I know my blog posts have been far and few in between. I'm going to blame end of the year panic mode. OK, technically its not the end of the year...its not even really close...call me forward thinking. Firefly mom over at Pack of Hungry Snails is celebrating her 1 year blogging anniversary and gave out awards in celebration of it. And I got some! *wipes tear from eye* These are the two I took, because, well, I *heart* Joss Whedon and his work..
And this one because everyone should be called a stalker at least once in their lifetime. :-P
I feel very fortunate to have received these, and I just want to thank FM, you rock! :-)
In other news, I'm busily preparing for our weekend away to southern NH. We will be leaving Saturday morning and heading straight to Boston to the aquarium so I've been printing out scavenger hunt papers for the kids to do while they're there...anything to make them slow down and appreciate what they're seeing...I haven't been there in 25 years so I'm excited to see the changes. After the aquarium we'll be headed to Nashua and Sunday morning Lyli has her pageant, shes very excited because shes been bumped up an age category and will be competing with the "older" girls. I honestly don't know how I ended up with a child who loves pageants...I'm really a terrible "pageant" mom..I'm constantly saying "no make up"...or "try to look natural" and "you don't need the expensive dress..look! this one is under $30!" I'd never make it into the Pageant Mom club.
Aysha will be staying at the house until Monday taking care of the cats and Vella for us. I left her a list of directions...actually I'm still adding to it...I'm up to #20 and I'm sure since I still have another full day I'll add even more. Some examples of what I've put on there, so you know what my poor daughter has to put up with having a juvenile parent... :-P :
15. The 92 year old neighbor has pulled into our yard twice this week and honked for us to go out...wanting to say "hi" and ask us if the stray dog perusing our neighborhood is ours. She's forgetful and may do it again...probably early in the morning as she doesn't really sleep..don't answer the honk naked, it might kill her.
16. Yes, Salem smells like a monkey's butt, don't bathe him, I like it.
18. If you are mean to Psycho, sleep with your eyes open....or maybe with a helmet on..
19. Psycho acts kind of like a dog and likes to play with the dogs toys, if she is under the table and you are sitting at it, I suggest you wear your shoes..and possibly leg guards.
20. If you are at the table psycho may decide to sit on your shoulders, she is not graceful and tends to flop around like a fish out of water, the band aids are in the bathroom.
If you have any suggestions of other notes to leave her...just leave them in the comments and I will gladly write them down for her :-P
Mike and I have some major decisions to make in the next few months. The chances that he will be transferred to another job are very good. The national guard doesn't like to leave their full timers in one job too long...moving them to other places doing different things helps them to advance...and he's been in his current teaching job at the I/O battalion for much longer than he should be...so we're thinking that within the next year and a half they'll be moving him somewhere else. which is great! Except that the job he has now is the closest of all the possibilities..and that's an hour and a half commute one way. So, we need to decide if we want to move, and if so WHERE. That also means we need to decide what to do with the current house, try to sell or rent it out, and whether if we're moving if we should even try to get my Icelandic sheep this summer ( *cries*). Then we have the short term stuff to decide on ... our family has never had a vacation together. Never. I grew up in a family that vacationed just about every year and I miss it. So, we're looking at the Virgina Beach/Williamsburg area and thinking about getting a pop up camper. So we have to sit down and see if it's doable and if it is should we get the camper, or sleep in a cabin at the campground.. if we get land somewhere (another decision..buy a house..or buy land and build) we could live in a camper on it in the summer while we worked there..but do we want to sink that much money into something right now...or would the cabins cost as much as the camper..so much research.
I can tell spring is coming...after months of standing still all of a sudden everything is in motion. I just hope it stays in motion...I really hate it when things start/stop ...I prefer just doing it and getting it done.
I missed my 1 year blogging anniversary...it was in January...I completely spaced it..maybe Ill remember next year :-P