Mom Saves the Day

The bear is small. He was 3 weeks early, and he has always been tiny. Although he is almost a year old, he is still swimming in 6 month sized clothes.

The recent dilemmas with this (besides constantly being told by strangers that my child is small):
-Finding a first birthday shirt that will fit him. They are normally 18 months with the occasional 12 months or 24 months. There is no way that will be anywhere close to fitting him. His birthday is December 7th. He's not going to grow that much in less than 2 weeks.
-Christmas clothes. All of the Christmas clothes in his size say "My first Christmas". It's not his first. It's his second.

The solution: My mother and Cafe Press. Thank you.


Time flies . . .

Time flies . . . or at least it passes.

Things have been crazy hectic around here and I've been a crank pot. No one wants to listen to me whine so I'll keep those thoughts to myself.

The bear has gotten 3 teeth in the last week which makes him grumpy and me grumpier. How does that work?

I ordered Hubby's homecoming sign today. Yes, it is still months away. We're over halfway done though. After doing some research, I've found the cheapest shipping and such if you order 8 weeks out. I'm so excited to even be thinking of homecoming. We're really getting there.

I also wanted to share with you a promotion I found online.
They have FREE banners (2x3 or 4x6) for military families. They are giving away 20,000, but I have no idea how long that will actually last in time. You do have to pay for shipping. By ordering so far in advance, mine was $12.50. You can personalize it with names and photos. It's actually really cool.

It's amazing how such a small thing can totally lift your spirits. Soon hubby will be home.




Big day

Today is a huge day for our family. It makes the halfway point of Hubby's deployment. This is of course assuming his deployment isn't extended which has been known to happen and wouldn't be that much of a surprise, but we're being optimistic on this side of the water line. It amazes me that it's been 3 whole months already. The next few months will be hard with the holidays, but I know the time will continue to fly by.

Deployments can rip families apart, but they can also bind you together stronger than you knew possible. If you're a weak team, you're probably going to be pulled apart. If you're true teammates - true life mates, you'll have your love strengthened.

There's also this presidential election thing going on. I find it interesting the timing. As I sit here and realize how lucky I am to have an amazing husband and a good marriage, I can not bring myself to vote for McCain. He has that whole military background thing and is supportive of taking care of the service members.

However, I can not vote for someone who cheated on his wife. Especially a military wife. She sat faithfully and waited while he was at war and a POW. There are plenty of military wives out there who can't do that for 3 months. She did it for years. In my heart, I can not justify someone coming back and disrespecting that devotion, loyalty and fidelity. I just can't do that.


Wasting time

So I'm sitting here trying to stay up as late as possible watching awful TV and waiting for an email from hubby.

I'm running out of procrastination to entertain myself. On the plus side, the house is now clean.

How many other wives are sitting out there by the computers wishing some love to pop into their inbox? Saturday nights are still the worst.