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Air filters changed: 4 School days: 170 Snow days: 1 Hurricanes: 1 Road trips: 2 Field trips: 10 Lawn mowed: 35 times Weed eater cord changes: every dang time! Vacuums broke and replaced: 1 Vehicle Oil changed: 3 times Houses sold: 1 Plumbing repair: 1 Roof repair: 1 Alternators changed: 1 Vehicles sold: 1 Vomit … Continue reading 365

I Was Wrong

I remember writing about solo parenting many times throughout the last deployment. Reading many parenting blogs, military support websites and feeling overwhelmed by it all, but still armed with strategies and support to muscle our way through.As we prepared for this round, I kept thinking how much easier it was going to be. The kids … Continue reading I Was Wrong

Day 55

I have not had a drink in nearly 2 months. In 5 days I will have earned my 2 month chip. In that time I have also switched to a plant-based diet.I would like to say that these 2 decisions are miraculously making me into the fabulous version of myself that I always knew I could … Continue reading Day 55

Paradox

You know what I love about life? I love the part where the lessons have been gleaned, and the lightbulb moments have happened. I love the victory, the happy ending. I suppose it's human nature. We love the finish line celebration, but cringe thinking of the work of the actual race. Slogging through the rough … Continue reading Paradox

Crap Week

Grit is something we military spouses have in spades, whether we want it or not. Facing another deployment, I'm finding that they never get easier. It's so easy to talk about deployments in abstract terms when living shore duty life. We make plans and assure ourselves that the kids will be fine, we'll get through it, … Continue reading Crap Week

Far from Perfect. Not Even Good. 

....Tra-la-la-la-la....skipping happily through summer, making delicious vegetarian meals for my family to savor as we gather around the table for dinner every evening...after playing merrily through our warm South Texas days.... Yeah. Keep dreaming. We are also smack dab in the middle of Crap Week. What's Crap Week, you ask? Oh, let me explain. Crap Week … Continue reading Far from Perfect. Not Even Good.