It’s a rainy day once again. Sitting here in my living room enjoying my cup of coffee and just thinking .. in my sons letters home he has stated many times it’s about the simple things and little things . I know he’s missing home and there has been a lot of time of him thinking and being only 18 and first time away from home , family , friends , and not much contact except hand written letters every 13 days how he receives them is a very big change. I just hope once he is home on leave he will remember this . .Statement.
It really is about the little things I have always thought that . No other way of thinking otherwise when I’ve grew up in a big family with little money to go around . Oh don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining at all .. just the way it was and we were not poor by any means , we had everything we needed and then some . Christmas with a beautiful simple Christmas tree presents under it and we counted how many present but whatever amount there was we were happy and satisfied But you know growing up there’s always I wants. And yes at times we got the I wants but when we were able to get jobs then we used our money. Life was simple though the suppers at 5 every night or you came home heated it up or made something else you ate what my mom made . Or you made a sandwich . Yes a sandwich .. Summers we cooked out a lot stayed out till bed time . Went to drive in movies . Can’t recall going to a theater much . My dad had a boat so weekends sailing . We always went to the Town fair . So simple . Until this day I’ve lived simple . My house isn’t fancy it’s a ranch style we built it’s simple cozy , homey .its not elegant it’s lived in . ( haha) and thankful for that because anything bigger would be too much to take care of for me. When the kids were little we went to the beach a lot with the whole family , my kids always had what they needed and yes alway wanted more ..if we could they got it if not they didn’t . Now the days are quieter and life is even more calmer and my past time is reading , writing , long rides with my hubby , lots of chats, and yes just plain simple nights home watching tv with my hubby or if my kids are here in which now my son wrote how he misses this . As he grew older it was only happening if he had no money to go out Hmm what you realize. . I’m sure sounds boring to some . I wouldn’t want to change anything …we..lll maybe bring back for a bit my kids being little and home more. Yes I know they grow up … and fast. Change comes and it is what it is. .. In this world now we want more never have enough money.. things but do we ever think about time ? No too busy running having to keep up with what everyone else is doing or has whether it makes you happy or not worrying more of what you say and how . Which honestly truth is the best but that is slowly fading away in these times along with love morals values , being replace with hate , rudeness , and a lot of regrets. maybe for a bit all the running around being what everyone wants you to be does make us happy but then eventually something hits us in the face with a dose of reality and you then realize what matters . . Ahh yes the simple things .. family, your special close friends you can count on your fingers . That’s what matters .
It’s Monday Veterans Day well its observed today so my hubby is off along with other State and Federal Jobs . It’s a a long weekend but quiet morning while my hubby is helping a neighbor for a bit , my daughter down in her place sleeping away and I enjoying a cup of coffee after deciding it was time to get up jump in the shower . The holiday weekend was spent quietly and cozy after Saturday’s food shopping and a ride with my hubby . The weekend kept getting colder so we spent it inside my hubby relaxing on the couch as we enjoyed watching movies and football , while I also finished reading the book I had started. I think my hubby and I also thinking a lot about our son .. being Veterans Day and him at Basic Training . I miss him … had to get that out 😥 he gets to call home today so we are so excited . They said 1300 but didn’t say their time or ours which we are a hour ahead of him so between 1:00 .. 2:00 I ll wait all day it’s okay . I want to hear his voice. I’ll start my next book I have ready to read . Just finished Nicholas Sparks newest novel . Every Breath , it was really good but so sad . I think all his books are for the most part but such a good read. Yesterday being so cold I curled up in my chair with a blanket a hot cup of tea and read . And read .. and read ..(hahaha) when I looked up from my book towards my hubby laying on the couch staring at me I laughed at his expression , he just looked at me in awe . I said what ? He said wow you have been reading for hours . I wish he would read .. he does but not a book well not very often . I can read all day or night if it’s really good. Well I guess I will grab a bit more coffee catch some news then do a few things around the house and wait for that call.
A three day weekend is here! Monday’s a holiday, Veterans Day . Thinking and thanking all that have served and are serving and who will be serving, I state the last part thinking of my son who this Veterans Day is in Basic Training in Missouri . Missing him but so proud ❤️
It’s Saturday night and the wind is just roaring out there .. for one moment tonight we heard a bang or weird thunk and looked outside to see if something hit the house . But saw nothing unusual …for all we know it was Miss Abigail who has been running around this house all night , she probably jumped up on something in the back rooms. Today was food shopping day and it was crazy busy ..dodging people in every isle .My husband and I get home and realize we missed a few amount of items on our list due to people being so impatient 🙄waiting for you to move out of their way while your grabbing what we need, giving up and moving on to our next items on the list telling yourself will go back and grab what we miss but forget to and head to the checkout… so I’ll be going back before this weekend is over. After we came home put the groceries away and then went for a ride and grabbed some Starbucks lattes . Hooked on the Gingerbread flavor so good and comforting. My hubby enjoyed a Peppermint Mocha flavor. By the time we arrived homely hubby hitting every back road that headed home (loves them) it was just about dark out. We had some supper and now just settled in our bedroom under our covers keeping warm. Watching tv and still listening to the wind roaring . . I was going to try and finish reading my book but I think soon I’ll just call it a night. Tomorrow will be even colder out . So will probably just hang inside watch football and I’ll read my book . Earlier I got a notification that the SITs would be given a chance to call home on Monday at a time they stated so to be by our phones so my husband and I are looking forward to hearing from our son. I hope he has a decent amount of time to talk but will take whatever we can get . I received two letters from him on Friday and he said he received two of my letters so far .I was happy to hear that but wonder where the others are .. floating around somewhere. I am enjoying writing. It’s nice to write letters so miss this . That’s why I think I’m going to need to start that journal soon. I guess it’s time to get off here and say some prayers and get some sleep . Good night everyone.
