A beautiful day ..

This afternoon my daughter and I ventured out when we left the house it was down pouring. But knowing we were headed for our coffee and lattes it was perfect weather. Yes that’s what we do …we love our lattes. Starbucks had their pumpkin spice flavor out so we enjoyed them while we chatted in the parking lot where we were going to shop ,but coffee first always a given with us . And Starbucks pumpkin spice is the best! After we realized it was a holiday and all the college kids would be shopping. We managed to get through the crowded store and get the things we were looking for. The store was pretty much turned upside down by the college students. All in all it was a nice day spent with my daughter and when we walked out of the store the rain had stopped and the sun peaked out from the clouds . It was so beautiful to see. It’s a quiet rainy night now , yes the rain has decided to make its presence known again. The sound of the rain is calming though and I’m feeling happier ,chatted with my son earlier and he’s happy settling in with a routine. He has one more day until classes starts and is happily keeping himself busy. Now it’s my turn . As of tomorrow I will start my routine . And on the top of my list is spend more time with friends ! Get out more , and yes take care of me . πŸ™‚

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Always changing…

It’s almost the weekend and a bit happy for it. Another week down ….and a bit closer to this summer season ending. I’m really not too sad about it . It’s been a summer of a lot of have to’s and a little want to’s . My husband had the week off which he needed , okay maybe? He was antsy and just couldn’t keep himself busy enough and well it was a stay home vacation . Because well birthdays have hit our wallets hard . We did take some day trips and my son took him golfing was going to take him hiking but the weather is not helping the matter. Now I’m fine with being at home . I have my routine my activities , hobbies , friends I enjoy. Well it’s been thrown off this week . I honestly believe I handle change and life so much more differently now . I do not ask for much except let me do my thing. And I believe I deserve and earned it. I’ve been a stay at home mom since the day my children where born and now that their young adults I am ready to let them go and do my thing. Now my husband is holding on as tight as possible to them and the routine we have lived by forever. πŸ™„ I love my kids but it’s time for them to live their life’s . And believe me they want to. And I need to mix things up a bit because yes I’m bored with the same routine . And I will not feel guilty about admiring this. … summer has brought new meaning to letting go. My son leaves for college in a week , he will not be that far away but it’s a practical thing for him to dorm with the winters we have here and he wants the time away as well. Changes are not alway a bad thing it’s a need . And I am so ready I can not state this enough. So onward to moving forward .

Staying on routine …my routine.

After a day out running errands with my daughter on Monday. I came home to a tired hubby coming back from a run .My son just arriving home after being with a friend after his Dr.’s appointment . Not out very long which is unusual for him but this chest cold is a doozy and had him wanting his bed . Thankfully he was given an antibiotic and does a follow up appointment with the Dr. next week to make sure he doesn’t need another round of meds since he had this so long. I had a veggie lasagna I placed into the oven to bake . Then busied myself with things around the house while chatting with my hubby after coming out of the shower and settling in on the couch with his evening coffee. My daughter with her boyfriend , my son ate dinner with us and then went back to bed . By the time hubby and I cleaned up the kitchen we settled into bed. I pulled out the book I’ve been reading well been trying but couldn’t totally put my focus on . Last night I couldn’t put it down I read until after midnight and gave in to getting some sleep… book is almost finished! I woke to dishes banging around in the kitchen and the scent of eggs , oh so strange when you are so use to waking to a quiet house for months. I know .. I know .. do not get use to it. BUT I am enjoying the sound it’s made the house feel a bit alive again .. sadly I’m admitting it.

My son is feeling better well a bit but good enough to run to the market to get some food he wanted after checking in with his Sergeant this morning. My daughter is getting ready to now head to her Appointment hopefully they give her an antibiotic as well. The house is filled with the sound of the washing machine rumbling throughout the house and delicious scent of meatloaf cooking for dinner ..well I hope it’s delicious. And as the washer rumbles and the meatloaf cooks I am enjoying my favorite soap ..now General Hospital . So hooked … yrs ago I use to watch it then stopped but now I’m back to enjoying it and loving the storylines. The house is clean . And hopefully tonight I will finish my book . And…. finish it earlier to get to bed at a decent time. For now I’m going to finish my show , finish the laundry and check on the meatloaf. Have a great day everyone .

Back to the grind..

