Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mock Housewife

Yesterday I played make believe housewife. I baked fresh bread, cleaned, washed and folded laundry, grocery shopped, and had dinner waiting for my husband when he got home from work. So many military spouses fill this role, and I think it's great. I often wonder if it's something I would enjoy. It was so easy for me to wake up and jump into action! Today I'm back at work, but still in bed cuz I don't want to leave the house... Hah! 

During my mock housewife day, I did make an escape to the beach for a little...

As much as I enjoyed my day, I also am thankful that I can contribute financially to our family. I am thankful for a "portable" career that has so far not been a struggle to find a job at our duty stations. I do envision myself cutting back my hours, such as if we have children. But for now, I'm thankful for my job! I'm also thankful for my days off which allow me to pretend I'm a housewife! 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Weekend Check In

Y'all it feels good to be the weekend!!! I just feel like the last few weeks I have been so busy, and I really needed this weekend to chill out! I couldn't ask for a more beautiful weekend to do this. The weather today is just perfect. Not going to lie, I was a little upset I missed the high 80 degree weather last weekend. I know it will be here soon, but I am just waiting for one of those days to hit the beach!! Of course I visited the beach this week, but I want to go for a swim and I just cannot get myself to do that unless it is HOT.

This is a special weekend for Ryan and I. It marks 6 years since we met in person! Our story is definitely unique, but to briefly set the stage: Ryan was deployed to Iraq, and was roommates with my best friend's husband. They set us up while he was deployed, and we talked for the whole deployment and finally met in person this very weekend when the boys came home! I went to Camp Pendleton this week on my day off just to drive past our meeting spots. It's so amazing to be back where it all started, and I am just so thankful for my husband and the life we have together!

Of note this week: I tried a new enchilada recipe which Ryan loved. Ryan got me roses!! I think that's all the "exciting" things going on. Not going to lie, I am starting to think about our potential PCS this summer. Ryan's schooling ends in July, and we are not sure where we will be going after that (staying here or going somewhere else). To prepare for the unknown (that's an oxymoron but I am a planner so I cannot help myself) I have been doing some "spring cleaning" and going through some old things. If we stay here, it benefits us because we have less junk lying around. If we move, the load will be lighter. So either way, it's a win-win. More to come on this topic, for sure. But I am surprised with my calmness/excitement about this "unknown" which usually causes me anxiety!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Catching my Breath

I feel like I've been so busy for the last few weeks. My days off are jam packed, and my plans for the weekend were to relax and watch lifetime movies all weekend. Unfortunately, a family member died unexpectedly and I went home for 48 hours for the memorial service. I'm happy I did it, but I'm so disoriented from lack of sleep and jet lag. I'm on the way home, thankfully, but am currently on a 4 hour layover in Texas. Thank goodness for the USO volunteers - they make such a difference in airport travel. 

This past week, I went on a winery crawl in Temecula with my coworker and her sisters, and then on Wednesday my friend Deanne and I visited Venice beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, and Calabasas (to stock the Kardashians of course). I was so proud because I found kris jenner's address and confirmed it on google maps, but when we were driving we came across a gated community! I should have known!

The biggest disappointment of that trip was not being locked out of the Kardashian gated community. It was realizing after we headed home that we literally passed the Bachelor mansion, without a clue, and didn't stop. I know it has a huge gate around it but other people have checked it out, and with filming starting this week I'm sure we would have stumbled upon something!! Next time, for sure.

I don't arrive home until 4pm tonight. I'm hoping I can sleep on my next two connections, since I've been up since 4 am eastern time. Good luck to me falling asleep tonight for work tomorrow!