Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tis the Season

For sickness that is. There is a nasty bug going around here. You get really sick for about 8 hours and then you are fine. Allie had it the other day, the neighbors had it, and one of the other neighbors had it twice now. Blah. I am praying I do not get it. I cannot imagine getting sick with my incisison. It amazes me how quickly Allison can bounce back from stuff like that. One hour she is lying on the couch pale and barely moving and then as quick as she can be she is up and running around again. Crazy kids. LOL
I am so excited to decorate for Christmas this year. I have plans. I told Matt we need about a zillion lights. LOL He said no way because he is the one who has to put them up. I love this time of year. You can even feel the buzz in the air. I had Matt pull down the boxes this morning so maybe later this afternoon I will start going through them. Of course that is in between getting ready for tomorrow. We are having a few of the single soldiers over again this year. We will see how many show up. Usually we get one or two who swear they are coming and then don't show. Frustrating....

Saturday, November 22, 2008

No fun

So I had surgery on Tuesday and it sucks. I hate being so helpless and weak. I think I pushed myself a bit too much yesterday because I was bleeding a little bit and really sore this morning when I got up. I feel like I am trapped in the house and so I made Matt help me walk to the mailbox with me. Big mistake I guess. Of course it doesn't help that I live upstairs. Matt and my Mom have been great helping me, but I am one of those people who likes to do things themselves. I hate asking for help. Oh well, I guess I will have to do it a little longer.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Random thoughts...

It is funny how things go sometimes. You fall out with people and move on, but they seem to be stuck in the same position. I look at some of Matt's friends and they are in the exact same place as they were three years ago when Matt and I got married. Some of them still live at home with their parents, have no jobs, and look like they are going nowhere.
A friend of mine the other day told me a good saying and I have been thinking about it alot. It went, show me your friends and I will tell you who you are. It rings true in a matter of sense. I look at who I am with now and I am glad to say I have cut out much of the people who took in the friendship rather than gave as well. One in particular, I am sort of glad to see go. I look at who she surrounds herself with now and it makes me wonder why we ever became friends in the first place. Hmmm, maybe having Allie changed everything. Maybe that maternal instinct kicked in and showed me who people really are. It really amazes me all the things I missed over the years and now when I look back, man I looked like a fool. All the things that were lied about and things that were copied. Everything we did, this family had to do. The scary thing is they even went and bought not just the same car, but the same color and everything. Who does that? There is so much more, but I would need volumes to fill it all. I am ready to let the past lie and move on. Too bad Matt isn't. Sigh, he sees what I see, but feels that we should be fake towards them and make it all seem like everything is okay. Not my style at all. I am an honest up front person. Oh well, enough of my rant, since this is what it turned into....

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Stress, Stress, and more stress

Life certainly has a way of testing you. Stess seems to be number one on my list lately. I swear everything happens all at once. Ahhh! I am nervous as all heck about my impending surgery in two weeks. It is so bad, I am not really sleeping and when I do sleep I have nightmares. BLAH. I feel like I am always hungry and want to eat all the time...I am sure that is from the stress. Of course with Matt getting out soon things are already stressful enough. Now, he is talking about re-enlisting again. That makes ME nervous. He heard that one of his buddy's is getting a $20,500 bonus just to re-enlist and now it has his little mind going. I don't know what is right. I want to do what is best for our family and I am not sure what that is. I know if he stays in the Army, he will most likely deploy at least one, maybe two more times. If he gets out, then who knows what the future holds. I know it will be tough, but I know that whatever we decide we will get through it. At least that is what I tell myself everyday. Oh well, that is enough of my rambling for really helps to get it out sometimes.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ooooh, food...

Here is a pic of Allison eating some yummy rice. Can you tell she likes it? I am entering it in a photo contest over at 5 minutes for mom the prize is a $500 grocery gift card!! Hopefully she will win.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Is it Christmas already?

I swear it comes earlier every year. Usually you get hit with the decorations around Halloween and then the stores start playing the music around mid-November. Well, not around here. We went to Walmart yesterday (two days after Halloween) and they were ALREADY playing Christmas music. What the heck? Now, I will be the first to admit that I love Christmas music, but I think this is way too early for playing music in the stores. My mind is totally not ready for this. Heck, Thanksgiving is not even close yet. Grrr. Retailers. LOL

Anyways, Halloween was fun. Allie totally got into the whole trick or treating thing. Once she realized she was getting stuff from all these strangers, she was running from house to house. We only did a few streets because we really do not need too much candy (who does, right?) Matt is already planning our costumes for next year because he decided we need to do something as a family. We will see. Here are some pics of my little pirate...