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.
It’s Friday and the temps have only been in the teens if that .. with the wind blowing it makes it even colder. I had to go out in it this morning but then came home did some cleaning up and now cozied up in my chair wrapped in a blanket reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society . I’m enjoying this so much . So yes I do like it a lot . It’s different and refreshing from what I’m used to reading . Now I’m going to cozy in a bit more and enjoy some reading this evening a little while longer since my daughter will be home soon and may want me to watch a movie with her that she mentioned before she left for work if not I’ll read even longer🙂
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.
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.
It’s after midnight on a Thursday night well now Friday .. just finish reading …well could of read a bit more but I’m thinking time to get some sleep. I just wanted to post the photo I had taken with the sun setting over the mountain from our deck . It was absolutely beautiful and up lifting. I hope all of you enjoy it.
Good Morning it’s Monday already , every other day seems to be the weather pattern with rain and sun . So yes it’s going to be another day of rain. Last night I read my book until I couldn’t keep my eyes open and my mind cleared with all the negative thoughts . Never getting the phone call I had so we all had so hoped to get from my son. I do not understand why I believe it’s been 3 weeks .. plus more . I miss him so much but it’s more just letting him know how much I believe in him and how proud I am of him since he isn’t receiving my letters.. it’s sad when your daughter writes and has to explain this and I relay that message through her letters how I feel . I am now almost done with my book . I’m sure I’ll finish it today. Trying to stay low until I can get a flu shot with so many sick . I’ll just run to the post office and then do things around here. Christmas shopping is basically online and gift cards . My kids are easy enough now that their older. I believe honestly it shouldn’t be so much about things but more about the people in our lives . Okay time to start my day…
It’s A cold ..Full moon Monday night. Thankfully my daughter is home and took Miss Abigail with her down to their place. It’s bad enough the full moon is intensifying my anxiousness . It was causing mischief for her . My husband stayed home from work after waking up and still not feeling well still .. plus had a checkup he was going to take a half a day for to come home and change before it. . I’m still feeling a bit under the weather so took my time with doing things . Prep supper … yes in my crockpot (hahaha) love that thing which I believe a lot of my readers have noticed. Then I ran to the Post Office to mail our letters and extra envelopes and stamps to my Son. Grabbed a few things at the market then headed home to fold a bit of laundry . Now been settled in reading my book . It helps at night when my mind has been now switching gears to missing my son at night .. before it was around supper time now it’s at night when I’m either sitting in the living room or laying , settling in bed I think I hear the back door click open and I think oh he’s home from working out or being with friends . but then I know it’s only my mind playing tricks on me. It’s only been 12 days since he left …. but it seems so much longer. That’s why reading helps but tonight with this full moon I’m having a hard time concentrating and twice I think Ive heard the door. and my husband keeps asking me what I’m looking down the hall at ..🙄So happy he’s coming home for Christmas for a bit. I’m happy I can write him letters but I never realized how long it takes for him to get them … unless it’s always taken a long time and we have adapted to texting and pushing the send button and bing .. they get it. I hope he realizes how long and doesn’t wonder why or think why is no one writing ? See this is my wandering mind . Okay time to read and then get some sleep . Good night everyone.