Sunsets and coffee!

having a vetch for Sunsets. Yes along with my coffee is something I have had for awhile ,tonight driving home with my daughter after spending the day with her as she ran some errands at our big chain store and then a ride through the Starbucks drive thru enjoying a white mocha with raspberry latte we headed home ,the sun setting a bit later as each day goes by is so nice and the sunsets have been gorgeous . I captured several but this one is my favorite . So orange the sky started out pink then it came to this. Breath taking!. I took so many pics had to delete some ..crowding my phone…but this one was such a keeper. A very nice ending to the day with my daughter.

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Weekend and cold….

It’s Saturday and a very cold one at that. Last night instead of watching a movie with my daughter that I had first stated we decided on just enjoying our books we both have and are enjoying so much , she got comfortable with a blanket on the couch as I was was comfortable in my chair wrapped in a blanket we read our books and chatted off and on while my hubby went to bed feeling a bit under the weather all week. Reading and chatting until 11:00 my daughter and I decided to get some sleep . Waking this morning and dragging myself out of the warm bed I enjoyed my morning coffee then got ready to start the day. After getting the horrible task of food shopping done with my husband and then grabbing a coffee on the way home . I tried a trefoil Sugar cookie favor it was so good it’s one of those flavors that are comforting . We arrived to no internet or landline working … yes we still have a landline a lot of people gave it up but I cannot part with it. Our internet services after having us try several ways to reboot it .. nothing ..no connection so now a tech is coming out tomorrow to see what is going on with it. Oh the things we get use too … the temps stayed cold so we just stayed home the rest of the day. Supper has come and gone and now will probably settle in our room . I’ll read well my hubby watches television . My son didn’t get his phone back yet so we are guessing it will be after this Tues like he originally thought. Hopefully he’s doing good. I sent him a letter but never know when he will get it . I sent it 6 days ago so hopefully he has it or will soon. All on the Army’s time. Well I guess it’s time to settle with my book . I hope everyone has a good night.

Home…

It was ..is a long tired week .. my hubby had a long week , nice but tired . Doesn’t do well away. My son did well ..had graduated from Basic Training and looked very sharp. As my daughter and I who had to stay back her with work and I who cannot fly made it through the 5 days just fine kept busy had some fun laughing .. and yes moments of feeling sad I couldn’t be there to share this moment with my son.so some sleepless ones. as well .. thinking. Happy the 5 days went fast As we waited till 2 in the morning for my son and hubby to arrive back home and seeing my son in his army graduation uniform walk through the door was priceless he looked tired but confident and sharp . With open arms we went to him . It was nice ! Always love his hugs . As straight as my hair is now from the curly ness when he left he was as bald … we both remarked on each other’s head ( hahaha) he said it felt strange being home .he felt like he was still in Missouri .. Finally settling into bed at 4 this morning we woke to the sound of the shower running ..four hrs later . Him so use to being up he was ready to run get some Christmas shopping done . And then yes the gym .. i felt a little set back seeing him kind of get back to his old self or thought this .. I just wanted to hold on to him . it’s 8 at night and I’m ready for bed and he is home and I guess is on Army schedule still he has settled in for a nine o’clock bedtime like he is use to so I had a bit of a chat with him I told him be patient with me I know you need to do what you need to do and I will back off . He said no do not back off you have every right to say these things I need and want and should rest and spend more time home that’s why I am on this block leave and I should of today so I’m sorry . I guess my son has changed a bit and we will see but I will respect his time as well well it’s time for some sleep I’ll be on here more routinely soon.. but for now please be patient with me.

Rainy Sunday..

It’s a cold rainy Sunday. Not complaining better then the ice and snow they first predicted. So just having a very lazy day , slept in then dragged myself to the shower and finally made it to the kitchen for my morning coffee.. at this point I think I need several to get me out of this blah feeling . My joints hurt which is always the case when it rains ..so it’s not a myth. Maybe do some things around here or not.. 🙄 need to order some gifts online then I may just Adult color or read. Hoping my son calls today . He did state on Thanksgiving he may have one more phone call left before Basic Training Graduation . I hope so .. I wrote a letter the weekend after Thanksgiving I’m thinking he may have just received it . No letters from him because he will be so busy but he did state keep the letters coming . Sadly with how it takes so long for him to get them I keep holding back to send one more out . It will be graduation by the time he gets it , if he even gets it I did send my congrats in the last letter since I will not be able to fly out to see him graduate my hubby will be there . He understands . I will stay back and with the help of my daughter in between her work schedule she will help me wash his bedding again to freshen it up . Dust his room . And help me stock up for food that he likes plus Christmas Eve and Christmas Day food. That will keep my mind busy well maybe…. I know I ll be thinking of him constantly that day with a tear in my eye one for not being there with him and second because I am so proud of him. I do miss writing to him . Love writing it felt good. Hopefully when he goes back for his next training it’s letters only instead of cellphones even though being only a text away would be nicer .I’m afraid he will get wrapped up with his friends and use his texting time on his friends….. he is only 18 . Friends are so important at that age , even though his letters he’s been so humble . Will see. Hubby’s snoozing on the couch while waiting for his team to play .. Sunday Football . My daughters with her boyfriend then work this afternoon. Late but short shift. Miss Abigail is sleeping away in our bean bag chair oh to be a cat ,she makes sleeping look so nice. Well time to do a few things so I can sit back down and color or read .

