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When I say that things happen when hubby is gone, I am not joking or trying to be cute, I mean things HAPPEN!!! This morning is a perfect example. As I do every other morning, when I get up I head straight into the kitchen to start my coffee, see I need that boost of energy or I'm terribly cranky. I'm sure it's all psychosomatic, but that's neither here nor there LOL
But going back to my story.....I go to get water and *drum roll*.......there's no WATER!!! Well I should say there's hardly any water, just a trickle coming in. Then I hear this "Arghhhhh" and realize it actually came from me!!!!
Know what I did??? Cause there's no way I'm NOT getting my coffee. I sat there for 20 minutes (stop laughing) until I had enough water for my coffee. LOL
A desperate woman does desperate things!!!
Of course here shortly we'll be brushing teeth and getting ready for school with a drop of water, but I'm sure we will manage. *Edit: The water is back on, seems there was a broken pipe or something in the neighborhood*
So now, you all wanted to know what those green things were??? Let's just say that for a while I've been giving him snacks and never saw the empty containers. It's those individual Pringles packs. Ahhh what a wonderful child I have!!! :)
Oh and upon closer inspection, he had been using them to store things too, they each had their own treasure, let's see I found: Crayons, marbles, two cookies, a small action figure and a piece of apple *eeeewwww*
Kids are very creative actually, they will come up with amazing things out of just an empty box, a roll of toilet paper or some crayons. Real McGuyver's they are!!!
Just this morning I found a wonderful painting on my bathroom wall, Nicholas decided to add some color I guess, even HE'S getting sick of the egg shell color that is so happily provided by the Air Force.
When I asked him why he did that, he calmly replied "I'm just making it all pretty". Well there ya have it, I think my son will become an Interior Decorator. In the meantime I'm heading into the bathroom with my trusted Magic Eraser.....be right back!!!
THERE mission accomplished, Mr Clean took care of the dirty wall, much to Nicholas' chagrin.
The kids are missing daddy and usually that means acting out. They're just not listening very well, and to say that they're testing my patience would certainly be an understatement. We go through this everytime hubby goes somewhere, I think a routine is what gets them through it. Just this morning Jasmine said to me "wow mommy it's thursday already". I hadn't even realized it, time really has flown by. Thank the Lord for that!!!
A couple of you had asked what TDY means, it just means Temporary Duty. PCS would mean Permanent Change of Station (that's when you get orders to another base), you know when you become a military wife there are so many abbreviations and sayings thrown your way, it's hard to keep up with them all...but I think all military spouses know those two well :)
You know the one thing I enjoy while hubby is gone??? I actually loose weight!!! Now that's not to say that I like him being TDY or deployed, but seriously, it's the only time I actually loose weight. I remember back in 2001 right after 9/11 when hubby got deployed, just the stress of him being gone, worrying about him and being alone with a 2 year old, I lost 25 pounds LOL
So far this TDY I've lost 3 so I figure by the time he gets back maybe I'll be lucky and have lost at least 6 pounds hopefully 10???? Then again I can't trust my scale, she's a traitor and loves torturing me. The next time I get on it and it tells me that I'm 125 lbs and then starting blinking ERROR ERROR, that's IT, she's GONE!!!
Anyway I better get going, I'm going to jump in the shower and then start some laundry. Oh don't forget to check out the Slow Cooking Thursday feature just below, go on and check out the great recipes being shared :)
Have a blessed day,
For dinner we're having Hotdogs and Chips, kids pick. Let me tell you, they're LOVING these meals LOL
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