Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Flying By.....

Wow....another month has gone by with barely a notice.  All the days seem to be running together lately.  The calendar for the past 3 months have been filled with appointments, reminders, birthdays, graduations, etc.  It almost looks like we're really very socially active people!  Not.

So, I finally heard from my brother and SIL about the sweater.  She absolutely loves it!!  Was sooo happy to receive it.  Even sent me a note from herself.   Whew.

I finished the white vest, but it needs to be washed and blocked.  Actually, I haven't even had time to do that, much less pose it and take pictures.  But I will....eventually.   So I started a pair of socks a few weeks ago.  Which, sorry to say, have been languishing in the tote bag more than being worked on.  Lost the mojo, I guess.

You know how it is when you have a million things on your mind, hundreds of things to do, and everyone seems to have a problem with something or someone.   Good grief.

Granddaughter left on Sunday for Ft. Hood, Texas.  She'll be undergoing more training before being deployed......to what was supposed to be Kuwait.....but she found out last night, may most likely be Iraq.   For 7 months.  Possibly 1 year.  

I'm sick.  We love her with all our hearts; we pray for her every day; we support her totally; she's very strong and determined for a gal-soldier who just turned 20 last week.  But when is this INSANITY going to END???
14 YEARS!!   REALLY????  How many more battered lives?  How many more deaths?  How many more destroyed families??   Have we REALLY made any difference in an area we never should have stuck our big, arrogant, self-important noses in???  No.   How much more money are "we" willing to spend on a fruitless endeavor while our country is going to hell??

We're BANKRUPT, remember??!!!  

Sorry.  This is just one of a half-dozen issues we've been dealing with over the past month.  Sometimes you just have to blow it all out before getting back in the game.

So....here's some photos.  We met her fiancé's family for the first time....wonderful, wonderful family.   My brother, SIL (not the sweater ones), our youngest son, were all there for her Deployment Ceremony and saying good-bye the next day before the unit boarded the bus for the airport.

We love you, honey.  God bless and keep you and all your buddies safe and bring you home soon.


Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I am so happy that your SIL loved the sweater that you worked on for so long.

I agree with you totally about these horrible wars we have gotten involved in and the price we pay for them. I pray that your granddaughter will be safe.

Linda said...

Thank you so much Arleen for your heartfelt comments and your prayers.

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Lynn said...

Just wanted to pop in and say hi. Safe travels for your granddaughter. I have issues with both administrations so you get no arguments from me.

Delighted Hands said...

I feel for you.....parting is unbelievably painful. My son went to the middle east during the second rush to Iraq. I couldn't watch the news for so long. Thanks for the comment on my blog; seeing that son after 18 months is incredibly joyful. The other side of your coin right now. You learn to pray.

Linda said...

Thank you so much, ladies. I worry, I pray, I keep the faith. That's just about all us mortals can do. It'll all be ok.