Sunday, July 10, 2011

Two Months Down

Another month down, another month closer to homecoming.  A lot happened this month and we are starting to get into a good routine.

The Good:

* We all survived (this will hopefully be the first "good" bullet every month).  This includes humans, animals, and plants!
* My mom arrived for the summer.  It is a huge help to have an extra set of hands.  I also have more freedom to run evening errands and even go out with my friends without having to reserve and pay a sitter.  Also, I really think it is wonderful that my kids are getting so much time with their grammy.
* I have had several visits from close friends - my friend Kriste flew down from  NJ and my friend Melissa is here this weekend helping (my mom is at Bethany Beach with some girlfriends so she is pinch hitting).  Having John away stinks, but it motivates my girlfriends to visit more often because they see hear the desperation in my voice.  I need help.  And someone to drink wine with.  Come help me and I pay in wine.
* I have been running much more consistently.  Not quite up to the standard of the program, but enough that I am starting to feel more confident that the Rock 'n Roll will happen.
* We joined the Y and Kate has started swimming lessons.
* We had a fun party for Kate's 2nd birthday.  

The Bad:

* Kate got pretty sick.  I won't elaborate, if you read this blog then you are super bored of this topic already.
* Connor has had major sleep regression.  Kriste and Mel and my mom all know... I don't get much sleep these days.  It is pretty painful.
* I have not done as well with my diet this month.  I haven't gained weight, but the last 10 pound I need to lose are not coming off on their own.

Goals for next month:

* Keep running, keep dieting.  Lose 5 of the last 10 pounds.
* Survive a 10 hour road trip to Connecticut for my grandmother's 90th birthday.  This shall be interesting.
* I still need to read something other than "People".  My book club is reading Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and I am really excited to get into that.
* To start potty training Kate.  Wish me Godspeed on that one.
* Get this blog a little more spiffy.  I want to explain why it is "Keep Calm and Have a Cosmo" - why the WWII theme and the plane in the header are meaningful.  It has a lot to do with my grandmother (the one turning 90) and my grandfather.  Hopefully that story will come shortly.

I hope you all had a great month and are enjoying all things summer.  The pool, beach, cookouts, watermelon, frosty drinks, lemonade, afternoon thunderstorms, family outings, and vacations.  If your husband is deployed - keep your chin up - we can do this.  If your family is in tact, hug them a little tighter and give thanks.  Summer always feels like family to me (just as much as the holiday season) so it can be a hard pill to swallow knowing that Johnny is away, and will be away for a long time to come.

2 months down, 5(??) to go.

1 comments: said...

Congrats on another month down! Look forward to the stories. :)


Hi, I'm Jill!

Hi, I'm Jill!
Extrovert. Mom of two. Wife of a cute Naval Aviator. Lover of wine. When I'm not chasing my two kids around town you will find me writing, taking too many photos, and researching the ten future areas the Navy could potentially (but probably won't) PCS us. We are fish out of water, landlocked at 7,000 feet. For now.

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