Hard to believe it is winter in Kansas. We are sitting at 50* right now and it is just a bit past noon. This weather is to last the rest of this week. Up to 70* in the latter part of the week. Just crazy!
AS I PONDER....
Bet you don't know what I'm pondering, do you? Or if you know me well then you know that today is the day Darian ships out of Oklahoma City to his basic training in the Army! I haven't yet heard that he is headed to the airport but he is supposed to do his final swearing in at 11:00. The Sgt. told us yesterday that no news is good news!
(just got a text that he has sworn in and now waiting to leave for airport)
WHAT I AM LEARNING...
If there is ever a time that I will need to learn about patience it is now. And that is not a virtue of mine. I am a worrier! I worry about everything. Even if there isn't anything I can do about it, I worry about it. I think a lot of us are like that! Anyway I know I am not alone.
WHAT I 'M CREATING...
Still creating space! This will be ongoing for awhile. There is a lot of crap in this house! Believe me! A Lot!
WHAT I'M READING.
I am reading Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton. This is our February book club choice. There will be a lot to talk about on book club night! I like the book club on You Tube idea! Don't have to change clothes. Can drink a few glasses of wine and not worry about driving home. And I can make faces or disagree with people without them even knowing. Can it get anymore fun than that?? I am also listening to Belong To Me by Marisa de los Santos. A freebie on Nook audible. Good, so far!
WHAT I'M WATCHING...
I haven't watched much of anything new lately. Just the regular shows I follow.
WHAT I'M HEARING...
At the moment, The Chew is on as background noise. Making me think of dinner plans. My planned menu probably won't work because Harley's schedule changed and she will be home tonight. I need to make a Target run so maybe we'll just grab a burger before we head home. She was lucky enough to cut her hours (for this week anyway) back to Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. They are getting a new manager so we will see how that holds up.
WHAT'S ON MY CAMERA...
|Ever the goof ball!|
|Love his shirt|
|hanging out with the cousin|
|at the Army office|
|Paige has his "unacceptable shaving cream"|
|Uncle Justin and Darian|
|And one last hug|
|packing his liquids|
WHAT I'M DRINKING....
I'm not drinking anything at the moment. But I'm thinking about it!
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE KITCHEN...
Thursday...Chicken Pot Pie
Sunday...Crockpot Beef Stroganoff
A QUOTE I WANT TO SHARE...
A final thought...
Happy Valentine's Day to all my family and friends!
Wishing Darian a great boot camp experience. It'll be hard, but very much worth it. Hugs to you Paula, I know how much you'll miss him while he's away.ReplyDelete
Thank you Vicki!!Delete
Good luck to Darian. And good luck to you on clearing out all your stuff. That is a big job.ReplyDelete
It is more than 30 years of accumulation in one house Liz!Delete
Yes, we worriers are here, there and everywhere. I feel awful, remembering how I'd chastise my mother ... roll my eyes when she'd do the same thing. 'Just wish mine would learn to sleep through the night.ReplyDelete
Your take on the YouTube book club cracks me up!
Happy Valentine's Day to youuuuuu :)
Love you Myra!!Delete
Happy Valentine's Day to you too Paula! I am sure Darian will do just fine. I did say a prayer for him this morning; will try to daily during his training. I too am such a worrier; it gets me no place, but I still worry :)ReplyDelete
I wonder why we do such things Betty! Thank you for your prayers!Delete
Don't worry about Darien. The army has his back now.ReplyDelete
Hard to let them go! I won't tell you not to worry ......ReplyDelete
Thank you Kathy!Delete
You know your blog buddies can pretty much do the drinking and face-making when they type comments to you, don't you? :-D. You crack me up. But aww, the goodbye hugs tugged at my heart. Darian will be okay. He found something he wanted. Loved his shirt! I'm sure the Army will keep close tabs on him. I will pray for his protection while he serves to protect us all. Happy Valentine's Day to you!ReplyDelete
LOL! Are you making faces at me right now?? Yes, the Army will make him be stand up straight. And that makes me happy. I want him there!! Thanks for the prayersDelete
Good luck for Darian. No worries about him. He will take care.ReplyDelete
Hi Paula - well done Darian and well done you and the family being there for him - he's doing pretty well by the sound of it ... Good luck with your patience ... no news is always good news. He has your love ... with thoughts - HilaryReplyDelete
Thank yoiu Hilary!Delete
Oh my. How those pictures stirred up some memories of my Marine son when he was 19. He is noe 43. It seems like a life time away and yet it feels like just yesterday. My prayers go out to him (and you) as he starts this new chapter in his life. He carries everything you taught him and it is all he needs.ReplyDelete
Thank you Elaine. I hope he carries it with him. I know he will do alright!Delete
I well remember when my 2nd son, the only one to join the military, left home. It was a real treat when I got to go and visit him when he graduated basic training. I well relate to cleaning out a lot of stuff. I've been doing it here for 2 and 1/2 months but it's almost done. Just a few craft items to sort through now. I had way too much, still do but can't let go of it all . Hope you have a wonderful week!ReplyDelete
We are planning our visit to Georgia!Delete
Happy Valentines day!!ReplyDelete
God Bless Darian and all our armed forces. I know you're worried but he will be fine. Pour a glass of wine and listen to your youtube book club and relax. :)
Thanks Holli! Much easier said than done!Delete
Happy Valentines DayReplyDelete
Thank you Debby!Delete
Sounds like quite the week for you. Very emotional when they go off to bootcamp.ReplyDelete
Yes it is Wendy!Delete
I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Love Warrior. I have heard the author speak on a podcast or two, but I haven't read her book. I read her first one, though.. Carry On Warrior, several years ago.ReplyDelete
It's hard to say goodbye to a loved one who's moving away; I'm thinking it's especially hard if he's going to bootcamp-- quite the experience! And he'll miss you, too! I hope you're able to keep in contact with him, which may help you not to worry too much.
Hope you had a good Valentine's day.
I have about 80 pages to go!Delete
Just read the synopsis of Love Warrior; sounds very interesting. I'll add it to my already lengthy list of books to read. I too have way too much crap in my house. Hopefully this is the year both of us get rid of it all! Best of luck to Darian and try not to worry too much. I know you will have to worry some; if you're like my mom, worry is a badge of love :)ReplyDelete
Yes it is Susan!Delete
All the best to Darian - loved the picss - they said it all :) Of course you'll worry but having the girls there will help and you must be feeling immensely proud too. All the best to you and your family :) Special Teaching at Pempi’s PalaceReplyDelete
Thank you Pempi!Delete
My best to Darian, he WILL be okay! It will be hard for a bit until you get settled with all the changes that happen when someone is away from home.ReplyDelete
Oh I love your quote! That was me yesterday...today is better and I got a few things accomplished....not exactly a fire but at least a flame:)
A flame will work!!Delete