Counting Down…

It’s A cold Thursday afternoon just enjoyed the best smoothie that my daughter made. Trying to get more fruit in me and this works, now to get more veggies in . Done pretty good with cutting my carbs down. Now to keep up with it. Before I go on I want to thank Amber Diaries I wish I knew how to link .. need to learn . Anyway i thank her for the beautiful mention on her blog look her blog up . You will love her posts for reminding her the joy of adult coloring. Thank you !! I’ll be coloring again soon and will be posting it🙂 And If you didn’t see the update on my last post . My son passed his last test . Graduates tomorrow from the AIT his job training for Army National Guard . I feel bad no family will be their but he is fine since my husband and Mother-in-law made it to Missouri for his graduation from Basic Training in Dec and I was able to have him home for a week. He just wants to graduate which he said is about an hour and at 4 in the afternoon so it will be simple ..and he is so focused on flying home. He’s tired ready to be back in his own bed. Have a bit of some down time been a long 6months And then he start a new job , College his National Guard Reserves job and of course back to the gym he misses so much. . But he will be home ! In the same State since he may stay in a dorm at College. But first he needs to come home. After hearing he passed and is now graduating I relaxed with my book last nigh .I got a lot read had to stop myself or I could of read all night. It was so good . Its 3:00 in the afternoon . Unbelievable where this day went. My soaps are over clothes are in the dryer . House is clean my sons bedroom is all ready for him. And now for supper tonight …just my hubby and I ,my daughter will be with her boyfriend when she gets out of work. I’m thinking Manwhich (sloppy Joes) and potato tots which I will eat a little bit of but skip the roll just some cheese melted on the sloppy mixture. … yum😥 well time to do a few things before hubby gets home. Have a good day everyone.

A long weekend!

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.

Never Judge…

I was with my son the day before he had somethings to do and asked if I would like to take a ride with him, of course I said yes .. these moments are few far and in between. As he was driving we came to a red light and sitting on the island next to it was a man eating a sandwich and a piece of card board leaning on his folded legs with the words written on it “anything helps”..homeless . We didn’t stare but he was noticeable I stated he’s talking to himself I meant nothing mean but felt sadness and lonely for him my son looks at me and says yeah I can see that but don’t we all talk to ourself at times ? I said yeah I call that thinking out loud he said yes then said Im just saying we shouldn’t judge .. I told him oh no I wasn’t just he’s lonely I wish we were a bit closer I would have given him some money . But it wasn’t safe to do so where we sat at the light. My son said we do not know what he has been through never judge . I must say I was proud of his statement ,then just sticking his nose up and ignoring him . Which I know my son is not a snob. But the statement made me realize what a mature man he is growing into and how he his sympathetic to those in need. ❤️

Awards Night…

Tonight was the Awards Ceremony where they find out if they get scholarships and awards for athletics , academic. My husband and Mother in-law and I went . My daughter couldn’t get the time off from work , she will be able to attend his graduation ceremony this weekend which is more important . My Son made out with a decent amount of scholarships which will be good for paying for books and other supplies he will need for College the following Fall semester after he gets back from Basic Training. The whole thing felt so sereal how did we get to this point it seems like just yesterday he was 3 yrs old running around in the yard playing with toys , kicking a ball around and not wanting to come in when it was time to take a nap . Always my fighter the one that test mine and my husbands boundries no fear. There he stood tonight a young man collecting his awards a smile on his face , as my Mother in law and I had tears in our eyes . The ceremony had also consisted with a slide show of all the kids through out the Middle High School yrs watching and actually seeing pics of my son with his friends in varies activities at School was so amazing seeing my son how he joked and interacted with his peers was like being a fly on the wall how he was at school . Pictures spoke a thousand words it proved to me how much he will miss these days . After 3 hours .. yes 3 hrs I think the longest high school awards night I’ve been too we had refreshments and got to meet up with our kids , and talk to the other parents which was a lot of fun and where my husband starts to get a bit worried that we will be there awhile 🙂 but I must say I kept it short he was the one actually carrying on which is such a role changer for us. It was a nice change. It’s getting late so time to settle hopefully my son will be home soon him and his friends wanted more time together so he is still out. Well goodnight everyone.

