Monday, October 3, 2005

ROCKY GOES TO CAMP, and an IM from Gabe

 Rocky left for camp this morning.  She will be gone for 3 days.    She insisted on using her daddy's Army rucksack.  That thing was taller than her and after she packed it, it probably weighed more than she did as well.  We had to put it on a luggage cart just so she could move it.  But she's a big girl now because she's going to camp without mom and dad!  I will miss her, naturally, but boy is it going to be quiet.  I don't think that child has stopped talking since she said her first word 11 years ago!

I was online earlier and I got an IM from nativehopi.  That would be Gabe!  Woo hoo! He mentioned that his previous camp had been mortared, but nobody had been hurt.  That was a relief.  And it was the wake-up call they all needed.  Too often new troops ride into battle in a blaze of glory and have no idea of what they are getting themselves into until its too late.  These guys got their eyes opened real quick and will be more alert and cautious.  It was like a firedrill.  Now they know.  Fortunately his unit is no longer at that location.  That is a big relief to me.

I went out with the guys Saturday and yesterday morning.  Zachary is hunting for a buck.  We've seen all sorts of does wandering around, but the bucks, they have smelt the buck license and they are all in hiding.  Smart animals!  Each time I go out I find I am more and more fit.  Okay, I'm still out of shape, but I don't pant and wheeze as bad anymore.  I still wander and find myself having to catch up with Dickidoo.  Yesterday he had to back track twice, and the look on his face each time was not one of concern or relief.   What a grump!  (ah, but he DID turn back, so I know he really does care! hehehehe!)

It was funny waiting for the sun to rise because our stomachs were growling and making all kinds of noise.  It sounded like a chorus of coyotes, ducks, frogs ... (and the occasional skunk!)  I'm sure the deer heard it as well, which is probably why we didn't see any of them.

Tonight we go to the Styx and Reo concert.  I can't wait to see the kids reaction.  Will they still think of them as 'old people music', or will they enjoy it like they did when they saw the Austrailian Pink Floyd.  I suspect the latter.


rjet33 said...

I am so jealous you get to go to the concert.  I love the 70's music, since that is when I was a teenager.  Hope you enjoy it enough for both of us!  So glad you heard from Gabe and he and his comrades are alright.  I will continue to pray for God to put a hedge of protection around them.  Hang in There!~Think Positive!~


princesssaurora said...

First, I am so happy that Gabe ans all the others were okay.  It is good to have a wake up call...they will be more cautious... a good thing.  Continued prayers for his safety and your sanity...

Second, Dickidoo better turn back for you...and I am happy the bucks are sensing you all

Thirdly, wow - off to camp Rocky goes!  {{ Jody}} You are going to miss that baby girl!  I hope she has a great time!

And finally, have a blast tonite!  Put me in your pocket...I saw Styx in my first concert at 15...a long, long time ago!! lol  I love REO too!  Have fun, who cares if the kids like will!!

Be well,

cdittric77 said...

Um...old people music :)

mechants said...

REO Speedwagon!? Omg, I'm sooooooooo jealous! I luff them! I had a chance to see them in concert once, but I couldnt' go because I had to work. You're so lucky.

Good luck to Rocky and Gabe. I hope they both come home safely.


abell1999 said...

Old people music, Ewwww! I suspect we'll hear our daughter day that eventually. Sigh.


purplectigger said...

I'm sure you will miss her, but I'm sure she will have a great time.
I hope you enjoy the concert. The kids will probably change their minds about old people music.
Hugs, R.C.

heathyrxmarie said...

I hope you had a great time at the concert and YAY that you got to talk via IM with Gabe! It's the little things, right?