Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Leave, for the win.

Well we are a week into Rob's pre-WOCS leave.  Inching closer and closer to getting this warrant officer deal started.  I feel like my brain is fried.  Like legit.  We haven't even done anything to fry said brain.. so yeah.. I don't know.  Ha ha.

To celebrate said fried brain, here are some thoughts.  Hopefully they make some sort of sense.

-First and foremost.. if you are a blog reader of Kathryn's... formerly My Life as a Reserve Army Wife.. PLEASE update your readers.  She got a total blog makeover and new URL and is now Kat's Korner at http://katbskorner.blogspot.com/.  I'm in love with her new design.. and yes, I did design it.. so toot toot.  There goes my horn. ;)

-Two weekends ago Rob kicked off his leave by getting super drunk.  Like there were shots of tequila, beer and margaritas mixed for 4 plus hours.  By the end of the night I felt like an old hag.  When did I get so old?!  Oh right - when I gave up my body to this wee person and I have to be responsible almost all the time.


-To make up for the crazy weekend we had two weeks ago (we also went to hibachi with friends, made a triumph return to church [more later] and dined out for almost every meal..) this last weekend was spent mostly at home.  By the end of the weekend Rob was asking "when did I last leave the house?"  It has been THAT kind of leave.

-I love Texas Roadhouse.  'Nuff said.

-My cousin just moved to South Carolina from Kansas.  She's a little over 2 hours away from me now.. and last week she visited us for the first time!  We spent the day showing her Augusta, eating some good food and making memories.  I love having family so close.  Grace and I are going to go see her after Rob departs, and I am very excited!


-This week is the slowest week in August for us.  Rob leaves next week, we have guests for just shy of a week and then there are a billion and one spouse events going on the last two weeks of this month.  I'm kind of tired thinking about it.

-We went to church.  It was the first time since baptizing the babe.  Which I am not proud of, of course.  But it is kind of intimidating to say the least!  We tried a new church, and we love it.  There are tons of younger families there and I can see us really getting involved there (just what I need, right?!  More commitments in the CSRA!).. this last weekend we didn't make it to church as Rob wasn't feeling good.  But I am hoping we took a step in the right direction.


-Our grass is ridiculously, stupid high.  I care, but then again, I don't.  Our neighbor is rude.. and so it kind of feels spiteful to have a jungle next to her perfectly maintained yard.  Is that totally wrong of me?!  Tomorrow though.. tomorrow, we tackle the jungle.  And by we, I mean Rob.

-Grace loves screaming at 6 months old.  Loves so much she does it all the time.  I have a serious love/hate relationship with this.  It's cute for like five minutes, and then I am over it.  Congrats to you baby girl on the new skill.. but save momma's ear drums?!

-As much as I dread Rob leaving, I've got a honey do list going... including - redoing the bedroom (or doing?  It never really got done.), finally cleaning my car, and a few other things.. good luck to me.

Going away dinner for Bilja...
Until we meet again lady... have fun in New York!

That's it. Congrats. You made it. I made it.
Until next time.



always,
amanda
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12 comments:

  1. Just reading this made me tired. Our lawn is a jungle too...and I really don't care either...lol.

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  2. I am so ready for Kyle to be on leave haha....only a few month until 30 days of leave! I am excited for you guys and this new warrant officer path.

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  3. Ear plugs. You can still hear her, but they'll cut down on the all volume and extra noise.

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  4. Starting off leave by getting drunk is just the thing to do I feel like. haha
    I want to see what you'll be doing to the bedroom! I want to redo ours so bad.

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  5. Sounds like a crazy time. I love to eat out, but I've found if I have too many meals in a row in restaurants, I long for some meals at home!

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  6. Ah I hated when they learned how to scream. Still waiting for my daughter to stop. Sounds like you guys have been busy :) P.S. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new blog design! I think I will be blogging a lot more now. It's just so awesome and I can't thank you enough for the hard work you put into it. Toot your own horn all ya want with it. You did an awesome job!!!!!!

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  7. I'm glad y'all are getting time together before he leaves! I'm so glad that you re-designed Kathryn's blog. It looks sooo good and she deserves an awesome space! Good luck with your to-do list. Keep yourself busy to make the time pass, but don't feel guilty about relaxing too ;) If you come for the graduation, we should totally meet up!

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  8. Love Kathryn's new design! Too cute! And yay leave! We have weekends where we don't do much either. Although children are the least relaxing people EVAH, sometimes not running in a million different directions is a nice change. ;)

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  9. The screaming phase is a fun one. Enjoy ;)

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  10. Glad you are taking advantage of his leave!

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  11. Texas Roadhouse is totally awesome! It's a good thing there isn't one close to us (that I know of at least) because I could eat my weight in those rolls and cinnamon butter!

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  12. I also love Texas Roadhouse. I pig out on the rolls.

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