Military Spouse Life

I’m a Mess!

I won’t lie, I have TOO MUCH going on! So I feel behind.

In school I blatantly did not do an English paper (on King Lear of all stupid things) because, well, I didn’t read the book. I bought it today on the Kindle on my computer……it’s actually rather scary how easy it is to buy a book on Kindle….good thing I much prefer books I can hold and have only downloaded a handful in my life. Anyway, I didn’t even have to enter a credit card…..hopefully there’s money in whatever bank account that is linked to!

For National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo, people are starting to validate their novels and “win” as of this week. I’m at 16,500 of 50,000 words…..sooooooo I guess I know what I’m doing over the weekend. I’m off for the holiday, so I better bring my laptop along.

Wednesday, Bill is going to drop off a pie to my former English professor. I had planned on sending along my book proposal for my non-fiction book,for him to look at. Guess what isn’t done yet? I guess Professor Macy just gets pie and no light reading for the holiday!

A lot of not getting things done has to do with being pregnant. The person who said “you get your energy back in the second trimester,” LIED! She is sucking the ever loving life out of me….but, she is less than three months from being here (that is if she comes on her due date. Hopefully she is on daddy’s schedule and not mine! I’m forever late! In fact, I was born three weeks late, and only because they took me by force.) I wish she was here already! I hate waiting!

Tomorrow is a day filled with work and then PIE BAKING. This year, I don’t have a million orders for the bakery, since we are really just putting that on hold until we move home. I do have several for my family, the neighbors next door, and Josh’s family. Josh is someone I work with and Bill’s best friend. I don’t know if it’s the military bond, or what they have, but they are seriously inseparable. Luckily, Josh is a chef and is coming over to help bake tomorrow, so I’m not trying to do it all myself. I hate asking for help, but he’s insisting.

Lastly, I will leave you with this link to make you smile. I love ice hockey, and this video Bill found literally brought tears to my eyes! I have decided Bill loves hockey just for the violence….just kidding, but not really. Saturday night we went with some friends to the SC Stingrays game. After our team literally knocked out two teeth of a guy on the other team, the game came to another stop in the third period, when two yahoos beat on the glass so hard, it broke. Those two yahoo happened to be Bill and Josh. Chris helped, but not like those two. The glass did not actually shatter, but the metal bar holding the two glass plates together “popped” forward and was no longer securing the glass, so two of the panels were not secure. When they grabbed the president of the club to come look at it, I thought for sure we were all going home early. Actually, the ref gave them the thumbs up and told them “nice job,” which only encouraged them. My friend Michelle was sitting with her other half, Bryan, in a different part of the area….I at one point sent a text saying “I hope y’all can see whats going on from where you’re sitting, but yes, that is Bill and Josh who did that.” How many people get to say their other half stopped an ECHL game for three minutes one period for breaking the arena? As of right now, they are still rather proud of themselves. I’m sure it’s going to be one of those stories we hear forever…

I’m up at 0415 tomorrow, so time to sort through the pile of dogs on the bed, and see if I can find some room for myself!

Ciao for now!

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Military Spouse Life

It’s a Boy’s World

Okay, okay, so the saying is “it’s a man’s world” but today has been all about the BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let me explain!

Earlier today, my sister gave birth to baby number three….a boy….named Ryan. So far, I have all nephews! Then, within minutes of finding out the baby was here, another friend announced she was FINALLY going to Honduras to bring home her adopted son who she and her hubby have been trying to bring home for FOUR years!!! Hopefully they will be back by Christmas (can you imagine a better Christmas present???)

Last but not least, I received an email from Operation Cookie Takeover. A group of cookie fanatics got together and started shipping cookies to troops who are deployed around holiday time. There was someone who pledged 250 cookies to go to Afghanistan, but had to back out at the last minute. The coordinator remembered we own a small bakery and BOOM! We became the fill in cookier! (Yes, that is a word!) Bill and I have until Friday to bake and ship all 250 cookies and get them to Afghanistan to the troops stationed there for Thanksgiving. (Also, I realize our military is comprised of men AND women, but the title of this post still stands!)

All this along with Ice Hockey season (I feel like the Stingrays are home A LOT this month), a full time college course load, National Novel Writing Month (guess who is REALLY behind at only 14,000 words instead of the 30,000 I should have today to finish on time), and a full time job, I’m really exhausted!

I’m still hoping to get my former college professor a copy of my non-fiction book proposal by Thanksgiving (just a little over a week away!) and take plenty of naps. The person who said you get your energy back in the second trimester of pregnancy was a total liar! This baby girl is sucking all my energy out of me!!

With all this said, I should probably start working on my history paper due at midnight, or my English paper for Monday on King Lear, or my Psychology exam tomorrow…..oh where to start?