Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Funk into Funky!

 We reached the half way point in the deployment. I guess somewhere in my mind making it to the half way point was going to be this wonderful thing. unfortunately, there was no magic moment.  The half way point came and went like any other day! 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Simple words in a complicated world!

 Some of the guys out with my husband were asked: Depending on how things go, Who would want to go home early?

By early they mean at like 9ish months vs the full year. Most of the guys wanted to stay out there. My husband was the first and I believe the only guy that said, "Send me home!" The majority of the guys out there with my husband are single. So to them living at "camp cupcake" is not a bad gig really. The ones that are married have there reasons for wanting to stay. Most will tell you its complicated but once you get to know them It comes down to money or an unhappy home. I can't help but think how sad!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

No soliciting, on second thought! Come on in, I'll let you clean my house!

How many of you have been hit up by the Kirby sales people?

They have come to my door so many times. I normally turn them away, today I decided the best way to get rid of them is to hear there speal besides my carpets did need vacuumed and I didn't want to do it!! lol

Within the first few minutes, I realize the sales lady is new and she realizes I am not going to spend the money on Kirby. No matter how cool it is! So, she gets real with me. She tells me, sure I make more money if you buy one but I don't make any if I don't show it. As long as you let me finish the whole demonstration I get paid.

Monday, May 20, 2013

I want OUT!

What's wrong with wanting to build a play ground in your back yard and not wanting to worry about if the investment is worth it because you will be moving in a couple years?

Whats wrong with wanting to give that sense of "home" to my children a place of stability?

Whats wrong with wanting to plant flowers and know I'll see them bloom more then once?

Sunday, May 19, 2013

I don't feel older! :)

Today as I celebrate another birthday. I am thinking back a few years to my 30th birthday and how hard I took it. In my mind I was suddenly old and kept wondering where had 30 come from? That day I was thinking there was no way I could be 30 yet. I was going to fly to the moon and conquer the world by then. I had such big plans! It took me a while to overcome my dismay at turning 30.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Yesterday, I Cried!

First I need to say I am not someone brought to tears easily. Sure I get upset and frustrated but actual tears are much harder to get from me. I put my son down for his second nap, crawled into my own bed and I broke down. It was not any one thing. Yesterday had its problems but they were all minor things. They were mole hills but felt like mountains. I was suddenly overwhelmed. I cried, not just a tear but a full blow bout of tears and and all the fun. I finally calmed down and took a mini-nap before my son was up ready to roll and my daughter walking in the door from school.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Blogs of “Camp Cupcake!” (2)

This Week's Top Headlines!

Chickens, piggys and children- {Too scared of work to step-up, to lazy or just don’t know what to do with out a hand to hold} I bet if Barney sang to them it would be much easier! Clean up, clean up, “everybody do your share!!” :) ok so Barney is not always needed but there are days!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Skype! The best/worst invention of all time!


I encourage you to always talk about the weather. :)

Trusting your Instincts! Mothers Intuition?

Yesterday I was yet again reminded that sometimes we just need to trust that little inner voice.

My little boy got up a mess. A 103ish fever, yucky nose and just noticeably in discomfort. I could have easily put this off to teething, I mean he is working on getting about 6 or 8 of those bad boys in right now. So that could have been an easy explanation.  I could have accepted that he had just caught a little bug and given it a few days to “run“ its course. Something, some little nagging piece of me, kept saying this is not right. This in not just teething or a little bug. By early afternoon that nagging voice convinced me to call his doctor, It turned out my little man had very bad double ear infections.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

I Miss That!

It never failed that he would get home from a long days work and his boots would end up in unique locations. Hardly ever tucked nicely against a wall. I inevitably would kick/trip on them. In all my grace and talent I would always find the steel part of the steel toe boot to kick. I would cuss, he would laugh!
I miss that!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mothers Day, "Just Another Day??"

Mother's Day is just around the corner. 

Are you a single mother or a military spouse of someone away?

If you are, your mother's day will probably be very similar to mine. There will be no heavenly breakfast in bed, or glamorous dinners out on the town. It will be filled with the pitter patter or little feet ransacking your home, wiping little toes to little noses. Kissing skinned knees and fixing bent feelers. Cooking meals and doing chores. Maybe fitting in a tickle war. :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

What do you see??

Photo from: wikimedia.org
 My daughter and I were both shown this photo recently and asked, "What do you see?"

Two people can look at this and see two different objects, or maybe they see the same thing and the second image is missed altogether. My daughter and I both found the duck first and it actually took someone saying to look for a bunny for us to find the second image.


Monday, May 6, 2013

Courtesy, Where did you go??

I have had moments lately were I have been amazed by the kindness and courtesy of others. There have been just as many moments lately were I can’t help but wonder if common courtesy and common sense got together and went on vacation. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

This letter is to inform you: It's over! I want to break up!

In the last 5 months our relationship has become increasingly unhealthy. If I told you I felt smothered by the attention you are sending my way it would be an understatement. You have become obsessed with being a part of my life, you show up at odd and inconvenient times and create nothing but drama, chaos, and frustration.  I have tried to tell you before that we should spend a little less time together but you chose not to listen to me.

Friday, May 3, 2013

This is real life! (Homefront update)

It has been a while since my last real update. We are on day 142 over half way to R&R, yeah!! Give or take one more month and we will be at the half way point for our deployment. I can only imagine everyone’s shock and awe. I was also shocked when I realized we are almost half way, and both kids and the dog are still alive. The house has yet to burn down and the lawn has not turned into a field! We are on a roll!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

"Stay busy!" Ha Ha! Did my juggling give you the impression I was bored!

Worst generic deployment advice ever! "Stay Busy!"

At the beginning of this deployment I had a lot of well meaning people tell me to stay busy. So I did just that, I scheduled all kinds of things and was being "busy." Go me, lets do Dance, Girl Scouts and trips to the mall, the circus and oh the unit has a function this week... Before long my calendar was running out of room and I began to resemble one of the undead you would see in the movies. Don't get to close she is libel to eat you alive. Ahha!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wordless Wednesday, USMC love, family and longing!

Blog's of "Camp Cupcake"

It appears the abominable snow man has decided to give the service members a reprieve. They are gracefully transitioning from snow shoes and accidental ice skating to unintended mud bogging on humps and the occasional sun sighting. I believe the coffee makers and heaters are even more thankful for this change than the service members currently stationed there. If you listen closely enough the treadmills might even be giving a sigh of relief.