Peach State says: I Couldn’t Agree More

I Couldn’t Agree More…

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Peach State

Peach State says: Long Summer Day

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What a “Long Summer Day“!

The cloud covered sky threatens of rain…
The heaviness of the thick air…
The stillness of the branches outside my window…

Oh to hear the waves as they cool my feet in the sandy shore!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: RIP Precious Princess

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The vacant pillow bed, sitting beside my bed, is a silent reminder of my Precious Princess! The sound of her jingle pacing between the door and her bed is just an echo in the shadowy, sleepy darkness.

RIP Precious Princess!

It has been an uphill battle…my Precious Princess and Constant Shadow tried to follow me on my daily trek throughout the house but, her legs just couldn’t keep up. She would collapse, slide down or just plain fall on any surface. She couldn’t see me from a distance much less hear me. My heart just ached for her!

Sooo…Saturday night, after many tears were shed, I said my goodbyes! I rocked her and whispered in her ear. She was a sweet girl and I loved her…after all she had been there for me in every struggle and life confused situation. She never judged or talked back and was quick with a snuggle and an understanding look.

For those of you who have pets, that are more like a family member, you understand the emptiness and little reminders that fill the simplest of tasks. Just walking down the stairs with clothes I look for her…I caught myself turning to let her out, one last time, before leaving for church Sunday morning…the tears rolled down my cheeks as I found myself getting ready to set down my dessert bowl for her to enjoy. The click of her wandering through the house on the wood floors and the jingle of her collar are just memories. This may take a while to get use to…she had been part of our family for 16 years! That is a long time and our little family will never be the same without her.

We, hubby and I, wanted to tell each of the boys and asked them not to tell anyone until after we talked with our 21 year old son in the Army. “He was going to be the hardest to tell!” They practically grew up together!

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“This picture was the day he left, for BASIC in January!” He talked with her, very quietly, and then silently walked out the door. I remember she looked at me with these bloodshot puppy dog eyes and shook her head and then laid down. She was in the same place when I got home. He took it the hardest, of the four boys, and asked for pics. I sent him these two! I had been trying to prepare him and even stressed that she was waiting to see him after graduation from BASIC.

The tears still flow and my heart still aches…it has only been two days. But, she is no longer in pain and she can have all the chocolate she wants.

RIP Precious Princess…you will be missed!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Nothing to Eat OR Drink?

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My first CT Scan’s original scheduled date, with an early appointment time of 9 AM, was cancelled due to no authorization from insurance. I was okay with “Nothing to Eat OR Drink” after midnight BUT…the winds of change blew my schedule off course! Picture this…The insurance company on my hubby’s phone and the medical appointment manager on mine and the term “conference call” took on a new meaning. Authorization was given and a new appointment was set for…”What? 11 AM?

I quickly counted back as the instructions hit my ears. “Nothing to Eat OR Drink…for four hours prior to your CT Scan!” I breathed a sigh of relief! Tragedy had been averted and my life had been spared! “What? A little too dramatic?” Well, if you know anything about me you know what I was thinking about….COFFEE!

When I picked up my #*%~”Tasty Cocktail”@^~~ , as it was called by the tech, the instructions were given again and I agreed and smiled. I was asked why I was smiling. “Because I get up at 5:30 am and can still have my morning COFFEE!”
The tech chuckled and shook her head…

So the first half of the yummy “Berry Smoothie” has been swallowed with one more dose in 2 hours and 7 minutes. Then it will be time to get ready and dash out the door. ” I think I will stop by Starbucks on the way home!”

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Needed…Before I Explode!

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Okay, so maybe I do not need a trip to the beach…. “That would be nice!”
I just need to figure out what, in the world, I am doing wrong! How can I be this big of a failure! Hot-Cold, Yes-No, Snow-Rain…I do know the difference!. “Let me explain!”
Why is it that when the weather radar shows rain and there is a definite presence of rain falling from the sky that it is not raining. “Confused?” [Short Version] The wiser-than-I-could-ever-hope-to-be-13-year-old was told several times that it would be raining later in the morning and yet chose to wait until the droplets began to fall to begin a chore. With a grand “how dumb are you look” he starred at me and said…”It’s not raining!” I could care less if he plays in the rain but do not stand there and give me that ” go suck an egg look” which resembles the previous “how dumb are you look”.

Soaked and with clothes weighed down he comes in and announces that he is finally done. He marched upstairs and took a 40 minute shower. I look out the back window and “nope…not done!”

I have no clue how to deal with a combative and disrespecting genius.
“After all…my other sons have told me asked for my help and guidance and complimented my abilities!”
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This mystery will never be solved…
“Maybe I would better off counting how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop!”

With so many human emotions bouncing back and forth in my heart and life it is a good thing I can still smile! ( as I hold a cup of coffee!)

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: One Day More!!!

