Family · Writing

Hair on Fire

"Well, at least the washer is new so there won't be that deployment gremlin," I chuckled two days ago as we folded clothes together, getting him all packed up for what will be our LAST separation. Letting the kids finish up the school year, we are staying behind for a few months while he goes… Continue reading Hair on Fire

Food · Health and Fitness · Writing

Anticipation

I've always been afraid of it. I don't really know why. Frequently maligned and mocked things can come across as scary. It was with great trepidation I even gathered the courage to... put it in my grocery cart. But I did it. Steeling myself as I reached for what I assumed was gelatinous goo, I… Continue reading Anticipation

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Preschooler Stream of Conciousness

In our daily routine, my daughter and I play family. A lot. Everyday. Pretty much it's the only thing she wants to play. If I have other things to do, it becomes 'Doing-The-Dishes-Family' or 'Laundry-Folding-Family'. It's fun for her as she loves to role-play, specifically when she gets to be in charge. Go figure. This… Continue reading Preschooler Stream of Conciousness

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PCS Like a Four Year Old

I wrote this post a few weeks ago as a submission to another blog. They have passed, so I am posting it here. Sitting in the Navy Lodge smack dab in the midst of house hunting in our new duty station, it would be so easy to have a pity party. I want to have… Continue reading PCS Like a Four Year Old

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PCS – Permanent Change of Station

PCS season is upon us and this time around it's our turn. (Anyone else find the humor in that acronym? PERMANENT Change of Station...It's anything but permanent!) Well we are down to just days before the packers come to remind us of just how much stuff we have (and how much crap we don't need).… Continue reading PCS – Permanent Change of Station

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Traveling Practice

We went for a weekend to Portland to visit with friends and it turned out to be an opportunity for practice. With our upcoming "adventure" (what else can you call driving across the country with a 3 and a 5 year old?) packing for Portland opened my eyes to a couple of things: 1. Always… Continue reading Traveling Practice

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Spiking My Coffee

There are days. And then there are those kind of days. Slightly drowsy from last night's cold medicine, I was suddenly jolted awake as the warm pee seeped onto my side of the bed. "Gonna be a good day!" I thought to myself. "Cause it can only get better from here!" Ever the Positive Polly, I loaded… Continue reading Spiking My Coffee

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What I Do All Day

Oh boy. Here we go. Before I fan the flames of the so-called mommy-wars (which is the most ridiculous moniker), let me preface  by saying it is not my intention to say working moms are better/worse than work from home moms, or vice versa. Being a mom is hard, period, regardless of how one goes… Continue reading What I Do All Day

Family · Writing

Twilight Zone

There was no way I could NOT write about this daily prompt: Ever have an experience that felt surreal, as though you’d been suddenly transported into the twilight zone, where time seemed to warp, perhaps slowing down or speeding up? Tell us all about it.  Nearly a decade ago, we moved from Washington State to… Continue reading Twilight Zone