Susie & PAlady, Stop and smell the roses or coffee. I started a project last year after surgery and when the surgeon had me in PT. I tried to be careful and build a shedd. I had some students come over when I needed things lifted. At the same time I wanted flowers so I bought some and had students dig the holes. Now I need to level the yard, reset the auto sprinkers, the shed has never been finished, but I go out side every morning and water my flowers, tomatoes, peppers, gr. beans and herb garden. They are all in pots that are raised so i don't have to benmd over. I have my coffee while I water. My son wanted to help finish the shed while he was home but his girlfriend to priority. I guess I know where I stand. I will take most the day off but have to be in later tomorrow.
Lorie, it is bittersweet. He is our oldest but also the one that we feel needs to grow up the most. I tell him that he needs to grow up fast and stay out of trouble. I told my boys a long time ago that when they thought they could whip me it was time for them to move out. He talks about how many push up, sit ups and how many miles he can run but says that there is no way he could whip me. Physically he could but the respect he has would not allow it. He is a pretty good son. I don't show to much emotion when we talk about him leaving because his mom is not dealing with it well. I'll show mine when it is just him and me. I took him with me (he was in uniform)to run some errands and it was great to see the number of people who kept coming up to thank him for serving. We are proud of him. He is trained to go out an look for the enemy. The moto of the group he is with is "first in and last out".