Dec 10, 2012
I gotta start somewhere...
Have I been too busy to blog? Or is it that I am becoming a poor manager of my time in my old age? Even though I am busier than usual and have had some situations thrown at me over the past few months, I think it is actually just a time management issue. The "old me" used to blog in the morning early, like most of you do, I was good about it then. The "new me" decided that I needed to get chores done in the morning and that I would blog in the evening, you know - after the kids were in bed and I could relax and blog in peace. In reality I've found, I'm done by the time I finally herd the kids off - to do nothing more productive than check Facebook and flip channels on the tv looking for anything decent to watch (ha!). Useless is what I am that time of day, useless. I also find that these days I am more scatterbrained than usual, and my usual is OCD freak out Type A, so any amount of ADD I am not dealing with very well. I think it's hormonal, but whatever, it's completely unacceptable in my book.
Hey I got some new boots! (see? ADD)
So today I dump all my phone pictures onto the computer and I have 394. 394??? This is normally not a problem when I post 2 or 3 with a daily blog post, but now where do I start? I spent 2 good hours deleting junk photos and still was left with a bunch. Another thing I noticed, I have a penchant for having my camera handy when humorous things cross my path...
like this... I liked it
or maybe I just have a weird and sarcastic sense of humor. I think that's it. In any case I have enough strange photos now that I can ensure a regular WTH? weekly post for at least 2 months!
So I am left with a whole bunch of unrelated stuff that I will present in ADD fashion over the next few posts. My mom probably wants to smack me for not posting photos of what the boys are up to so we will all have to endure lots of stuff of which has nothing to do with my suburban homesteading efforts, but I'll get back to that eventually.
Some of you may know that the hubs has left the building... he's out west in an undisclosed location that I like to refer to as Area 51 dropping bombs and doing Navy "stuff" in preparation for deployment. It's a long one, he left right after Halloween and has missed Thanksgiving too.
He was here to vote and left the next day, wow it really has been awhile since I've posted!
It was cold that day!
Does your state let you use a Concealed Carry Permit as a voting ID?
awesome - totally using that next time :)
We had an "early" Black Friday before he left... bet you can guess where we are :)
Time for him to put on his lovely can't-break-em Navy issue glasses and say good bye!
A rare photo with me in it -
We spent a great Thanksgiving Day at a friend's house, which called for Mama Pea's Almond Cranberry Cake - it's becoming quite a tradition, I've made it for 3 years in a row now.
It's even better than it looks :)
Now that the sugary sweet stuff is out of the way, I'll give you a brief overview of the beginning of "Deployment Season". We have our own reality show, and it's real.
*Starter went out in one of the Subarus.
*I got really sick, like ew.
*Then Finn got Strep.
*Then Loch got Strep
at the doctor we learned how much sugar is in a Mtn. Dew, good thing we don't drink them!
*Then I had a pipe break inside the wall behind the toilet. (this was exceptionally fantastic)
Oh joy, on a Friday night too. Text hubs and complain and scream and threaten to throw seabags on the lawn when he returns. (Don't be alarmed, this is perfectly normal and acceptable behavior for a Navy spouse).
Crawl under house, (ew) and shut off well pump. Cry some more.
Then this appears...yes I believe this Honey Boo Boo good ol' boy truck is larger than my house!
2 Navy guys set up shop in my bathroom, jab a big hole in my wall (who cares about that?!) and proceed to put a patch job on there that is still holding today. On a Friday night. And wouldn't accept my money. I did force cookies on them however and will make sure the hubs buys them lunch when he gets back. Apparently these are a few of the guys that were left behind on this trip to keep an eye on the squadron and the hubs called them from Area 51 and dispatched them. Don't know what they patched it with, don't care - they are awesome! Immediately regret thoughts of throwing seabags on the lawn and now cry because I'm so grateful I have such a great husband. Manic Depressive, anyone?
This is all normal that everything explodes, implodes, etc during deployment but the annoying thing this time is that deployment hasn't technically started yet!
The icing on the cake: find out that hubs will get 5 days of leave for Christmas when he returns. Um, going to Minnesota is a 2 day drive, each way. It's the Navy's job to make sure the hell will rain down on grandma, too. Good thing she was a Navy wife herself, so she gets it, even if she doesn't like it :(
Many more things have been making me crazy lately, Loch had Lego Robotics League, both kids are on swim team, I'm a Cub Scout leader and they have music lessons to get to, I feel like I should have paid more attention to people when they warned me about how crazy it gets as they get older!
Up tomorrow, Loch was selected to compete in the Geography Bee, so hopefully I can get some video of that for grandma, but here's the letter, mom -
So hey, that's that - I did it, I'm back in the game! Makes no sense I know, but eventually I'm going to find my way back to canning, seed catalog discussions and the like, at least I hope that's where I'm headed! Speaking of, headed to a meeting to start the process of legalizing hens in our city, will be a long process I'm sure, but hopefully we will have a good turnout and lots of people that will fill the aisles at city council meetings.