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.

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

  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.

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

  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.

  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!

  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!!!!!!

  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!

  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. ;)

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

  10. Glad you are taking advantage of his leave!

  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!

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