Hero post this week I'd like to address a comment left last week by Diana, she said: "it's so nice of you to do this each wednesday. i know i don't always comment on these posts but it's really because i don't quite know what to say. nothing seems adequate for the sacrifices that are made. i do say a prayer of thanks and ask God to protect those away from home, serving their country... which is us!"

Yes, Diana, that's why I've joined Indian Chris' group who are reposting these each week. Because there is nothing to say except in prayer. And I truly believe we need to be reminded that every name on the KIA list that Subvet puts out each Sunday has a story behind it and a family who lost a loved one. They're hard to read...they make me cry...but I will not allow our men and women to be forgotten or taken for granted..in as much as I am able.

Anyone feel the same? follow the link at the end of the post and join Chris in her effort to get these reposted around the internet each week.
Thanks Sarah.








Sgt. Anton J. Hiett
Sgt. Anton J. Hiett
25 years old from Mount Airy, North Carolina
391st Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve
March 12, 2006
U.S. Army

Misty Hiett, the widow of Sgt. Anton Hiett, said in an interview that he, Sgt. Hiett, asked to transfer to the 391st Engineering Battalion when it looked like his reserve unit would not be deployed.

Sgt. Hiett was a truck driver who joined the military right out of high school because he "wanted to go help out" during the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. After his transfer to the 391st, he was deployed to Afghanistan on April 22, 2005.

On March 12, 2006, Sgt. Hiett, and three fellow soldiers from the 391st, Staff Sgt. Joe Ray; Spc. Joshua Hill and Sgt. Kevin Akins, were killed when an IED detonated near their Humvee during combat operations west of Asadabad, Afghanistan. He left behind his wife and their then 2(now 4)-year-old daughter Kyra.


These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Soldiers to add to our prayer lists

John Christian Miller
Julia Porter
John Heald
Matthew Tavares
Matthew Visnovsky
Nicholas Hyder
Daniel Hernandez
Richard Paul Murray



these names added by Airborne Dad

Spread the word

Here's a video I got from Subvet.....



Monday, October 13, 2008

MightyMom Monday




This week at the Extraordinary Mom's Network is a new one titled Mighty Mom's Silly Slimmers.

Ever wondered how a mom of 3 special needs kids under the age of 4 finds time to workout?

Read all about it!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

E-Mail bag

This came from my Aunt Betsy.....


With all the turmoil in the market today and the collapse of Lehman Bros and Acquisition of Merrill
Lynch by Bank of America this might be some good advice. For all of you with any money left, be aware of the next expected mergers so that you can get in on the ground floor and make some BIG bucks.
Watch for these consolidations in later this year:
1. Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush, and W R. Grace Co. Will merge and become:
Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace.

2. Polygram Records, Warner Bros., and Zesta Crackers join forces and become:
Poly, Warner Cracker.

3. 3M will merge with Goodyear and become:
MMMGood.

4. Zippo Manufacturing, Audi Motors, Dofasco, and Dakota Mining will merge and become:
ZipAudiDoDa

5. FedEx is expected to join its competitor, UPS, and become:
FedUP.

6. Fairchild Electronics and Honeywell Computers will become:
Fairwell Honeychild.

7. Grey Poupon and Docker Pants are expected to become:
PouponPants.

8. Knotts Berry Farm and the National Organization of Women will become:
Knott NOW!

And finally...
9. Victoria 's Secret and Smith &Wesson will merge under the new name:
TittyTittyBangBang

Friday, October 10, 2008

Show and Tell

Show and Tell


It's another Finished Project!!



Going to a baby shower at work a couple weeks from now so that meant I needed to make another of my flannel baby blankets. Everyone loves these and they take about an hour to make. Here's what you do. Take 2 lengths of cutsie flannel that are the same size...or 1 big one folded in half and sew around the edges leaving a space to turn. Trim the corners, turn right side out and iron the edges flat. Then pick a fun contrasting color and topstitch around the outside close to the edge....then pick a cute decorative stitch and sew again alittle ways in from the edge. The decorative stitch not only makes it look more "finished" but it will also add "heft" to the edges and that keeps the blanket from sliding off the baby so easily.
Oh and don't you love my little stamp I got last year?? Thanks for the ribbon Steph!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

politics

Hummm....

well, I might just change my vote and instead support this candidate instead...how about you??

Song for you

So, you know I sing when under stress right?

Well here's my song for the night from last night at work.
Don't blame me...it just popped in my head in the midst of screaming 5 year old...constantly beeping telemetry beepers...yelling doctor...angry family...and disoriented patient repeatedly de-IVing herself......

my co-workers were amused...I think




Ahhhh, the peace and quiet of being home with 3 hooligans!

