My Journey This Week…

Friday

I went to work for about half the day.  When I got home we had to get ready to head to St. Louis to the wedding of my husband’s cousin.  It was a small but beautiful affair.  It was nice to see some of the family again.

Saturday/Sunday

We left home about 8:00 am this morning for the lake.  It’s the last official summer weekend to run the boat. It was a nice trip and we spent all Saturday and Sunday on the water.  Ate at our favorite restaurants on the water and enjoyed the warm sunshine!

 

Monday

 

 

We got up early at the lake and headed home.  This is the day that we take Jeremy to the recruiter station where he is to catch the shuttle to MEPS.  It was an emotional day.  He was excited to be finally leaving.  We were excited for him but at the same time my heart was heavy with worry.  He had never stayed away from home before.  He spent three hours in holiday traffic getting to St. Louis where he just hung out at the hotel provided.

Tuesday…

Cheyenne and I got to St. Louis at 8:30.  We visited with Jeremy a short time.  There were 80 folks shipping out and things were running a little behind.  I was kind of glad, gave us more time to visit with him.  Once he did the swear in we got to hug him good-bye and he was gone.  I had already done my crying yesterday when I dropped him at the recruiter.  Big sister and lots of unshed tears to let out.  He texted me at various stages of his trip; heading to the airport, on the plane, landed in Atlanta… and that was the last I have heard from him.

Wednesday…

Weird.  It was very quiet this morning.  Usually Jeremy would be up getting ready for work at the same time I was.  But he’s not here.  After work hubby and I did some outside stuff.  There were lights to put and caulking to be done.  We are giving Jeremy’s twin bedroom suit to our renter so we moved some of that to his home.  We didn’t work out because we are both so sore and needing to get things done around the house.

 

Thursday…

 

 

 

Another uneventful evening.  Had my first oil change in my new car.  Hubby went to the gym while I waited for my car.  Can life be any more exciting?!  Still no news from Jeremy.  I hope they let him contact us soon.

 

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My Journey This Week…

Friday

This week took forever to get over.  We ended the week with dinner out with friends!

Saturday

Hubby and son finished building the steps out the back door to our new patio.  It was a terribly hot muggy day.  I think hubby showered three times throughout the project just to get the saw dust and grit off of him.  I did laundry and cleaned up as they worked.  Did my grocery shopping.  We went to St. Louis for a nice dinner.  Yummy chicken and broccoli alfredo pizza…what’s left of it. 🙂

Sunday

Started on the deck off our bedroom.  It’s not a big one but needed to be replaced before the siding goes up.

Monday, back to reality… Eclipse day!

I was very close to the dot showing St. Louis.

Not only was it Eclipse day it was my sister’s and my daughter’s birthday!  What display in the Heaven’s to celebrate!  Hot and humid again today.  At 12:45 we went outside to watch the moon move over the sun.  It was pretty amazing really!  The temperature cooled about 4 degrees and it got pretty dark.  There was a lot of hype about cell phones going down in our area and such but we didn’t have any problems. My actual picture below.  I put my glasses over the camera lens.

In the evening I cooked a couple of meals for the week and got a quick workout in.

Tuesday…

I’m not sure why but today went faster than yesterday and every day last week!  I’ve decided to take off work Friday to head to the lodge with hubby and our very old friends.  He was the best man in our wedding.   Maybe only working four days makes it go faster? 🙂  We had a few things to do to make sure we were 100% ready for the siding/door crew that was to come on Wednesday.  We didn’t get to the gym until 7:30.  Now, I feel like I’ve already had a workout just helping outside!  I crashed into bed at 9:30!!!

Wednesday…

Daughter called today.  She is going to MEPS on Monday and being sworn in on Tuesday!  I will be taking off work that day to go witness this monumental event!  I didn’t work out tonight because I spent 2 hours cutting grass, then fixed dinner, and cleaned up around the back of the house so that the siding crew could get to work.

