Thursday, April 8, 2010

Jeudi, or Thursday

Je suis désolé mes amis.
 I am sorry my friends.

I know that I promised a Wednesday update, and I failed to follow through with it.
But spring finally sprung yesterday, if only for an afternoon, and I had no choice but to get out and enjoy it.

Then Josh wanted to watch a movie last night so I was forced to place my bloggy obligations on the back burner and spend some time in, you know, real life.
Don't you hate it when that happens?

But since I promised the mercredi update en français, chances are most of you didn't know what I was saying and so I'm off the hook.

Funny thing about all that French stuff.
Sometimes you get a phone call at 8:57am on a jeudi morning while you're driving to the gym and everything you thought was going to happen in the coming years might be changing.

That time you spent yesterday wanting to throw your laptop across the room as you figured out the way that the French say their numbers might all have been for naught.

(An Aside: Did you know that saying 99 in French is as follows: quatre-vignt-dix-neuf. It means four-twenty-nineteen. As in, 4 times 20 plus 19. Is that not just crazy?)

Back to the whole phone call thing.
Ladies and germs, change is in the air.

I am not attempting to be vague on purpose. I'm being vague because at this moment in time I can tell you that there is a good to great chance that when we move this summer, we will not be headed where we were sure we would be headed when we woke up this morning.

God bless the Air Force. It just delights in turning our world upside down, does it not?

So I'm feeling a little unsteady right now. A bit in limbo you might say.

(Another Aside: I have an abnormally flexible back, rendering me awesome at limbo.)

But fear not!

Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails." Proverbs 20:2

Someone much wiser than us is in charge of our lives, and no matter where we go these things will remain true:

1) I will always have more sippy cups than matching lids
2) I will never be happy with the way I look in a bathing suit
3) My house will take hours to clean and minutes to destroy
4) I will never get back those hours minutes I spent attempting to learn French.

As soon as I know something more, I will happily share it with you. In the meantime, we would appreciate your prayers for wisdom and peace as we contemplate our new prospects.



Rachel said...

Never, ever, EVER tell the AF what you wish or dream for out loud. That's been my philosphy. They screw with you if you do. Slyly put it somewhere down the list and that way they think you don't want it and they give it to you. Then, don't actually get all excited with yoru "plans" as they will change if you do. The AF likes to screw with you :) C'est la vie de l'epouse dans la service :)

Rachel said...

Oh! And I hate numbers in French. I always did. You need an engineering degree to do big numbers. I just stuck to single digits if at all possible. "Do you want 87 pieces of candy?" "No, I'll just have 2" "why?" "because I can't remember how to say 87."

mikeandmelissafisher said...

Hmm, if it's any consolation (I doubt it) you're not the only friend of mind to have the we-had-an-assignment-now-what-the-heck-is-going-on experience lately. But yes, I'll be praying.

And yes, you can be reticent. It's allowed.

Anonymous said...

Oh, darn. That is annoying. Do you know what your other prospects might be? How unsettling. I will be praying for you.

Grandma said...

$240 round trip the end of July

Dressed-Up Dots said...

oh dear, dear, dear.....keep us posted, and yall will definitely be in our prayers...let's keep telling ourselves we love all those LOVELY changes - maybe it'll make it easier some day!!!!

Christina said...

Oh my! Change is so hard, and then changing the changes? I'll pray for you all too!

Trey and Mel's Piece of the Net! said...

Oh Erin, we'll be praying for you. We got news of changes at about the same time as you! Trey extended for a year which would keep us here in Wichita Falls through next summer, or so we thought. Probably at the same time as you, he, along with a few other guys in the squadron, got a call informing him that he was on the next VML. Meanwhile they have been extending many people who do not want to be extended. I think they do it on purpose!

Trey and Mel's Piece of the Net! said...

Oh, and I love French numbers. You have to do math in your head before you can say them, a glutton for punishment I am!

Karen said...

We got a notice of reduction in forces--do we want to get out voluntarily or involuntarily? We're choosing voluntary, which is actually good because now he'll be home in time for the new year!

Joyce said...

Well, I love the language and I think you're making progress.

Changing the change is never easy. Hoping the new twist turns out to be good.