The Darkness..

It’s 10:30 at night and as I lay here in the darkness of my room it’s amazing how peaceful it is . My house is quiet but yet it’s not .I can hear my husband next to me softly sleeping , And then the sound of my son and his friends quietly talking and laughing down the hall. Occasionally hearing the door to the refrigerator opening and closing. ..Boys always hungry. Off in the distance I can hear a train on the tracks rumbling along through the night ,surprisingly over the sound of the fan my husband cannot sleep without and now I have now grown accustomed too, off and on I hear the furnace turn on and occasionally the sound of Miss Abigail jumping around downstairs hopefully not keeping my daughter awake . Playing with something she found. Soon we will hear the coyotes has they make their way through our woods at night and the cry of an owl going after it’s prey . The night some times so quiet and peaceful yet active and alive. As I drift off to sleep I am content . And feel blessed of this simple life my husband and I have made.

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Calmness…

As you see I’m laying in the dark comfy though in my bed ,the house is quiet as the day was . Everything shut down and settled in bed all of us.. It was a calm quiet day as well even though all of us where home . It started with enjoying a cup of coffee with my hubby then a second cup with my daughter , as my son ran around in the kitchen making something for breakfast the sound of the blender and the decent of eggs frying coming from the kitchen . ..He’s back and with his special diet regimen . My hubby did step out for a bit and did the food shopping for me while I was decluttering the kitchen a bit more since it will be a new color and decor. While my daughter did some laundry and cleaned her place up. Then everything was quiet hubby was home groceries were put away . Daughter down in her place . My son sleeping ..out like a light . Exhausted. And not feeling well . As for me getting some dinner going a rotisserie chicken my hubby brought home from the market all set to eat ..so I made mashed potatoes with ranch seasoning in them . Some steamed corn . Nice and simple but hearty . My son ate with us . It was strange but so nice having us all together eating dinner together. Very rare. So I absorbed the moment. Because I know they won’t always be this way . Then my son went back to bed and hubby settled in our room to watch tv as my daughter and I enjoyed a show in the living room .so yes a very calm day but content and relaxed. So now on ward to Monday and a new week. Back to business tomorrow … more bills to be paid ,post office run, my kids hoping to get a Dr.’s appointment . And hubby back to work . Maybe I can sneak in a coffee run. Well it’s getting late and even though it’s really is only going on 10 but with the time change it going on 11 I guess it’s time to get some sleep . It was a late night last night so do not want another one. Goodnight everyone.

Photo Monday!s

Good morning Monday already, the 3 day weekend going by quickly.. woke to some snow not as much as they predicted but it’s fine with me.My photos are of my weekend and moments of it and what my life represents to me . enjoy!

our long driveway to our home .now you see how simple our home is but it’s perfect

ohMiss Abigail!time spent with these two and my hubby who doesn’t like pics of him on here πŸ™„whether it was chatting over coffee and text ..spent the weekend with them ❀️ that sums my world and weekend up!

Happy ,Simple , Things, …

It’s a late Friday morning enjoying my coffee with strawberry cheesecake flavor creme.. after laying in bed a bit longer enjoying the warmth of the covers after checking my phone and seeing it showed freezing rain this morning . I didn’t feel the need to rush to get up.

Grabbing a hot shower finally I came out and enjoyed my coffee and the news .. a busy Friday morning in the news. Valentines Day has come and gone … laying in bed last night after my hubby and I and my daughter all settled in early her and I still recovering and my hubby starting to feel ill. I was going through my blog when around 10:00 my cell rang and appearing on my screen was my son on a mountain after hiking up it ..staring back at me. I couldn’t answer fast enough lol! I said hi and and a man replied back to me (no matter how many times I hear his voice it still amazes me how he has grownup so fast where did this time go so quickly.. ) hi did I wake you or dad ? Of course not even if he did I’d never tell him πŸ™‚ he asked if his dad was sleeping and I told him to listen facing the phone in the direction of my snoring hubby (hahaha) he did his snicker and said yep. My poor hubby the things I do to him … we talked for 40mins it was nice ..he doesn’t call much because he feels no privacy ..but being that they had changed rooms once again last night he got his original roommates back that are older mature and understand about family and yes talking to your mom hahaha . He wished me a happy Valentine’s Day and asked what or if we did anything . He knew I’ve been sick and knows how simple I am anyway ..that any moment spent with just family is enough. He told me how he was getting a cold and I heard coughing from his buddies in the back ground .. it’s everywhere…. he said he would push through has a four day weekend being it’s Presidents Day holiday here in the States. So he welcomes some down time. Along with all of them on the base. It was really nice to talk with him hear his voice . It will be strange when he comes home. Has a lot on his mind .. oh he is my child hahaha, after getting off the phone with him I settled into some sleep.

