A Little De-Stressing!

Military men (and probably the women too) LOVE their paintball. I’ve seen this any where we get stationed, in fact. Each base we’ve been too has some sort of club for paintball and a ton of members. I guess there is just something about pelting someone with a ball of paint that is a great stress reliever! And of course we know that those in the military could do with a little stress relief!

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So Quickly

Alan (who’s been away since 6 July) came for a visit Wednesday afternoon. We hung out on Thursday and all went to Disney on Friday, then visited with Brandie and Keith (and their new puppies, and their old kitty lol) on Saturday. He flew out this morning. He should be back sometime in November ….. His goings suck, but the coming home is always nice. He spent a ton of quality time with Xander and Xander was okay with him leaving (he’s acting up a little, but he’s bored …). Xander made Alan hug him about a million times last night and said “I love you” and “I’ll miss you” to him a few more. It’s sad … but, he’s handling it okay.

Disney was AWESOME – took lots of photos. Xander had a blast and was able to ride a bunch of rides and even rode his very first roller coaster (he just made the height quota!) … I didn’t get to ride Space Mountain, and the Haunted Manse was CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER (I almost melted away into the pavement when I came upon that!!) but it was fun just seeing how much fun Xander was having! 🙂

Odd Thoughts

I hate to admit it … but aside from the fact that my husband puts his life on the line to fight in a war … BEFORE he actually GETS to the war I am kinda jealous of his life. He’s in limbo right now, er, training as they call it. Before he ships out to ‘the sandbox’ as us military wives like to refer to it as. He gets to hang out with our friends that we met while in Rota – without Xander. Gets to go out to eat whenever and whatever he wants – without Xander. (Getting my drift yet?). Don’t get me wrong .. I LOVE OUR SON!! I just would like some ‘me’ time sometimes. I’m always home (or out) with him. 24/7. I know that’s part of the whole “MOM” job description, but sometimes I’d just like OUT! That feeling is completely magnified when you-know-who is deployed. I know thousands of military wives do it – and I know they complain (whether loud and clear like I seem to do on a daily basis, or to their personal journals far away from prying eyes of the internetz). Either way … I’m just sayin’ …. I’d like to get my ears re-pierced (like, at a piercing parlor, not the Piercing Pagoda). I’d like to see Harry Potter, Hairspray, that new horror flick w/that one guy in that room (?!) … I’d like to get a pedicure and a massage (my dear Lord, my back HURTS!!!!!!!) … When Alan was here he wasn’t really HERE because his mind was already THERE. I’d get “The Look” when I told him I was going to Wal-Mart (or the craft store) … ALONE … It wasn’t a mad look, it was more of a hurt look … which in turn made me sad. Sad for wanting to be away I suppose. Blah … the contacts are about done for tonight. It’s been a long, long day.

I plan on putting everything on Jesus tomorrow. We (Xander and I) are joining our friends in checking out a new church. I need to put everything on Him more often I suppose. Then I wouldn’t feel as crappy.

Days, Hours, Minutes

Bedtime comes so fast now … I’m not complaining – don’t get me wrong here, just worth mentioning. The past 2 days have FLOWN by, which is wonderful (I must thank my friend for all she’s doing to keep Xander and I busy, you know who you are!) Even on the days that we don’t get out of the house for more then a little bit to run errands the days go by quick. The house is neat (thanks Mom!) and slowly being packed (I have enough time to organize and pack, not just throw things into boxes). The past 2 days Xander has gone to bed really easily (which I of course appreciate). My creative juices are flowing around my brain and I have so many projects in mind I don’t even know WHERE to start! My item on eBay is actually being BID on which is super DUPER exciting! I’ve never sold anything on eBay before, and I figured I would start with all the candle goods that are taking up a crazy amount of space in my closet. All in all it’s been a good couple days. Nice.


I switched to Evanescence .. much better ..


I should stop listening to the “50 First Dates” soundtrack. It’s making me weepy. I have an hour and a half until my eBay auctions (that I am bidding on) are over. Xander didn’t fall asleep until close to 9pm after fighting with me for the better part of 2 hours. It’s been a helluva day!

*chugs some OJ + Vodka*