Thesaurus Thursday

For next week, work on these:
pencel
penstock



Last Week's Definitions:
sedan chair - an enclosed vehicle for one person, borne on poles by two bearers (Congrats Smarty Pants Mam!)



sedulous - 1) diligent in character or application; persevering 2) persistently or carefully maintained "sedulous flattery"



Silly Geese Winners this week are:
Lori in South Dakota said...
Sedan chair--what the seats in a 1968 Chevy Impala were called

Salubrina said...
sedulous - the "it" word for fashionable divas.

instead of the boring ole' "you look fabulous!" or "that gown is stunning!" you would say "you look sedulous!" or, "that gown is simply sedulous!"
(This is almost a Smarty Pants Winner!)


Honorable Mention.....
Pops (AirbornePoppa) said...
Sedulous I had a good one until I read Subvet's comment about Cool Hand Luke being a "chick flick" Even I can't stretch my imagination THAT FAR! I'll get back to you on it.

Glad SOMEONE agrees with me. Of course, I keep trying to convince Subvet that the Dirty Dozen reference makes Sleepless in Seattle a guy movie!


For any newcomers to Thesaurus Thursday, the "rules" can be found here.

For all winners, the Awards can be found on the sidebar to pick up at your leisure.


Now don't forget to leave your comments for the new words!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Better than solitare!

Stephanie emailed me this new Sarah Palin Game.
I thought you'd get a kick out of it too! Come back here and tell me how good you did!!

Wednesday Hero

Cpl. Lance M. Thompson
Cpl. Lance M. Thompson
21 years old from Upland, Indiana
2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force
November 15, 2004
U.S. Marine Corps.

The father of Cpl. Lance Thompson said his son would be proud knowing he fought and died to help Iraqis vote in an election.

Cpl. Lance Thompson died during fighting in Ramadi by a truck bomb. His father, Greg Thompson, said his son sent him a letter in September of '04 which said, "Freedom is not free. It requires sacrifice."

Greg Thompson said the millions turning out to vote in Iraq was "fantastic" and said it was a "momentous day in the Middle East."

"Are you asking me was it worth Lance losing his life?" he asked a reporter. "Being the gung-ho Marine that he was, he would say yes. So I'll say yes. That is a tough, bitter pill to swallow. It hurts. God, I didn't want to give up my son."


These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Have Patience

OK, so a new friend of mine mentioned a certain trip she's gonna be taking that will involve a slow moving vehicle and several miles of shall we say "prairie scenery"....

In response I was going to type out the lyrics to my favorite patience song that has stayed with me for 28 years...ever since my children's choir (of which my mom was director) did the musical "The Music Machine" for church.

Now, just for grins I decided to see if I could somehow find this --ahem-- antique children's song on youtube as it really is much better knowing what TUNE you're supposed to be singing on your road-trip.

Would you believe that someone has actually recorded the song??? AND this little cutie has put a puppet show to it! Now, omiting the fact that her room could use a touch of purple in it here and there...this is one swell video to my favorite song...which I STILL sing frequently in the car...causing my husband to quickly turn on the radio...at max volume.

Enjoy! And remember to sing it anytime you feel a bit less than patient...if nothing else the reactions you get in line at the checkout counter are priceless! (especially if you sing LOUDLY)....I've been known to have others in line request encores so they could join in.

See! Humor is Good!

excerpt taken from an interview with Pope Benedict XVI in 2006

Fuchs: Stories with humor in them too? In 1989 in Munich you were given the Karl Valentin Award. What role does humor play in the life of a pope?

I'm not a man who constantly thinks up jokes. But I think it's very important to be able to see the funny side of life and its joyful dimension and not to take everything too tragically. I'd also say it's necessary for my ministry. A writer once said that angels can fly because they don't take themselves too seriously. Maybe we could also fly a bit if we didn't think we were so important.

ummm methinks I like this guy!
h/t The Ironic Catholic check her out, this is a woman after my own heart!--THIS MEANS YOU SUBVET!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sleep

Why is it that I sleep more on my days off? Here I have a rather long to-do list that I'd like to get to-done, but instead I seem to spend at least half of my night off asleep on the sofa....and the other half online reading blogs and commenting...

There is a disconnect here somewhere between my desire and my practice.

Oh well, the good news is that I have 2 more nights off to work on those costumes and I finished a baby blanket last night...so maybe sleeping tonight away isn't so bad....right?? right???

OH, and I'd really like to thank the 6 of you who are following me. That's nice. It's cool to know that someone likes you well enough to actually follow you.

Politics and funnies

This'll keep you occupied while I work on Halloween Costumes :-)


thanks Cookie!





MightyMom Monday

It's Monday again!

And this week our Great Shoe Caper made it up at EMN!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Zo is back....

Here is his latest Election 2K H8



and by the way, his Gay Marriage video got banned by youtube.

