Sunday, April 25, 2010

Camping & Random Thoughts

I think I want a popup camper for this little venture to UT, or maybe my inlaws will feel sorry for us and come visit us and let us borrow their RV.  I think the popup would be more fun though, and it will definitely fit more people.  Plus, they don't let you use electricity or tap into water there no matter what you have!

I woke up friday morning and checked email while still in bed (I love my phone), and saw that school was delayed two hours.  They eventually cancelled it because we got slammed with snow.  We did venture out to go to the gym of course, but after that it was home to read stories, make enchiladas, and curl up on the couch and watch a movie.

Today we were going to head out, but we got a late start, so we just hung out at home.  We hit the gym of course, and the Arc.  Abs fell in love with this desk...

Almost perfect condition, for $7!  Sorry Gunner, I tried to stay out of that store!  We also found shorts for Abs, for next to nothing--Gap, Old Navy, Osh Kosh, Gymboree, etc.  Since she is finally going to camp this summer (woohoo!) I needed to make sure she was outfitted.  Thank goodness for adjustable waists since she is 9 and wears a size 7/8 if we are lucky.

I also found a book I had been looking for forever, since I refuse to pay full price for anything.
We watched The Princess and the Frog, cleaned Ab's room (although she claims she functions better in chaos), and did laundry.  Hey, we are nothing if not exciting on a Saturday night.

Abs drew a self-portrait.
The gigantic smile is because she is so happy.  I didn't even ask where her uneven bangs were.

Gunner should be home this week.  I can't wait.  I have a pre-K program to investigate this week.  If anyone knows of any other pre-K programs in the Springs, please let me know!  I almost fell over when I heard how much Montessori was here.  Abs did amazingly well in Montessori in Texas, but it was half the cost!

Gunner and I have our triathlon this weekend, and the forecast is for snow.  Really?

Random thoughts:

Gunner has me hooked on the show Taboo.  It's got some weird stuff on that.  Don't eat while watching it.

Junior has "eye-bras" not eyebrows.

I have these plastic plates that I got for next to nothing at Target, years ago.  They are now all in the trash.  They were looking kind of worn, but tonight I was microwaving something on one, and it caught fire in the microwave.  Do they want my family to starve without a microwave?  Whew, thankfully the microwave still works.

My friend Dave came last week for a night and babysat while I went to my first FRG meeting here.  The meeting itself was interesting, more on that later.  I think Dave's night of babysitting was far more interesting.  He said he would do a "guest blogger post" for me, so he better get on it!

I think I need pho this week.

I stay up entirely too late when Gunner isn't here, and it took me no time at all before I took over the entire bed.

The fresh salsa from Sam's is better than any of the jarred stuff.

Em has decided she wants to cook more.  She can make spaghetti, grilled cheese, oatmeal, and now hamburgers.  She enjoys it, so don't think I won't teach her more in the next few months!

We had a bag of tortilla chips MIA in our house.  They were located under Ab's bed.

I love reading everyone's responses under the deployment questions.  It makes me feel not so alone as we embark on this deployment adventure....yet again.

Abs came home from school and when I saw her, she had already changed shirts.  I asked her where her other shirt was and she told me that it got caught on her desk and ripped.  I asked her to bring it to me, and it was in shreds.  I don't know why they didn't call me to bring her a new shirt, it was that bad.  It looks like an "accident" with a pair of scissors more than with her desk.  Sigh...

Don't forget to enter my giveaway here.  Good Luck!


Brandi said...

What, no princess bling in this one?? She always wears her tiara when she does her own portraits ... Dear lord don't tell me something happened to the tiara! LOL ...

Glad your Gunner is coming home again, even if only for a little while.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love that old school desk! I remember sitting in one just like it in grade school.

Hope the weather holds for you so there's no snow next week!

Uncle Dan said...

I remember that type of desk also but it was in a few of the classrooms in high school and it had a cut out for an ink well. Most of my school life was in wrought iron looking desks, where your seat was a part of the desktop behind you and they and they also had cutouts for ink wells, including an ink jar in them.

Abbey said...

I am gonig to steal that desk! that was one of my favorite parts of elementary school - the desks. Yes, I was a bit of a loner, lol

I read what all you get accomplished and it makes me feel like such a loser! Like I don't do anything! I told the kids I was actually going to make breakfast this morning (chocolate chip pankcakes) and they all broke out in laughter. Ouch. Guess I should actually "cook" more? HA!

How old was Em when you started letting her cook? I think Audree is about hte age to start learning.

xobabygurlxo said...

AwwL to you saying about the deployment questions, your never alone hun! I know I'm new to your blog, but we all or are at some point going threw the deployments too. Mine has been deployed for 5 months. It does suck, which I know you've been threw them so you know what I'm talking about. Thank god for the internet other wise I wouldn't be able to talk to the love as much sense he's gone. But I'm always here if ya need me when the time comes or even before. Your kids sound so cute exp at some of the things they say haha. I try to update my blog as much as I can, but most of the time I can't think of anything to update on haha.

Julie the Army Wife said...

That is a cool desk!!!

It's good to talk to others about deployments. Helps us get through :)

Mrs. Bierschenk said...

We're in love with the Sam's Fresh Salsa! We pick up a bag of the avocados, add a 1/2 c of salsa and two limes worth of juice mash it up and it make the best guac!

I think I went to sams every day last that sad?