Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve

I started off today with dragging my sore body out of bed.

After a two month hiatus from crossfit, after my last Half Ironman (where I cut an hour and 15 minutes off my PR), I returned to the box yesterday.  A good workout, but I was slow.  Today we had a Hero Wod.  The Hero WODS are usually long, and really push you.  It's about finishing and doing your best.

I'm already doubly sore from that workout!  The girls are gone to a lock-in at church, and so we are down to just Jr for NYE.  Relaxing.

I have our meal purchased for tomorrow--ham, blackeyed peas, collard greens, and cornbread.  A southern New Year's meal.  Gunner had never heard of it before he met me.

Starting in 2014, I am going to do the Whole 30.  30 days of no processed foods, no sugar, and no alcohol.  Oh dear!  I need a kickstart though to get back on track.  The rest of the family by default is going to go through it as well.  Gunner is less than excited, Em wants to be vegetarian, Abs said "gross", and Jr just insisted on a can of beans every day.  I can't please them all I suppose.

Our Christmas was amazing!  Everyone was happy with their gifts, and I got a new tri bike!  Time to sign up for a few more half ironmans, and start riding again.

I think I am going to go pile my sore body on the couch and relax for the next few hours till the New Year....if I make it that long!

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Monday, December 23, 2013

A long, long, long, time

Does anyone still read this blog anymore? 

I miss blogging.  Goodness knows enough craziness happens in our life.


Em is 16.  She has her last driving class tomorrow.  God help us all, she can test for her license.  Rest assured that until she can pass MY test, she will not be out on the road by herself.

Abs is 12.  She chooses to memorize books instead of paying attention in school.  She then passes each test, and her teachers are not happy.

Jr. is 7.  I had to remove him from public school in order to save his little spirit.  He is excelling in Montessori. 

I am still teaching.  I always thought that the grass was greener in another school.  That was a huge mistake.  I did win a huge grant to put technology in the hands of my students.  I earned my Master Reading Teacher, got certified for EC-8 Generalist, EC-12 SPED, and a bunch of other stuff, and I am hoping that I find a school that appreciates me for what I can offer.

I applied to a school in Moscow.

Me:  Kids, I applied for a job in Moscow.
Kids:  As in Russia?
Me:  Yes!
Kids:  How soon until we leave?

So we can assume that the military life had no ill effect on my children, they still want to move.  I think Gunner might be happy if we stayed in one spot, but I'm with the kiddos, it's time to go!

Blogging is therapeutic.  Wait till I tell you about my pintrest failures, lol.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Retirement is not all it is cracked up to be.  Seriously.

Gunner is using his GI bill and going to school full time.  Em is 15, Abs is 12, and Junior is 6.  I am in the middle of training for a triathlon with a friend, and today we did a triathlon just for the fun of it.  Yes, we are insane.

We did the swim on post, and then went for our bike ride.  We passed the house where we put down the stones for a walkway almost 10 years ago.  They were still there.  We went by our first on post house at the great place.  We went by motorpool way where everyone showed our support during the first deployment.  We passed the 4th ID memorial, melted down from the statue of Sadaam.  We went by the hospital where Andrew was born.

I never realized how many memories that we had at this place until today.  Gunner was stationed here when I met him, and married him.  We came back here when my dad was sick and I felt like I needed to be here. We returned here, when One of us needed a job......I miss active duty.