Here's what HE says about it:
"Concerning the BAN of my Gay Marriage video.
I'm very disappointed, but respect youtube's right to reject whatever they wish. They're not the government. This isn't censorship, and they have every right to disagree.
I apologize to the gay community for what you found insulting. I made an honest account of your sexual activitiy. I didn't know you would be insulted by what you enjoy.

God bless all of you who've been sharin' in the fun!
Name: Alfonzo
Age: 36"

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Dimples

I have no dimples. Subvet does, but you rarely see them.

The boys both have a dimple in each cheek,

but Sonshine's right one shows much more often.

Gator's left one shows much more often.

If you look closely at that pic in the header you can see each boy's frequent dimple.

While I was pregnant with Sugars I wondered if/where she might have dimples since I already had a kid with one on the left and another with one on the right.





This is the first pic I've gotten that actually shows her dimple.

Right in the center of that Sugar Dumplin' chin!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Show and Tell

Show and Tell


These are Grandma Lillie's Lillies.







Before she died my Grandma Lillie lived across the street from my Uncle and Aunt. She had a wonderful flower and vegetable garden.

When she died my Aunt went and dug up some of her bulbs and moved them to her flower beds, including these lillies.

Last May my Aunt and Uncle sold their house to "downsize" a bit.
On her last trip to the old home Aunt Gay offered for my stepmother to dig up whatever bulbs she wanted from her beds...specifically stating that these were Grandma's lillies. So my stepmom went and dug.

I knew nothing about any of this, till one day in June we're leaving her house and my stepmom says Wait! I have something for you! Brings out these two big bulbs and tells me the story, saying that if these don't bloom she has plenty more to share.

So I clear a spot in my sadly overgrown bed (can't weed at 2am, when I have my free time) and plop the bulbs in....in the middle of June. I figured that these were like my Easter Lillies and would bloom in the spring.

Little did I know they were late-summer-early-fall-ish bloomers.

So, does anyone know what this type of lily is called? I'd love to know.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thesaurus Thursday

I told Subvet that the women wouldn't know the movie. He figures EVERYONE should know that one.....

Diana, everything from "I can eat 50 eggs" to the end of my clip was a takeoff from Paul Newman's movie Cool Hand Luke. That's what made it so funny.

Now, a good friend of mine sent me a prayer request/proud celebration and asked me to share it with you. PenofJen aka Humble Wife aka Ma Kettle aka (well, I've lost track of all her names) anyway, you know who I mean right?? Well her son just enlisted in the ARMY and she's asking for prayers. Bill-the-younger has been sworn in and is now at Ft Bliss, TX presumably starting boot camp. Go over to Jen's post and show her your support. Infantry Dad, Airborne Dad, and Pops....I'm counting on you to welcome her and her husband QuillofBill into your "parent's circle". And let's all add Bill-the-younger to our military prayer lists.

Now, on with our game.

For next week, work on these:
sedan chair
sedulous



Last Week's Definitions:
footcloth - 1) a carpet or rug 2) a richly ornamented caparison for a horse, hanging to the ground


fontina - a semisoft to firm pale yellow Italian cheese (Congrats to Smarty Pants Diane@Diane's Place and Lori in South Dakota)



Silly Geese Winners this week are:
Ken said...
Fontina, is the new gay word for "Fonts"

Salubrina said...
footcloth - a rare, luxurious, quilt-like cloth made from leftover rabbit's feet keychains



For any newcomers to Thesaurus Thursday, the "rules" can be found here.

For all winners, the Awards can be found on the sidebar to pick up at your leisure.


Now don't forget to leave your comments for the new words!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wednesday Hero

This Week's Post Was Suggested And Written By Kathi

SSgt. Renee A. Deville
SSgt. Renee A. Deville
44 years old from Webster New York
401st Civil Affairs Battalion
September 1, 2008
U.S. Army

SSGT Renee A. Deville was an Army Reservist who deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 401st Civil Affairs Battalion from Webster, N.Y. She arrived at Walter Reed August 10, 2006, after being injured in a mortar attack.

While at Walter Reed, Deville was assigned to Chosen Battery, Warrior Transition Brigade, and was among three graduates of the Army's first Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course Stand Alone Common Core offered to Warriors in Transition.

Deville, who successfully completed every aspect of the course from a wheelchair, was lauded by SGT Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston as exemplifying the Army's 'Warrior Ethos', at the graduation ceremony for the course on March 28, 2008.

Deville was also the impetus for a new playground being built behind the Mologne House at Walter Reed in 2007.

An October 2007 Washington Post article about the opening of the playground says that SSGT Deville's mention of her children's limited recreational options to Col. Bruce Haselden, the garrison commander, helped set in motion the playground project.

Staff Sgt. Renee Antoinette Deville died September 1, 2008 in her room at the Mologne House at Walter Reed. She was 44.

She is survived by her husband and 4 children, her mother, a brother, and two sisters.

SSGT Deville was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery on September 19, 2008.


These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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