Thursday…

No workout again tonight… Hubby had school board meeting.  Jeremy and I went and did the shopping for the party on Sunday and then there pulled a few things together for our trip this weekend.  No boating, just a nice quiet few days at the lodge owned by hubby’s work.  These pictures area ll from my old blog.  It’s been a while since we have been there.  It’s a very peaceful place.

Hope you all enjoy your weekend as much as I plan on enjoying mine.  I will try to get plenty of pictures of the party on Sunday to share with you next week.

Hello!

Wow, I did not realize I hadn’t been around for a while.  The days are just flying by and there is so much going on around my home!  I’ve been trying to keep up with all my friends and comment whenever I have a few minutes.  I really miss my knitting friends… knitting in general.  I haven’t had time since May to knit and I hope that changes for me really soon or my Christmas shopping list is going to have to grow.  I’ve started a few things and hope to finish them in time.

 

Since my last post:

  • We’ve made a couple of trips to the lake.
  • We celebrated hubby’s 49th birthday.
  • Packed our son’s room and working on getting him ready to go.
  • Prepared for our new patio to be poured (hopefully today).
  • Regular house chores.
  • Worked out, most days.
  • Planning a going away party for August 27th for two (please see below)

Our middle daughter called us last week and told us she has enlisted in the Air Force.  She is still in the application process but her’s won’t be as difficult as her brothers since she doesn’t have ADHD history to contend with.  She is currently in college and just not sure what she wants to do with her life.  She is looking at intelligence as her field.

 

Grandma continues to be a challenge but I thank Barbara for “encouraging” me even if she didn’t realize she was doing it with her post, It’s Not For Nothing.  She is looking really frail, her conversation is off the wall some times, and she is losing her will to go on.  I get it; who want’s to be here when most of her family is with the Lord!?   Her three sons very rarely come to see her.  The one that lives in our town, my d.a.d…. hasn’t been to see her since Memorial Day weekend because they don’t see eye to eye politically.  Really?  She’s 93 she’s entitled to believe whatever she wants.  She doesn’t even vote so I don’t understand what he thinks he has to worry about.  The other two boys rarely if ever call.  It’s so annoying!

 

Ok so now that I have ranted and go that off my chest… I’m off to do more living… 🙂  Hope to be back soon! Hugs my friends!

My Journey This Week…

My journey to finding myself is kind of busy right now.  I’m not doing many any of the things I originally talked about when I started back to blogging.  But my days are very full right now.  Finding ME is still part of the plan.

Friday

After working all day hubby and I went for a quick dinner on the bike.  It was a long hard week so we were in bed early, unusual for us on a weekend.

Saturday

Hubby and our son worked outside tearing off a deck that we will be replacing with a concrete patio.  I did laundry and did some random organizing.  You know, one kitchen cabinet at a time…  We were beat!  We did nothing this evening.  Too tired to even ride the bike.  (we will make up for it next weekend as we are going boating!)

Sunday

We got up and did a few things this morning but early afternoon we got on the bike and went for a ride.  Grabbed a bite to eat at a quiet little touristy restaurant.  Trying to get ready to go back to work.

Monday, back to reality…

The last day of the month is a really busy day for me at the office.  But I managed to get everything done and out on time… I didn’t do the gym, our son went in my place.  The idea is to keep him active and I go tomorrow.

Tuesday…

Gym night! 🙂  What a great way to relieve stress!  Hot wings afterwards, a hot bath, and a sound sleep!

Wednesday…

Son had PT as is his Wednesday night custom.  Hubby had to work late so we didn’t get to the gym.  I did laundry, cooked a big meal that would make leftovers for grandma and our son, and started packing for our weekend get away.  Hubby’s birthday is Sunday and he loves running his boat so that is where we will be

Thursday…

For this being my Friday it was the longest day of the longest week I can remember in recent history!!!!!!!  Got my hair done, I’ll share pictures later.  Didn’t have much time since I have to finish packing and making sure everyone is taken care of.  I’m really in need of a longer get away.  You know like seven full days of no responsiblity.

