MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: LONG WEEKEND OF RELAXATION & REMEMBRANCE

Saturday, May 26, 2007

LONG WEEKEND OF RELAXATION & REMEMBRANCE

Ha, that is a joke…every day is part of a long weekend to me!

However, this afternoon and early evening was all ours (she won't let me post her shot) to enjoy. There is nothing quite like sitting on the “screened porch” watching the birds, the rabbits, and squirrels playing around the yard or in the trees.

Occasionally there was a fish splashing in the lake, my dog snoring behind my chair, and sometimes you could hear children playing on the dock across the way. I drowned them all out with rock and blues MP3 tunes piped from my PC, through the house wiring out to the speakers sitting at each end of the porch.

If you have not tried a 110 house wiring system, you should. You will get high-quality digital stereo audio to any room in your home where there is an AC outlet! I picked the Radio Shack wireless system!

Anyway, I ask you to enjoy your weekend safely and especially to remember the reason for the holiday. Celebrate your freedom by remembering those who, down through the years, have, and are still dying to make it possible. I remembered two special guys on my military blog, but I am sure you know others to thank by remember them this weekend.

With every sip of my beer and puff on my Macanudo, I remember those that will never again have that pleasure. Think about it every time you hear on the news about a few more dying in Iraq or Afghanistan – one more person/s that will never know the pleasures of life again! Another child who will never know their mom or dad – sons or daughters, brothers or sisters that will never be hugged again. I know it sounds stupid or trivial to you who have never served, but you must not take that loss of life for granted – ever!

If we do not remember them, they are gone – forever and their lives meant nothing.

16 comments:

*Goddess* said...

Your yard always looks so nice and peaceful....

Fathairybastard said...

Well said my man. And you make retirement look good! Maybe in another 20 years or so...

Enjoy it.

David Sullivan said...

Amen, brother Mushy.

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Well said, Mushy. We have Rememberance Day over here, and on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, a nationwide two minute silence is observed.

Your place looks idyllic, so peaceful.

Mushy said...

Thanks for the compliments guys and gals, but you must read FHB's tribute.

If you don't know him, click on Fat Hairy Bastard in my blogroll!

BRUNO said...

And that's all we needed, just a little nudge...!

FHB's piece was, or rather, is, solid gold, indeed! And not because of it's age---it's the content that counts!

Debbie said...

Sounds like my kind of day, porch, lake/river, birds, fish, rabbits, turtles, ... all eating and drinking out of the same bird feeders and bird baths. It's a sight to behold. Well, not the fish...

Hubby's going to catch some of those Tuesday.

Redneck Texan said...

Killer view from your porch Mushy.....and a nice screened in porch as well.....it looks somewhat elevated?.....and a very cool spot to kick back.

Do you get real stereo out of your 110 wiring? Seems like, with the ground and the neutral legs tied together at the breaker box, you would only have 2 wires available....unless the signal stays digital all the way to the speaker.

What kinda software do you use to play your .mp3s?

Jose said...

I know it sounds stupid or trivial to you who have never served, but you must not take that loss of life for granted – ever!

Unforntunately I never served, I was already too old to join when I got my citizenship, but I do appreciate what this soldiers do for us, and my thought and prayers go to them often.

It is thanks to them that I am enjoying such nice relaxing weekend, may God take care of them and bring them all back home soon.

Mel said...

I think about the fallen every day, it makes my heart sick, every day there are more.

LOVE that porch, i want one :)

Mushy said...

Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts on this memorial day.

About the 110 system...it is true stereo...don't know how it works but the sound is great with a lot of "bottom!" I play the tunes with RealPlayer. RP seems to give better quality tham Media Player...there is some clipping of the quality.

The porch is great...I'll share anytime!

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Just perfect. I need to screen in my porch too. My mosquitoes are as big as Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Moore and almost as nasty.

Marie said...

Thanking you and your comrades for your service today, Mushy.

Alex said...

Envy and spite.

I would love to have more than four hours of leisure time per week.

Whoever told me that grad school was what lazy people did rather than get jobs was a big fat liar!

phlegmfatale said...

There's nothing stupid or trivial sounding about it - we owe a tremendous debt of thanks to the men and women who've honored us with their service. Nice post. Yes, we must always remember.

Suldog said...

I never take loss of life for granted, Mushy, and especially when that person was trying to secure MY freedom. God bless them all.