Hi all! Its Friday again! Seriously? Sometimes I feel like time is crawling along like a snail, like with my pregnancy. However I think that might have more to do with the fact that I'm just totally excited and anxious to find out what I'm having. Then sometimes I feel like the days are literally flying by, and I look at my kids and they are not babies anymore. Where did the time go...and this week. Where did that go? The hubbs is uber busy so I was trying to fill my week with fun things for the kids in the hopes that it would go by fast and now that it has I'm like, "whoa! I did a good job." But one of the most favorite parts of my week is catching up and checking in my with MIlitary Gals!! So lets Fill-in, shout-out and Round 'em up!!!
If you are looking for extra support I would love for you to stop by and check out Love and Dog Tags and also stop by the Military tab up top. Thank you to Wife of a Sailor for another great fill-in!!! And stop in for the round-up at Mrs K and Captain J
1.My plans for this weekend include hanging out with my kids, some cleaning and wathing my friends baby while she and her hubby have a datenight, but I'd rather be - well, except for not being with the hubbs that's a pretty good weekend in my book!
2.I consider the Labor Day holiday the sign that summer is over. And the day you get to be on the news and get all sorts of cool stuff when you go into labor, LOL. Not that that's on my brain or anything :) Its a little too early though.
3.My favorite meal for cookouts is anything BBQ, potato salad, some beans and nice cold pepsi out of a glass bottle :) Yummy!!! And I can't think of anyone that wouldn't agree with that!
4.So far, my favorite part of summer has been so fun and exciting! We went camping, my son turned 5, ordered some school stuff to do with him this year, and possibly decided on a job and moving!! (more to come on that later)
5.When it comes to deployments, my philosophy is one day at a time. The hubbs tends to be gone quite frequently. This last time was especially hard, and I think that my son happened to be at just the right age and stage that it created a perfect storm. So one day at a time is all I can manage. I try to maintain a philosophy of "This is Life". I chose this life, I knew what it meant so it doesn't give me the right to go on and on and on and say horrible unsupportive things or cause my husband stress or grief because he feels guilty. I do however believe that I'm human and a girl and a bit emotional. So allowing myself to feel sad, cry, be mopy with a pint of Ben and Jerry's and a good movie....surrounding myself with people who encourage me, but also allow me to be sad is key. Its all about balance.
Thanks everyone and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!