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We will be placing the Blue Infantry Cord on our son in the “Turning Blue Ceremony” on Thursday. The following day will be his graduation.

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He has received his orders and let’s just say…”This mom is a bit nervous!”
I could tell you where he is going but then I would have to ______ you!

He is on the phone as we speak. He is excited to see us on Thursday but not as excited as we are! After graduation we will be bringing our son home for a few days…before he leaves for his new post! There will be many memories made over the next two weeks! I will be focused on family ( as I have been for the past several weeks…apologies!)

Well back to the phone call…my hubby is hogging the conversation!
One Day More…and then I see my Baby Boy 21 year old man!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Are You A Good Mom?

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If only this was the only test…
The path of a good mom will lead down many a varied way filled with obstacles and clutter. Your journey is filled with strength zapping activities and long hours of thankless chores. Painted on smiles and tear stained cheeks reflect in the mirrors you pass through the day. A heart filled with love for those around you…no matter the daily strife. A mom will experience all of this. So you see…
No matter what path you take…You Are A Good Mom!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all! And don’t forget to call your mother!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Do You Know What Day It Is?

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Why? I have the answer..

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This weekend is Mother’s Day and I would like to take this chance to say “Thank You!!!!

Back to task…Do You Know What Day It Is?Hint: Not Hump Day! Join me in enjoying a few Facebook Funnies!
…and no whining!
Blog Worthy Award Winner:

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“Wrong wine!

“I’m Just Sayin’ Award”:

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Just when you think the laundry is done…

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Is that why “Mother’s Day is always on a Sunday?

Straight-Jacket Award:

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Armed and Sleepy!

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I bet they are texting messages of love and appreciation to their moms! “What? Weren’t you thinking the same thing?”

Okay…maybe we should change topics…COFFEE!

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Decaf…Not this girl!

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Yep!

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See how easy it is to get the recommended amount of water every day!

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Noooo!…whew, I don’t look like that!

Well I hope you found something to make you chuckle. If you did share the humor…someone else may need to smile!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: Have Chair…Need View!

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The Yellow Plague still contaminates my relaxing view! Of course there is also the lack of white sand, waves crashing serenely on my buried feet and the gentle ocean breeze!

“Have Chair…Need View!”

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

Peach State says: My Biggest Lie!

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My Biggest Lie is that I am organized! “Well not like i used to be!” I am not feeling organized right now and my daily routine is just out of reach. Making lists for things to be done, today, tomorrow, and planning ahead for events, has always been one of my strongest abilities! But the scattered brain is in fluster mode and my normal routine has recently left me high and dry. Things just don’t seem so important and things that are important have been rescheduled. My schedule has fallen apart and my typical-daily-dance-through-my-day mentality has been replaced by phone calls from my hubby who has packed my somewhat set schedule with repairmen and estimates.

Confession: This proverbial list maker has forgotten to make a list much less follow existing the daily lists! Why? I would like to take this moment and thank the different parties…
My hubby…
The main floor A/C unit…
The front yard…
The water main under my church…
Braces for my youngest…
The last VBS Training and set design for a VBS scheduled for the second week of June…
And ( drum roll please) getting ready for my 21 year old’s graduation from BASIC and AIT…

It has all hit at the same time leaving me in “Dinner Chicken” mode…”You know that chicken running around with it’s head whacked off!”
The upside of this life altering situation is the fact my house is clean…usually before 8:30 am. “Can’t have repairmen and odd job people, giving me estimates, walking into a dirty house…Can I?” If you look at my schedule/calendar you will see a block of days with notations from May 21st through June 14th. My son’s graduation is May 23rd and then he comes home for 8-10 days. The youngest has finals the next week which is also the last week of school. The first week of June is Youth Camp and VBS set up…as well as sending my 21 year old to his first duty station. The youngest comes home on that Friday or Saturday and VBS starts the next week!

My head is spinning just thinking about those three weeks…they will be filled with some different emotions on varied levels.

This is the time I would draw strength from my dear friends at church…
Unfortunately with the water main break under the church we only see each other for one day…(1 1/2 hours). Sadly their lives seem to be on an uncontrollable carousel of life interrupting struggles. We are a bit disconnected…well that is my feeling!

But wait!!! I am feeling more connected to my Army son… The letters have been coming in on a regular basis. The last one did hold a warning of no letters after a certain date. But that date is only 12 days before we see him again and he should be getting his phone back in a couple of days!

The youngest is getting braces tomorrow. “Boy is he excited…NOT!!!” They are so needed and he will be happy when they come off in 9th grade and not 10th, 11th or 12th.

The revolving door has started with the A/C company installing a new system. Timing is good…high 80’s today! The sun streaming through the window, right now, feels more than warm on my arm as I type this post. Sadly I see I need to clean those windows! “Where is my ladder?” ( no shaking of that finger…)

Time to get back to my life…or at least my day and make another cup of coffee!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

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