Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Work Work Work

The Major works a lot but considering he's in the military, I feel lucky he's in the same country as us. DC is famous for it's long commutes. We actually live in a location that has about a 45 minute door-to-door commute for The Major. 45 mins is actually quite good for DC. However, add in a 9-10 hour work day and that makes for a long day. So, The Major is up way before any of us and out of the house before we are awake. He is a morning person and tries to get in early so he can be home to eat dinner with us, which I'm so thankful for. I think family dinners are SOOO important.

Anyways, the kids don't see him wake in the am and obviously they don't see him go to bed at night. I'm going somewhere with this, stay with me.... Most mornings C (3 year old daughter) asks if Daddy is at work and I usually reply yes, unless it's the weekend (duh). Well, one night she said "Daddy lives at work." I said "What?" She repeated herself. I said "Yes daddy does work a lot huh." Her reply was, "No Mommy, he sleeps at work, he lives there." I realized she had no idea he actually slept at our house. She thought he was just visiting in the evenings and on the weekends. Oh my, what a shocker. I had to take her into our room and explain all that goes on while she is "night night" well not all that goes on.

All I could think was.... I wonder what she has told her preschool teachers????

Well, today in the car I asked C what kind of cake we should make Daddy for his Birthday. I explained how hers was a princess cake because she likes them and Buddy's was a train cake because trains are his favorite etc... She said Dad should have a work cake.

I'm guessing my cake will be a laundry themed birthday cake.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Life is Good

So, I left cold DC last Thursday for sunny FL and have been loving it. The Major and I both plan to reside here after his military days are over. The Major is a CA boy but likes FL more and most of his family has left CA. So, I made him sign a prenup that said I could be a SAHM and that we'd retire in FL. OK, so I didn't go that far but we both agreed on those two issues.

Back to my time in FL. My mom treats me like a baby when I come here, it's beyond ridiculous... She helps with the kids, cooks, let's me go to the mall without kids and even offers her credit card to buy a few things. I take it (if I don't take it she'll hound me till I do) but I never use it. (I have to draw the line somewhere) Oh, and I almost forgot chilled champagne for cocktails while she cooks our yummy dinner. Tonight we had halibut with a delicious cream sauce, spinach pancakes, corn on the cob and lobster bisque. So, this is not a joke...my life here is truly this good. Two last things, she does all our laundry and she gets up with the kids every am and gets them breakfast while I sleep till about 7:30. Ahhhh....life is good. I think I should make one of those shirts that says "Life is Good" and have a picture of me at my mom's house.

Now onto what I got at the mall...

Shoes for my daughter

Two shirts from Nordstroms for me

Shoes for me

Jeans for the Major's B-day from Gap (Oh I wish I could get that boy into some better jeans but he says I'm just lucky he's still not wearing his from college, which he surely would be if it wasn't for me)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Just the usual today

Nothing too exciting to post about today. Just a busy morning as a taxi driver... preschool, mom and me class for S. then the gym for bodysculp class then back to preschool. Then make lunch, do laundry, clean up kitchen, more laundry etc... I hope to fit a shower in while the kids are napping. So, there is my glam life. I wish I could hire a maid and a laundress because there is no way any normal human can keep up with the cleaning and laundry in my home.

I have decided that after staring at myself in the mirror for 1 hour of bodysculp class that I need a lot more sculpting.

So, what does your day have in store for you. Must have something better than me.

I feel like the movie Groundhog Day sometimes, anyone agree??