 

Hope you all had a great week (some of you I know are in my prayers!) and that your weekend is a relaxing joy!

 

My Journey This Week…

Friday

I left work a little bit early.  I would have overtime and we can’t have that where I work.  But not a big deal, my sisters came in very early this morning and I had yet to see them.

Saturday

It was a wonderful day.  We (my family and both my sister’s families) stayed around my house so that extended family could come by and visit with them a little bit.  Then that evening the adults went to dinner and the kids stayed home and had pizza.  We stayed out later than intended but we had so much to talk about!

Sunday

Today our son turned 19!  It doesn’t seem right.  We got up early and packed our coolers for a float trip.  It was a beautiful day; not too hot like it has been lately.  Just the right amount of sun and water!  After our float we came home and got clean up to go to the Mexican restaurant for dinner.  Since it was our sons birthday they sang to him in Spanish and did this to him!  We had a great time!  I really hated for the day to end because I knew everyone would be leaving the next afternoon and I had to work the next day.

Monday, back to reality…

I went to work for a few hours and decided to go home so I could be there when they all pulled out!  I had to give that one last hug to everyone.  Never know how long it will be before I see them again.

Hubby did his workout after work and I caught up on some things there at the house.  When he came home we scrubbed the facia on the house.  New roof on and new gutters coming soon.

Tuesday…

Didn’t get to go to the gym tonight… hubby had to work all through the night.  So, I did more cleaning and catching up, took a bath, then did some reading!

Wednesday…

Gym night!  Finally, I was about to lose my motivation!  Our son had training tonight.

Thursday…

I’m ready for the weekend!  I stayed home from the gym so that I could get caught up on laundry and meal prepping.  Something that keeps me from being tied to the home at meal time on weekends.  With everyone here last weekend I am way behind on domestic things.  We will be home this weekend so I will try to get ahead.  If that is even possible.

 

I hope you all have a great weekend doing whatever makes you happy!

 

My Journey This Week…

Friday

We headed to the lake as soon as we got off work.  Another weekend spent boating.

Saturday

It was a very warm day.  I think we got too much sun.  While on the lake we can boat up to restaurants for lunch and dinner.  That is one of my favorite things.  Then we spent some time looking at various areas for condos.  Not sure if that is still part of our retirement plan or not.

Sunday

Did a little boating before coming home.  We were in no hurry to get back to prepping for our week.

Monday, back to reality…

Don’t have anything to say about work.  It is just that…work.  Very busy I might add.  I’m training a lady from another location.  Our son is going to the gym on Monday nights with his dad.  Since he’s been out of school he is really gotten lazy.  Going into the military he should be getting ready!

Tuesday…

I go to the gym on Tuesdays so after the gym I had to get some shopping done for the company we have coming in this weekend.  I can’t wait for my sisters and their families to arrive.  It’s too hot to cook so most of the meals I am planning consist of fruits, fresh veggies, hummas, pasta and potato salads, lunch meats, and chicken salad.

Wednesday…

Went to the gym again!  I know! Two days in a row!  Had to buy the produce for the weekend after the gym.  Got home and did a couple loads of laundry.  Boy these are exciting times aren’t they!

Thursday…

OK, this is the busy busy busy day.  You know after work I had the following list of things to get done.

  • Nail appointment
  • pasta and potato salads to make
  • chicken salad
  • veggies to cut up
  • 2 blow up mattresses to inflate and get sheets on
  • extra towels put in the bathrooms
  • laundry

I got it all done in four hours!

 

Hope you all enjoy your weekend!  I know I am. It’s going to be so much fun!

