Thursday, July 28, 2011


Well, the first big news of the day is that the sun is out!! Hooray!!

I usually play basketball on Thursday mornings. I was late this morning, but there was only one other person there. One on one would not have been fun. That was sad. I really look forward to playing every week.

My house feels like it is constantly chaotic. Because we've been home so much, they are playing and stuff is every where. It's like I can never clean off the counters in the kitchen and have them stay clean because someone is always getting something else out to eat. We're not getting the to bed at a decent time, which is biting me in the behind. Must get them to bed at a good time tonight.

Yesterday I started and finished a book. It was Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. I don't think it's a light read, but it is a fast one. And I really enjoyed it. A little bit like Fannie Flaggs books. I've also recently reread The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova and a few others that I can't quite remember.

Well, I'm over my ten minutes because what I first wrote was terrible, and I had to delete it. This isn't much better, but it will have to do. Must stick to my ten minutes rule. Otherwise I'll be on here for an hour. And I have more important things to do just now. Like go outside and sit in the sun.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


This last weekend, my husband and went to see the last Harry Potter. Mostly because he wanted to see it.

The theater wasn't freezing cold, and the seats were the good ones where the arm rests went up. And of course we packed my purse before we went in. It was a matinee too, so it didn't cost an arm and a leg.

Every time I go see a movie in a theater, I am reminded how much I enjoy not going to movie theaters to watch movies.

I would much rather wait until I can get it on disc, and sit on my comfy couch, eat my own food, and use the pause button. Or fast forward button.

I really hate how much it costs, I hate that there are 50 or more other people in the same room, and we all have to listen to their noises. I hate having to wear my glasses because the screen is so dang big, that it makes my eyes feel weird when I watch a movie without them. There are very few movies that are worth spending all that money to sit with other people to watch something.

I find that not a lot of people share this. Just as many people don't share my disgust of super hero movies. I need plots that aren't full of holes, characters that have more than one dimension to them, and zero special effects. Large explosions and people dying bloody terrible deaths are not enjoyable to me.

I really wish that my husband had a friend he could go to the movies with. It would save me some money. (we do share love for the Bourne movies, Burn Notice (the tv show) and The Conte de Monte Cristo) The sacrifices we make for those we love......

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Yesterday, my husband called and said that we needed to get a babysitter for the kids that could stay overnight. Which was a little surprising.

Our ten year anniversary is this week. I had decided that I wasn't going to say anything OR have any expectations about what we would be doing. We are going to my parents at the end of the summer, so I just assumed we would try and go away for a few days then, and leave the kids with my parents. But, as he told me yesterday on the phone, if you don't do it near the date, it doesn't count. (who knew??) He also said we could even go out on the day (which is not the weekend) but I said that we probably shouldn't. The kids go to an MMA gym in the next town twice a week, and it wasn't cheap. I don't want them to miss any days.

This is very uncharacteristic of him. I was pretty surprised at the whole thing. Because, with him, holidays and anniversaries aren't really a huge deal. Which is fine with me. My mom would do such an overkill on holidays and birthdays that going the opposite direction really doesn't bother me too much. Our last two anniversaries have been pretty lame. Last year he was on his way home from Afghanistan, and was stuck in Germany. The year before that, we thought he would be deploying that day, and didn't plan anything. Then, of course, they didn't deploy that day and we went out to dinner, but took the kids because we didn't have a sitter and were new to the area.....

I'm pretty excited about it. I have no idea what we're doing or where exactly we're going, but you can be sure I'll be bringing my camera. And enjoying just being us. Doing stuff as a family is great. But doing stuff with each other is sometimes a little bit better.

He did say it will probably be the coolest thing we've ever done......can Friday get here sooner please?????

Monday, July 25, 2011


This blog has been sad for a while.

A friend recently posted and typed as much as she could in about ten minutes as she has a toddler and a newborn and was trying to fit some things in a short amount of time.

I think I can do ten minutes a day.

Things on my mind today are: getting my laundry done, making my bed, and cleaning my kitchen. We are going back to visit family at the end of the summer, and I have to plan that out. But getting my husband to commit to anything is difficult, so I'm just going to plan things out, and if he doesn't like it, maybe next time he'll tell me what he wants.

Our weather right now is killing me. Most of the United States is having record high temperatures, but where I am, we've been above 80 degrees twice. It has rained, and been cloudy most of the summer. I know there are many who would enjoy this, but what gets me through the rest of the year is thinking about summer! And being able to swim, go to the beach, have the kids play outside, do outside activities like picnics, going to the park, going to the big city......and half the time we need our umbrellas.

Lets see, I have four minutes left.......this morning I read this. Oh man, do I need to work on this. I have such a hard time with having charity for others. I feel like I need to read this every day to remind myself to be kind, to give others the benefit of the doubt, and not to give in to my grumpy, say-what-I-think self.

How is that for a random blog post?? Hopefully as I get better at this, I'll have a post that actually makes sense.