First and foremost, if you know anyone that has served in the armed forces, past and present, thank them.

They put their lives on the line for all that we hold dear. They do their part…

I have friends and family that have served during peace time and during wars…they have my utmost respect and heartfelt gratitude for the sacrifices they’ve made. We, as a nation, need to do a better job at caring for our veterans…

Now… I promised 18 people some books. Some of you will not get the book you wanted until tomorrow because it won’t be available until tomorrow. The rest of you though, will be emailed throughout the day today.

Last night I posted a tweet that said because my driver, Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 came in 3rd in the Coca-cola 600, I would do a special giveaway.

And true to my word, I will. I just haven’t decided what I’m going to do yet…I will have it figured out by the end of the day and after I’ve had about 3 days worth of caffeine.

If you haven’t seen the pictures that I’ve taken and posted on my twitter account which posted on my facebook account, you should. I got some good shots from the different vantage points. Down on the sidebar here on the blog are my most recent tweets… And much as I love the races and I LOVE the races…the bonding that I get with my son is priceless. DH was on one side of me listening to one scanner and my mom was on the other side of my son listening to another scanner and my son and I were just talking about the race, our drivers, watching lap speeds…his laugh, his smile, his joy, his love of this sport is infectious. It’s no different than the concerts I go to with my daughter. She loves music and live shows and there’s just nothing else like it. These experiences with my kids will last all the rest of my life and most important, they will last all the rest of their lives. I want them to remember me as embracing the things they loved, the things they were passionate about. There are many things I can’t do for my kids, things I can’t give them, but a few times a years, I can indulge them and myself in what they love so much.

It’s time for me to send out some emails now.

And I’ll let y’all know tomorrow what the extra giveaway will be!


Have a wonderful Memorial Day!


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