It’s another cold Quiet Friday night. Except for the random sounds of the house making popping sounds .and the sounds of the tv that my hubby is watching .The temps are reading 2 out. At least the daytime was tolerable . Was able to get my errands done .. post office , library drop off box. Supper easy enough take out like I stated earlier, now just keeping warm under the covers ..relaxing with some adult coloring until I can’t keep my eyes open any longer.. started a new page . This will take sometime to finish. …
Last night after supper was done and cleaned up, I decided to take out my adult coloring book and coloring pencils. It was relaxing . I haven’t colored since the week my son flew back to his base that was about 3weeks ago .. the strange thing is it feels so much longer then 3 weeks …. I know it feels very short for him.. that time is standing still for him. I guess feeling the way I feel is harder because I think oh soon and he will be home…. but no I think it means how much I miss him.. so picking up my coloring was refreshing and it stopped my wandering thoughts as I focused on the pattern I was coloring. I finished what I had started those 3 weeks ago, I like it it was a fitting pattern (hahaha) yes a heart 🙂Now to find another pattern. Feeling like coloring a bit more tonight. It’s now a rainy night . Nothing like rain in January ..NO!(hahaha) can’t win, no snow , brutally cold to a foot of snow, to now rain …. we have had it all. Thankfully before the rain started and the ice looked a bit easier to navigate so I wouldn’t slip I was able to get to the post office and send my sons book he had asked if I could send him..I guess it was a smart choice I got out ,a friend of my daughters said she just found out her siblings do not have school tomorrow because of the higher elevation and dirt roads in most part of the towns here will be covered In ice . Good call I must agree.I guess its time to settle In and color and enjoy my husband and I’s favorite show .. well one of them We have many of them. Have a good night everyone!
So here we are , into January Christmas is a distant memory already. BUT .. my memory still holds on to the sound of the car pulling into the driveway at every awakening hour but no loud music I’ve just realized as I’m thinking about it . Hmm my Son didn’t have his music blaring out of the car. That changed. Now the endless back door opening ..closing with the clunking sounds of shoes being taken of as the razzing of my sons friends continued. Now replaced to the door staying shut more and Miss Abigail looking at it and waiting… and wondering when he will walk in. My husband and I dropped my son off at the airport dressed all in his camo with his duffle bag swung over his shoulder as he walked away after the sad good bye hugs . I just watched in awe to the man . soldier he’s become disappearing out of sight into the building . .. where did that time go of that little blond boy holding on to my hand as we walked into preschool on his first day looking up at me with those big blue eyes questioning me to let him go and run with the other kids. …He is safe on base arrived in time for chow so that was the last time I heard from him happy he was eating since he hadn’t ate much when he left ,never does when he has to fly . So that was last night (Wed ) and then he stated he had to go told me they were taking their phones , so he told me he loved me and was off. Two months of classes he has for his MOS job . With that said the house is quiet and dark at night once my hubby and I and my daughter when she is home settle in for the night , no outside light shining into the kitchen on for him when he would arrive home ,no waiting to hear him quietly walk in. But that will change once he’s back or not because then life will settle in even more ..work , Army and a bit more grownup after being away a second time.
Now back to what I began to say it’s January, usually a dreaded long month for me .. never liked This month . Right now it’s not bothering me as it usually does which is surprising for a change. My hubby goes back to work on Monday and my routine of my own will begin if you want to call it that … my usual get up shower enjoy my coffee with news then do somethings around the house and then run into town to collect the mail . Will see if my son will eventually write or if it will be text messages instead. Then it’s a library run and back home to enjoy my daytime shows and think of something for supper . Routine is good. Changes throughout the years but still a routine. I’m must say I have things to keep myself busy besides the have to’s but the enjoyable things. My blog , starting a journal , reading , and most of all my adult coloring . Thankfully my kids got me a new beautiful adult coloring book with a beautiful set of colored pencils so that has been keeping me busy at night while my hubby and I watch our tv shows. Each day the days stay a little bit longer . So that is nice . I’m happy to have things to keep me busy . Tonight I must say the sunset was so beautiful the first beautiful one I’ve seen since 2019 arrived.
It’s Daylight savings time and always changing the clocks back never sets well with me at first. You would think getting an extra hour sleep is nice but I think my body feels like I’m over sleeping if that make since and can anyone agree? Happy it’s a sunny day , cold but how it should be this time a year. Keeping myself busy …. okay trying. I’m hoping my son will get to make his 1st call home since starting Basic Training . I hope we counted right. So need to let him know a few things that I think will make him happy . According to his last letter he is happier has a good bunch of friends he can laugh with so of course it will be happy things we tell him. As I stated keeping busy so I decided to make some homemade chicken and rice soup for supper . It’s making the house warm and smells so good. Hubby’s working on his barn .Its just Miss Abigail and I inside as my daughter is at work . Last night as my mind was thinking and my hubby was watching college football as the wind was thrashing around outside banging against the house it had Miss Abigail running around the house looking for a place to hide. My hubby cringing with the thought of the power going out. I focused my mind on adult coloring and started another page . Didn’t get too far but a good start. Well time to finish making my soup . Cross your fingers for me that my son can call. Please..
