Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Plugging Along

I broke down and bought a new laptop and it is wonderful and has cut my workload in half because I don't have to wait on my other computer to think between each keystroke. I wish it would write papers for me too.

Gunner called on Junior's birthday and it looks like R&R might be as early as next month! I'm glad in a way, but that is a long 10 months after he goes back. I told Em that he might come home soon, but he would have 10 months after he left again, and she said "Okay, we'll be fine mommy, we always are." I'm glad she has confidence!

A friend's husband deployed last Thursday to Afghanistan. Saturday she got a ticket and on Monday she was rear ended and her car totaled. She has 4 children too. Makes my life seem pretty sane.

Next week I am done with the first term of summer school. Still unemployed, still worried about it. Apparently my program will let me start working either in December or next school year with minimal penalty. The problem with that is that Gunner will be home and we could PCS to Carson and then I am totally out everything I have spent or we are separated for two years, and that's not going to happen! By the time we could get to Carson if I stayed here, he would surely deploy again and that would make it three years. Yeah, I am a bundle of optimism these days.

The kids are doing fine. Junior is on antibiotics still and still no surgery date yet. They said they would call mid-July for an August date. How's that for speedy service? Em is leaving next week for 3 ½ weeks in England with my mom—I'm very jealous. I need to get her packed and ready to go. Abs has managed to not kiss any little boys lately and so far I haven't received any complaints from daycare. She spent the day at the waterpark so she even fell asleep before 9 tonight! Wish they would wear her out that much every night!

I haven't heard from Gunner since Junior's birthday, but I do think we might be down to 49 trash days this Thursday? I better figure that out so I have something to look forward to.

Homework is screaming my name….


Uncle Dan said...

Keep your head up, young lady. Life goes on.

dutchgirl said...

I will be hoping that something works out for you on the job front! I've had trouble myself with trying to fit things in between PCSing, it's one of the reasons I haven't returned to school myself. I've been thinking about you a lot lately, hang in there!

trying said...

wow england! I'm jealous too.

Good luck getting first term over, I'm sure the job thing will work out for you.

heres to your trash days flying by as fast as they can!

rose_michelle said...

OMG! Sweetie, I haven't talked to you in so long! Looks like things are moving along for you as well. I've been in hibernation the past few months. I haven't written much lately either but plan to remedy that. UGH! We are only halfway through this deployment. I am trying hard to stay positive ... and busy.