Monday, January 30, 2012

Bye mom…

mike

It’s not mama anymore which is taking getting use too. Mike left this morning at 6:30 for another 10 days. Gone to someplace in the tri-state area, probably North Dakota but not positive until they are headed out the door. When he gets to work first thing Monday morning it’s unloading the semi to fill up the trucks and getting the crews together and then they know who they are working with and where they are going.

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Take the stuff on the right and put it in the truck on the left and get to work. Mike was able to put some money into his college saving this pay period. YEAH!! He got caught up on insurance, paid the school for his housing down payment and paid off grandpa for his starter money when he worked away. Plus he bought me breakfast. I was impressed and happy and very proud. We had a great time while he was home and now will do my best to get stuff done while he’s gone.

Our trade, I will lose 5 pounds while he’s gone and he won’t lose anymore. I think that’s a fair trade. He’s at the perfect weight and is healthy and happy so told him eat well, sleep well and take care of himself and I will do the same. He worries I don’t eat when he’s gone so told him I’ll be good and get rid of an extra 5 lbs while eating healthy. I can try my best.

No bus driving today or tomorrow (or at least no call in’s yet) so think tonight I’ll take my daddy swimming. I don’t like the gym on Monday’s because of all the people so am hoping the pool won’t be so full. Tomorrow morning I’ll get to the gym by 5:30 and get a good workout in. Fruit was horrible expensive this week so other then apples and banana’s and a couple cans of pineapple we are fruitless. That’s plenty for the week just no good blue berries, raspberries or grapes. I did get some wonderful salad makings minus the tomatoes but will survive. I also picked up skinless chicken breasts. A good start for the week.

Today is Casey’s doctor appointment, please keep her in your prayers.

I’m off to take a quick shower and get my daycare day started. The laundry is already started, the fire is taken care of so just the chickens need attention and then Joss. It’s time to start some Valentine projects. I am also going to install my mama’s new printer and start my wood project. I’ll share pictures tomorrow when I get started on it.

Take care my friends and have a blessed day. I am going to try my best not to cry and learn that this is part of life and that I can handle it. Simple, nope but a fact of life to learn to deal with and move forward.

9 comments:

Anne H said...

We sure do wear alot of hats.....
But you'll ALWAYS be Mom!

Angela Pea said...

Good Morning, Julie!!

Yep, it's so sad when our adult kids take off again after being home. It doesn't get easier with time - maybe it will after several YEARS of the coming and going - but the tears do eventually get easier to squash down and hold back. I mean, how can we cry at our wonderful kids when they are working so hard to be as great as they can be?

I hear you on the fruit. There were cherries at the grocery this weekend and DirtBike was begging. $9.99 a pound? Absolutely, positively NO WAY. You can wait until summer when they're in season and inexpensive! Here son, have an apple instead. Or a pear. They're on sale.

Have a wonderful, wonderful day, my friend, showered with Blessings and Grace!

deanna said...

It is such a happy and sad time when our kids grow up. You are doing great! I don't know how you manage with your busy schedule... You go girl! I love that statement :)

Miss April said...

Instead of seeing it as him leaving the nest, be proud of the fact you raised a responsible, independent young man!

S said...

Julie - good for you. It's hard to have the back and forth and especially when our emotions get pulled long with it. But you sound like you're in a good space with this one.
And great photo - I just noticed how much you two look alike. :-)

Maren said...

I like Miss April's comment. You've done a wonderful job with your son, now he's going out into the world to build a life. A life that you will be a part of, mind you. :)

Michele said...

I know you are very proud of Mike. And you should be. He appears to be an industrious you man. It is bittersweet though to say god bye. Keep your chin up, Julie. You done good.

Flying high in the sky.... said...

take care my friend... don't cry...look at how proud your boy made you ...he is finding a place in this big world and looks up to you as his strength... you are a strong girl... you will become his happiness and inspiration...prayed for Casey...

Casey said...

Hey Julie! Wow, you are keeping busy aren't you! Thanks for your concern and prayers. Very much appreciated.
And about Mike... go ahead and cry as little! It shows how close you are. The things that are most important deserve a few tears, don't they. But don't get carried away! :)Keep moving and eating healthy and surprise that young man with those 5 lbs lost! If anyone can do it, you can!