BFF date night on Friday was great, even though my friend, D, was on antibiotics for a lower GI infection (she insisted on keeping our date, love her for it - I think she knew I really needed to see her... talked out loud for the first time about the miscarriage, and while I had to stop at one point to cry, I really think it helped... E thinks so too, and thinks I should keep trying to talk about it with friends, so dinner night Friday with O!)
Buggy List item #1 - I tried two martinis that I have never had before (here or elsewhere!) and mmmmm they were yummy =)
And even as I complain of the extra time and expenses a dry clean uniform requires, I forget what the holiday is all about.
Today is a MEMORIAL to all those who have fought (and died) for us. Each year, the services memorialize the losses we've suffered as a town: fire department, EMS, police department - 2 of these 3 are volunteer. We've only had one active line-of-duty death in the past 6 years in the fire department. My husband, and his entire company, were very close to the fire fighter and still dedicate (even throughout the year) numerous toasts and barbeques to "L."
I sit here today and remind myself that these men and women we are remembering and honoring today, my husband included, VOLUNTEER themselves for this dangerous job. It's an incredible and incredibly selfless thing to do.
I don't think I can fully express it, but I am so so gratefuly that there are people in the world like you!