It’s a cold dreary Sunday afternoon. It’s okay it basically how I am feeling. Winter is here and so are the colds and viruses that sadly come along with this season feeling a bit under the weather .My son who is on his way back to his college dorm feeling it too. I may have got this from him . The house was quiet except for the rumbling of the washing machine washing all his blankets .The TV is off and I am stretched out on the couch cozy under a blanket with all my essentials a hot cup of tea next to me. My recent read And yes my laptop on my lap . The silence is nice It’s my peace since napping is not something I do well. I had this whole post I wanted to write which I may later ,it’s about coincidences . For now I am just enjoying my tea and just writing gibberish to keep me put on this couch to relax. 😊 I know to well I will try to find something to do . I guess I will try reading a bit. And I’ll be back on later with my post I actually wanted to write.
Another laid back day. Waking to a foggy head from the medication, I knew I had no choice but to listen to my Dr. and take several days for just me. And that I did.. fell back to sleep waking at 11:30 I have not slept that late since I was a teenager. Finally heading for a shower and then to a bottle of water and my medication. No coffee …. then a protein smoothie for breakfast and sat and enjoyed my daughters company. She added some songs onto my playlist she thought I would enjoy and I did. The house filled with music. We pretty much like the same music. After when she was down in her place I went and grabbed some fresh air before the the sky decided to open up and send some rain down. Well I shouldn’t say some it’s been raining ever since. Tonight I will start some episode of Orange is a new black . Love these girls! I ended up missing these as well. So I’m happy I can catchup finally. And good time when you need to lay low.
I am an insomniac by nature.. never needed a great amount of sleep.growing up I loved the night time. When my kids were younger I slept better . Running after kids all day long can do that to you. And now with my kids becoming adults I am on a whole new routine no more early nights early mornings.now replaced with late nights to late mornings
Last night was a sleepless night . Tossing and turning , I guess having a headache when I went to bed didn’t help. I kept telling myself I can sleep in the morning. Let’s say that didn’t happen . My phone that was on my bedside table kept buzzing the charger for it needs to be replaced and soon . So at 5 this morning I hear it making a louder buzzing noise I take look at it and notice that my phone says no service . I looked twice to make sure I was seeing it clearly …yep no service . The problem is it’s 5 in the morning hubby left for work early . I thought please let it be my phone that is the only one not working. Nope my sons phone wasn’t working as well. I thought it was strange knowing my hubby went to work with a dead phone so I tried calling it just to see and he answered let me State he has no WiFi so his phone is fine…okay cut a long story short the cell towers were both down in our area. Now it’s 5 in the morning after really no sleep and I try to lay back down to get a couple of hours … wasn’t happening. Just couldn’t settle. It’s been a long day walking around with a foggy head. . I did this evening as I was rocking in my chair love to rock it relaxes me . I rocked myself to sleep , (hahaha) I can’t say how long I was out I’m guessing only a half an hour. so much for a bit more sleep Oh I handled sleepless night so much better when I was younger. I hope it’s not going to be another long night tonight . The evening getting darker earlier hopefully will help me settle earlier. Will see. I find this a bit funny reading this post back to myself that I wrote so much on not sleeping.. I must be exhausted.🙄
Woke for 7 and put myself together to bring the car to the garage …. oil change . And yes the struggle of getting up at 7 was real. It wouldn’t be if I was still use to it .When my kids were in school I was up at 5:30 every morning. But now adult kids I’ve become once again a night owl .. so 2:30 finally falling a sleep to then waking at 7 was yes a struggle. I rushed a half of cup of coffee , ate some eggs and out the door I went of course out into the rain again . Dropped the car off at the garage that is right next to a convenience store and enjoyed a coffee while chatting with people from town. 45 mins later done then went to the post office grabbed the mail and headed home. My daughter came home from work around 12:30 with a coffee in hand . A very caffeinated day. A definite need. While cleaning up the house and chatting with her my hubby called to tell me he needed to be picked up from work my son had his truck to go to work , so my daughter and I both headed out to grab him and somethings my son needed for a Race tomorrow The Bone Frog Race. Very popular . This I believe will be his third one . He lives for this . I’ll post pics. Supper was easy takeout from the pizza house in town so hubby and I grabbed that and dropped food off for my son who went to the final track meet of the season the big one many schools involved at the high school he graduated at last year and the sport that was his and still is his passion. Then we headed home to eat with my daughter. So a busy but laid back day. The sun came out during the afternoon just in time for the track meet and it hit 78 out . Tonight all have settled in .
My son came home I asked if he had a good time and if he missed those days ? He said yes but no .. only because he felt old , oh if he only knew what it really feels to be old , I knew what he meant but I had to chuckle when he said it . He said that a lot had changed and the kids were less and just so different . I believe the word would be immature . My son has grown up a lot in this past yr . I thank god. He has come off his pedal stool . The Army has humbled him and for that I do thank the Army for … but the rest makes me nervous of what he has started. But for now will not think about it ..all are home settled in I’m about to do the same . Just reading a bit more to get done with this book I’m reading. My book should be coming soon in the mail. With another to follow . So read a bit more then off to bed. Good night🙂
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.
It was ..is a long tired week .. my hubby had a long week , nice but tired . Doesn’t do well away. My son did well ..had graduated from Basic Training and looked very sharp. As my daughter and I who had to stay back her with work and I who cannot fly made it through the 5 days just fine kept busy had some fun laughing .. and yes moments of feeling sad I couldn’t be there to share this moment with my son.so some sleepless ones. as well .. thinking. Happy the 5 days went fast As we waited till 2 in the morning for my son and hubby to arrive back home and seeing my son in his army graduation uniform walk through the door was priceless he looked tired but confident and sharp . With open arms we went to him . It was nice ! Always love his hugs . As straight as my hair is now from the curly ness when he left he was as bald … we both remarked on each other’s head ( hahaha) he said it felt strange being home .he felt like he was still in Missouri .. Finally settling into bed at 4 this morning we woke to the sound of the shower running ..four hrs later . Him so use to being up he was ready to run get some Christmas shopping done . And then yes the gym .. i felt a little set back seeing him kind of get back to his old self or thought this .. I just wanted to hold on to him . it’s 8 at night and I’m ready for bed and he is home and I guess is on Army schedule still he has settled in for a nine o’clock bedtime like he is use to so I had a bit of a chat with him I told him be patient with me I know you need to do what you need to do and I will back off . He said no do not back off you have every right to say these things I need and want and should rest and spend more time home that’s why I am on this block leave and I should of today so I’m sorry . I guess my son has changed a bit and we will see but I will respect his time as well well it’s time for some sleep I’ll be on here more routinely soon.. but for now please be patient with me.