Saturday, August 30, 2008

Random Thoughts

I survived my first week. All children are still alive, they think I am wonderful, beautiful and the best teacher ever. I definitely have my work cut out for me, but it is fun and different every day.

Palin as the VP--okay.

Gunner leaves soon.

I still haven't gotten a Wii. I should do it while Gunner is here so he can hook it up. Problem is they are out of stock everywhere.

The girls had a great first week of school. Abs has gotten in trouble every day for talking. She has the same teacher for last year and I really like her. Em has a male teacher this year, and she really likes him.

Junior had tubes put in his ear. He's been miserable since it happened. Hopefully improvement is around the corner.

I start class next Saturday. At least I know the workload will be less than over the summer. It's all good.

Junior got a hold of a permanent black marker and decorated the couch and the wall. I guess at least it wasn't desitin. Gunner's going to try steam clean it today.

Abs is reading Harry Potter and loving it.

Gunner's list has not been completed. Maybe I was too ambitious? He has changed every diaper since he came home, so I will cut him some slack. (Update: I had to get one this morning, so no slack!)

I had my grass cut for free by the organization that contracts for free mowings for military families. I'll find the link and post it.

I met some friends from my program for drinks after we got our computer the other day. It was nice. Our topics sure have changed!

I went and had my haircut last night and straightened. My hair is sooooo curly, it took two people over an hour to straighten it.

Gunner had a sleepover with the girls last night. This morning he assured me that he will be sleeping on a bed next time.

A long, long, long time ago, today, a beautiful, bouncing baby girl was born in Australia. She was the light of her parent's life and adored by her siblings.....or so she likes to imagine. :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

We start them early in our family.... he was puzzled as he watched some of the speakers during the DNC. Couldn't believe what came out of their mouths....
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Monday, August 25, 2008

Make some money

Together again after deployment?

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin are looking for couples to participate in a study about the transition from deployment to being reunited at home.

Couples will be paid $100 for participating in this study.

All participant information is completely confidential. This study consists of a two hour session, then two 20-minute internet questionnaires one month and six months later. Couples will receive $20 after the first session and $80 after the one-month followup.

Couples must be 18 or older, married for at least one year, reunited for between 2 and 18 months after a deployment, and not planning to deploy again in the next 2 months

For more information and to see if you qualify, go to:
Or contact the research team members at: