A cold snowy day and my mood is as dreary as the weather… sadly it’s been a long week and going into a second one at that. Happy my daughter is feeling better , goes back to work tomorrow after being out sick for a week. My hubby is off and on feeling ill . So he’s been resting on the couch since he got home from work . Missing my son so much today , I think feeling the way I do it emphasis him being away so long.. chatting with him off and on tonight , he stated that a lot of people are sick on the base and who are sick have been for two weeks..ughh so he said he isn’t surprised I’m still not feeling 100 percent. It’s 8 at night and the snow is still coming down. I’m thinking my bed is calling to me soon where it’s warm . .. and hopefully my attitude changes as well . Sorry for not a very enlightening post . This winter is getting to me. I’m feeling a bit cabin fever. … sigh.. well I guess I will get comfortable and settle with my hubby. and I’m sure Miss Abigail who is in her favorite chair upstairs will most likely find her way into our room scratching at the bed and jumping on my hubby while he sleeps. .. will see .
It’s a quiet Friday February morning! So happy it’s February . It’s closer to my son coming home , as of next week it will be 4 weeks until he will he flys home. If you read my last posts of my stupidity 🙄 it’s all good. If anything my mess up with Facebook I believe made him think I was missing him , well of course I’m missing him but I think to the point I was really sad .. yes I am emotional person but that goes either way. Around 6 last night I got a message from him “hey! “So I replied Hi ! He said “How are you” ? Right then I knew he saw and wondered … knowing my son the how are you means so much more (haha) I replied I’m good ! you? He said nothing so then I told him about all the pics he did a haha and said wow you did get a lot of likes 🙄 I said did you see your page it tagged you .. you can delete he replied no I’m fine with it …phew!!! So yes all good with a mother and technology ..
Now talking about dreams ,myself and blogger friends who been having some strange ones… I had a very strange one last night .. one that is so strange you wake with a panic feeling and your happy it was only a dream.. it wasn’t scary I don’t know it was like being in a musical but a old back in the day kind of thing but strangely it was in my Town and the town looked back in the past but not and the music was old , it was strange because it wasn’t scary and I can’t piece it together but whatever startled me I do not know . Very strange is all I can say. And what’s strange it was like I dreamed it before or a deja vu.. That’s another one to write down… as I woke from that I could hear my daughter in the kitchen getting herself coffee . Our house is small so not tight quarters but it doesn’t take much to say hi or good morning and it echoes down the hall to our kitchen .. being a raised ranch style house. She came in sat on my bed and said good morning .. yawning as she told me she did not sleep well. And the coffee was a necessity before jumping in the shower to get ready for work. I did tell her about the dream , she tried to remember if we talked about musicals the day before. .. nothing . Then she went for her shower as I did . Now enjoying my coffee in a quiet house except for the sound of the news . Today I will get out run and do some errands and tonight my hubby and I will order out at our local pizza shop .. my daughter works till this evening then she will be with her boyfriend . A quiet Friday night as well. Tomorrow we will conquer the grocery store . Super Bowl is Sunday so the grocery store will be busy … always some kind of an occasion for people to need to eat and celebrate… its a night game so my hubby and I will stay home and watch it . I’m going to make some chili and cornbread have some chicken wings, hubby will enjoy a few beers and I a cup of wine. Work the next day for my hubby so he doesn’t want to celebrate too much.
Time to finish my coffee run my errands. Have a good day everyone.
Well this three day weekend went by fast…. it was nice not having to be anywhere and having some down time . I know your probably thinking she always has down time🙄 but the thought of not thinking of what I need or didn’t do was nice .. I just cozied in under a blanket with my book , journal, tea or hot chocolate and yes my coffee. With some good conversation with my husband and daughter and her boyfriend. And texting quite a bit with my son in Missouri 🙂 Sunday was a day of snow and then a beautiful sunset in the evening and ending the day with an amazing Lunar Eclipse I actually manage to stay up for. My daughter and her boyfriend did too. It took two hours . But it was defiantly worth it. Thankfully we watched it from my bedroom window, being that is was only 2 out there was no way I was going outside …bad enough the house was cold so getting into my bed with the electric blanket on felt good.
Today the temps stayed at 2 so I did not leave the house. My husband and daughter did they wanted to try a coffee from our local coffee shop down the road. There was an almond marshmallow flavored one so they brought me one back. So good . While they were out grabbing coffees I made Shepard’s pie for supper. And wrote in my journal. Chatted with my son not as much today . As he was enjoying his last day of his four day weekend relaxing with his army buddies and getting ready to start back up with their MOS classes for the week. And even earlier wake up he’s not looking forward too again. Back to routine tomorrow for my husband and daughter. While I run some errands . So I guess I will finish up one more thing and go settle under my blankets and read a bit before getting some sleep but not before I say goodnight to my son.
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.
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 Wednesday the holidays have come and gone . The tree the decorations are gone and put away . My house feeling a bit less cluttered . Well I shouldn’t say cluttered because we all know it’s beautiful to have the house all decked out . I’ll say we have our space back. My hubby and I settled in bed last night a bit early him watching tv myself adult coloring . In my sons room the sound of laughter and the Xbox echoed through his walls. I absorbed the sound taking it all in because as of Thursday it will be quiet and spotless .
While coloring and chatting with my hubby there was a knock on the door . My son peaking in then coming all the way in shutting the door , asking what we were watching and looking tired which yes being a mom I stated that to him he said yeah … quietly . we asked him if his friends were still here he shook his head yes . Then I noticed his eyes were not tired but puffy and he was wiping them I said are you okay? He told us it must be his friends cat from being at the friends house New yrs night . I told him to grab some allergy medicine not much just a little he shook his head . But I knew really that it wasn’t a reaction but tears he was holding back . I finally said talk and he sat on the bed and said he was already missing home the routine ..basically I notice he settled into pretty quick with running around with his friends it happens friends boost your ego when you Live in a small town . He stated he was ready but not he said it’s just so hard to leave home .plus he’s doing the questing game of what he can expect or not. Which is never a good thing to do.
This morning we woke enjoyed our coffee and think we will get ready to take my son out to eat and then come home help him pack and settle in for a quiet night with a movie . Very early trip to the airport tomorrow. Then the house will be quiet the walls won’t echo with pounding music no laughter well into the night . Oh the cycle of the ups and down we go through .. are we ever happy . 🙄 well I better get this day started .
Yawn… it’s a new year ,and a really lazy day…. sadly the tree really needs to come down and the decorations have had their moment and now really need to be put away. So it will be done today. Ready for some down time . ..but with that comes my son leaving .. flying back out to Missouri on Thursday. As the day gets closer I feel a bit sadder . Yes I know I stated days ago I was ready ,and yes I am he needs to get back into figuring this thing we call life and finish his Basic Training tasks . So of course I’m sad he’s my son. His coming and goings have been exhausting , he has many friends and they love to be on the run . Their all good kids but a lot of energy. My son is ready to go back no dragging him to the airport .I had first feared when we knew he was coming home for a holiday block and afraid once here he would not go back easy but he has told us he has a good group he will be returning to and they have been keeping in contact , he will have a bit more freedom and get to have his phone . Now he will text or call us . No letter writing😥 that part will be hard to let go of I loved writing letters. So comforting. He will be there for two months. So I will have piece of mind that he is safe on base or at the gym on his free time , not running crazy around here. Maybe I can get some sleep….will see, for now I will get the Christmas things put away . Spend the next two days with my son . Happy New Years everyone.