Update and Apology

OH my, I first have to apologize for not being here the past few weeks.  This has been a very busy whirl wind summer.  I miss posting even a few times a week!  I miss keeping up with all my wonderful friends here.  I know this is just a season and I will be back to blogging more regular by summers end.

I wanted to let you all know that we the PROUD parents of a United States Army Soldier!!!!  Our son will ship out on Tuesday September 5th.  We are working on getting his room cleaned up, his short list of things he will be able to take, and he is doing Future soldier training every week!  Around the middle or end of August we will be throwing him a going away party.  Labor Day weekend won’t be a good time for that due to everyone’s already made plans.

  • We have been doing some family things.  My sisters will both be here the end of next week to stay for about 4 days.  There is much I have to do to get my house ready to receive 7 guests!
  • We celebrated our 27th Anniversary – Short trip away…
  • Our house is getting a new roof and siding.  And picking all that out on a budget and working with Lowe’s to get it done has been unnerving to say the least.  Not that Lowe’s is bad but that the price of building materials is outrageous!
  • Grandma has not been “herself” lately.  Taking here medication wrong (now I have to give it to her twice a day instead of letting her take it out of the pill boxes that I fill), walking off and leaving her cain, reporting to me phone conversations that never happen, and acting kind of angry most of the time.
  • Hubby and I try to take the boat every other weekend to the lake.  He has to have a release from the stress of his job.  Finding someone to come in and check on grandma isn’t always easy either.  Thank goodness our son is still home this summer.

I guess that’s really it.  Doesn’t look like much but then I also work 40 hours a week.  That job is very busy, busier than it has been in many years.  So until things slow down some I will be out-of-pocket for several more weeks.  😦

My Journey This Week…

Friday

Nothing from the recruiter and nothing exciting today.  Hubby and I jumped on the bike after work and went to dinner.  It was a beautiful evening to be on the bike.

Saturday

Our 28th wedding anniversary… Slept in a little bit (we rarely do that) then got up to get our chores done so that we could go to St. Louis to stay the night and have a nice dinner.

Sunday

Had car trouble coming back from the city.  When we got home we got online to begin the New Car search.  Laid around most of the day while doing four loads of laundry… I had plans to do some grilling but when I am on stress overload I tend to shut down.  Guess what?  I’m there! 🙂

Monday, back to reality…

Pretty uneventful day.  I guess I should be happy about that as they don’t come along very often!

Tuesday…

I saw a hormone special today.  It was amazing!  Through a very thorough blood test she can tell all kinds of things about my body.  My anxiety, energy, brain fog, increase body fat even though I work out, are all due to hormone imbalance.  We are going to fix that!  BioBalance Health in St. Louis.  It’s natural hormone replacement and supplements.  I should start feeling more like my old self (prior the hysterectomy) in a couple of weeks.  I cannot wait to see some results.

Wednesday…

Hubby had a school board finance meeting so I fixed a pot roast with potatoes, carrots, and gravy for grandma and Jeremy.  He had Physical Training for the Army.  The recruiter said we should know something very soon.  (I think he has said that before).

Thursday…

Very busy day at work.  I will started vacation at 3:00!!!  It was a long day!  I’ll be off line for this vacation.  Talk to you all next week! 🙂

My Journey This Week…

Friday

Worked a few hours and ran home to meet with the insurance adjuster.  He had to look at our roof that had some storm damage Memorial Weekend.  After that we packed up and headed to the lake.

While getting ready to leave our son went to the school district and picked up an application.  I helped him fill it our really quick as it was his  first ever!  He ran it back to town and gave it to the secretary.  He wasn’t home 10 minutes and they called him back for an interview.  Thirty mintues later he was gainfully employed!  He will be assisting the Janitors for the summer.  They also know that he is trying to get into the Army and could have to leave with short notice. Which we are still waiting on.  I sent up all the information they requested early this morning.  I just want an answer… yes or no. We need to get on with life.

Saturday

Lake time!  It was beautiful.  We got most of our weekend in before the rains came Saturday night.

