August 17, 2011


Tomorrow my daughter will be 1 month old. To say it's gone fast would be a massive understatement. I've been fairly successful at coming to a balance with the two kids...mostly because my son is so easy going and loves his sister to pieces. Unfortunately, the rest of my life isn't quite in balance yet.

Other than family and friends who came in from out of town (read: they got the priority) and a handful of local friends, I haven't seen anyone and few have seen the Princess. It's not that they don't want to visit and I don't want to get out, it's a lack of time. I've been swamped with Army stuff and getting ready for our grand exodus...we're going to the beach for a very long vacation (the one upside to this whole deployment situation).

In addition to our extended holiday, we're getting ready for the much anticipated upcoming R&R at Disney World, trying to get baby girl on DEERS, and getting Joshua signed up for his online classes. All while ignoring the news as much as possible because the last couple weeks have been hard for our state. I never thought I'd be the kind of Army wife who would have to avoid the news...I normally love the news and politics (yeah, I'm one of those but I try not to put those opinions up here very often) but I can't. I can't see the pictures...that's the worst part for me. When they show the families, especially the children, I fall apart. I can't do it.

So, instead I bury my head in the sand and focus on my kids, getting the next care packages together and what we'll wear to meet Mickey Mouse.


JG said...

I don't blame you for not watching the news. I couldn't for weeks after Chris left. The last month has been hard.

Can't wait to hear all about your sure-to-be amazing R&R!!