Wow…What A Week!
It has been a week since I dropped off my 20 year old at the recruiter’s station. He was taken to the hotel with the other future soldiers Monday night and then bright and early, in true military time, swept off to the
last beginning of a lifetime of hurry up and wait.
Meanwhile, back at the old homestead, we started our day just like every other day…except for the fact that once our youngest left for school we booked out the door and headed for the military base just south of Atlanta. ( about an hour away!) It was quite brisk and there was a chance for flurries.
According to the weather personalities around the area we were only in a Winter Weather Advisory…with no accumulation!!!!! We arrived at the base and die to the fact that my hubby had his gun with him we had to report to the security office. We drove over and began to fill out the paperwork. We were then informed that if the base closed to due inclement weather the gun would be locked away and we would not be able to get it back before leaving the base…or we could leave it in the car and park it out in front of the security building! My hubby opted for the leave it in the car. We Walked Across The Base…in the cold!
LONG STORY SHORT:
My 20 year was sworn in for the final time and we said goodbye!
We headed back toward home and encountered the white-wintry-mix. I was thrill my hubby was driving. The roads were in decline…rapidly!
By the time we got to one of the main highways the snow and ice was causing a slip-sliding mess. The upside…we made it home before midnight, the downside was the fact of 11 1/2 hours spent in a traffic jam! All the while we were stuck in traffic the kids were released from school, then the buses were cancelled with kids left at the school… You get the picture! A friend of a friend picked up our youngest and dropped him off down the street at his friends. How lucky were we to have that happen? VERY!
With Georgia being closed the Army shippers were stuck as well…Good news! They did make it to their individual bases…a couple of days later!
I took off for Nashville early Friday for a Vacation Bible School conference. Two days of classes, walking and stairs. We drove back Saturday and my chair felt so wonderful.
Life is finally…somewhat normal!
Wow…What A Week!
I have missed you all!
“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”
It has begun…the annual Decolorization of the Home! This has also been named “Just put it in a box labeled Christmas”…Oops! I hope my son realizes that there are a few more decorations to add to the oversized bins this year!
“Mom bought a few new items this year…on sale!”
The simple, and often complicated, job of taking down the decorations gives the home a fresh and uncluttered feel as we usher in the New Year. The only drawback is the Diva-like-attitude that accompanies the repetitive picking up and placing in the bin motion. SO…being the loving mom, that I am, I have already begun taking down items and have made piles of similar decorations.
“Grab a bin and place the pile into the bin…move to the next pile….”
I will need to stress, once again, to please place the Fall and Halloween decorations on top of the Christmas decorations so that I can actually find them next year! “And please do not stack them to the ceiling where I can’t reach them!” That’s a fair request…I am Vertically Challenged!
This sad part about this is the fact that next year I will be decorating ALL BY MYSELF! “Remember my go-getter-I’ll-do-it-I-got-this-for-you son is leaving in 28 days…and counting…for the Army!” Maybe my hubby can pay the servants a little extra to do the decorating! “Wait a second….We don’t have any servants!” I know what you are thinking…What about the youngest son? If I want all of the Christmas Coffee Cups lined across the counter I will know who to call! Even though he has been here for 6 1/2 years he still has no concept of where things go…much less what a tree skirt is. “He was taking one of my tree skirts to the trash because it had a hole in it… “We had a quick lesson on hems and seams!”
If you look real close you will see an Orange and Blue ornament…I will proudly display it in hopes of a win in the upcoming BCS National Championship game! “Yep…it is my Auburn ornament and I do LOVE my Auburn.”
Well, time to make another pile…
“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, no really fabulous coffee!”