After two days and nights of nervous worrying I have had enough....I was up most of the night on Friday & slept for about 2 and a half hours last night...Mr. P stayed up for a bit watching the news and the live updates and then Billy called at about 10:45pm our time to say that they were under an official Tsunami Watch...Mr. P talked to him, they were cut off so that made me crazy and I went into panic mode...
I paced for a bit and then kept dialing until I finally was able to get through, no new news to report, they were on alert and he was going to take a few hours of duty since he was able to get a nap in. So off he went to relieve his buddy, but not before he said that he loved us and not to worry :)
Well, with all of my nervous energy I had a pot of meatballs simmering away, smashed cauliflower roasted and a turkey breast in the oven all by 4:30am ~ my guts were shaking I had had so much caffeine and no sleep...I wanted to punch Geraldo Rivera in that big nose of his!
At about 4:47am the phone rang and I almost fell off of the kitchen chair jumping up to get it...
"MA, MA, can you hear me???"
"Billy, yes can you hear me"....crackle crackle crackle NOTHING ~ @#$%#@!^&%*$$ (you get the picture)
RINGGGGGGGGGGG ~ "BILLY BILLY CAN YOU HEAR ME????"
"Ma, are you o.k.?"
"You sound crazy, what the hell are you doing...how much coffee have you had?" "Ma?"
"Yes my sweet boy..."
"Ma, I'm o.k., we're all o.k., Ma, I love you!" "You worry too much, does dad know you are on a GIANT Caffeine high?"
~ I just laughed and cried.....he is just so sweet. After a few minutes he said he had to get going...they had to go out and check the perimeter see if anything was amiss and then he was going to get something to eat...always thinking about that belly :)
He called back a little while later to fill us in and to let us know that he would be headed out at about 2:00am his time, that was approximately 3 and a half hours away (from last call home) time to re qualify at the range...he was looking forward to it. I told him to shoot everything and anything ~ If it moves shoot it, he just laughed and said...."Ma, you crack me up, I can always count on you to make me smile. Sometimes I think about the silly/funny things you say during my work day and I laugh to myself. I wish I could snap myself back there for a minute to give you a hug and a kiss!" I barley got out "Love you sweetie", Mr. P took the phone...
So, I have all of my laundry, cooking & ironing done & I am off to read Shutter Island or nap ~ either is an option right about now.
Thank you all of you for your thoughts and prayers, these boys of ours enlisted we're just along for the ride and because of their service to our country I have met so many wonderful people but none as great as my Blogging Buddies :)
Until tomorrow, Be Safe & God Bless!!
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