Coffee Time.

By now you must have realize my daughter and I love our coffee and love spending time going to get coffee and enjoy our coffee with good conversations and a lot of laughs. So this week instead of driving forty minutes to Starbucks …which my daughter and I love . We decided to go local very local like minutes away from our house so I’m sure or maybe not thinking why drive forty mins when you can drive only several minutes for coffee? I’ll answer anyways , because our local coffee is very expensive but then when you really come down to it , for a forty minute drive using up gas for a dollar less specialty coffee it’s worth paying that dollar more coffee at the local and using less gas unless there is other places we need to go . Their holiday coffees we found out are delicious and use more natural ingredients . My daughter and I ordered a Peppermint Mocha hot coffee with chocolate flavor cream on top and then they drizzled chocolate syrup over it and sprinkled pieces of candy cane over it . It was so delicious! And the coffee shop is so cozy . The bakery goods are delicious and many of but the coffee alone is just enough for us. Will defiantly be going back .

Lovely Night!

My daughters friend came over to hang around the house with her as they put it. So my daughter caught up on her laundry and cleaned up her downstairs. As I was making supper their laughter and bings of their phones was a nice change of pace from a quiet house these days. After my hubby came home from work and did some raking in the yard the girls left to get some hot chocolate. Soon they were back with one for me ,my hubby had his coffee so he was all set 🙂and they enjoyed my Shepard’s pie I had made for supper. It was nice feeding others then just my hubby and I . After my hubby caught some of the Red Sox game we turned to one of our many favorite shows ..Seal Team . My hubby is amazed how hooked I am with it. I do love it , it’s real … intense, emotional , but yes most of all real. I like that in a show . Now it’s going on midnight and I should get some sleep after I say my nightly prayers especially one for my son while he’s away. But the moon is so Full and bright it’s going to make for a rough night of falling to sleep. The house is so quiet except for the fan my husband loves to hear at night..anyone else’s sleep with a sound of a fan all yr around? Even Miss Abigail has decided to go down and sleep with her mama (my daughter) so no paw sounds walking around tonight. It was a lovely night. Even if it was only having my daughters friend here she filled the house with one more person . It’s about the simple things that mean the most or should. Just as my son wrote in his letters while missing us stating it is really about the simple things…. hmm it’s something when you realize it when you leave home for the first time and are miles and miles across the States and you learn that fact. ❤️ time for some prayers and sleep.

Books..more books and movies..

I woke pretty early which is unusual for me since not having to wake and get kids going in the morning for school . So I tend to stay up late and sleep in. After a day of dreary wet cold weather . I gave in early and went to bed at a decent time . I woke to a nice sunny crisp fall morning. Enjoyed coffee with my daughter and some conversation then we headed in different directions to start our day.I left went to the post box ..hmm… nothing from my son. I know it’s early. But I can at lest hope..then headed to the library FINALLY ! I did it I was still in their system just needed. to renew my expired card but not having it still . The librarian issued me a new one . I Lucked out ..thinking I would have to order the books I wanted ,she had had them plus I picked out a book that looked really interesting and the Author was local ..even better. I found two movies . Chatted with people I hadn’t seen in awhile and walked out about an hr later with three books and two movies. I guess I’ll be reading after my hubby and I watch hour favorite shows and he goes to bed early for work . As well as a day when no errands need to be run and house is cleaned up . I can curl up with a nice hot cup of tea and a book on these cold days. Happy I finally went . It was nice and everyone there was pleasant. This way it’s cheaper too then buying the books I guess it’s time to see about supper hubby will be home soon and hungry . The Conners are on tonight the premier since they took Roseanne Barr off her own show . Don’t know if I’ll watch it or not tonight I’m recording it just Incase but that subject is for another day …. 🙄 I’m thinking of watching The Voice ,then start one of the books .I’m thinking that reading before bed helps me sleep better too. Okay time to take care of supper.