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    We're in North Carolina this week. This area wasn't affected by the hurricane but my prayers are out there for those who were. I love it here. I forget every single time we go home how nice it is to be here. My MIL spoils us rotten, they have an in-ground pool in the backyard (beautiful gardens surrounding it too!), and the weather is lovely. Plus there are things I don't enjoy doing that I used to feel pressured into and now that I've produced offspring for the family, I feel comfortable saying no. Which leads me to my favorite part.

    The Hammock. This thing is in the best spot in the world. I can smell the flowers, hear the trickling of the pool and the birds/butterflies/nature, I can see nothing but green fields beyond the gardens (yes, there are like at least 7 different areas), I can read or sleep or rock my baby or cuddle with my husband. I love that thing. It's also directly under a tree that just reeks of the past.

    We got to see our nephews. They have so much energy and it's hard to keep up with them. My SIL is really pregnant and I can't imagine chasing after either one of them by themselves, but at 7 and 2 it really does seem impossible that she works a full-time job and is married to a cop who is often not home when they get home. It always amazes me to see how people adapt to their lives.

    Jason is asking about driving a tractor up the tallest mountain he's ever seen, so I'll be back later.

    eta-yep. MIL took him up the big hill going to her mom's old house. TERRIFYING. but they came back safe and he's asleep in bed. Where I'll be in the next few minutes. Though not with him. Somehow I got stuck with him last night and I have to say I'll fight tooth and nail if someone else suggest sleeping with him. Someone needs to cut that boy's toenails!
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    Two pink lines. And the weather is terrible. We were supposed to go see Dora and Diego at the waterpark and then go shopping today. Going to unpack from North Carolina and not even bother putting the bags up; I'll just start packing for Disney now.

    eta-second line disappeared today. How freaking weird and aggravating.
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    Have you tested again? I'm on the edge of my seat over here!!!
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Thumbs down

    Yeah. No line again. I don't know why it's like that. Same brand. Going to keep peeing on sticks. I know I didn't imagine it, because it's still there. like less than two shades different than the control.

    Took Jason to the waterpark. Yep. I'm *that* Mom. We are in the middle of a tropical storm and for the half hour that it wasn't raining, my kid went down the lazy river, the slide, and swimming with me. It was freaking fantastic. No one else was there for the Diego and Dora characters except a couple of toddlers that freaked out and wouldn't go near them, so Jason got to play with Map and hugged the bigger characters a ton. No lines, no brats.

    Then he reminded me of how much he loves his Dad over and over again as soon as he woke up from his nap. It's insane that I'm jealous of their relationship, but sometimes, I wish dh would go on another TDY so that Jason and I could have some more time together. Next year I'm just getting the waterpark pass for us two again. Dh can keep the movie theater and popcorn, I have sea lions and dora and diego.

    Got a facebook request from one of Michael's co-workers wives. She wants help getting back in shape. So if I don't get two pink lines tomorrow, I'll be running at 7am like a monster is chasing me. Jason loves going fast in the jogging stroller and I need to lose some weight. I'll also start the south beach diet again. For like the millionth time. Fried food always gets me.

    I'll also be able to ride the rides at Disneyworld. So get in shape and lose some weight and not be pregnant for our trip or not be hugely pregnant in the Mississippi summer. I'm honestly hoping for fat and watching others ride. It's freaking hot and our uniforms are like wearing a character costume.

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    That ***** is here today. I guess I get to ride the rides.
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    Lillie, sorry that this isn't your month after all. How disappointing! But yay for water parks and Disneyworld....
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Thanks. I am kind of excited about Disney a smigeon more since I'll be able to ride the rides so I'm going to try to look on the positive side. (pun intended)

    Ok. Jason's Wee=Ball pictures came in today and there is literally nothing cuter than these pictures. Adorable.

    Work is insane. Four guys are leaving so my workload has doubled and that's just the civilian side; military members are deploying left and right too so I can't imagine how I'm going to be able to keep up. Trying to get some lazy and vacation time in because after the first of the year, I probably won't be able to. Which is nice, I like being busy; it makes the work day go faster.

    My mom is taking Jason back to La. with her tomorrow until Sunday morning. We're going to the LSU game and letting him do that meant my sister let my niece go to Disney with us (she has a wedding the first day we're going and was insisting it was a once in a life-time opportunity for my niece to go ). I'm scared. He's stayed in our house with my sister for that long while we went on a cruise, but he's literally never stayed the night somewhere else without us. I'm sure he'll do fine, but this Mom is stressing.

    But I really want to spend some time with dh before our life gets too hectic again. We're going on a dinner cruise on Friday night (groupon!), horseback riding Saturday morning (groupon!), tailgaiting with my bestie and her new beau (who I've yet to meet!) for the LSU (her)/Northwestern (me) game and spending the night in a crap hotel and going swimming with them the next morning. Hoping to get to BabiesRus and trade in for a Nautilus as Jason has outgrown his convertible. Wish I could talk dh into another Radian or a Britax 85, but can't shell out the money by myself again since I bought the last one.

