Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Day 17: Getting Back on Track

Today I finally felt like I could make it through this deployment. It's a good feeling. I have wonderful husband who loves me very much and is (fortunately) able to contact me quite often. I have wonderful friends here who keep me busy, they help whenever I ask, they are just there. I have wonderful friends and family back home that constantly amaze me with their kind word, encouragement, and love. I have two wonderful babies who keep my world turning even I wish I could stop it for a second, they "know" and assure me we have to keep going. I have a wonderful life. Someday, this deployment will be an accomplishment for us rather than an obstacle. That day will come. It will. I just have to keep remembering that. In the meantime, I need to keep busy!


We started off the day kind of rocky. I think I have washed, am washing, or will wash every surface/fabric in my house before long. Why you ask? Potty training is definitely regressing. *thumbs down* So frustrating. He won't tell me when he has to go. If I ask him, he just says he doesn't to go. And if I tell him he needs to go try, he screams, throws a big dramatic fit and then (usually) gets in there and does his business. But lately, he just goes wherever and whenever he wants. The floor, the couch, my bed (he also got my "I'm going to keep and sleep with this shirt because it smells like Jeff" shirt on that one. I tried not to be really mad but I really was. Definitely a mommy fail). I am at a loss. I sure hope it gets better soon. Potty training makes me want to bang my head against a brick wall. But... A big kiss from my littlest love definitely helped lift my spirits this morning.




We went out to the mall today to get Jack a few more pieces of fall clothing. He has to take 1-2 extra outfits with him to school each day just in case (mostly because of potty training) and he only had 6 pairs of long pants. So Jeff and I decided together that we should let him pick out some more clothes he likes, he's probably old enough for that. These were his absolute favorite pick of the day:

Bright red corduroy pants (: He wanted the gold ones too but I told him that daddy said only one pair of crazy pants today. So he got a pair of jeans, a few long sleeve shirts, and little brother got a shirt too.
Tonight was my very first volleyball game.
The girls I play softball with in the summer started a team that plays in a rec league here on post. It's nothing serious but it's a lot of fun. I hadn't seen most my teammates in a few months so it was awesome to be back with them. I started late but there's a few weeks of games left I'll get to play with them. I was sort of nervous at first because I hadn't played since the 9th grade, but I don't think I played too badly. I need to work on serving mostly, my arm isnt as strong as it used to be. We brought home the team's first WIN tonight in 2 games. Not too shabby. I already can't wait for our next game Thursday.
My friend, Nicole, and I have decided to take up Zumba recently as well. I did Zumba regularly in the spring but got sick, had to stop for a week or so, and never went back to it. We have an Xbox Kinect and my sweet husband bought me the Zumba game for birthday I believe. For now, I am much more comfortable shaking my booty in the privacy of my own home. Nicole feels the same. So each night, I put my boys to bed. Her boys lounge around my house for about an hour, and we dance our little hearts out, burn calories and crack up laughing at each other. Perfect, right?
That's me, the Zumba Rocker. Hehe. I should probably work on my technique a bit though.
Tomorrow is Jack's second day of school. He was quite attached to me today. So we may have a little bit or separation anxiety going on, but I don't think he'll have any problems come time to drop him off tomorrow. Yesterday when I picked him up he said he had a lot of fun at school and he and Jonah grabbed hands and walked towards the car together. Sooooo cute. They melt my heart and put it back together ... pretty much everyday.
After a minute, Jack looked back at me over his shoulder and said "Thanks for getting me back mom"
He always knows just what to say. He is amazing. Even when he photobombs my self portrait :P
Until tomorrow folks (:

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