I'm Alive!

Monday, July 26, 2010

You know it's time to update your blog 
when your husband sends you an email from Afghanistan 
sounding like the Colonel he is 
insisting that I update with something!

It's just been so hard to find something, anything to write about!

Not much going on in my life.  

My Colonel is still in Afghanistan. 

And I'm still missing him. 

Michael has now added football to his routine.
He still does karate.
And he broke his toe a few weeks ago.   

Olivia is babysitting and out almost all the time. 
She is 17 and loving having her driver's license.

I am still here worrying about Olivia driving, 
worrying about Michael playing football and 
yes, worrying about my Colonel. 

BUT...I have pictures!

So if you come back tomorrow I hope to have some pictures of my Colonel's living arrangements over in Afghanistan.  

I have to say I'm very impressed with what he's done 
with his half a shipping container!


26 comments :

  1. I wondered where you were - so glad to see you back. Looking forward to your pictures tomorrow.

    sandie

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  2. Glad your *alive*, LOL, and can't wait to see the pics! It is very scary when they start driving for sure,I thought I'd never survive it but then he goes and joins the Army!!!

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  3. Welcome back sweetie...I was starting to worry. Look forward to seeing your pictures!

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  4. Glad to hear from you. My son broke his toe in karate too. I can understand all of your worries. Looking forward to seeing all of your pictures. Have a good evening!
    DD

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  5. Glad you're back. I have thought and worried about you.
    Just post that you're ok and we'll be happy.
    Can't wait to see your pics of the Colonel's makeover. Glad the kids are both doing well, except for the broken toe.
    Take care!

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  6. I can't wait to see the pics. Thank you to your husband for his service for our country. I really appreciate the sacrifice that all of you are making.
    Maybe you can blog all about the beginning of school.
    Surely you have some interesting stories with Olivia driving! Ha!
    My Olivia has turned 15, and is now eligible to apply for a driver's permit, but so far has not expressed any interest. I'm not pushing it!

    Have a great day!

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  7. I've been worried about you! Glad you are ok and back in blog land!

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  8. Hi Lois.
    And yes, I saw your post today about finally having peace. I smiled when I read it. For some reason, life's storms and Christ walking out in the midst of them like he did on the sea has been on my mind alot lately. Even our Sunday school teacher and Scot read scripture and commented on it at church Sunday.

    I pray you continue to have peace. You may have to renew it every day....but God's peace is there for you....and once again, you and the Colonel are such a blessing to us all.

    Love,
    Liesa

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  9. Hi Lois...yes, I have been thinking about ya and wondering how things are going...so I am glad you posted. But...I am going to pray that you won't worry so much! ((hugs))

    I will check back again to see the pictures.

    Bless you!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

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  10. Hi Lois - Was starting to get worried about you as you seldom take such a long absence from blogging. Glad you are okay, looking forward to the pictures!

    Jane

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  11. Good Morning~
    It is really good to hear from you. I pray for your husband on my prayer list. It wont be long now and he will be home.
    My husband has been gone all month finishing his Doctorate . Next week he flies out again for a meeting. The back to school schedule starts next week. I just don't see how you do it. I have to fight being angry when he is gone~silly but I do!
    I feel so lost when he is gone. Do you battle with that?
    I am off to plan the day.
    You have a wonderful day!

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  12. It is always great to see one of your posts! Thanks Colonel, for insisting on an update (and always for your service!)

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  13. OK! I was about to email you today and ask how you were doing. I'm battling upper respiratory problems for my third week and remembered you'd been ill with something similar in the past. I'm glad to hear you are with us and the Colonel is right, post something. I've been having trouble posting too lately. I think everyone is, judging by the blogs I follow. It's too hot to get out and do anything!

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  14. Missed you! How much longer till the Colonel comes home????

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  15. There you are....I was beginning to wonder...I do know how you feel. Or for me sometimes I feel like if I can't think of anything "up" to post about,then don't post anything at all..17 and driving is a hard age...I remember it well...and after 3 sons and NUMEROUS injuries I know all about broken toes too! Praying that the time that the Colonel has left will go quickly and that the Lord keeps you all safely in His loving hands...HUGS, Debbie

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  16. I'm so pleased to hear from you again, Lois!
    Looking forward to the pics!
    What is it with Karate lovers and broken toes etc? - my brother knows the pain too!
    Wishing you every blessing,
    Christine

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  17. All things are in God's Hands, even the General. God bless him! I have faith that you will find your God-given purpose through this trial and come out better for it. God bless you, Lois.

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  18. Yea - you're back...and you have pictures! Sounds like the life of a mom with two teenagers (and a deployed hubbie)...just keep to the routine:) How long until the Colonel heads home?? Will definitely be back tomorrow

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  19. THANK GOODNESS for the Colonel "kickin" you back into gear! Glad to have you back among the "livin"!

    Nance

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  20. You are alive & busy living life! I can't blog as frequently anymore either, but do so enjoy when I get back to it & read about what my blog friends are up to! Blessings!
    Wylie

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  21. It is so good to hear from you. I'm sure I will be worrying about Mary when she starts driving. I look forward to seeing your pictures.

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  22. Glad all is well. I think many of us here in blogland are taking breaks this summer. Look forward to your photos.

    Jackie

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  23. I am glad to see you back, Lois. Looking forward to seeing the pics when you get the post up.


    I cannot even begin to imagine how the Colonel and the other service men and women over in those parts can function in 140 degree heat--I will definitely think twice the next time I am outside and lamenting the heat and humidity, and pray for those who are serving.

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  24. Lois, a big hug from me. I knew you were feeling low,glad you are back looking forward to seeing the pictures. sometimes staying in touch with everyone helps me when I am feeling a little blue, so glad to hear from you. big hugs to you, a smile from yur friend in Canada. take care.

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  25. HAPPY SUNDAY SUNSHINE,
    HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD DAY. JUST GOT UP FROM A NICE NAP MYSELF, JUST LOVE THOSE SUNDAY AFTERNOON NAPS!!
    THAT WAS SOME STORY ABOUT YOUR OTHODONTIST AND PHIL HAVING TO PROVE
    HE WAS OVER IN IRAQ, WAS IT?? UNBELIEVEABLE!! SEEMS THE MORE THEY CHANGE THESE INS. PLANS THE WORSE IT GETS, CAUSE ALMOST EVERYONE WHO LEFT A COMMENT WAS HAVING SOME SORT OF INS. PROBLEM.
    CRAZY!!!
    HOPE YOU HAVE HAD A GOOD WEEK HON,
    BEEN PRAYING FOR YOU AND THAT YALL WOULD BE ABLE TO GET SOME TIME TO INSTANT MESSAGE. CAN NOT BELIEVE TODAY IS AUGUST 1ST, SO AMAZING!!
    YOU TAKE GOOD CARE SWEETIE,
    BLESSINGS AND HUGS, NELLIE

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