Drat. Today is Veteran's Day and a day I look forward to each year. Our local middle school invites all the local veterans to come speak to the 8th grade class. Unfortunately, yesterday I came down with a bad cold/flu (OK - I can never really tell the difference). I've been on a round the clock regimen of Kleenex, hot tea with honey, lots of citrus, homemade chicken dumpling soup, lots of sleep, NyQuil and DayQuil... and yet I still need to stay home today.
In fact, I'm even having homemade chicken soup for breakfast.
I'm so disappointed that I can't make the Veterans Day festivities at the middle school, especially because I've been working so hard to recruit other female veterans to join me. I sent them a message letting them know I can't make it. But I'm still really bummed. I hope they'll still have fun and do a great job. I was the first female veteran to speak when I went my first time three years ago. I know the young girls enjoyed hearing from a female veteran. I know they'll love hearing from Carolyn and Melinda.
So now I'm going back to bed to beat this cold and flu bug.
Happy Veterans Day to all my fellow Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Soldiers and Coasties. I love seeing everyone's photos on Facebook... especially those that post pictures of their parents or grandparents (and especially grandmothers) in uniform from days of old. Thank you all for serving our country. It's what makes us such a great nation.