Tuesday, January 27, 2009

we are moving to...

just kidding! Despite numerous assurances that we would have something in writing by Josh's second week of training, he is now well into his 4th week and has nothing. I have been waiting to blog about where we are moving, but still no word. So I decided to blog anyway.
I have recently discovered the joys of facebook. I spent the last few days finding and chatting with people from my past. It's very interesting to see what friends and acquaintances are up to now. I even dug out some pictures from high school and posted them.
Also, in my desire to stay busy, I have become a Pampered Chef consultant. I have been addicted to PC for the past few years but never really had the time to get into it. Now I can spend time with other people, share some of my favorite things, and also make a little money. (I thought that I would make money working at Old Navy also, but only my wardrobe expanded, not my finances, so we'll see how this goes...)
Allison grows every day and is so much fun. I love to dress her up (thanks Shauna for the outfit and Heather for the flower!) and make her smile. I can't wait to visit Josh in 2 weeks!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

single motherhood: week 2

Having been through multiple deployments, TDY's etc., I thought I was prepared for yet another separation from my husband. I am sad, not for myself, but for him, knowing that he is missing Ally. I guess training keeps him busy during the day, but each night he calls and asks how "his girls" are doing and it breaks my heart. He is so worried that Ally won't even remember him.
From my end, I can't complain. I have a happy, healthy girl who sleeps through the night and takes multiple naps during the day. I have time to do everything I need to do, maybe too much time. Transitioning from full-time working student to full-time mom has been an adjustment, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

My main difficulties being alone include:
recovering my trash can after Sunday night's windstorm
carrying all my Primary stuff, diaper bag, coat, carseat, baby and blanket to church from the car
not going over on my cell phone minutes

Ally wearing jeans