Saturday, January 15, 2011
Operation Paperback has volunteers all over the United States that gather books for your families and ship them out, free of charge! It was easy to do, just go here to sign up!
They even ship books to your Soldier who is deployed, and you can sign them up here.
They also have several ways that you can volunteer with their organization as well.
Friday, January 14, 2011
I had it sitting in my pile of books to read, and I picked it up one night when I was missing Gunner.
Really, seriously, I loved it. I've actually read it two times since then.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
This weekend we have:
There's a Girl Scout mall lock-in coming up, and then I'll take the little kids to see:
How do you help pass the time the last few months before they come home?
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
I've got a great guy.
If Gunner was here, he would have helped me clean the house all day. (For the record, he said he would clean the house for a year over being in Afghanistan for one more day. Let that be noted, because I will be calling on that later.)
He would walk the dog in the snow.
He would have read stories to the kids.
Tucked them into bed.
"Whooshed" them. (Basically, that means he takes their covers, throws them up in the air and everyone in the room cries "woosh". I apparently don't do it the same, so I am relieved from that duty.)
He would have helped get dinner on the table.
He would have given Junior a bath. (For the record, GUNNER'S son colored his entire body with markers today during 'quiet time' because he was trying to be a secret agent and not be recognized.)
Tonight at dinner Abs and I had this conversation:
Abs: What if we get snowed in?
Me: We won't, we'll be fine.
Abs: At least if we run out of food, we have you to eat.
Yes, my children decided last summer while we were camping, that in case of emergency I would be the first one eaten because all I do is take pictures.
Please check on me tomorrow in case my children decided to "feast".
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Sunday, January 9, 2011
I once again wasted time trying to figure out how to get the picture installed on this page, and this is the best I can do. Maybe in a few years I can actually figure it out!
So, the winner is McMgrad89 at So I Was Just Thinking!
Enjoy your movies and new blanket!
ABW is thankful for the patient old man at Home Depot that helped Abbie come up with ideas to make a car out of non-car parts. When it was all said and done, the two had discussed all the finer points of car building, and he whispered to me "you must be tired every night by the time she goes to bed, but she's worth a million bucks". That she is.
ABW I registered today for the Colfax half marathon. BTW, Gunner , I signed you up too! Think of it as me investing in your health.
ABW is really over deployments.
ABW just caught Abbie "flossing" her toes with a dog treat. Ewwww. If anyone can figure out what goes through her mind I would appreciate it. Her excuse was that she did not have a big ball of twine
ABW has the collards and black eyed peas on. Yum. Let the good luck start!
Me: Become President and you can tell people what to do.