It’s been raining sense we all woke this morning. The house was so dark . The rain pouring down so hard it vibrated on the roof and the air conditioner . Dragging myself out of bed to the coffee pot showering the night before because I had heard there was storms coming in . I grabbed my cup of coffee setting out two more mugs for my kids when they woke. Ahh even when it’s humid out coffee still taste good. The air conditioners in the bedroom helped to keep it cool in the rest of the house since it’s raining , when the sun comes back out they won’t, luckily our air conditioner I ordered for our living room and kitchen area came in . My son is off picking it up and running some errands he had . When he gets home will put the air conditioner in.
The day has been a mixture of down pours and moments of sun peaking out a good recipe for thunderstorms later this evening. As you see Miss Abigail is looking happy….. NOT (hahaha) she doesn’t like rainy days. Did a few things around the house , took it slow. Watching one of my shows for a bit before I get dinner going. I’m thing spaghetti and meatballs sounds good. I guess I should get it started before I watch another episode of one of my childhood shows that just fills me with comfort and the beautiful days of the past . Okay that’s for another time and post . 🙂
Outside my door the winds have calmed the storms have passed ..for now. Settled in last night with my new book . After about 45 mins later I put my book down and shut the light off. It wasn’t that the book wasn’t good it was . I just wanted to lay there in the darkness and watch the flash of the lighting and hear the roll of the thunder . Love nighttime storms. As the storm came through flashing shadows on my wall I laid there taking it in thinking about the Memorial Day weekend approaching .. like everything things change. I know a part of life. Even if I wanted time to to stop it would not ..even for a moment . Even laying there watching the storm was different… my daughter at some friends house . My son tired from work in bed as well as my hubby just I watching it .No kids running into the bedroom or sitting in our living room watching counting between the lightening flashes. Just I … As this Memorial Day approaches this will not be the same as well. Yes they’ll be a cookout ,bonfire on one of the days but less around the fire. but our hearts with them . No friends sleeping over , no sleeping out in a tent and being waken by kids running in as fast as they can to sleep on the living room floor because they heard something in the woods. No movie nights with buckets of popcorn and wide eyed kids as they watched .No just my hubby and I watching a movie , or sitting and watching the stars , taking a ride . As our door swings open and close as my kids come and go from work. I will embrace this change and then the next one and the next one. But for now I will embrace this moment . with a smile on my face and also a tear in my eye.
After a day spent with my daughter in Town getting things she needed , I needed , so in and out of the car wandering stores . Passing by people , rushing to get out of peoples way🙄 we got back to the car and headed home . We talked about how busy it was in the store and how rushed we felt when really we were not rushing .. we were taking our time looking at items , grabbing things . BUT it was the people around us . With the looks , the rude your in my way tone in their voice when they said excuse me and we were not even in their way just near them. Or I’m sorry if I wasn’t fast pace walking with the carriage because I can’t . But keeping aware of people around to move out of their way when I needed to. Then I hear a sigh of frustration whoops one minute I didn’t realize a person behind me I moved out of the way even though the isle was big enough for the both of us . I said oh I’m sorry and the person just looked at me and walked by . Yes I do not know what kind of day this person may or maybe having . But it’s just becoming more and more like this. Right then I knew I was done. Once in the car I told my daughter . She said yes she had noticed and knows how people are .she works in retail and sees it everyday . Well this wasn’t the main topic of this post but it’s just all part of what things have become . Here is the part that I thought was appalling.
I’m home now and my hubby and I are watching the nightly news and one of the headlines was handshaking . I guess handshaking could become the thing of the past before we know it. I believe amount of people are now wanting to ban this gesture. It’s not sanitary .. okay I get this to a point but to have a ban on it .. human touch is something that makes this world seem bearable . A shake of a hand can show respect . Acknowledgment , or I’m sorry , it’s the emotion in the strength of it. Yes if you can’t shake then politely refrain from it but to ban this or even the thought to question banning this is so sad. Sometimes it’s saddens me what and how we have become . Well for the most part , not all.. I’m saying just in general. It’s a scary thought what new life being brought into this world will be brought up with . It’s a thought I find myself thinking about more often. And knowing I will not be that person .
