Saturday, September 27, 2008

Update on things

Well let's see what's new around here..........................

I've heard from my Son a few times. He is somewhere in South Baghdad. He's not aloud to tell me where or what they are doing and that's fine with me. As long as I hear from him and know he's ok, then I'm fine. He says he's getting used to the 108 - 120 degrees but the sweating is really bothering him. They must send their laundry out somewhere because in a letter I recieved from him today, he stated that it takes 4 days to get his laundry back after he sends it out so even though he showers, he has to wear the same uniform for a few days. I told him to be glad he's somewhere where they can at least shower. It could always be worse. He says he's doing fine and enjoys my letters. It's hard sometimes to come up with things to say to him so I just talk to him about things I do at work or just what's going on here at home. His letters are so short because his internet time is limited. I'm just thrilled each time I open my email inbox and see that I have something from him.

I'm down a few more pounds in my weight. I've now reached my 50 pound mark!!!!! I'm down to 150 pounds as of today!!! Bob asked me what size dress I would wear now and I couldn't even venture a guess. So, we had some errands to do today and we were going to the movies, so we stopped at the mall and we went into The Dress Barn. I tried on 6 dresses and they all fit. What is so remarkable about that is that they are all size 8!! I had to restrain myself from jumping up and down in the dressing room. I have to say, I have never looked so skinny in a dress since high school!!! I wish my digital wasn't broken so I could post some photos. I'll try to remedy that soon.

Hmmmm, I guess that's about it for now.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Letter from my Son that I woke up to this morning...

Well I guess we're leaving sooner than I told you on the phone. They're passing out or ammo tonight and putting us on stand by till its time to get on the plane. Could be tonight or tomorrow morning. Or it could be that some shit will come up and we'll sit here for a few more days. I'll let you know if we don't go, if I don't write for a few days then I'm in Iraq. I don't want to say anything to upset you but I just wanted to let you know that as soon as we're in the air we enter a combat zone. They may be shooting at us as we fly over, but Iraqi's can't shoot worth shit so we should be alright. If you think I'm being funny I'm not, they don't aim, they literaly "pray and spray" and if a bullet hits one of us then its because there god willed it to happen. Fucking stupid if you ask me, I'm glad my country taught me how to aim and fire my weapon. We'll be on a plane to some base and then load up on the Chinooks to go the rest of the way. Well I'm gonna go now, try not to worry too much about me, you already have enough grey hair! Love ya mom, David.

Please if you are reading this, keep him (and me) in your thoughts and prayers. This is by far the hardest part of being a Mom.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Here I go again......

I'm so excited!! I'm now over another hump in my weight loss. For about 2 weeks now I've been bouncing between 155 and 157. I went to the doctor on Tuesday and weighed in there (fully dressed with shoes on) at 156. I am proud to say that as of right now I'm at 152!! My total weight loss is now 48 pounds!! There won't be photos this time since my digital camera died. I'm just so excited about this!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

So what's been happening....

There really hasn't been a lot going on to blog about. I did however sell my 12 year old Saturn on Thursday. I was happy about that. You never how that will turn out. It was in very good condition and I was only the 2nd owner the car ever had. When the man that bought it looked under the hood he was very impressed with it's condition. He bought it for his Daughter who is in college. I'm sure she hates the fact that it only has a cassette player and not a CD player, but hey, it's a set of wheels! I am buying my neighbors car and can't wait to take possession of it on Wednesday. It's a 2004 Honda Accord. That's a pretty good step up from a 1996 Saturn!!

I have no weight loss to report, but the good news is, I have no weight gain to report either. I've been bouncing around 154-156 for a while now and just need to get over that hump. I'm just happy that I'm not still hanging around the 170 mark that seemed to take forever to get over!

I heard from my Son the other day. He sent me an email to let me know what he's been doing. He says it's 118 degrees and humid. They had a mile walk to a training event ( in full gear) where they put 5 guys into a Humvee and hooked it to a spinning machine to simulate a roll over. He braced his hand on the ceiling and jammed his thumb a bit. He said it wasn't too bad because he could still move it. He also said his sleep pattern is none existent. They sleep when and where they can because they never know when they will send them somewhere. He'll have to get used to that.

Well, I guess that's about it for now. Guess I'll go watch Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cleveland Browns.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Latest update on things

Well let's see.

The first bit of news is that my Son left Friday morning to head off to Kuwait. He called me on Thursday evening to let me know that they "pulled weapons" and were finalizing all they had to do before leaving. He contacted me again Friday morning as they were on the bus and counting off, preparing to head to the airport. As far as I know, from an email I received from him this morning at work, was that they left Colorado and changed over in Maine before flying on to Shannon, Ireland where they had a 4 and 1/2 hour layover. The airport in Ireland had free internet access so he was able to let me know all of this. They flew from Ireland to Kuwait. Once he was situated in Kuwait, he borrowed someones phone to text me that he was in Kuwait. Now it will be a waiting game since I have no idea when I'll hear from him any time soon. They will be in Kuwait for 30 days before they get orders for the next phase of their deployment. He's not sure if it will still be Iraq or possibly Afghanistan. I'm being brave about him leaving and being over there, but as a Mom it's pretty tough. He tells me not to worry because he's a medic and he is considered a valuable asset so he will be protected. (sounds good, but the "enemy" also knows this and considers him a target). The good thing for now, is that with him being in Kuwait, he's in what the military considers a "safe zone". As things develop with him, I'll post more updates.

Any other news I have is that the computer still sucks canal water. (Ohio terminology when something really stinks) and that I've gained a few pounds back over Labor Day and need to get my ass in gear this week and get them back off. (making chocolate, peanut butter filled, cupcakes for our upcoming block party tomorrow isn't helping).

I guess that's all for now. Please keep my Son in your thoughts and prayers.