So much to talk about today that I might have to break it up over a couple of posts! I love days like this! First and foremost I have my goals to talk about and then you will hear about my “Married To The Army Alaska” recap – so many words for that show – especially since this is based from JBER – where I am right now. I also have words about Christmas and buying local and making gifts this year. So many good things going on! I am finally starting to get in a bit of the holiday spirit so I don’t want to waste it! I want to share it!!
Last Week Recap:
Read to Abby her Bible every night for school – Check!
Practice memory verses with kids every night – nada…
Read 1 storybook/chapters from a book each night to the girls – Check!
Write Nick a love note – nope – but will this week for sure!
Take kids to play once a week *This one is already scheduled for Saturday and Sunday as we are going to a birthday party on both days! We also went bowling in addition to this!
Start reading the books I picked out – started and stopped – I didn’t pick a good book sadly.
Schedule exercise for 3 days – nope.
Drink More Water – not exactly – I ende dup drinking iced tea that was watered down about 50% so I could have something that I liked to drink too
Make 1 new recipe this week – no – but this week proves promising!
1 Load of laundry everyday – yes except for this weekend
Read to Abby her Bible every night for school
Read 1 storybook/chapters from a book each night to the girls
Write Nick a love note ***Our 8 year anniversary is tomorrow!***
Take kids to play once a week
Find a new book or two to read
Schedule exercise for 3 days
Drink More Water
Make 1 new recipe this week **I got two planned for Thanksgiving!**
1 Load of laundry everyday
Get house cleaned BEFORE Thursday
This week’s details - this week should be a fun one. We are hosting Thanksgiving at our house and have invited friends, and those who have nowhere to go – mostly single soldiers in that respect. No one should spend the holidays alone as I see it. Each year on the holidays we try to have people over, our own little band of misfits you could say. It is just too dang expensive to get anywhere from Alaska so we will all do what we can. I love the fact that each year it is new and interesting and I am hoping to capture more pictures and fun than ever before. We will do it all over again at Christmas so I am going hunting for present deals so they all can have something under our tree. The military is family and I intend to keep it that way.
Tomorrow Abby has a field trip to base to the play place that is so well-loved by kids. It is our beloved Arctic Oasis. I know that the girls and I loved it when we first moved here as I knew how to get there and it got us out of the house and was free. We found it to be a nice break from our house.
Married To The Army Alaska - No words for this show really. I think it is showing us in a bad light (not all of us but people will assume it is us all). I could care less if you met your husband at Hooters. It isn’t what is in your past – lets face it. Divorcing an enlisted to marry an officer – yeah, people won’t like her, but it is mainly because of her attitude - not the rank she is wearing but says she is not. The Brigade Commander’s wife seems like she has her head on her shoulders as she should - I am interested to see how they portray her when she has to deal with the loss of the first soldier. I think Rynn is going to be my favorite and Sara getting upper enlisted house is a joke. I had a friend who was on that same wait list but had 40 people in front of her. It is a wonder what cameras can do for you. The pregnant one basically left the show after they got mad at her for having to take care of her newborn instead of doing some taping – good for her for having priorities. Shame on Oprah’s network for getting mad. Tonight will probably be the last night I watch it because my husband might be able to be seen – he had to pull medical coverage for GI Jane Day and was so angry when he came home that day. So much re-taping and so on. Also I might add that the only other reason I am watching it is because we got the channel for free for a month because it was filmed in Alaska. Gee thanks.
So much for that. My Monday started with a bang – how about yours???