Monday, May 18, 2009

Keeping Busy

that was suggested by the FRG Coordinators. But is it possible to be too busy. I think I've worn myself out and can't wait it out until the end of the school year which is in 3 weeks. I had to tell a lady I do respite for that I need respite for myself and I will be unavailable next weekend. It will be my first weekend off, in I don't know how long. dog is reverting back into her ways of not listening and going limp when I say it's time to go into the crate. (if you have a dog I'm sure you understand, but if not...there just like kids) Sometimes you don't know you need a day off until a kid or dog, in my case, is being stubborn.

But, I'm getting excited because I'm going to California for about 3 weeks after school gets out. Today my sister and I planned a trip to Arizona. And you may ask yourself, "Kathryn, how are you getting around?" The answer is driving. I'm crazy and probably don't have to be reminded but I am driving 16 hours to California then a week into the trip driving 6 hours to Arizona. I must love and miss my family tremendously because otherwise I would think I was a nut job. Mollie will be joining me for my trip to California. But most likely not Arizona. Not sure how she would do with Oregon weather then California weather and then have to deal with Arizona.

While in California or Arizona for that matter, I might be taking a trip to Georgia to see Johnny one last time before he goes overseas. I hope this works out because he's been gone again for a little over a week now and I am going insane.

I am at the moment writing this blog and trying to get some ladies to go to a Mary Kay party so this feels like only half of what I really wanted to say. So I'm going to end the blog and add more later...Hope everyone is keeping busy as well!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Never Enough Time

The week went by fast. Johnny and I had seven days together. Starting off with last Friday we just hung at home. Saturday he had to work (Drill) while I drove around getting boots and other various items that he needed. Sunday we had the whole day to ourselves (the only day that happened :( ] Monday we had a deployment ceremony where the governor came out and made a presence. We went to Best Buy and bought a laptop and camera...last minute things. Tuesday, I worked for 3 hours then had lunch with some friends and his mom came over late afternoon to hang out. Wednesday he slept in, started to repack while I worked for 3 hours and then we went to a movie with friends and saw Wolverine. Thursday he took his mom out for breakfast while I worked for 3 hours, and we continued to buy last minute things. Friday I worked for 5 hours while he hung out with friends, he finished packing and we tried sleeping....but didn't get to bed until 11 and set the alarm for 1:45. Now it's Saturday, I haven't taken a nap and have to babysit later where I need all the patience in the world to get through the afternoon. Johnny will be on a bus at 8:30 to take off for the airport and flying to Georgia.

I thought I had myself under control. I did alot of crying when they took off for California. But driving home without my husband is a feeling that I seem to not get used too. I just pray for his safety and awareness for himself and the men and women around him. It seems like we have it all together on the outside of life but on the inside we go crazy. Then having to talk with someone that doesn't have really any advice but seem to bring up the situation anyways. I'm not sure what to say to them. Sometimes it's better to leave some topics out of conversation. I think I'm jibber jabbing and for no good reason. I'm ending this post and going to try and rest my least for an hour our two.