So it begins…

It was a quiet Saturday the temps here were warm and a bit humid after doing what needed to be done around the house and waiting to hear how my son was doing at his meet .I went and sat out on my deck swing and listen to whatever was making the thrashing noise in our woods. Sat there for a bit and never figured it out . My son made it into the finals for the relay race so now onto the State Championships. So very proud of him ..just the timing is not good it’s the following Sat night under the lights and his graduation is the next day so it will make for a very tiring ceremony…why do they do this… any ways so evening was here by the time the guys came home from the meet ,my Mother in -law called to tell us her sister was doing a bonfire ,now that may sound strange but her sister is a lot younger then you think hahaha my mother in- law is in her mid 60″s and her sister is in her mid 50″s so she loves to do fires so we went over with the the rest of the family had some drinks sat around the fire the sisters son plays guitar so he brought it out and getting foolish we sat their singing random songs he played. like Leonard Skyner .. John cougar , all the good oldies that’s fun to sing around a fire . As I write this I have to laugh .. if people could of saw us they would of defiantly thought we had lost our minds🙄 so as I had titled this post yes it begins , the endless bonfires I see coming this summer. If the rain hadn’t come crashing down on us I think we would have still been sitting out there.. sad it’s midnight and I’m wide awake not good .. I guess I’ll just listen to the rain as I try to settle in for the night …morning will be here soon enough..

So Proud!

I woke after a very restless night of waking up every hour … my son had to be up for 4:00 this morning to be ready to leave the house by 5 … so I was so worried he would sleep through the alarm that my my mind must of been having me react this way . When the hr I woke up and it was 4 I was on my phone texting him are you up ? when I did not get an answer back .I was nudging my husband to get up and check ..he looked at me half asleep not too happy with waking him and puzzled how I was awake . Oh if he only knew how my night was. Today was the day the Army National Guard Sargent picked him up for his physical exam the last thing to do to make it in was to pass that…and he made it in. So my day was spent keeping myself as busy as possible with cell phone and home phone in hands reach. Let’s say a lot of praying inside and outside as I dodged the sun not knowing if it wanted to come out blazing or hide behind the clouds . When it was tolerable it was spent out side with my book and phones in hand and I looking up to the sky and praying he would be okay and in good shape to join. When 3:00 in the afternoon arrived I prayed even harder that no news was good news. At 4 he arrived home and my son and the Sargent got out of the vehicle and greeted me. Anxiously I waited to hear the news. The Sargent said to me well we have good news and bad I’m like oh no …okay? He said good news he passed and has been sworn in . I just gasped with joy because I knew how much he wanted this ,my son has always wanted this and it’s a good start to a college and army career .. so I said what’s the bad news ? He said well it was a very long day for one .. just waiting around for everything to process and instead of the end of June shipping out for boot camp for 6 months it’s October then back for Christmas for two weeks and then gone till April . So weekend trainings two weekends a month through the summer to stay in shape . We could work with this. So my son is thinking summer classes until boot camp is over them start up in the fall for the rest of his college so it will be college and National Guards on weekends 8 yrs well 4 college 8 National Guards and who knows maybe full time serving after ..knowing my son I may not be surprised. I just know we are so proud of him. He wants to serve so much I thank God for getting him through this day .. I think I prayed all day to get myself through.

Now it’s night time and my son is settled in bed . I would think he would be tired after getting up early and all he had to do plus made it to a part of his track practice . HIs championship meets start tomorrow under the Lights so another long day with School and meets Well time to settle myself and pray one more time with a big thank you. 🙂 good night!

Monday Track Meet.

It was once again a brutally cold Track Meet.Amazed by these kids who can run in this cold , some of the kids just kept on walking , pacing , stretching to keep warm and not stiffen up before their race. The boys did such a great job . The strength and endurance is such a-remarkable thing. My son did exceptionally well we where tied and he won it for their team winning the relay he ran so hard so fast with everything he had in him . Everyone was cheering him on including me that I think I yelled so loud I may not have a voice tomorrow hahaha after he passed the finish line everyone came up to him and his coach hugged him I think it almost look like my son was going to cry so shaken with emotions of everyone shaking his hands hugging him that it brought tears to my eyes . I know it’s just a race…. but to him it’s everything .. all his hard work , his loyalty to the sport his team, his friends and to his coach . Running is his passion well one of many but it’s at the top of the list. It’s night now and supper was a late one he came home a bit after us and ate , showered and yes was exhausted he is in bed and I’m hoping is asleep . I’m still warming up I have my electric blanket on low . To get the chill out of my bones . So hoping for Friday’s Meet to be warmer. Well the fan is on humming away . As soon as my daughter arrives which should be soon I will say my nightly prayers and get get some sleep as well.