Not being able to talk to Em while she is in England, is killing me! I'm curious to know about everything she is doing and her reaction to everything....okay maybe I would get more information from talking to my mom. My mom updated her blog and there are a few stories about their trip so far.....Read here. In one email my mom reported that the other day three little boys were fighting to sit next to Em. She's oblivious to it all, so don't worry Gunner!
15 years ago on a friday night I would have: just woken up from a nap called some friends made plans showered gotten dressed gone to dinner gone out come home late sleep in spend the next day studying
this friday night: picked up two kids from daycare made dinner changed a poopy diaper--it's bad I am hoping it doesn't mean the sick diet is around the corner for the rest of us cleaned the fridge read stories put kids to bed started on homework
Well it's a new summer session, but don't hold your breath on the attitude. Still trying to be optimistic about a job.
In other news....
Junior is freaked out by baths. Nothing has changed, but he screams and screams and screams and nothing will make him happy. He's in there for about 30 seconds, and I don't give him a bath every day either. No idea what is wrong, but hopefully he will grow out of it and fast! The shots of antibiotics seem to be working so that is a good thing. Hopefully we get a surgery date soon.
Em and my mom arrived in the UK and everything is fine. That's all I know so far. I'm jealous, but glad that Em gets to go.
Abs came out of my bathroom the other day--which she is still banned from--and she had put on deodorant, at least that is what she said. I went in there and she had also put deodorant all over the bathroom walls. My bathroom now smells powder fresh.
Gunner is keeping busy and finally called after almost two weeks. Still much better contact than we had the first two times he was there. He will have been gone 4 months this Saturday. Hard to believe in some respects, and seems like much much longer in others. 47 trash days left.
On a bright note--I found someone to mow my front, side and backyard, plus weedeat, and they blew off all the grass from the patio, driveway, walkway and porch for.......$13!
It's sad when they recognize you there. Thankfully they have them though and we don't have to sit in the ER all day and night. I took Junior in today and they decided to give him a shot of antibiotics. They said it was super strong and should knock out everything, but we have to follow up tomorrow with the doctor to see if they want to give him a second shot. Poor baby.
While we were at the clinic they convinced me to get seen and I walked out of there on antibiotics after having a chest xray. Hopefully I start feeling better since I have finals this week!
Yesterday we were at the store and I had Junior in the ergo. He was fussy so I was kind of bobbing around and some strange woman walked up to me and told me "I bet your husband likes you moving up and down like that!" What the heck? And this random stranger felt it necessary to share this with me for what reason??
Em leaves on Tuesday for the UK on her big trip. She is so excited and I can't wait to hear all about it although I will miss her terribly. I'm sure Abs will keep things interesting though.
And I know I have a 2 year old since every other word he says is no, no, no, no, no, no. Sometimes I have him repeat after me and we just say yes over and over again for a change of pace.
We have survived four year long deployments--one to Bosnia and three to Iraq. We have been married for almost 17 years and have three children--Em, Abs, and Junior. Gunner is currently deployed for the 5th time to Afghanistan. We are fast approaching the year mark, and then we will focus on the prize--retirement!