    It's amazing to me that we are more than halfway done paying off our house, both our cars are paid for, and we are still able to live like we do on the double military income. I love all the discounts. AND yesterday I got told by a creepy old guy that I looked hot in my uniform. Which I said thank you to and gave him a cheesy grin. Happy mood til my husband pointed out creepy guy probably was commenting on the fact that the humidity and heat heat had frizzed my hair out and my face was shiny making me look "hot". Pink cheeks of shame over here. AND we were walking out of Wal-Mart and a creepy lady said "God Bless You" and I said thank you and gave her a cheesy grin. Especially heartwarming since I was freaked out about the I-hop thing.

    My life is good.

    AND WOW! I didn't realize how much better keeping a journal could make you feel. I should have been doing this the last 20 years.
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    *not going to the desert as of right now, but probably will be retasked.

    Going to the desert for 6 months starting in December. Can't get more specific from that. My supervisor knows we are trying for a baby and gently reminded me that if I wait much longer that it will mean someone else will have to go on short notice. Yuckers. I think I've decided to try this month and go on birth control if it doesnt' work out. Ovulating today so should be soon enough that if I do get pregnant to find someone else. Hardest decision of my life because I really feel like I shouldn't even try this last time and dh wants to keep trying right up until which really shocked me. I thought he'd say we'd wait, but he wants a baby pretty bad too. Someone thought it would be funny to ask me if they have shopping malls there. ****ing asshole has never deployed and probably won't.

    AND one of my best friends Dad has been dying (request for prayers are always about him) and he's decided he's done. Two weeks in the hospital to prepare him for the trip from NM to LA and they say he'll live for less than two or three days once he gets to my friend's house. She was raised in it and that's where he enjoyed the best years of his life, so that's where he wants to die. I can't express how sad it is that this man is leaving this Earth. He is really such an amazing person. She wants my mom to make a lasagna for him, I can't imagine how much that will mean to her.

    She received her news at the exact same time I recieved mine yesterday. I'm not telling anyone **** until November and only then so they can plan Christmas without me.

    Craziness.
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    Had a super busy week in Florida doing all kinds of fun stuff. Gotta love military discounts. We spent about 360 a person without food and that included four days at disney, two days at sea world, a pirate dinner theatre thing, AND lodging with no more than 2 people in a room with a full kitchen, laundry room, two heated pools, a hot tub and basketball/tennis courts.

    Family got a little overwhelming, but we still had a blast. Michael wanted to go again, but I got a call on Thursday. Guess I'm deploying in January, but not to the desert. Gotta call to get on birth control if I"m not pregnant this week. I really want the Mirena, but can't see wasting the cost of it for less than a year's worth of use and Depo would be fantastic, but again, I'd need less than a year's worth of use. I need hormonal so I can lose some weight though. I can't believe how freaking fat I've gotten. Start a diet as soon as my period starts and exercising like a madwoman is the plan.

    Jason had so much fun, he continues to ask to go to Disney World every few hours. It breaks my heart to have to tell him no. We'll be going back to Orlando sometime next year though and I'm hoping Universal Studios is as amazing as Disney (and that dh will cave and let me go back to Disney too).

    My house is mostly clean and I plan on having my garage sale on Friday. Think I have to purge at least two toy boxes full of things out of Jason's room. The garage and attic are at full capacity and I want some extra cash for a new patio cover.

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    Lillie - I'm sorry that you're getting deployed - I can't imagine how stressful that will be, but I'm glad to hear that you're not going to the desert (I hope wherever you're going will be really nice and pleasant - don't they have some sort of base in HI? Fingers crossed for that. ) Glad that you had so much fun in FL! I want to take T to Disneyland in the next couple of years - I think that would be a blast!
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    Ok. It sucks that I'm leaving my kid (and even my husband) for six months, but you know what? It's my time. I know it's my time just like I knew the kidney thing was my time. And the deployment really isn't going to be that bad. I get a four day pass to Florida in the middle of it, a rental car to get to work, there is a beach on the base and I'm going to get to see all kinds of stuff people without my clearance don't (which is awesome since about three weeks of my life was spent on getting that damn thing taken care of and so far it's been useless). I'll have access to the internet and 40 hour weeks (which I don't even have now!!!!). And my son is old enough to skype and is actually a little pro at it since Dh's TDY's to Germany and Hawaii. It is *not* someplace I'd feel comfortable with him visiting (like Tampa!! and Bahrain!!!), but I know it will all work out somehow.

    HOWEVER, dh lost a three week trip to Japan in May because he told his boss about the deployment AND I have to take my physical fitness test in December instead of in May. Which means getting back into shape instead of getting that big ole belly I wanted. AND I wanted to buy a new combination seat for Jason but it doesn't make sense since only one of us will be driving him from Dec until next Jun and the newest ones come out in December.

    Still stuck on the birth control. I haven't tried the pill in over 10 years so wondering if it will be as effective at controlling my moods as depo? Anyone have any advice?

    Alissa- I totally recommend doing it before he gets to the "I don't care" on the outside stage. I love my Godbabies, but it's really disappointing to see them shrug their shoulders when you are a million times happier than they are. Much more fun to hear my three year old squeal like a mouse in a cheese factory.

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