Tuesday, November 05, 2013
I just need to say where I am and note all this change in my life. I need to catch my breath.
I was away at a conference all last week. *That* was a challenge! I tracked well, but had not so much control and after 5 days I was very glad to get home. Meanwhile, my older son returned from a trip, got home a day before I did, and prepared to leave for basic training -- which he did yesterday. I dropped him off. Of course it's good for him to go, but my heart breaks. He came home from a year abroad last December in not such good shape and with little direction. I tried to provide support while he found his way (I also set expectations). He did, in fact, take giant steps to maturity and determined his own path. And in the middle of his father's announcement that he was leaving.
My son and I went to church Sunday and that was lovely. Our priest gave him an icon of St. Michael and thanked him for his service at the altar. We spent time on Sunday and I took him to the station yesterday morning -not sure when I'll see him next. He's going to Ft. Sill and then off to the Defense Language Institute, Monterey, where he will be for about a year. After that, more training as a specialist.
So now its me and the dogs ....I need to take care of myself!!! I look forward to this -- but I am having some trouble eating more and I am forcing myself to track. I am tired. I have walked alot more but this is not at a target level.