Today I will putter around was going to try to get to the Post Office but not going to play with the ice that has coated my steps and driveway . Hopefully tomorrow. My daughter is still sleeping doesn’t have to work until late afternoon so happy she is resting she needs it. I guess it’s time to do a few things my coffee cup is now empty that being said have a good day everyone .πŸ™‚

A quiet Valentines Day…

My hubby had work and my daughter as well especially with her working in the floral department and it being Valentines Day she had to be in at 8:00 so at 7:30 I heard the front door shut . I laid there in bed taking in the quietness of the house after a actual restful night sleep after going to bed with a tickle making me cough and dreading how the night would be .. but thankfully it lessened but an hour after getting up and grabbing a shower it started up again …πŸ™„

I grabbed some coffee oh my what a treat it was ..my daughter had bought strawberry cheesecake flavor coffee creme .. I know probably sounds a bit gross but it’s so delicious . So I enjoyed my coffee while catching up on my morning show. And reading the lovely card my hubby left me on the table to be found when I woke. The rest of my day was spent with some light laundry tasks and kitchen cleanup . Then knowing we would treat ourselves with takeout for dinner there was no worries there. I settled in with my shows relaxing while the washing machine carried on. And chatting with my daughter who said they were having lulls in being busy and was not feeling well couldn’t wait to come home and just relax . Her boyfriend working tonight she was okay with so she could rest.. they had spent the last two days together and their not big into the whole Valentines Day thing they believe we should love like this every day. Hmm I guess my hubby and I did something right and his parents as well (hahaha) so she got out of work for 5 and I ordered her food as well and the three of us enjoyed and spent time together chatting and her and I eating some chocolates after our meal because she bought a box of candy that was half priced now. I picked out the orange cream filled and the coconut filled candies my favorite ones.

We chatted with my son off and on while he was on I sent him a photo of the sunset tonight and told him it was for him he said that was nice. He never brought up Valentines Day and so I let it be .. he’s on a Army Base and I’m sure the least of his thoughts at the moment. It was nice to actually say we were all together tonight yes my son away but a text away ,my daughter enjoying food and conversation with my hubby was nice a nice quiet Valentines Day . Simple and most important with my family.

Now it’s 9:30 and my daughter and Miss Abigail are settled down in her place she was tired and ready to settle in bed as well as my hubby and I who is not feeling a 100 percent. My son off for the moment but said he would say goodnight when he shuts his phone off for the night. Hopefully I can keep my eyes open .. it’s 9.30 here ..Missouri 8:30 and phones go off at 9 ,formation I’m sure is right now .. then sleep at 9 . All and all a simple day it was and I couldn’t ask or want for anything more. πŸ™‚

Friday night..

The day as I posted earlier flew by so fast . I was in awe . My daughter came home and then left again with her boyfriend. My husband and I enjoyed supper as we chatted about our day then when supper was done and cleaned up my son texted us off and on from his base, it was nice to hear about his day and the break they have for several days from class . He is doing well but is ready to be back in his home town . I told him he would be bored he said no he wouldn’t he would be content . Hmm I don’t know if it’s homesick or the Army is making him humble. Our town is so laid back for an 18 yr old but then again he is an adult now and has seen the other side … anyway it’s a small country town , with mountains surrounding it like a a blanket wrapping the town in it. Woods to hike , run , bike , is what most enjoy around here. You never know what the weather will be from day to day. It’s just plain simple living, so will see after he’s home for a bit and the homesick has worn off.

The evening and night is going by slowly go figure (hahaha) my hubby and I decided to settle in our room to watch tv as I try to finish my book .I’m so close to finishing. We got comfy and my son texted us one more time to tell us he had night duty so he was saying goodnight and would check in tomorrow to see how we were doing with the storm . Well my book never got read , we decided to watch a movie . Ocean 8 yeah it came out this summer but we had never seen it and it was free on the movie channel , we enjoyed it, better then we thought, now it’s over Miss Abigail has settled in bed with us. And my hubby is turning on his trusty fan. (hahaha) yes he can’t sleep without it ..as I have come accustom to it as wellπŸ™„ I guess it’s time to call it a night and get some sleep. Goodnight everyone.

Outside my window..

Half way through the week, with a three day weekend ahead of us ..that is good for my other half. At 7:30 last night as I was just settling to read my book when my phone rang with a message. It was my son! I opened the message to Hey! How are you? I replied quickly not knowing how much time he had on it . I asked if he had it for good this time, he stated “yes I do , but only after classes and supper time until 9 when we have to get sleep then phones need to be put in our lockers. “Weekends all day until 10 because we go to bed an hr later. ” It was nice to catch up with him and see how he was doing . He likes his class and the job he chose for his MOS ..Civil Engineering. and has made a lot of good friends but missed home and all of us. I told him I was happy he was doing good . We chatted off and on until 9 then we both shut our phones down and went to bed (hahaha) yes I did too ..early for me but it felt good under the blankets and I had to be up earlier then usual to bring my other half’s truck to the garage with my daughter bringing me back home after leaving it there ..and my daughter needing to get to work. So now outside my window it’s cloudy and cold but not as cold as it was. Another quiet day but things are done around the house a pork roast is cooking in my faithful crockpot . Making the house smell delicious. I’m just waiting for my day time shows to come on and then when my other half gets home from work will go pick his truck up. later my son should be on or call . Simple day…. I’m getting through my book and must say it will be nice to actually finish one from the library . That last couple of them I just couldn’t get into but then again it was around the holidays and so a lot was going on I just couldn’t focus on the story. It’s a good time to read now. With this month dragging on , hmm ..well I must say it’s been a bit faster getting through then usual . Another month and two weeks and my son will be back . Then it won’t be as quiet around here with his comings and goings . I guess I shouldn’t get too use to the quietness ..next Fall if he gets into one of the colleges he is planning .. hoping for to do ROTC along with is Army National Guards duty. It will once again be quiet. For now I will enjoy the quietness. It looks like a stormy weekend coming the ground will soon be covered in white. That being said the grocery stores will be packed with people loading up with food for a weekend stuck inside plus the big game on Sunday seeing if our team plays in the Super Bowl. Yes a big football Sunday . Well my show is coming on going to make a nice cup of tea and enjoy my show. πŸ™‚