I know I've been gone a while and its not usually like me to ignore my blog for so long but trust me when I tell you I have a REALLY good reason well reasons.
At first I was out of town for a couple days the kids and I went on a retreat with our FRG. We had a great time except that I think maybe our soldiers told who ever coordinated this trip that they were worried they were going to come home to fat wives and could hey send us to a fat camp disguised as a resort ... there were stairs EVERY WHERE and if there weren't stairs there were hills you couldn't walk 20 feet with out having to go up or down some stairs some where. I definitely got a work out while I was there. We learned about some single parenting skills and for the newer wives what to expect when our soldiers come home! Can you believe it we are starting to think about homecoming its still 4 and half months away but its no longer just an elusive date somewhere in the far off future its approaching and some days its coming faster than others. I am starting to get a little antsy thinking we have 10 weeks til the end of school and then roughly 11 weeks after that My Favorite Soldier should be home!
Then we came home and while we were gone it snowed and not just a little bit but 11 inches so I had to shovel my drive way just to get in to park and then shovel the stairs just to get to the house. I am sad to report that the scale showed NO weight loss due to all that stair climbing, hill walking, & snow shoveling sure did seem like a waste.
Monday morning was back to work and school as usual then can you believe it I wake up on Tuesday and I'm sick not just a little sick but so sick my only desire was to be put out of my misery unfortunately none of my friends would do that for me and they call themselves my friends GEEZ!! For 4 days I laid in bed and tried not to focus on the fact that I was so sick that I secretly wondered if dying was more humane.
In between sleeping and all the other fun stuff that comes with being sick I decided that I would catch up on my reading list and first up on that list was Twilight - I know, I know EVERY ONE but me has already read it but that's not the point. I picked up Twilight and I didn't put it down again til it was done I was hooked almost from page one. I was so hooked that as soon as I felt better I drove 25 miles to the closest real book store we have and bought the remaining 3 books in the series and proceeded to read them as fast as my little brain could digest the words. I finished the last book Wednesday morning and I feel a little sad that theres no more. I rarely find a book or a series of books that pulls me in so completely but the Twilight series did and now I am anxiously waiting for the movie to come out next week to watch it.