Thursday, December 07, 2006

How do I forget so easily??

Be MadThis is a post with two meanings. First, the mundane everyday side. How do I forget so easily how EVIL caffeine is? How do I forget how crabby and nasty I get to my sweet little girl when I'm getting that toxin out of my veins? I can vividly recall my last night after the ball, the one that made me swear never to drink again. Why is it so much harder with caffeine? I feel so much better with out it. I really need to remember my crabby behavior to WonderKid last night. And the moment this morning when I realized that my actions are showing my little girl the wrong picture of being a Mommy, expecially a Mommy that loves God. In fact, I was showing her the wrong picture of God last night. Please Lord, help me to remember that realization and the sickness it brought to my stomach.
Which brings me to the second meaning of my title. How do I so easily forget how good it feels when I read my Bible and pray? In a time when I'm usually depressed (when Mr.W is out of town) I feel peace. I feel happy. How good it feels when I tell God that I no longer want to try and have control over my life. That I want Him to take care of it all. I don't want to worry about it anymore. He can take care of where we're heading next, whether he have another child or not, when we'll get our bills paid off. Not that I expect to sit back and do nothing. But there are just somethings it doesn't do to worry over. And I've been spending too much time on them. I don't want to hold on to the things of the past. My hurts, disappointments, feelings of failure. How can that help me in any way? I don't want to focus too much on the future. Where I spend so much time planning out what will happen with us, to have none of it come to pass just as I wanted it too...and then be disappointed all over again. No thank you! I want to focus on the now. My time with my friends and family. The joy I get watching my daughter grow up and learn. The love I feel when I see my husband playing with my daughter, building a bond..and memories. A bond that will help us stay strong as a family when he's deployed for long stretches.
I just want to feel lighter. Not hang on to all the pressure I was letting in my life. Pressure over nothing. And I feel that today. I feel lighter and it feels good.

Monday, December 04, 2006

You Are Sunrise

You enjoy living a slow, fulfilling life. You enjoy living every moment, no matter how ordinary.
You are a person of reflection and meditation. You start and end every day by looking inward.
Caring and giving, you enjoy making people happy. You're often cooking for friends or buying them gifts.
All in all, you know how to love life for what it is - not for how it should be.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

New Layout

I know I know, so sue me! Here's the layout I did for WonderKid's school picture. Isn't she just too cute.
So, the yellow box has the stats (school name, teacher, grade, place.) The little red box has her age. And then....(those who have seen Dude, where's my car? will appreciate that) in the yellow border around her picture I wrote her various favorites (friend, after school playmate, books to read, part of the school day, thing to learn at school). I really like it it. It's simple, but the patterned paper give it a little umph.

My Secret Identities

Okay, I lied! This is the last one for today. I saw this on my sisters blog and I had to do it on mine. Too cute! (I have deleted some words for effect)
1.YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current street name) Dusty Woods
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (favorite cookie, fav ice cream flavor) SnickerDoodle Roof
3. YOUR "FLY Guy/Girl" NAME: (first initial of first name, first 3 or 4 letters of your last name): K-Long
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Pink Puggle
5. YOUR PORNO NAME: (most recent pet, grandma's (or moms)maiden name) Butch Murray
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name, last 4 letters of mom's maiden name) Lon Ki Murr
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put "The") The Green Juice
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers/grandmothers) Doris Ila
9. STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne) Be Delicious
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother & father's middle name) Lee Franklin


I think one of the best things about being in the military is the second family you make where ever you're living. I'm talking about our family of friends. Making friends can be tough. But no one can truly understand the tough life of being a military family more than another military family. Once you make those friends, it's easy to become very close to them. And it's great to have them to spend holidays with when you're not able to get home to your first family. This Thanksgiving we went up to Quanitco and spent the holiday with some great people. Mr.Wonder's friend from his first duty station (where we met) has been living up there for almost 6 months and we just recently learned about it. His wife found me on Myspace (it's not totally evil, as Mr.W seems to think.) They came down to see us on Columbus day and while they were here we decided to do Thanksgiving together. It was a ton of fun! The drive up there was tough, but the trip was well worth the traffic. Dinner was great and we had fun playing this dance off game. It was so funny. I'll now show you how dorky we can still be! WonderKid wanted to play this thing all night though she has no coordination on it (she's still a little too young for it). Mr.W and I could not stop laughing!
Tomorrow I'll post about our trip to the National Museum of the Marine Corps! I don't want to over load you all with posts. All 2 of you that still check this thing! ;)

It's been a while...

I know it's beena while since I've been on here. I guess I just haven't felt like I have much to talk about. Or the things that I would talk about will change in the span of a day so what's the point in posting them anyway. There were a few notable things that have occured over the last month. First was the Marine Corps Ball. We had a blast and the whole next day I layed in bed or threw up. I have sworn off alcohol since that day and have had no desire to touch the stuff. Heh heh! I wasn't much of a drinker anyway, but that night just sealed it.
Here's the "official" ball picture.
It was a good night!