Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Welcome Home Joey!

Earlier today, the oldest son of my good friend Anne arrived in Boston after an 8 month tour of duty in Bagdad, Iraq. He joined the military 3 years ago and has spent most of his time overseas, first in England for a year and then in Italy and Germany for a bit before being deployed to Iraq. I know Anne and her husband are relieved that he is finally back on U.S. soil and I am thankful for his and all our military's service. I hope to be able to see him while he is on leave so I can personally express my gratitude.

The weather has finally taken a turn for the better around here. The last few days have been very sunny and warm and tomorrow we are expecting some 80 degree weather with possible 90's for Friday and part of the weekend. Bring on the sunscreen! I have the whole weekend off, including Friday, so I plan on working on my tan.

I really have no huge plans for the weekend. Friday morning I have to get my car inspected but the remainder of the day is free. Sunday I am going to a BBQ and then the annual fireworks show down by the river in Manchester. It is sponsored by a local radio station, ROCK 101, and officially kicks off the 101 days of summer. This fireworks show is normally way better than the 4th of July show and is synchronized with the music played by the radio station. It should be a good time, for sure.

I'm off to the shower and then to watch the last American Idol show of the season. My opinion is Jordin will win but Sara pointed out to me that last year between Katherine and Taylor, Katherine had a much better voice and Taylor was a better showman and we all know who won, so nothing is certain until the words are uttered by Ryan Seacrest. In any event, I think several of the Top 10 will have decent careers so everyone is a winner.

I hope you all are having a good week and Happy Memorial Day to you all.


ChicagoLady said...

Jordin! Is THE American Idol!
Wooooooooooo hooooooooooooooo

Been in the mid-upper 80's here all week. I'm LOVING the nice weather.

Kerry said...

Loving the nice weather! no jackets in the morning even!


AliceKay said...

I'm glad your friend's son made it back home all in one piece. One of my friend's sons is over there right now for his second deployment.

It's getting hot here, both outside and inside. Mid 80's yesterday and forecast for upper 80's today. It was 87F in this room late yesterday afternoon after the sun hit this side of the trailer...gonna be another hot one today because it's already 84 in here. I asked Terri to get the air conditioners in the windows this weekend. They're in boxes down in his shop. We had frost two days this week, tho, so haven't been too anxious to get them in the windows.

I hope you have a great weekend and a Happy Memorial Day, too.