I woke to a dark quiet house doesn’t help that a rainy one at that. My hubby and daughter were already at work .I just laid there trying to not think about how quiet it was and knowing the longer I laid there I would think….. showering the night before I dragged myself out of bed ran a brush through my hair and went to the coffee pot made a cup for myself and just looked around at the kitchen ….. it was clean nothing to have to pick up, sad how that is a bit upsetting no breakfast chaos cleanup … I alway thought of it as . Crazy how we tend to miss the chaos of housework or the slamming of the back door.through out the day . When that’s been your life for many many yrs it’s not easy to forget.. Today is the beginning of my new routine or whatever you want to call it. My husband took last week off so after my son left for Missouri on Wed , my husband and I took rides watched movies stayed up late watching tv ,sleeping in the next morning so it still felt different the quietness was different even though my husband and I kept one another busy.my daughter who is out just as much as my son would be even stated it was different when she came home and saw all the cars in the yard. As of Sunday reality set in ,…my hubby getting himself back in the work routine he woke early ..we did separate things. I know it’s only been 4 days but thought maybe my son could call home being that it was Sunday and Sunday night will be when he will call ..A long night when the phone didn’t ring and it was 8 at night and we knew we were not going to be hearing his voice .. Today is his first day of Basic Training if all went well physically and the Army schedule. I would think if it didn’t we would have heard something…. so now it was just Miss Abigail and I until I had to run out to an appointment and do some errands. Then I came home to a daughter who arrived home at 2 after her shift and feeling a bit under the weather . I decided it would be a good day for homemade chicken soup ,as I was making the soup my daughter and I chatted and she said how as the day progressed at work she didn’t feel that good and had stated that the house was quiet and was missing her brother. As a 5 yrs difference in age and complete opposites one thing that they have in common is blood and they have each others back so I knew she was missing him. After the soup was made and the house was nice and warm from cooking and smelled quite good. She grabbed a movie she had . She put the movie in got comfortable on the couch and we watched About Time if you ever watched the Travelers Wife it was something like that . Very interesting and sadly a bit sad. It was good though. Worth a watch.
It’s evening ,movies over ,suppers done and cleaned up hubby’s settling in our bedroom watching tv since my daughter has fallen asleep upstairs on the couch …. I know she isn’t feeling well but most important I think she’s needing sleep . She stated she hadn’t been sleeping good and her boyfriend who was off all weekend and works nights was up so she was up with him . A good night for resting … still raining and cold and now dark out. The house is nice and toasty still since I ran the oven and made a fresh batch of cookies. . Later I think I will settle in bed with my hubby and read some more of my book . Hoping to get to the library tomorrow when it’s open and get a new library card . Their open two nights a week and Saturday morning . So when I think about going it’s always on the night their closed or closing. Plus another run to our PO Box for our mail hoping that the Army base sends out the address so we can write letters to my son. . I guess it’s time to settle I think I ll let her sleep on the couch until she wakes herself up and I will get comfortable and get to my book.