Drifting off to sleep slowly… thankfully the night is quieter the winds no more . Replaced with the moonlight shining in through the sides of my window shades. No trains tonight echoing in the distance , oh the eery but comforting sound it is. The house is quiet , everyone is home and settled in. Even Miss Abigail is down in her place . Happily she went down the stairs as my daughter called to her and as I told her good night her little face looked up at me from the bottom of the stairs … I swear if she could talk she would of said goodnight. 🙂 her eyes said it all tho. Off and on through the quiet darkness I can hear my son laughing quietly , he must be on his phone . The sound makes me smile. Oh how I will miss this as time goes by and they all spread their wings .. but for now I will absorb every moment every sound every quietness of us all settled in together. And now I will drift of to sleep as I say my prayers ….
Photo by Pexel t’s a quiet early morning my daughter off to work early so it will be a quiet day for Miss Abigail and I . After another restless night but still getting sleep , I woke early and thoughts flooded my mind… so shaking or trying ..to get rid of the thoughts . I jumped in the shower letting the warm water run over me relaxing my stiff joints ..after I realize it was time to get out and grab some coffee. Miss Abigail appeared from her favorite chair to sit in her spot in the middle of the kitchen floor staring at me waiting for her morning treat .. that I have started and my daughter shakes her head when she see this 🙂..grabbing my coffee and giving out the treat I notice it felt good to be up earlier . To Memories For Tomorrow thank you for the post you wrote thinking of you as I say it felt good to be up earlier ❤️ if you haven’t visited her blog you need to 🙂
Now sitting enjoying my coffee as I watch the news and say a prayer to the reason my thoughts are wandering. Chatting with my son last night he talked about how ready he was how they all were to come home Saturday but stated he was nervous and I was afraid to ask … he said he had one last test which is today and he needed to pass it or he’s there another week …. ughh I wondered why I felt a vibe when we chatted but couldn’t understand why . So I’m waiting and hoping and praying he passes so he can come home Saturday . He said he would let me know as soon as he could.. I’ll keep you posted . For now I have to keep myself busy and that is a challenge .. I won’t settle until I hear. And a quiet house does not help. Happy the sun is out and the blue sky is beautiful. Miss Abigail settled in her chair nice and content I’ll try to absorb her contentment . Now it’s time to find some breakfast and slowly do a few things . Since my body is still recovering from the sciatic pain. I don’t want to push it just yet. Have a good day everyone.
Falling asleep at a decent time last night could of been a bit earlier but my brain wouldn’t shut off .. thinking of everything and anything that at 11 at night isn’t going to do anything to change it. Finally falling asleep I had the strangest dreams woke to trying to piece them together but then they faded like a lot of dreams do once your awake for a bit. Laying in bed and just wanting to cozy up under the blankets a bit more I closed my eyes and tried ..but knew it would only make it harder to get up . So I got up ran a brush through my hair after showering the night before .I walked straight to the coffee pot and then turned on the news to see that they were talking about the devastating Alabama Tornado that hit over the weekend. The images and the families talking about their love ones they lost … just broke my heart . In that moment all my little worries seemed so much smaller then theirs …. I pray for all the victims and their families for everything and everyone they have lost. Life is so hard and all the things we take for granted can be taken away at anytime . So take a moment think about those who have it so much worse . Take life one day at a time . Take life as a gift, love your love ones , hold them tight. Say I love you more. And just please take a moment and think of the people in Alabama❤️
It’s the coldest night in a while . As I write this I’m under my covers . Earlier the wind was blowing so bad it was making a roaring sound ,all we could hear as we watched the nightly news .. which why we watch it I do not know , nothing good the world is not in a good place . The chaos in the politic world is crazy.. but that is all I’m saying , I do not like to talk politics.
Today was a quiet day I’m going to adopt this word quiet I say quiet a lot . 🙄 but quiet is my world for the most part … and yes tonight it’s quiet as well . It’s okay though because soon my son will be home well two months but soon . So even though for the most part his friends will be still at college and he will be working and doing The National Guard his music will echo through the house once in awhile when he’s home. My daughter is constantly on the run whether she is at work or with her boyfriend or friends so I do not see her much . Even though she is telling me she is so tired and is ready to just rest …. oh to be young. I know I’m just gibbering but thinking of someone who is flying back to College tonight to Ireland and her plane has been delayed 2 hrs and it’s late as it is when she’s flying out. Poor thing . So I know I’m rambling.. I guess it’s time to get off here and try to sleep. Goodnight everyone.