Finally finished my page , not because it took awhile but because so many things keeping me from finishing it. Busy with appointments errands to run, writing letters to my son that I look forward to and love doing so much ❤️, then some nightly reading.. my library books hmm now I know why I was buying books ,the due back dates … ahh yes when you get a book from the library we need to share …. then there is all the amazing nightly tv shows this season. When there isn’t enough time in a day . It’s all good tho . Here is my coloring page . I think I like how it turned out. It was a fun one.
It’s been about 17 hours since hearing from my son. At 8 pm when he landed in Missouri he waited for his ride to the base . At 10:30 his time 11:30 ours we texted he thought he would be staying at the Army quarters there for the night being that the Base was 2hrs away. At 11 pm I received a message that he was shipping out to the base so we said somethings to him and then Goodnight thinking it would probably be the last we heard from him until he could do once a week calls.. after my hubby and I having a rough emotional day ,sleep was not easy to come but eventually we manage to fall a asleep . At 3:00 in the morning my phone lit up and the ring was so loud I had had it up . My sons face appeared on it . It was a quick serious voice I’m here and stating he was safe and when he could call he would .. well that made us happy he was safe .. there ..but it triggered my mothering strings .. did he eat , drink enough , why isn’t he sleeping oh yes I could keep going.🙄 my hubby and I eventually settled down to get some sleep I do not believe much we both have been in a fog all day and expecting him to walk through the door at any minute. So much to get use to , it’s quiet , less busy, less razzing one another , I miss his big smile . Supper time and and now evening is the hardest because this is when I’m waiting wondering when he will be home to eat or not . Not wondering .. worrying when he will be home when we go to bed. Okay you got the idea . Just so hard. Miss him. This afternoon I did do some adult coloring that helped .it stopped my thoughts from wondering. For awhile ..
It’s coming along pretty good . I think it will look good after it’s done. I’m happy I was able to get into it today. and now that supper is done and cleaned up a plate saved for my daughter when she gets him from work , chocolate cookie bars just made. I think while chatting with my hubby and watching news I’ll color a bit more . I think it may be a early night for all of us ,my daughter who stated she didn’t sleep well and hoping thinking it will be for my son as well . Will all get the sleep we need . I hope you enjoy my photo of my coloring page . I guess it’s time to finish some more.
It’s 6:43 here and this day has been long and teary.. for my son its even longer only 5:43 where he is waiting for his 2nd flight and so many more hours to travel until he’s at his destination . When he arrives at the Base he gets one call to say he arrived . It will be almost midnight when that call comes in. I’ve heard from him through text while in between flights .. so much waiting. He’s doing well for his first time flying on his own . Tired .. letting him go this morning was so hard . Did well not to show too much sadness but he did hug me like three times and did the shake hand hug with his dad several times too which is unusual for him . I know he was a bit nervous but so ready. He stated he was nervous but ready but I just wanted to hold on to him and not let go . My baby boy .. no parent book in the world teaches you how to let them go. When my husband and I were driving back home from dropping him off my cell phone came to life displaying his photo I answered so fast ready to ask him if everything was okay . He called because he had two hrs to wait for his flight and wanted to let us know how long it would take to get to the Base and he was bored . Happy to hear his voice but after getting off the phone it triggered the tears . I already was missing him. Once home hubby and I told our daughter how it went she couldn’t come with us not knowing how long it would take and she had to go to work. Then him and I kept busy around the house ,him outside doing oil changes on snowblower .. generator getting ready for winter even though it couldn’t be anymore humid that we have an air conditioner running. So iI was inside cleaning up around the house finishing some of my sons laundry he has left anything to do to not think how quiet it will be for awhile . And here it’s evening now and catching the nightly news until we settle in bed and watch our shows and wait for a my son to call. . When I know he can settle I will . Yes always a mother. That’s what us parents do. Soon my daughter will be home she is ready to get home eat and watch her shows as well. I wouldn’t be surprised if It crosses her mind to ask where her brother is . She always would when she would get home from somewhere and knowing he was out he was always out she would ask where he was . I know I will think off and on I wonder what he’s up to for the day . I always wondered it . Habits.. well for now I will get comfortable color or try until shows are on.