Monday, September 28, 2009

I think titles are overrated.

My mom took the girls to the beach for a bit this weekend, cute pics from that. Eric comes home soon...I feel anxious and excited. As I count down this last 30 days and I feel that excitement of one more day gone...I also feel a little sad, b/c I know that when he gets here for his 30 days, I will be counting down that exact same length of time. I went from 30 to 20 days really quickly. I didn't even realized it was going by.

I wanted to do SO MUCH when he got here...but now I don't want to do anything but lock the family in the house for his 30 days and try and just exist together in the same place for as long as possible.

I think I am staying in Florida while he deploys. I think it will be easiest on Jocelynn. At least let her finish out the school year. Maybe go to the new Post during the summer. Get used to living in a new place before we have to also get used to living in SNOW. I had planned on having our house all packed up and ready to go...and with everything in it's place I feel weird. And sad.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Blahblahblah, et cetera.

Getting more and more into this school routine. Not happy about conforming to society standards, but I do it for now.

Still undecided on what will be happening when Eric gets his duty station assignment and will be deployed.

Have attended my Doula certifications...that's awesome, and I feel like I learned a lot. Have lots more to do, though...most of it on my own time, so there is no need to rush. I have something like 2 years to complete my packet and get it turned it. I don't think I'll need 2 years (maybe 6 months?) but it's nice to know I could if I ran into issues and needed to!

Getting a little anxious as Eric's return date draws near. I feel like I really haven't done any of the things I wanted to do while he was gone. :( Oh well...I'll have 12 months to try again soon.

Trying to find a new place to live is hard. I can list 100 things I don't like about where I am right now...but as soon as I see a new place, I can list 100 reasons why it's not as good as where I am RIGHT NOW. Lol. The fickle woman! ;)

Jocelynn seems to be getting on in school really well! But I think she's that kind of kid. Gets on with everyone pretty easily.

Finishing up my 3rd book in Stephen King's Dark Tower series. Only felt so-so about it at the beginning (especially after reading King's intro...could the guy BE more of an asshole??)...but now that the intro is further from my mind and I am further into the book, I think I want to stick this out and wait to see how it ends. I might sneak off tomorrow to get book 4 at Barnes & Noble.

Enjoy your week...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

School Daze.

Soo...I may have mentioned I feel like I am being punked every time I show up at Jocelynn's school. If I show up on time (or just before time) I might wait anywhere from 10-25 minutes to do the drop off or pick up. If I arrive 2 minutes later...it's a ghost town and everyone has disappeared.

Morning: Leave home 8:15. Arrive at school approximately 8:25. Sit in line for 14 minutes.
Afternoon: Leave home 2:55. Arrive at school about 3:00. (And surprisingly, there are already about 15 cars ahead of me.) School lets out 3:30. I sit in line for approximately 40 minutes.

Morning: Leave home 8:20. Arrive at school 8:30. Gates closed. Classes already started. I have to sign Jocelynn in, she takes a tardy pass to her classroom.
Afternoon: Leave home 3:30. Arrive at 3:41, I am the only parent in the parking lot. I wonder if it was a half-day and I effed up big time. I see a teacher, she says all kids left in line after the pick up line ends would be in the aftercare.

I don't understand how they're doing it! It must be a complicated system of walkie talkies, traffic light manipulation, and underground storage where they are hiding all the other parent vehicles! (Unless it's so very elaborate that all the other parents are in on it too!)

I paid $7 for a school agenda...It's basically a book with a calendar, and a reading list. Jocelynn is too young to understand the extra information in it. Times tables, measurement conversion charts...history blurbs. I could have printed out a calendar from my computer and ripped a sheet out of a spiral notebook to write down the reading list. I am sure it's more helpful for older students who have multiple subjects, teachers, and projects that need to be completed. But in Kindergarten...Usually it's just a little smiley face. Sometimes there is a note paper clipped to it to let me know things like...there is a child with peanut allergies in her class.

Of course, I didn't need a piece of paper to let me know that. Jocelynn is BEST FRIENDS with the peanut allergy kid! "Mom, don't send peanut butter in my lunch box because that means I can't sit with my friend at lunch!" Oh. Joy.

When does summer start?