Geroge Orwell

We sleep safe in our beds at because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

WOW! Has it Been That Long

I can't believe it's been that long since I posted.  There has been so much going on at my house.  Jacob's sister is pregnant.  This is number  five and will complete our basketball team.  WalMart has kept me busy working crazy schedules and I have been baby sitting the boys while mom takes the girls to ballet. But, enough about me and a little about my Paratrooper.

I got a text message on Saturday saying he would be coming home from Haiti on Tuesday.  A day I had to work of course so I couldn't go down.  No message until late Tuesday night saying maybe within 24 hours.  All day Wednesday until late last night with a be at Pope around 2300 hours Thursday night.  Now if you remember we went through this getting him and his unit out of the country and to Haiti.  I think it took about 10 days.  My reply to his latest text was.  Text me when the wheels are up on the plane, then I'll believe it!  REPLY: Copy.  A soldier of few words.

Of course I went down a couple weeks ago in anticipation of his eventual return and stocked the refrigerator with Monster drinks and the freezer with Hungry Man meals and a large box of Cinnamon Crunch.  Had to put something in there to sweeten his disposition.  Did his laundry and cleaned up the bath.  I figured he would enjoy a decent shower when he got home.  That's about the extent of my housekeeping chores for him.  I got enough of my own.

I would like to introduce you all to a newly discovered blog reported by fellow blogger Mighty Mom over at My Wonderful Life.  The new site is run by the mother of a Marine and can be read at Are We There Yet?  May I suggest you go over there and read he latest post.  If you are a military parent I am sure you have walked this path. 

God Bless Our Troops



MightyMom said...

you're such a sweetie!!

I'm sure he'll appreciate the good stuff in the house....does he know or is it a surprise?

ABNPOPPA said...

MM, Yes, I know I am and cuddly too! I got a text message from him with a glowing thanks for everything. He's such a good boy. His mommy raised him right!


Jeff-for-progress said...

Great news about your son! Maltese Falcon is one of my favorite films, and Sherlock Holmes is one of my favorite fictional detectives. My reply to your post on my website.

take care.


BTW, Many of the old Sherlock Holmes radio programs are on the Internet Archive (OTR) site and some of the movies (on their moving image site). Link to the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce OTR below: