Oh Lordy it's going to be a long two weeks......5:55 AM
You know I thought that after being a military wife for 8 1/2 years, that I would be used to hubby going away. I mean seriously, it's only two miserable weeks, I think of Courtney and Charla or Faith, and I have no room to talk, but hey, I miss my honey!!!
The kids have the hardest time, hubby wasn't even gone an hour and they were both crying and asking to talk to daddy. See, for Jasmine this is nothing new, she's been through it before, but for Nicholas this is pretty much like his first time away from daddy, the other times daddy was gone he was too young to understand anything. He's having a hard time, really hard time, it breaks my heart, but with the Lord's help we'll get through it just fine :)
I want to start this morning by saying a HUGE thank you to Dr. John from Dr. John's Fortress, he sent so many wonderful bloggers my way and I'm going to spend the morning visiting with them all, and of course my usual blogging friends :)
If you've never been over to visit him, please do so. He and his wife are such amazing people and I LOVE his blog, so if you get a chance today just pop on over and say hi, tell him that I sent you :)
It's a cold and rainy day, sorry I didn't mean to just leave you standing out there while I blabbed about other stuff.....come on in, I have hot coffee and cinnamon rolls hot out of the oven. Mmmmmm....nothing like one drenched with icing. I'm so bad!!!
Know what I'm going to miss??? Cooking!!! Yeah you heard me, you all know how much I love being in the kitchen, but really, with the husband gone it's just me and the kids and there's no reason for me to make elaborate dinners. They hardly eat anything and I'm not going to gobble down a meal for 4 or 6. Uhhh...no thanks!!! Though my thighs and behind get excited just at the thought!!!
Speaking of cooking, remember to go by Laura's blog today, she hosts her Menu Plan Monday and you're sure to find tons of great blogs participating, and if you make your own menus why not share them with us???
Also don't forget Theresa's Blog-O-Lantern contest coming up the week before Halloween, and then on the 1st of November I'm going to host Holiday Traditions, where you share your own traditions or if you're just wanting to start your own, I'm sure you can get tons of great ideas from everyone else. *Hint Hint*.....(please participate and help me spread the word)
I think it will be great to see what everyone does, what their family traditions are, new traditions that they've just started and even different heritage traditions. I can't wait!!!
We're getting ready for Jasmine's Halloween Class Party, but this year it's been changed to just a Fall Party because one of the kids doesn't celebrate Halloween. Jasmine of course wanted to know WHY??? Why doesn't he??? Doesn't he want to dress up???? Doesn't he like candy??? Isn't he going to feel sad when all the other kids go trick or treating????
This is the thing, for us Halloween is just about dressing up and trick or treating, that's IT. We don't go into details as to why or how, it's just a day to have fun. Now I'm not saying that everyone else who tells their kids what it's really about, is wrong. Far be it from me to say that, I don't judge what others do. But I'm just saying, for us, we try not to get into the whole background of it, far as I'm concerned, my kids don't need to know, if they ask, I'll tell them, but until they do, we'll just leave it at that.
How do you all deal with the Halloween issue??? Do you tell your kids everything about it or just let them think it's about dressing up and candy??? Do you celebrate Halloween or not???
I'm just interested in what everyone else does....curious ol' me at it again!!!
Anyway, I'm a DITZ!!! There I said it....I swear sometimes I wonder my brain goes. When hubby is not here I lock all the doors. Living on base is
We don't have to lock our homes and cars, unless of course you have your purse with money just sitting on the passenger seat.....that would be asking for a bit much wouldn't it???
As I was saying....when hubby goes anywhere I lock all the doors. Even though we have the fire station right behind our house, and tons of neighbors around, cop cars driving by all the time....just makes me feel safer. So I leave this morning to go take Jasmine to school, I get back home and TADA!!! The doors are all locked!!! LOL
Then I realize that my house key doesn't work on the front door (don't ask why, I don't know). It works on the kitchen door, so I try that one, but the doorknob is loose, so it takes a while to get it in and then it opens the door....but now I can't get the keys out LOL
I'll have to go jiggle it a little more!!! If not, I'm sure Housing Maintenance can come by and fix it. *sigh* See what I mean about things happening when hubby leaves....but unfortunately this time it was my own stupidity at play!!!
I'm sorry am I babbling and boring you guys??? I seem to just go on and on at times, don't mind me. If you've actually read all the way through here, then WOW, you're fighting sleep or you do find what I have to say interesting....I'm hoping it's the last one.
Well I better get on out of here, my Blog Mobile is warmed up and I'm heading out for a little visit to your blogs. Hope you have hot coffee for me, it's coooooold outside!!!
As I stated above, this week's menus are going to be all about the kids and what they like. I am actually looking forward to eating breakfast for dinner, or cereal for dinner....the kids are thrilled too.
Tonight though I'm making some Chicken and Dumplings, been meaning to make it and haven't had a chance. Can't wait!!! :)
Rachael Ray - *New*- The CW- 12pm
General Hospital - *New* -ABC- 1pm
Wife Swap - *New* - ABC - 7pm
The Bachelor Rome - *New* - ABC - 8pm
Putting Away Laundry
Knitting Jasmine's Scarf
Cleaning up Computer Files, Backing up Photos etc
Cleaning downstairs bathroom
And to finish this post.....I saw this over at Flipflopmamma this morning, as well as on a few other blogs, thought I would play along LOL Funny how they couldn't come up with a celebrity to match my "caught in the headlights" deer look LOL