Sunday, December 9, 2007

Silent Night....

Dh ran off with the kids to go do the drive through light show at BLORA. He told me that I need to call him something else besides DH, andwe came up with Gunner since that is what his job is--not very original, but it works. He's a 19K Gunner, and he absolutely loves it. I did see a video once of them at JRTC and who wouldn't love a job like that!!

Anyway, it's quiet here and I get the lucky task of folding laundry, laundry and more laundry. I took a break for a few days so I have enough to clothe a small army waiting on me. Thankfully I will be able to watch Amazing Race while I sort and fold. It's the small things in life.

I have a meeting tomorrow and I put together a gift basket for the silent auction. The girls want me to keep it because they want everything in it. My mom donated some great things to put in it and Gunner spent the afternoon making eggnog bread, zucchini bread and banana bread for the basket, while Em and I went to a friend's son's Baptism and luncheon. I'm meeting my friend for coffee tomorrow and to catch up. When our girls went to the same school we used to have coffee every morning together and it was a huge comfort to me to have someone to talk to while Gunner was deployed, my dad was sick, I was pregnant....yeah I was needy during that time! Now she has a new husband, a new baby and our girls go to different schools so it makes it harder to meet up and find the time to talk.

Abs seems to be doing better as she is talking more and even went to the commissary with me today. While I was out shopping with my mom yesterday--I found a dress for the ball, well actually two dresses--I got Abs a package of 10 dinosaurs at the dollar store. She had them out to play with today and she had the dinos talking and making noises albeit quiet ones. A step in the right direction. She still is refusing to take any pain medication because she doesn't like the taste of it, so I guess she would rather tough it out. She didn't get that trait from me. I was always crying for an epidural during my 6 month of pregnancy!

We have tentative dates for Gunner to deploy so I am hoping that time goes by slowly until then. I know it will come all too soon.

9 comments:

trying said...

Very nice name for hubby. Much better then DH. : ) Peace and quiet and a good tv show it doesn't get much better then that (well, except for the laundry!).

Anonymous said...

DH didn't like the idea of being called Thor?

Gypsy at heart said...

Do I need to change from "Sarge"?

Anonymous said...

I kind of worry about Gunner. Will you change his name again when he is a TC?

I vote for George.

Anonymous said...

How about "Sweaty"?

Erin said...

Wait, wait, wait. You're in Fort Hood and your husband's a tanker? How did I not put that together sooner? My husband used to be a tanker too...

Your husband doesn't happen to hunt, does he? Scout is driving me crazy with all of his hunting fantasies. I want to push him out the door with his rifle and say, "Go have fun".

ABW said...

Gunner doesn't own a gun or he probably would be out hunting. He's a good shot and isn't opposed to it, just never had the opportunity.

Uncle Dan said...

Your Aunt bugs me when I also won't use pain medicine. I have also not requested shots for dental work. I guess it runs in the family, but may have skipped a generation in your case.

Abs fascination with dinosaurs seems to be typical with children of her age, we have seen it in Elementary School here. Your Aunt had considered a book on Dino's but considered and dropped the idea due to all of the competition.

Gunner sort of sounds like "Gunny" a Marine term. No gun, check with Houston!

Erin said...

Well, sister, you've come to the right place. Scout has so many freakin' guns it's not even funny (I have to admit, that's my fault - I'll find any reason to buy a new gun). Scout really wants to go hunting before he leaves for Iraq, so if Gunner is really that interested, maybe they can go together (and I can stay home and knit!).