Not to sound biased or anything – but my kids were rather awesome this Halloween.
My 2 year old – who is in LOVE with anything Minnie Mouse – was Minnie for Halloween as well. I bought the costume back in September when I saw it at Wal-Mart and I am GLAD I did. It was a little small – but that was the ONLY Minnie costume they had. So, thankfully, she’s petite.
On the other side – my seven year old – who is currently OBSESSED with Zelda / Link (as well as Mario, Luigi and several Pokemon) dressed as Link this year. He was Link a couple years ago also; but this year he got a fully homemade costume (from fabric not a cut pillowcase), a sword and a shield (the Hylean Shield to be exact).
The costume came out fantastic thanks to the directions posted by a lady named TR Rose on her Meow About Cosplay website (link).
Her photos and breakdown of how she created HER costume made it super easy to create my son’s costume. Now, mind you I haven’t sewn in a WHILE – so mine was no where NEAR as nice as hers. But, I still was pretty darn proud of myself!
I’m not going to say this over my at my friends’ Facebook page – I know she respects me, my life and my opinions – but her friends have their own (which is fine). But – I’m gonna say it here – on my OWN blog. Because I can. I feel as though I have to – somehow – put my thoughts “out there” and hope someone hears them.
It pisses me the HELL OFF when people think our military is fighting for nothing. It pisses me the HELL OFF when someone says that “fighting the bad guys” is “childish thinking” and that “The term “bad guys” is suitable for 5-year-olds, not thinking adults.”
I am a THINKING ADULT who has been married to a US Navy Sailor for 10 years! I respect him, his job, the MISSION and our President. I respect all those we’ve lost over the years – especially people I’ve met in person and even considered FRIENDS. It makes me SO MAD and UPSET that there are people that don’t respect these HEROES. Not just on 9-11 but EVERY DAMN DAY.
Don’t EVER fucking tell me my husband and all the other military personnel are fighting for NOTHING! They are NOT just in Afghanistan. They are in all places where there is terrorism! Open your fucking eyes!
I AM A PROUD MILITARY WIFE!
Be thankful there are people fighting “for nothing” – because otherwise people like (proverbial) YOU wouldn’t have the freedom to run your mouth like a jackass!
I’ve been spending much of my time unpacking from our move, cleaning things and sorting things out that I need to get rid of. I’m tired. I have my period. I’m feeling rather BLAH today.
My two year old is bored. This doesn’t bode well for my plan of “sitting on my ass and being lazy.” It’s a glorious day out – maybe I should just bring her outside and plop myself into a lawn chair.
… and try not to die ………. bleh …
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Someone on Tumblr joked that I was on vacation. I responded with something along the lines of “this isn’t a vacation – no one has handed me a Pina Colada or Mai Tai yet!” I’ve certainly needed a hearty drink after dealing with two little ones who just don’t GET the whole “we’re in the Navy kids – so suck it up!” I completely understand what they are going through. I really do. Transitions are difficult and transitions that take you across the entire continental United States all the way to an ISLAND are even more so.
Xander is already making friends – our neighborhood (“Navy housing”) is FULL of kids! Plus, the school he is attending is a 2 mile walk round-trip so he has time to see/meet kids on the walk to school.
Juliana is having fun – but her “clock” is a little wonky and we haven’t really come up with a routine yet. Her normal routine is getting up around 7am and sitting on the couch watching Disney JR while I get Xander ready for school. Here? We have THE most uncomfortable couch in the universe (“boonie” furniture) and no cable. We did buy a new television – a 32 inch that will eventually go in our bedroom! It has a built in DVD player though – so I’ve been running plenty of Barney and Sesame Street movies for her to enjoy.
It’s beautiful here. I can’t wait to explore the island more.
But – I’m seriously missing my friends from back home.
On the plus side – I’ve met a lot of cool people!
Everything will be okay.
We made it to Oahu, Hawaii!! I’m blogging on my phone, so this won’t be long!
Just wanted to check-in!