I declared today get laundry done day.
I managed to get eight loads done, but some of them (okay half) are still sitting in baskets in my room. Everyone has socks and underwear and at least one pair of jeans, so it’s all good.
Big news today… I made dinner. Well, I put a frozen lasagna in the oven, took some old sub rolls out of the freezer and spread butter on them, and opened a bag salad.
My kids were impressed.
My daughter’s boyfriend doesn’t even think I can cook. I keep reminding him that I have an entire cookbook sitting here on the website. He just came into the picture over the summer when I don’t cook, I grill.
And then my kitchen was torn up for five weeks.
And then the Commander left.
So pretty much I stopped cooking in July.
He also doesn’t think popcorn and smoothies are a complete meal. Silly boyfriend. Of course popcorn and smoothies are a complete meal!
I know about a gazillion people who post their smoothie breakfast photos on Instagram every single day. I actually complete the smoothie meal by adding popcorn – so we have fiber and filler, plus fruits, vegetables, and dairy.
Plus- my kids think it is the best meal ever.
Cora’s new favorite thing to do is to take my phone. At first I didn’t like this because I thought she was playing one of those ridiculous games where you talk into the phone and an animated cat repeats everything you say.
Then I realized she takes my phone to look through the photos, watch videos, and take her own photos.
Today my phone has about 100 pictures of her bedroom on it. She also called my business partner. She thought it was pretty funny, and we did too.
I think she likes looking at all the photos and remembering certain phases of our lives. My phone has pictures from three years ago on it, so it is basically like looking at her entire life.
I also realized there are lots of pictures of the kids and their dad on the phone. I think this is her way of dealing with the deployment.
She watches the same birthday video over and over. I couldn’t figure out why until I watched it. Her dad is singing the loudest and is shown on the video almost the whole time.
Now that I’ve realized she is “remembering” on my phone I let her have it most of the time. The screen is sticky and covered with fingerprints, but she’s happy.
Footnote: Today took far to long end. I’m hoping tomorrow goes by quicker.
My husband has been deployed to the Middle East for 274 days. These are my real thoughts expressing my heart during his absence. I appreciate your prayers and kind words as we cope, adapt, and carry on without him until August 2014. To read from the beginning, click here.