Yup, so it's been a month since I've posted here. Luckily, it hasn't been a month since I've written something, just a month since I've shared with the world (alright, potentially the world, who in theory has access to this blog) what I have written.
So what's gone on over the last month? Not much.
My favorite holiday of the year (Thanksgiving) has come and gone. The food, friends and family was great, but now we are in full-on Christmas mode. While I do equally love Christmas, I honestly am not a fan of all of the activities, shopping, etc leading up to the day itself. The only thing about the "lead-up" to Christmas I enjoy is getting our tree and decorating it with the kids. This is on the docket for this weekend. I imagine that my next post here will be of the tree in its fully decorated glory.
And to close out the night, tomorrow is Pearl Harbor Day. Back in 1941, the USS Arizona was attacked and more than 2,400 Americans lost their lives. Even though it has been more than 70 years since it happened, that doesn't mean we should forget about it. Having lived through the tradegy that was 9/11 I hate to think that there will come a day when September 11 passes with little ceremony or remeberance (even though I know it will happen). While we haven't forgotten all about Pearl Harbor, it certainly isn't in the front of our minds and memories anymore.
So tomorrow if you can take the time to thank a World War II Veteran. Certainly take the time to thank our current members of the Armed Forces. And take just a minute from your day (maybe even at 7:55am Hawaiian time...or around 1pm centra when the attacks began l) to remember the attacks and the lives lost. And to learn more about the events of the day, check out this very well done site by National Geograhic:
Chris Thomas is a full-time teacher, part-time freelance writing, father of three, and most importantly, a very, very tired man.
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