Friday, May 12, 2006









I know, I tend to go missing once in a while..but to be honest-when Allen was away...stressing about being here without him really threw me for a loop. We have never been having to go from tuesday to sunday and not see him had me riding that edge.

He and my son Eric had a nice time visiting our other son AJ at his boot camp graduation. I am very proud of what he has accomplished. He is still at Fort Jackson for his AIT training...his MO is something along the lines of computer personnel...the army gives him a laptop but they told him that if he had his own he would probably be better off because the army's computers are not exactly up to par. He has alot to still go through. This time it is for 12 and a half weeks...but I think he is thrilled to be finished with boot camp.

He said when he gets done training he will come home for a bit so that I can see him...I cannot wait. Now Allen cannot take pics to save his life...not good at all...I was abit annoyed. But I did manage to fix up a couple so that I could show you all.

Above is AJ in one of his dress uniforms...while they were on grounds they were not allowed to smile. BELIEVE IT OR NOT!!! So that is why he looks so serious.
But the one below he took of himself at a restaurant and Allen got to get him to smile a bit and relax...

My hunnie said that the family day was a HUGE disappointment, the food and the arrangements and so that put a bit of damper on things. And of course my mother in law was whinning the whole time (my hunnie's words not mine) because she was JEALOUS of AJ spending time with his twin Eric.She tried to make everything about her...drove Allen crazy...and truly had her lil tantrums about everything. I am so glad I was not there for that...WWIII would have taken place. She always puts on these lil shows.

ANYWAY....I am glad my hunnie and son are home safe...they have been working on cars ever since they got back and doing whatever lil things around. They left about an hour ago to go fishing. THANK GOD...they needed to go out and exhaust themselves because they are driving me crazy.LOL

So the wild daughter and I are playing on puters and creating and chatting the night away...and enjoying the peace and quiet.

The day after Allen came home we had to run some errands...YES believe it or not- I actually went out. It was nice...we ate out..and we bought mega dog food for the crew...and stopped by a BIG LOTS store..I found some fun stickers and stamps to play with. Unfortunately I think I did way too much because it took about 2 and a half days for me to stop hurting. My hips and legs were in such pain. One of my doctors thinks it is because I have been on steroids for so long for my lungs that it is eating away at the bone joints..yes a lovely side as a result I just laid back on the recliner and rested..sitting at my puter was just too painful.
But at least I did go out and for that I am so grateful. No anxiety attack, no regrets.

Well...Just wanted to catch you all up on my lil news..I shall return...
Remember To Be Good To Each Other!!!


my78novata said...

oh so sorry you been so blah. but hope you have a happy mothers day. sorry the ceremony was such a dissapointment nad your mil was so whiny i hate that becuase it does not help

derasta said...

Amazing that they aren't allowed to smile...who would have thought.  I too love when I can go out and not have anxiety about it.  

wfhbear said...

Getting out of Boot Camp was the first big step of my life. It was my first real accomplishment. I know that AJ is proud of himself even if he doesn't say so. Now things will change. He will have a real interest in AIT and whatever "A" school he gets to go to. I say Good Luck to him and a Well done too!  My Regards, Bill. (Comments on the events of my life).

onestrangecat said...

great pictures of your son.  i know you are very proud of him.
shame on the MIL for acting that way!