It’s rainy so hard that you could fill buckets in seconds and with the temps being in the 50’s you would think it was Spring except for the now muddy dirty looking snow quickly disappearing showing the brown grass that is desperately seeking for some sun. As I think we all are. January such a long dragged out month and with the world being not so pretty at the moment well that is when you watch the news and the world looks like it’s going some where and not good🙄 but for a minute or two … you get a silly moment even if it’s at midnight laughing as I write this😂 it really such a little thing and I don’t usually share EVERYTHING ! (Hahaha) but this was just funny …or my daughter and I were just tired we laughed so hard our stomachs hurt. My daughter came up to get toilet paper and had a couple in her hands when she saw I was still awake, she came into our room so she was telling me how much it was raining out and other little things when one of the toilet paper rolls flipped out of her hands and bounced off my husbands sleeping head. Her and I just stopped talking and trying not to laugh waited to see if it would wake him .. we heard him mumble something but he was still asleep . Her and I were laughing so hard and trying to do it quietly that our stomachs had no choice but to hurt (haha) it really was funny you had to be their 😂 then a moment later as we were trying to stop laughing he did wake up and got startled as he was getting up to head to the bathroom and my daughter standing there. He was more startled by that . I do not think he realized what happened Minutes earlier . Now those are the moments that bring us back to being real showing us something so simple do matter and help ..something so silly can make us laugh and be happy and forget about everything else . Oh those silly moments just do not happen enough… Do you have a funny moment you would like to share. ?
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.
January … I have never been a fan of this month I call it my blue month😥 it’s a month that there is nothing to look forward to it’s a dreary cold or rainy month and I crave the sun. This year it’s going by a bit faster it’s almost over and then February will be here and there’s Valentines Day to look forward to such a pretty holiday . Closer to Spring and a shorter month . Who gets the winter blues ?
Happy New Years everyone! Ringing in the New Years was a very different one this year my husband nod I went to his families instead of staying home like we have in the past 10 yrs. it felt strange without my kids, my daughter worked then went out with a friend and came back home early and watched the festivities on TV and my son who we thought was going to a friends house after we left ended up staying home because his friends decided not to do anything so we brought him food home and even though he won’t admit it I believe he was a little bummed because after eating the food we brought he said he was tired and didn’t feel like staying up till 12 and went to bed at 11 I was happy he was still up in bed when 12 hit so I could wish him a Happy New Year . After that we where all tired and it was cold we went to bed. Morning came fast and the new year is here and I am happily still not doing a resolution , I think a try to be less worry mom when both kids are out especially my son who I bug checking in on him too fast ….try I say thankfully even though he seemed bummed I was happy he was home. Any ways it was a busy day taking the tree down and decorations put away and getting the house back in its order. My daughter of course is out with a friend and my son is home writing College essays to apply for colleges. Plus homework and getting ready for back to school tomorrow.
I at the moment have sat for a bit and now need to finish preparing supper. This day is flying by I just hope this month does as fast I do not like the month of January it’s my dread month ….too long and too cold and it’s just depressing, I’m trying not to think this way I hope my coloring books and books I have to read and writing most defintantly keep me busy as long with getting out to spend more time with my best friend. I am happy we gain a minute a of light each day so that’s is a plus. 🙂