Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Conversations with my kids..

*radio playing* - ./` Let's burn the roof... ./`
 Garrett- "Well that seems like an extreme renovation"


Garrett - " My teacher won't let me go to the nurse's office anymore, she says I go too much"
me - "Well what does that tell you?"
Garrett- " That I should ask Mr. Edwards during P.E.??"


Connor - " We just have this project thing we are doing on Les Mis"
Me - " Have you read it?"
Connor - "uhhh Read it?? It's a play. "
Me - "yes.. Have. You. Read. It??"
Connor - " I know all I need to know.. Guy steals bread, goes to jail for a long time, chic dies at the end"


Monday, March 21, 2011

Thoughts that I think

So here I sit with a million thoughts in my head, and as per normal I am going to just spew them all out here in absolutely no order with no rhyme or reason..

I really hate going to the dentist.. but I get to have like 6 appts worth to fix this one fargin tooth!

Slinkies amaze me

I am hoping to join the Derby Dolls with my friend Julann.. she kicks serious ass.

I had a great weekend in Arizona. I glued my pants to my leg.... alcohol may have been involved.

I really look up to my brother (and not just because he's taller than me) and OLDER.. MUCH OLDER.

I have spent a lot of time trying to change, become a better me.. well I'm done with that.. take me or leave me, I am who I am.. I think this may fall under the old dogs new tricks addage.

I'm not as strong as I pretend to be, but probably stronger than I think I am.

I might start sewing again (but shh don't tell anyone)

I call my mom almost every day.

I think the Navy should let us stay in San Diego... the navy doesn't seem to think so...

I got the best advice ever a few weeks ago.. when you start feeling sorry for yourself.. pray for someone else. TOTALLY works.

I'm looking for a twin bed and dresser if anyone knows of anyone who is getting rid of one. Garrett has decided to move out of Tanner's room.

I think it would be cool to own a ferret.

I am counting the days to June 30th.

I am going back to AZ for spring break...

I have so much fun with my sister in-law Katie, she is kinda amazing, and HILARIOUS!!

I draw parallels from my life to Beatles songs.

I want to go visit my cousin.

I think I should win the lottery.. that would be handy.

Always good to have a plan

So today while I was emailing my husband (this is the part where I am grateful that communication is back up and that we have email opposed to the old fashion wait three weeks for a letter way.)

He had asked me to get something in the mail this week......

Ok I will do that probably tomorrow.. I have dentist appts.. dr appts.. work... insanity... my nervous breakdown.. all planned for tomorrow.  So I will let you know.

him - 
Thank You.  As for scheduling your nervous breakdown....I guess that way it doesn't come as a surprise! 

I figure it's good to have a plan. 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Living in a civilian world

My husband is stationed aboard the USS Ronald Reagan.  A week ago that sentence meant little to anyone except myself (and fellow friends/spouses who have a loved one aboard). It wasn't that it wasn't important, it just wasn't of consequence to most. My family and friends knew Daniel was deployed, and that I am here with my kids alone until who knows when, but the ship name, made little difference.

This week however  was a different story. I have had a lot of people calling , texting, emailing to ask me what ship Daniel is on. Suddenly being on the USS Ronald Reagan is a big deal.

A horrible tragedy befell our friends in Japan, and the USS Ronald Reagan is snapping to action. They are heading the relief effort in Japan.  They are taking risks, they are working hard, they are giving their all to serve and protect..

Just like they did last week..

Only this week it's news...

Next week and next month and next year, there will still be men and women out on these ships, ready to respond to whatever happens.  They will be there, they will do their best, they will push on. It's their job. It's a hard job.  It's a job that calls them away from their families months on end.. sometimes longer.  They will miss Birthday's and Christmases, they will miss the birth's of their children, the deaths of their loved ones, and they will be there, and the will serve and protect, whether on American soil, or abroad, they are there, doing their duty.  Doing what they believe in, and sacrificing so very much for the country they love and their families back home.

God Bless the men and women of the Ronald Reagan and all the men and women serving our country.