Monday, February 27, 2012

Day 167

Hello InterWorld.

So what's happened since last I blogged?
Oh yes, there was a weekend.
The scourge of my existence.

It passed slowly, with the assistance of some good friends.
Namely, Words with Friends, Hanging with Friends, and Scramble with Friends.

The speed at which I take my turns lets all my adversaries know how much I lack a life.

I've befriended a nearby Red Box to keep my evenings company. Note to self: Sad movies should be avoided.

You see, I'm precariously perched on a perilous precipice overhanging a pond of petulance.
Sad movies can throw one over the edge of such a precipice.

We are ever so close to the end of this deployment, but the days are dragging and the next several weeks loom like dark clouds.

(I'm exceptional poetic tonight, amn't I?)

I am also now more worried than I've been the whole deployment about Josh's safety over in Afghanistan. If you're a news watcher, then you know why. 

He assures me that he is quite safe, but I don't believe him.
Do you know who cooks the food and does the laundry over there?

Local folks.

I probably don't need to tell you how they feel about Americans right about now.

So I shall now be requesting that he not eat or launder until he comes home. Seems fair, no?

In other news, my littler man is so sweet I could eat him up. He makes me laugh.
On at least three different occasions today I heard a big thud followed by a little voice yelling out "I'm okay!"
He's a wee bit clumsy.

He also has to talk to me about everything he does. And he wont stop until he gets a reply.

Voice coming from the bathroom:
Mama! I'm washing my hands!


I'm washing my hands.

Okay, Derek.

Alex has decided that her favorite time to do schoolwork is at 8pm, also known as bedtime. As I'm tucking her in she tells me that she is really interested in doing some math right then. Or could we please read another chapter because her brain is ready to listen.
Sneaky Pete.
Her brain is often "too full" at other times in the day.
So I just blow some air in through her ear to make her head bigger.

It's science.

Ooh ooh. Big news.
Today I had a dental cleaning. And I did NOT have a cavity.

It's a festivus miracle.
I shall celebrate with some type of sugary treat. 

Happy Monday to you.


Taylor said...

You were ueber poetic today. I am praying for you! I can't imagine how hard this is. Praying for Josh's safety, too.

Congrats on no cavities. Eat ice cream

Erin said...

lol, yes, stay away from sad movies. I watched P.S. I Love You while Justin was gone.

Yeah for being in the last few weeks! Are you ending school early?

I'm Erin. said...

Erin, We'll probably just take a couple days off when he gets home and the keep doing school until the move. I'd like to stay caught up to be finished by the end of May.
Daddy can be the substitute teacher now and then. ;) I don't want to get out of the habit or I'm afraid we'll never finish.

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

I've been wondering how it's going. Sorry time moves so slowly.

Anonymous said...

Hey Erin,

I have been praying for you and for Josh a lot lately. My half-brother is also in Afghanistan....he is in an Army Band unit, but I know he does other things besides music.

I am loving words with friends! I had a frustrating weekend of a basketball tourney (Nathan's) for teams that had a less-than-successful season. I drove four hours, wasted twelve hours all together, and paid money to watch my kid lose three MORE games. It was fabulous. Travis was on call, so I was solo. Words With Friends saved my sanity!

Hang in there.


Joyce said...

I will be praying for your husbands continued safety. And for time to fly!

Lisa Stepi said...

I hope these last weeks go quickly for all of you! Praying for all of you!