Michael left about 4 a.m. to get back to work today. The 29th is his last day with recruitment for SIUC ROTC. It was nice to have him here for four days. We watched Band of Brothers, I cried about two or three times at the thought of his leaving, we got the necessary talking done, he gave me his philosophy on being in the military and how I was to conduct myself should he go over to Afghanistan, etc. It was a great visit. I even went out twice to train with him(he ran, I walked and I'm still paying for it) but it was a time to make memories and the Fall weather added the perfect backdrop.
This Saturday we are going down and having a going away party for him out at the local park shelter. Kathy and her crew, our family, his grandparents and his dad will be there roasting hotdogs over the fire in the fireplace and making Smores and soaking up as much of Michael as we can possibly get.
The shelter stays open until 10 p.m. so you-know-who will be in her chair parked by the fire soaking up everything that is good about a Fall night. The weather is even cooperating and giving us some temps that are worthy of a fireplace.
Talked to KJ yesterday and she is still having a lot of headache pain but is coping. I am so proud of her. I have read a lot of CB sites about pseudotumor cerebri and it is quite a journey but I feel confident that pseudotumor cerebri picked the wrong girl when it chose Kiereney to mess with and Kiereney will be living the life she wants and deserves, pseudotumor cerebri be damned!
Roger is doing fine and has been in baking/cooking mode since Michael got here. I suspect there will be some more baking today...
I have two friends named Katie who are each walking a rocky road at the moment and I would appreciate you keeping them in your thoughts and prayers.
Off to work and then watch DWTS as the boys were watching news last night so I had Roger tape it for me.
Have a wonderful day and if it is not one now, make it one by the time the sun sets.
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