Thursday, July 30, 2009

I have the bestest friends!

You know, you readers are all so awesome. Thank you for the well wishes & good vibes sent my way. I love you all. Gotta send special thanks to Danielle, Shalimar & Sal :)
I have been fighting the headachey-ness all week. Luckily only one day was unbearable migraine. The rest has been garden variety. I am not sure what the issue is, but may have to break down & go to Dr - Ugh. I feel down right shameful being such a punk about going, since I don't have to pay. And am very thankful for that military benefit. But I am not much for going unless serious or time for check-up. I blame mama ;) This is what happens when you are raised by someone in the medical profession, unless you have fever over 102, are bleeding or losing some kind of bodily fluid in copious amounts, you are fine. haha. Any way, have been taking Goody powders. Blech, but they work.
Rob's internet is poopy again. grr. I can't wait til he is with me once again. Some days I just can not wait to retire, no matter what the civillian world is like. Other days, common sense says - Hey good job, security & benefits, quitcher bitchin. I just miss my honey. ohhhhh, can't dwell, gonna make myself sad again.
I have discovered a new (for me) designer I just adore - just ordered the most awesome bento boxes for the kids for new school year. Shinzi Katoh - go check it out! This, as I think most of you know, is our 3rd tour in Germany. Now, didn't have kids the first time, but last time - no excuse. The Germans have this awesome tradition, the Schultuete, that I have always admired & thought I would do, but school starts & have never been prepared. They give their kids these cones filled with presents/school supplies to start first grade. Now, I figure better late than never & why do 1st graders get all the fun. So darn it, I am planning to do this this year. When you have a second, go read the wikipedia article I have linked to the word. It really is pretty cool.
I meant to post this yesterday, but got distracted & it has been sitting open ever since. So once again - thank you all & I hope everyone is having a super-d-dooper day :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Heather's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day(s)

I am angry, annoyed, bike-less, cheated, disappointed, disillusioned, frustrated, fat, grrrrrrr..., hot, headachey, indignant, lonely, loser, mean, mad, melancholy, needful, nasty, out of order, pining, pouting, rueful, sad, stolen (from), ......unconnected, violated, ....
was shooting for the whole alphabet there, but - whatever. Yesterday, ended up with a migraine. Felt sick, couldn't stand light, head killing me... So was not up to going to the store. The boys were going to ride up to shoppette to get some hotdog buns for dinner for me. Robin comes back in & says dad's bike is missing. It had been chained (locked) to the bike rack at the end of our sidewalk. It was gone. They even took the damn lock. People suck. Rob was thinking same thing I was - isn't this senior enlisted housing? It's not like we are a bunch of young kids here. The ppl here have responsiblity, some maturity (I would hope,) life experience. And for pete's sake - it's a damn military post. I can't even get my mail without a military ID card (they won't take your drivers license if for some reason your ID is at home.) Add to that a sucky internet connection for Rob... He has to pay about $100 a month for a connection & the damn thing doesn't work most of the time. He took evening shifts so that we could talk in the AM, when there is not as much internet traffic, so that we could have a better connection. For the last few weeks, even though we talk every weekday, I think we may have been able to talk for 1 hr (60 minutes in 15 days.) I am so SICK of this. these long deployments are just hell. Top all this off with the house being a wreck & filthy. I think I am going to go hide in my closet now & cry.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Busy Bees

We have been some busy peeps , but are just about wound down. It has been an exciting couple of weeks & we have had fun. We all got involved with the latest play here at the Stable Theater on post. It is Coyote Tales by Linda Daugherty. This has been so fun. Robin is El Sol - he does the part well, just need to learn to be less stiff, but even his math teacher from last year is amazed at how vocal he CAN be. Said he has heard Robin talk more in this play than all of last semester. Peanut is an adorable chicken. She squawks so funny & great at attitudes, the hard thing for her has been to forget that Robin is her brother & to act scared - not proud - when he is yelling at coyote. Zach did awesome helping with the set & helping Robin & Ivy rehearse at home. I think everyone is planning on rehearsing for the fall one act plays, I know we are all planning on auditioning for the King & I, which will be the winter play.

Thursday was my class to teach with AFTB (Army Family Team Building) level 1 - I taught Military Acronyms & Terms. It went well & was fun. My only problem was I went waaayyyyy to fast & THANK GOD for Jeopardy. someone had created a power point presentation/game of Jeopardy for acronyms, terms & military time & it saved my butt on the time. It was supposed to be a 40 min class - I was done with my part at 20. So we played the game for the rest of the time. I have some things to add to the next class so thatnext time I can stretch it out a bit. The upcoming level 2 is actually the one I missed last time, so will be a student again :)

Last but not least... Locks of Love
When Rob deployed this last time, Ivy & I decided we wouldn't cut our hair until he was home with us, safe & sound, again. Then we would cut it off & donate that hair to Locks of Love. Last week, Ivy had it. Her hair was too thick & way too hot to stand it any longer & she begged me to cut it. As she had enough to donate, said ok. So last wednesday, after rehearsal & playing, she took a shower & I whacked off her hair. It looks very cute & she is happy & proud of being able to help a child in need.
That is all for today - God bless you all & hope you are having a GREAT summer.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day!!!

Ok, once again I am a slacker - but I refuse to apologize. Today is day four of my back being screwy. Every time I think it's getting better, I do something to mess it up again. I have no idea what I did to it in the first place. I am so jealous of my family. They are all together visiting in Florida right now. It seems we can never get us all together at the same time. Last weekend was the play Emma here at the Stable theater. Robin played a small but integral part - Robert Martin - it was his first time on stage & he did GREAT! I would upload some pics, but I am not sure where I put the cord to the new camera. I know it is somewhere in the living room. I will post pics when I find it. This week we went over the next play - Coyote Tales. Both Ivy & Robin have parts & Zach has promised to help with sets. Robin is playing El Sol - he is soooo funny. He sounds like the Flea from Mucha Lucha. Had everyone laughing. Ivy is Gallina, such a cute chicken.we are working on her chicken sounds, when reading through she read the chicken sounds as words - pretty funny. There's a really cool give-a-way over on this site, Beauty that Moves, to enter just leave a comment. Hope all is well - HAPPY 4TH!!!