WGS goes to Camp

So my cute, adorable blessing from God, who used to have to sleep with me every morning before he would even consider getting out of bed is at that wonderful stage where he doesn’t want to hang out with the World’s Greatest Mom (ME)!  I know for some of you it’s a hard stretch to understand why this adorable teenager doesn’t want to “hang” with his Momma.  But alas, the most recent event of this strange happening (him becoming a MANLY man), was a trip with the AFJROTC to Survival Leadership Camp.  I learned about his many adventures when he comes back home, of course…because if the World’s Greatest Mom knew about some of the things he would have been doing, I’m sure she would have even more grey hair!  Training missions, night time reconnaissance missions, water physical training and the like were all things he described in detail to me after he returned home.  Now it’s hard for me to imagine that the little boy who wouldn’t even play on the jungle gym without me would do all these things, but yet he assures me he did.  Not only that, the Colonel said everyone passed with flying colors…which of course means WGS did too!  While I’m still struggling with the whole “I don’t wanna hang out with you and pick out purses, Mom” syndrome, I am bursting with pride because my not so little guy is becoming a very independent and capable young man.

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Missing my Anna

Of all the things I miss from my time in Indiana (Amy, Hacienda, Laurita, Erica, being on Eastern time, etc) one of the things that I miss the most is my great niece Anna.  While I love all my nieces and nephews, great or not, I am connected to Anna differently than the rest.  She is the closest thing I will ever have to a daughter.  She thinks like me, she acts like me, she has freckles on her face in the same spot as I do, she’s outspoken like I am…the similarities are overwhelming at times.  Today when I received some video messages from her, it broke my heart.  I ended up crying for a good 30 minutes.

I miss my Anna…

my mini-me Anna is coming to visit!!!

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Silence is Golden

So for like 11 days it’s been 5 people in my apartment.  Add in two dogs.  It was fun, loud, busy, enjoyable.  My in-laws were in town to check out where we had moved to and WGS was not being his normal moody self – so it was a great time of family.  Monday morning at 3:45 am my in-laws left, at 6 am WGS left and at 7:30 hubster went to work…that left me and the canine children.  It was silent.  There was no laughing, no joking around, no yelling at the xbox…there wasn’t even a bark from the canine children.  Silence is supposed to be a good thing but after one day I find the silence disturbing.  There is too much time to think of all the things that need done, how much work I have to do, how much my apartment needs cleaned, how short my time is with WGS truly is.  So…they say silence is golden but I’m finding it annoying, so Kenny is blasting on my computer speakers and I’m trying to get the mind focused on work…