Monday, June 18, 2007

My Son, the Sailor

Well, not yet, technically. Joshua left today for Navy basic training in Great Lakes, IL. He left around 2 p.m. Before that, we got him his favorite lunch (Raisin' Cane's Fried Chicken) and he said goodbye to everyone - even his kitty.

I was okay today. Really. Yesterday I was quite the emotional wreck, but today I was okay. No waterworks whatsoever. Morgan made Joshua cry, though. Just for a minute.

Here's what our house looks like as of today.

We had a juicy watermelon before supper (yes, before). Here it is surrounded by the cucumbers, zucchini, and tomatoes grown in my friend's garden.


Cynthia said...

The fresh produce looks YUMMY! Sounds like you're holding up well with your ds heading off!

Keeping up with Joneses said...

Praying for Joshua during his training and for mom!!

Debbie said...

Good job, Ginger keeping the tears under control. Those left behind always have to put up a good front when our men (or women) have to go away. It is part of the military tradition. Of course, you can turn into a total basket case after they leave! LOL

Oh, all that produce looks so yummy. We are a long way away from fresh stuff yet from our garden.

The house is looking great. Do you have an estimate on when it will be done?

Ginger said...


Yes, our produce is coming in by leaps and bounds. Most people put in a second crop of some hot weather things to harvest in what most people call "fall." We just call it football season.

We are hoping to be finished with the house by October. That's Steve's official "unofficial" guess. I'm hoping for September. The eternal optimist.

Emily said...

I love fruits and veggies . . .especially home grown ones . . Yum!