Good morning and happy Memorial Day. This, the last Monday of the month, honors fallen soldiers. Thanks, Carol, for reminding us to honor those the holiday is for. Sometimes we get so caught up in a day off, beers and hot dogs, that we forget why we are partying. While I am basically a pacifist, and believe war is not good for living things, I also recognize that I am free to sit at my computer and type WHATEVER the hell I want and I understand, intellectually, that many fought for MY right to do this…and many lost their lives in the fight. My heart breaks every day, for the parents who’s children return home, wrapped in an American flag and buried with honor. My heart goes out to each and every parent, spouse and child who has lost a loved one in war, and now, more than ever it is time to bring our soldiers back home from Iraq. While I will remember the fallen heroes today, my wish for peace grows ever stronger.
For my locals: While I will be training clients this morning, I will not be teaching any classes. Tamarac Fitness Center is CLOSED for the day. Bally is open from 8-8 but ALL classes are cancelled. If you are a Bally student feel free to get in their and get on a piece of equipement. I’ll be back at TFC tomorrow night and Bally on Wednesday.
Well, its off to get ready for work. After 3 back to back training sessions, I’ll be hoping to come home to float in the pool. Mitch and I have a date to play some swimming pool badminton which should be a lot of laughs. I have waited all weekend, to indulge (and I do mean indulge) in a real summer holiday treat–a spicy bloody Mary with a beer chaser (thanks to my “live life like its your last day” friend, Lisa who brought that combo with her from Milwaukee where they obviously know how to drink!)
I will also be lighting the BBQ for a repeat of Friday night’s dinner which was delicious. Thanks to Carol for the idea, via the video she sent me late last week. Though I wont be making the seitan, I will be basically making most of the other stuff on this video. Maybe it will inspire you, too. I am not sure why I can’t get the below site to “link” if you just copy and paste and put in your browser, it should bring you to this 4 minute video from Bobby Flay. Check it out!
Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you drink…be happy, remember why we are celebrating and please be safe. Don’t drink and drive, don’t text and drive…I say, if you can help it JUST DON’T DRIVE AT ALL!