September 30th, 2012 by Kacy
Gosh, all week I have been sick with what I think to be the flu. Headache, sore throat, fever. It was awful. This was the first week I think I have ever called in sick to work. It was really hard to stay away because I’m the only one in the office and I have so much to do all the time. My MIL ended up helping me so that was nice.
Talked to Zach last night. He’s been camping in the Colorado mountains on s days off and working 12 hour shifts in the ER at a hospital there quite a few days a week. He’s loving it and even got to put in s first chest tube last week. I can tell he’s missing home a lot. But that’s what comes with being in the military. Hopefully he’ll be home in December for a visit. We hope so.
The HOT weather has returned once again and will be lingering here this week. I am so done with the hot weather although we haven’t had as near as many days as my mom in Texas has. I guess I shouldn’t complain, but we don’t have air conditioning here. Makes me miss my old house where I could turn it on if I wanted to. Some how, some way, I’m going to get air in this house if it’s the last thing I do.
I was going to head off to church this morning, but my nasty ole sore throat came back and I’m coughing and feel awful. I don’t want to be coughing every time I turn around in church. Thank goodness for my T.V. preachers that I get a good sermon when I need.
I think Rich is at work. He’s been working so much and I miss m a lot. He was on the Campo fire last week and thankfully did not lose s life, but the story he told me, he certainly could have for sure. Scary sometimes. People, their job is so dangerous. What a HERO in my book. Love you babe!
Hope everyone has a great day!
August 2nd, 2012 by Kacy
Gosh, I can’t believe I haven’t written since April. I can’t say I’ve really been too busy to just sit a moment and catch everyone up on what’s going on. So here’s what’s happening with us!
Zach, our son and soldier just finished up Medic school in the 68 Whiskey Program with gh percentages. He excelled above and beyond in the Physical Training aspect with scores over 330. We have been enjoying regular phone calls here and there catching up on s day and the military life and I have to say I think that Military life suits m perfectly! He has always loved challenge since he was a kid. And we all know the Military does challenge you. For the next 12 days (now 9 I think) he’ll be at Camp Bullis in San Antonio, Texas for more hard training. After he’s completed that he will get to come home for 2 weeks. I guess originally it was only for 1 week but he wrote an essay and was picked to attend an extra week here and work at the recruiting office/s here in San Diego. He’ll work 8-5 and get to come home in the evenings. We are super excited. We haven’t seen m since s graduation in May. As a mom, I think he’s looking a little thin, but I have the solution to that. We’re gonna fatten that boy up a bit while he’s home and cook s favorite meals and just have awesome fellowship with m and listen to m play the guitar again. Oh how I miss that!
As for Cam, he’s going to be attending EMT school in a few weeks. He graduated High School this year. That’s two down and one to go! I’m so old! ;) He’s no longer working at the Ice Rink anymore. It was a great Highschool job for 2 years, but they just don’t promote much there and he was ready to make some serious money. He’s now working at Discount Tire in El Cajon. He’s loving the busy-ness of the job and has such respect for s superiors. I think it’s a perfect job match for m. He’ll continue to work through EMT school. I forgot to mention, he received s National Hockey Referring Certificate and has been reffing lots of hockey games for extra money as well. He’s definitely a son of many talents!
Olivia, olivia, olivia….she is growing up way too fast right before my very eyes. This last weekend she turned 15. ((((WHAT????)))) UGH! By January she’ll be able to get her driving permit. OH MY! She is still attending group ice skating lessons with the plan to go back to private lessons this fall. She also wants to play soccer again this year and improve her skills. I dropped her off to go to camp yesterday and I feel so lost without her around. Strange when you are use to someone being with you all the time and then they are gone.
As for me, I am beginning my second year as Office Administrator at the Jr. High Campus. It was hard for me to stop teaching last year, but I realize I am where God wants me. I am enjoying my Zumba classes and try to get at least one class in each week. I took Olivia to Amarillo, Texas a few weeks ago to attend my nieces wedding. It was a long over due visit and I enjoyed catching up with my sister and mom and Olivia finally meeting her cousin and boy did they get along great!!! Makes me wish so much that our families lived closer. Texas is just too far away.
Rich is still actively busy with Bella, s National Search and Rescue Dog. Although he hasn’t gotten deployed anywhere yet with Bella, he regularly trains 1-2 times a week with other fellow rescue dog owners. It’s been a long hard journey with all the training, but he has found s balanced place between work, training and spending time at home. It’s also been nice spending time together with a lot more date nights with the kids gone so much.
Speaking of Gone, since Olivia is at camp, Cam is working and Rich is working until Sunday. I have time this week to meet some friends for lunch and dinner and I’m looking forward to that.
I will write again soon. I’m reminding myself how important it is to jot down things that are happening in my life because you really do forget some of the details as time goes on.
April 20th, 2012 by Kacy
Well, it was my first week back at school and was way busier than I imagined, but I felt productive. Love those kinds of weeks. And a shout out to Donna and Allison whom I think I called 50 times a day this week! LOL
Today was so beautiful. We really do pay for our awesome weather, but I love it. I even dipped into the pool a little. Bella even got to swim. Rich and I also got a very nice walk in as well.
I received another letter today. That’s actually two letters in a row from Zach. He had hurt s toe last week when the base of an industrial fan fell off right on s toe. He said it looked horrible. They sent m to the to get x-rays and praise the Lord it wasn’t broke. He had to use crutches for like 5 days and just ice it. He was really bummed because he missed some of the PT. On a better note, once he was up and around he had s second PT test and scored really gh being in the top 1% of s group on physical fitness. I knew he’d be up there as all my kids are in great shape. I could tell from s letter (which made me sad) that he is really missing home. His letters have just been so soaked in humility that it makes a mom want to cry. It has to be really tough to not have any contact with family, no phone, nothing, and being with all those strangers day in and day out. I did print out some pictures we found of m on a website and sent those to m as well as some from our Easter dinner. I’m sure he appreciated those. We’re proud of m and keep praying for m to finish strong. His graduation day is May 18th. What a wonderful birthday for me. My Mom and step-dad are also driving out to see Zach graduate which will be awesome because I haven’t seen my Mom in a couple of years.
Speaking of home, my niece is getting married in July and Olivia and I are going to travel to my home town to attend her wedding. I am super excited and finally Olivia will get to meet her other cousin and see the home I grew up in. Wish I could afford to take the whole family, but airline ticket prices are outrageous!!!! I seriously don’t know how people travel all the time. I’d have to take out a second mortgage to afford it. *sigh*
I’m upstairs and I can hear Rich playing the drums. I know he misses jammin’ with Zach on the guitar and drums. Weird to not hear guitar music with the drums.
I hope everyone has a great weekend! Keep praying for Zach if you think about it.
Until next time….