It’s after midnight on a Thursday night well now Friday .. just finish reading …well could of read a bit more but I’m thinking time to get some sleep. I just wanted to post the photo I had taken with the sun setting over the mountain from our deck . It was absolutely beautiful and up lifting. I hope all of you enjoy it.
The day seems to fly by now with the sun settlings earlier captured a nice photo of the sun setting and then the darkness followed shortly after. . The day went as plan errand to the post office . Then cleaned around the house for a bit until my daughter asked if I wanted to go with her to get her studs on her car at the garage and grab a coffee at our many coffee stops in town. We both ordered a pumpkin spice flavor coffee. After she went with a friend for a bit and I started supper for my hubby and I . Very easy (hahaha) fish stick , mashed potatoes with gravy and a veggie defiantly easy .tomorrow I think meatloaf. After supper was done and cleaned up my daughter arrived home and as my hubby was catching the nightly news her and I sat at the kitchen table chatting and laughing , always the best chats around the kitchen table if my son was home he would be sitting there as well. Something about a certain place in your house that is a comforting setting for good chats and memorable moments. I believe this started with my mom we had the best chats around my family home growing up . I will always remember those times growing up seeing my parents with their coffee in hand chatting away and laughing and then when I grew up I joined in . Nice memory. ❤️ after the time flew by and my daughter was ready to go settle down in her place . My hubby and I settled too and enjoyed our favorite show well one of them .. Seal Team . Show is over house is quiet except for the sound of my hubby sleeping away as I think I will now . First need to say my nightly prayers and send a prayer my sons way that I’m thinking of him .and then I can get some sleep a bit earlier tonight.
It’s a Wednesday day morning already and a bright sunny one at that. After a weekend of no phone call from our son ..on Monday night around 8:00 my hubby and I decided to settle in our bedroom, watch our shows so shutting down the the lights locking up . My hubby headed to the bedroom to turn on the tv while I put some dishes that were lingering around after supper in the dishwasher ..the phone rang as I looked at the ID it showed a out of State number thinking oh a tell-a call … we get so many I was about to just let it ring but something in me told me to answer it and so with that I did my straight forward hello ready to tell whoever it was I was not interested .. when on the other line I heard a familiar voice “hi mom ” and I just melted (hahaha) I said Seth is that you he said yes and started to choke up with emotion my hubby heard me say his name and came running out . Etc etc after that it’s personal but with that said we got our first call I am so happy my gut feeling said answer . He is doing really good but misses us and home. Sadly the base he is at it’s an every two week phone call home , just so happy tho that we got the chance to talk to him. Now as I stated it’s Wed and it will be a day of things around the house except for one errand out to the post office .Then home to watch the tv shows I recorded , after staying up till 1. reading my book knowing I should of put it down earlier and got some sleep I couldn’t .. it is so good and I want to know the ending. So that took up my evening as we watched the election polls which I will not get into, I do not talk politics on line or with others . Sorry , Enjoying my late morning coffee and breakfast and Miss Abigail getting into everything like a little kid. Its a slow start to the day but that’s okay nothing to demanding to attend to but it’s time to get this day going any how. Hope everyone has a good day.
Good Morning it’s Monday already , every other day seems to be the weather pattern with rain and sun . So yes it’s going to be another day of rain. Last night I read my book until I couldn’t keep my eyes open and my mind cleared with all the negative thoughts . Never getting the phone call I had so we all had so hoped to get from my son. I do not understand why I believe it’s been 3 weeks .. plus more . I miss him so much but it’s more just letting him know how much I believe in him and how proud I am of him since he isn’t receiving my letters.. it’s sad when your daughter writes and has to explain this and I relay that message through her letters how I feel . I am now almost done with my book . I’m sure I’ll finish it today. Trying to stay low until I can get a flu shot with so many sick . I’ll just run to the post office and then do things around here. Christmas shopping is basically online and gift cards . My kids are easy enough now that their older. I believe honestly it shouldn’t be so much about things but more about the people in our lives . Okay time to start my day…