Sunday

Loaded up and headed home.  After getting everything unpacked we had to lay down and take a little nappie… LOL!  Vacations wear us out! 😀

Monday, back to reality…

Yep, it’s Monday… Can I have a redo for the weekend?  I wasn’t ready! 🙂  My job always seems more busy when I take a few hours off or if my #2 boss isnt’ in…

The guy showed up to tuck point the chimney today.  We should be hearing from the roofer soon on when he will be able to come put our new roof on.

We are going to get the rest of the updates we wanted to do done this summer/fall as well.  The siding on two sides of the house, patio out back and sidewalk around to the front, and a new door!

Got a little shopping done for the week while hubby worked out for a bit.  Then we returned home to work on my car.  Been having a strange issue with it but I think we figured it out. 🙂

Tuesday, 

It’s gym night.  I’m going to start going Tuesdays and Thursdays now (except this week I’ll go on Friday).  I really need another day.  It may help to release some of my tension from work.  50 cent wing night after our workout.  We get 10 and that is plenty for us.

Wednesday…

Son had PT (Physical Training) at the recruiters.  I did laundry and fixed a good meal for him and grandma.  Hubby went to work out for a little bit.  He is having to cut back on the eliptical because he is having knee issues.

Thursday…

If it weren’t for it being so close to Friday I might just cry!  😉

Heard from the recruiter that all the papers we sent up to MEPS were received this morning.  The doctors should review them this evening and we should know something soon…

Laundry and chores tonight so I can be free tomorrow evening for gym and dinner.

This is our anniversary weekend, 28 years!  We are planning going to the city for a nice dinner and over night stay.  We will be home most of the time getting caught up on things that need to be taken care of because of our frequent travel! 🙂 LOL!  I will try and get a Sunday Salon post up!

My Journey This Week…

Friday

We had a nice dinner out with our old high school chums.  He was our best man in our wedding!  About once a month we get together to catch up with what’s going on in our lives.  It goes on for hours! 🙂

Saturday

Hubby and I went into St. Louis.  We did some shopping, had a nice dinner, spent the night and came home Sunday afternoon.

Sunday

After spending the night in St. Louis we got home around noon time.  Then it was the old grind stone again.  We got busy getting ready for the week.  Laundry and packing hubby for an overnight business trip to St. Joseph Missouri.

Monday, back to reality…

I am beginning to think of my place of work as a “mad house”.  It’s just crazy around there anymore.  I am so looking forward to retirement. Just sayin’.  With hubby being gone I did laundry (nothing unusual), cooked a big meal for grandma and Jeremy, ran a few errands, and went to bed around 9.  Then at 10 got a call from hubby.  He’d been talking business and time got away. 🙂 He’s so sweet!

Tuesday, 

Hubby got home at regular time so we went to the gym.  I’m only getting to go about once a week right now.  With us being gone almost every weekend I am either catching up from being gone or preparing for the next weekend.  It felt really good to hit the gym hard!

Wednesday…

Back to Future Soldier Training… The recruiter called today. The MEPS doctors sent back the Medical waiver requesting some more information. 1) Did he have an IEP? and 2) Has he ever been diagnosed with a mental disorder such as anxiety or depression?  UMMMM, no to the first question and the second one “the physician sent a letter of recommendation for him.  Would he do that if he had a mental illness?”  There is no common sense or logic being used in this situation!

I stayed home and Jeremy drove himself for the first time.  No issues so I am feeling better about cutting him loose.  He’s only been driving this new vehicle since graduation day. 🙂  He’s working for our brother-in-law and his old youth pastor.  They are keeping him busy.

Thursday…

Finally getting some rain!  We were beginning to worry about the condition of our fields.  Even though we don’t have cattle any more we lease out our ground to someone.  We want it sustain his cattle until fall.  I packed up the boat and prepared for another weekend at the lake!