Thursday, August 19, 2010

Learning New Things

As I find myself getting use to this sort of "single" life I am learning that I really don't like it. I'm missing my husband so much it's killing me. Ok so that was a little dramatic. I am not a drama queen. Really I'm not. This is the first time we've been apart for this length of time since we've been married. We'll be married 3 years in Nov.

The first thing I had to get use to was being a sort of single mom to 3 children under the age of 10. Before we were married I was a single mom to my eldest daughter. 1 is easy. 3..not so much. However, I have wonderful friends, wonderful step kids (grown) and amazing in-laws. So I do get some "me" time. It's just a little different.

I am also learning to use Skype. That is awesome. I can see his face..which of course makes me miss him even more. Sigh.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Follow Friday

Hello to my lovely followers. How are you?
I have been so very busy lately.
My hubby is officially out at sea for 6-9 months. With the Navy you never know for sure. Sometimes they say one thing and do something completely different. I was under the impression that he wasn't suppose to be deployed again before retirement, which is just a couple years away, but apparently I misunderstood what was said (rolling my eyes) Apparently we were told we wouldn't be transferred again before retirement. Oh my mistake. Anyhoo, So the kids and I are making the best of the rest of summer. School starts in a few weeks, no I'm not counting the days what mother does that, ha ha.
Last weekend I went for a kid free weekend to Victoria BC. I went with a couple friends. We had the best time. Remember I was kid free so a good time was had by all. It's really very beautiful there. We took a ton of pictures (I grabbed the correct camera..remember 4th of July?)
Our small groups bible study started again yesterday. I missed it so much. I belong to a group of moms lead by our pastors wife. We meet at a different members house every week. It's a lot of fun. We have a little bit of social time, swap kid stories, then get down to studying. This week's topic was being filled with the Spirit. It's always a wonderful and uplifting time.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Mothers Rendition To William Tell Overture

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Where Oh Where Have I Been?

Have you been wondering? Probably not and that is alright. I've just been busy. I told myself when I restarted this blog that I was going to be here faithfully every day, never miss it, blah blah blah. Anyway, obviously that all went out the window. My husband has been gone doing some navy training thing in Norfolk. Last weekend he came home for a 72 hour leave so we pretty much just hung out together with the kids. He's gone again for another 3 weeks. Gotta love the navy.

We are rapidly approaching the first day of school. The day every parent dreams about from the day after the last day of school. It's no longer the sad occasion it once was. Leaving them on the first day of kindergarten or even first grade with tears in your eyes as you realize your baby is growing up. Now...You long for the day the school bus comes and whisks your precious child away for 8 beautiful hours. You get up early, you make a lunch and lovingly pack it into the new lunchbox, you check the backpack, you feed them, then you open the door and watch as they walk to the bus stop. Once the bus is out of sight you call up all of your mommy friends and the party begins. The first day of school celebration where you all do the happy dance!

It is at this time of year that I don't mind shopping. New clothes, new shoes, new school supplies. All in anticipation of the wonderful sight of the big yellow school bus. Please don't get me wrong, I adore my children. I would give my life to save the life of my children, However, Summer vacation is so long lol. "I'm bored, there's nothing to do, there's no one to play with" It doesn't take long before the sound of my school age child's voice starts to sound like fingernails on a chalkboard lol. Now, I am a patient mom, a creative mom, even a fun mom but like any mom those words echo in your head and never seem to go away. Over and over you hear them. In your sleep you hear them. In just a few short weeks...sweet relief.

I should write a poem. "ode to the first day of school" Pretty sure it would make me famous.