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 .
Thanksgiving was Thursday a nice day with my family but with one missing this yr.. yes my son, thankfully he was able to call home it was a quick call but as least we could hear his voice . He sounded good it cracked here and there when he said he loved us . Time is moving faster now , he has 3 weeks left until graduation . He will be extra busy . That is s good thing he does better when he is busy. Then he is able to come home for a short bit until going back to finish his other training.. at least we will be able to see him. Christmas is coming so fast it’s unbelievable… it’s Saturday already Thanksgiving come and gone . My Christmas list is short this year but that is okay I honestly do not want anything but my family together. That is all that matters to me . I’m only needing to buy little things as well since my kids get whatever they want . I think it’s not going to be so much of a material thing this year which is nice.. it shouldn’t be that way. It should be more about the people in our live ..we can all agree on that I’m sure.
I just finished writing my son a letter ..I know soon they will say to stop. It’s been nice writing them , not fun waiting for him to get them but when he finally does he writes back consistently . I know I’m going to cherish those letters forever this journey we all have been on with him. I believe he will cherish ours as well. While at our Thanksgiving celebration my niece showed me a game she plays on her phone . It’s called Crossy Road. It’s kind of like Frogger if anyone remembers or knows of the game. It’s fun but hard and at times frustrating (hahaha) but then again aren’t most games? It’s time consuming I will admit that as well. So in between keeping up the house then decorating for Christmas , I’ve been playing this game.🙄 I should be reading honestly . I’d probably settle at night easier. I will start up with my book after the weekend is over. So yes decorations are up . Christmas shopping soon.
I’m still trying to figure out starting a journal now that I love writing so much again with a pen and paper that sounds strange.. but it’s true how times have changed typing on a computer keyboard or texting love ones and friends. but how to separate the journaling and my blogging . I do clear my head on here, hmm need a balance … so that’s my question how to separate the two and get the enjoyment out of both? Anyone have any advice? Would love some. For now I think I will go settle say some prayers for my family and friends and especially my son and then get some sleep goodnight .
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.
Today was like any other day .. except for the exception I woke late after not going to bed until 1:30 or more … had it planned to get some sleep after finishing my letter to my son sending a quick text to my daughter yes… only down in her place but still new she was still up catching up on her tv shows she recorded. So a quick text goodnight our thing..,and turned the volume down on my phone or thought I did .. been keeping it on since my son left just Incase it makes me feel better it’s complicated to explain. Old habit …. anyways I turned over closed my eyes and then my phone binged and lit up .. had to ..needed to look . It was the link notifying me of photos taken at the base. I had to see couldn’t wait .. there on one of the many photos was a photo of my son doing his thing. So yes I was on for a bit until saying ok … sleep. Well morning came quick and yes for some odd feeling it felt like Halloween but so much has changed .. yeah kids are adults now ( hahaha) really how … how time flies. Plus the fact we get no trick or treaters where we live . Haven’t handed out candy in yrs.. I drove through town ,not many decorated but a lot of pumpkins carved with a heart throughout the town in honor of a little girl who got killed in a sad accident that should of never had happened and it was I believe two days before Halloween and this yr marks two yrs this precious little girl has been gone . So it was nice to see all the pumpkins with hearts carved into them for her.
Not many trick or treaters as much anymore the kids in the neighborhood all growing up. I believe a lot more unlit houses discouraging any who want to go to to their house . I just think of the times we live in now , it just doesn’t seem safe to do this anymore. I think that’s why it seems more low key around my world now. Sadly I do miss it , loved dressing up my two and my other half and I walking through town with them , talking to other parents as we went door to door. But times have changed. My daughter out with her boyfriend after getting out of work. My son at Basic. Hubby and I settled in watching our favorite show while enjoying some recess peanut butter cups.. hahaha the best. Now he is sleeping away and I believe I should as well . Happy Halloween everyone ..
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.