After a very restful night even with the full moon lightening up our bedroom I was amazed when my hubby shut the TV and lights off around 9 (I usually go through blogs or play a game on my cell) I turned to my side and next thing I know it was 7 in the morning, the sun shining through . I laid in bed a bit longer going through my Twitter and Instagram then decided it was time to jump in the shower and get some coffee. Once my coffee was finished I started in with cleaning up the kitchen wiping things down I’ve been doing a lot more lately with all the sickness that is going around. Then throwing a load of laundry in ,opening the bedroom windows a crack to air out the house. Then it was spend an hour making phone calls that needed to be done while throwing chicken into the crockpot for supper. After that was all set it was time to head to the Post office and bank . Then headed home to switch the laundry over to the dryer. So you see back to the norm again hubby at work my daughter off with a friend … my son back to his early Army mornings and class . No texts during the day…after being use to them since his four day weekend. Hope he is feeling better.7 at night here 6 in Missouri and one text at 5 his way saying “Hi” so I’m thinking he’s back to bunk cleaning or he’s resting , I’m sure it will be less hearing from him since he’s down to 2 weeks 4 days until he flys home … no I’m not countingπŸ˜‚..so will see if he texts my hubby and I . My daughter thankfully gave me a book to read since . The library walk way was icy and I didn’t dare try it ..and thinking the books I had ordered two weeks ago before I got sick ,that I had noticed on my library account have expired and I never could pickup most likely were sent back. No loss I love the book my daughter is letting me read .I loved the last book I read by this author Liane Moriarty plus it’s a very thick book I believe about 400 pages. My daughter started reading it likes it but said she wasn’t going to read it fast enough and thought I would read it faster so she would finish it after I’m done . Hmmm no pressure ( hahaha) will see how it goes. I believe she isn’t to worried . I guess it is time to start it but not before I read some blog posts . Supper is done and cleaned up not much on for TV shows so time to relax . Night!

Back to routine..

It’s Tues feels like a Monday ,3 day holiday weekend has come and gone. Now back to the routine, Hubby at work and my daughter too. My son back to his classes so back to getting A text after 6 in the evening off and on until 9. And I just made stuff shells that are baking as the washing machine is rumbling through out the house. I did some dusting. And my daughter is grabbing the things I needed at the store when she gets out of work . Thinking it wouldn’t be a great idea to risk slipping on some ice with my hip , since the temps are now in the 20’s but the ice is here and there. Tomorrow I will get to the post office and mail my sons book. Ready for Spring….πŸ™‚ but for now I will just enjoy my reading and adult coloring. I know I have plenty of books to get through. It’s going on 3 already I guess I kept busy today … stuff shells smell delicious. And the house is clean and warm can’t complain… plus the sun is shining . Miss Abigail has tucked herself away in one of the bedrooms where the sun is shining in more then the others feeling the suns warmth , I believe she will stay that way until the sun goes down. No coffee this afternoon or tea just yet. Water is a good thing (hahaha) too much coffee and a full moon hmm …doesn’t mix , sounds strange but true . Had too much caffeine then with the full moon ..Sleep was hard to come by last night. So drinking my water then after when it starts to feel a bit cooler in the house I will have a nice hot cup of decafe Tea. Time to check my shells and the washing machine has stopped. Have a good day everyone!

Balancing…

The snow is coming . The warmth in the house is a bit chillier soon need to turn the heat up … it’s been a day of I don’t know … nothing (hahaha) I really do not know what I’ve done with this day . It’s 3:00 in the afternoon and I’ve find myself thinking where did the time go? Yes I did clean what needed to be done around the house and supper is ready to go . It’s the other things. I find myself at night reading, journaling and finding then that there is just not enough time to my day ….I’m trying to fit everything in it’s crazy that I’m trying to fit everything in ,in the evening. Then I wonder why I am up until after midnight. Need to find my balance. For now it’s time to think about preparing supper . Maybe being snowed in this weekend I can get into a routine of some sort to do all that I enjoy.

Monday!

It’s Monday night relaxing under the covers keeping warm ,another cold night and a storm coming in . My other have sleeping away next to me . Went back to work today . Holidays over .. time to get back into routine . I woke to the sound of my phone binging away with messages first my son with a good morning at 8:00 then finding messages sent after going to bed . So got up dragged myself to the shower then to the kitchen for my coffee. Enjoyed with a friend of my daughters stopping by to surprise my sleeping daughter who after an hour woke from her slumber to hear her mother talking away and informing me that she thought I was Having a lengthy conversation with myself because she didn’t hear her friend. πŸ™„ I thanked her for thinking I had gone senile (hahaha) she so not a morning person. Anyways I left them to get my day started ..cleaned up the house a bit not much needed to be done but through some laundry in and set it for when I return home from a friend of mine. Spent the day at her house chatting away and picking up jewelry she sells that I had ordered . And before I knew it it was 5 in the afternoon . It’s funny when your with your best friend you can just talk for hours about anything and it never seems like enough time. But duty called so it was time to head home home start supper as my phone went off .. my son texting me. Taking full advantage of his phone until they take it away tomorrow when his army work class starts. We chatted tonight before his phone had to be turned off at 9 and I told him I would write him some letters . He stated he would write back . This is a bit different then Basic Training more freedom . He believes after two weeks of classes he will get his phone back for the remainder of the 6weeks. But I was happy he said to write . I love writing letters . So I am looking forward to it. Anyways supper came and gone and my daughter came home from being with her friend on her day off . And here we all sat in the house all on our phones while my son was texting us all separately . Oh technology . That was our night then my daughter went down to her place and my other half and I went and settled in our room . So I guess It wasn’t a bad Monday .. a good start to getting back into things . After Christmas was the hardest . Taking down the tree and decorations seem like a chore . Just getting back into normal supper meals after holiday meals and eating out the four of us spending time with my son before he left.etc seemed all so exhausting . So today felt better if that makes since. And now I’m going to call it a night and get some sleep . πŸ™‚