Monday, June 25, 2012

Staying busy.

I can't believe July is almost here.

It is just right around the corner.

I've kept myself pretty busy this past month, my schedule has been a little crazy lately.

I'm running on four hours of sleep now and the exhaustion is finally starting to set in.

Along with diving head first back into photography I have decided to take on projects here at home to keep myself even more busy.

This morning I woke up very early and decided it was time to make that "To Do" list and get started on it.

I spent over three hours going through stuff in storage and taking a truckload to Goodwill. I then organized storage and headed home for some lunch.

I went with my friend and neighbor April to pick out some trees and shrubs for the yard (they were SUCH A DEAL!).

I picked out 3 Cleveland pear trees, 4 apple trees, 1 peach tree, 2 red maple trees and 4 holly bushes.....all for less than $158.00.

I then spent the evening in the yard moving trees from one spot to the next trying to find the perfect place for them. I called to get our utilities marked and I am hoping the spots I have picked out will work....we'll see.

I played fetch with Molly in the yard and then sat on the front porch listening to the summer wind blow through the trees.

Then it hit me, I realized how tired I was and how lonely I was.....even with all this keeping myself busy to distract from focusing on the time that we are apart.

I miss him.

I can't wait until next summer when we can sit on the porch together, maybe drinking some ice tea after a hot day and talk about our day.

I miss having him to talk to.

I miss my best friend.

Then I made myself snap out of it and decided to throw myself into something else to keep busy. Start laundry? Clean house? Read a book? Watch a movie? Nothing sounded like anything I wanted to do so I took a shower and put my pajamas on.

The house is quiet, to quiet.

The kids are all away enjoying time with friends....and the house is unbelievably quiet.

I wish I could talk to him.

I miss talking to him, things have been crazy for him over there the past few days and we haven't been able to talk very much at all.

A few of our last Skype conversations have been just long enough for him to tell me goodnight and that he loves me.

I know I'm reaching that halfway point.

I know I need to see the bright side that we are almost half way there.

But six more months?

It will be at least six more months until he is home.

I don't know when exactly but I know we still have a long way to go.

It might be halfway.....but it still feels like forever left to go.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Military Camp.

Spencer left early yesterday morning to go to a military camp through his JROTC for the week.

It is the first overnight, week long, summer camp he has ever been to.

I think he was a little nervous.

And excited too.

Military Camp Blog

He used his dad's sea bag to pack with for the week.

It was pretty heavy when he put it on his back.

He was surprised to read on the packing list, "Bring two pairs of tennishoes because you may wear one pair out."

I know they will keep him busy, rock wall climbing, swimming, rappelling, and lots of other fun things.

The best part?


He will have a whole week of no video games, TV and cell phone.

His girlfriend is a little bummed about the "no phone" rule.

But I'm thrilled to know he will be doing things all week besides having his nose in front of an electronic device.

I'm thankful my mother-in-law came to pick him up for me yesterday morning. I had work scheduled and was struggling trying to figure out how to get him to camp.

His Grandma took a picture of the bus pulling away and on their way to camp.

And in the middle of the week I received a letter from him he had written at camp.
He was telling me how much fun he was having.

We go to pick him up at the end of the week and get to see his graduation ceremony.

 We have it planned just right with Jerome so that he can call on Skype and see it too.

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