Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Have you ever let your husband decide what you are having for dinner? Well, I did that this week. And this is what came out! Yes, that is a giant hot pocket full of meat and potatoes! No Lie! Matt and E refer to it as "STEAK LOG." But the real name is the Horseradish Beef Strudel. P.S. it was really good and made enough for 2 meals so go and try it (and add mushrooms).
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Maggie ruined my back-up sunglasses and E turned them into an all night Harry Carey impersonation.
Natalia was so sweet with the baby and held her for a long time.
Rach has a new love of Blue's Clues. It really worked out well. We cooked and she watched.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Somehow, not one, but 2 different departments didn't do their job and the paper work wasn't filed to get movers to come last week. I spent the better part of 3 days packing and separating our belongings and packing the last few things into the storage lockers.
We woke up at 5am on Wednesday to pack the car one more time before the packers came. E hung out at the storage facility for about an hour before he finally called to find out what was taking so long. He was informed that no one was coming for another 6 days. Surprisingly, we are both at peace about everything. I was worried about staying at the storage building with the packers all day with the baby and now E can do it ...so really it was a blessing in disguise.
This is what E and I jokingly refer to as the "Hurry Up and Wait" mentality of the military. Want another example? We woke up at 5 am to drive to Houston and be the first one's in line to get new ID's. We walked in the door and sat down at 7:30. Even though we were first in line, we weren't taken care of until noon.
Let's start this post by saying that the Carter Bed and Breakfast (the friends we are currently staying with while we are in transition) had an internet recession. The network cable went on strike and the unemployment numbers didn't come in for a few days. But once the first quarter results were finally posted, there was a bi-partisan resolution reached (both Bailey's and Carter's). We pushed a bill through to get a stimulus package for new cabling and now, just before the break for the summer vacation, we now have internet again. (Pardon my bad political joke but I couldn't resist!)
Yes, we have had a hard few days without the internet. Boy did I realize how dependent I am upon it. Banking, email, entertainment, shopping, YOU NAME IT! There is nothing I can't do online these days. That is why I am so very glad to announce the arrival of our brand spanking new 3G iPhones. It was like God looked down on us in our time of internet needs and smiled.