Saturday, January 26, 2008

Someone else thinks like Gunner

I was over at The Displaced Dutchican and she posted about a guy who left his wife to go to the airport to pick up his mother. Several people expressed what they thought of this guy....and it wasn't nice, lol.

I confess. Gunner did the same thing. I was overdue with our first child, my water broke and we went to the hospital. I was admitted. My mom was arriving into Frankfurt that morning and my husband left me at the hospital to go get her. At the time I wasn't happy, but he didn't want to leave her there since we didn't know how long it would take. We were about 45 minutes from the hospital and it was all autobahn, so he took off and I stayed pain.

He returned with my mom and later that night our daughter Em was born. Looking back on it now I laugh and laugh. I wasn't amused at the time, but I was glad that my mom was there and found her to be a lot more helpful than Gunner was--of course I was still a little pissed at him at the time, but it was short lived.

Anyway he has redeemed himself.

I did just ask Gunner again and he said if we were in Germany that he would make the same choice, but if we were in the States she would have to find her own way.

Here's my mom's account that she wrote a few weeks ago when she opened a memory from the box referring to the incident.

Military Mail Story

I was over at SpouseBuzz and saw this blog about military mail. It reminded me of something that happened during Gunner's first deployment to Iraq.

My friend Peggy always makes sure to flood Chris' inbox while in the desert, with letters, cards, packages, etc. (Thank goodness for friends and my family that do this!) She also makes sure to send him things like birthday cards for the kids, for me, anniversary cards to send home to me, Valentine's Day cards....everything, so he doesn't have to try and hunt it down. (For my birthday she told me that she had to search and search for cards for him to mail to me that didn't start out "When I look into your eyes every morning..." or "I love to spend every day with you...")

Peggy also sent him games to help pass the time. About 5 months or so into the first deployment she told me that she had gotten off a package containing numerous board games. She kept worrying that he wasn't going to get it. She kept asking me and I kept asking Gunner. No package. Mail was pretty slow at that time so that didn't help matters. She kept bugging me and I assured her she was worrying for nothing. Still no package on Gunner's end.

Then there was a fire. I don't remember all the details but a mail truck burned and thousands of letters and packages were lost. Peggy *knew* her package was on that truck. Still no package.

Gunner finally called a few weeks later and told me he had received the strangest package from Peggy. I asked him about it and he said it was a box full of games but there was scorch marks all over the outside of the box!

I call it Peggy's law.

Friday, January 25, 2008

It's a boy!

I just got home from visiting Erin and her husband and new baby boy, Tucker, tonight!

He is beautiful.

So tiny. So perfect. So much hair!

Erin and Scout are happy and content.

I couldn't be happier for them.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Fred is out

Read here.

My FIL was just asking last week if I wanted a bumper sticker for the car. (About the only thing we agree on is politics) I did turn down the bumper sticker but for the sole reason that I don't want stickers on my car--he didn't get that, but oh well.

Monday, January 21, 2008


I had my appointment today with the new dentist and I think this guy is the one. He was so patient, not rushed, and was super relaxed and easy going with Abs. She had to get a cavity filled and they needed to numb the area and he managed to do it and she hugged him at the end still. A far cry from the last guy that she saw that was a pediatric dentist but had the beside manner of a roach.

I am subbing tomorrow at the girls' school. Wish me luck. I'll need it.

Studied all day Sunday, hit the gym today and am about to hit the books tonight after all my stuff finishes printing on our new printer with cheap ink!

Sunday, January 20, 2008


Does eating Hungarian Goulash over cabbage instead of rice alleviate the points from drinking wine?


I finished my first hat (instead of studying, but that's on the agenda for today). It's not perfect since I didn't use the correct yarn and couldn't finish it off like I wanted, but at least I have one down....many more to go. My MIL will be happy I made something else and my mom said "Now the heads on the warm necks can be covered....".

The girls think it is great and have put in their requests.

Erin said she could teach me how to make socks so I can tell you what everyone is getting this Christmas, lol. For Em, the crazier the better.
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