Monday, October 5, 2009

Any Time

Well I promised to say why I was losing my mind. You wouldnt have gotten any of my time, and wouldnt have found out for days. Except, my husband has fallen asleep in the recliner... Yes he is home!!!!!!!!!!!!

He arrived home at 1:30 am this morning. He arrived on American soil sometime yesterday evening and was in my zip code around midnight. They marched out before family members at 1:30 am, and there was a short thanking them ceremony by some officer... I wasnt paying attention as my soldier was on the front row and we were on the front row of seats (we arrived 3 hrs early to sit on cold metal bleachers and wait!!), and we spent the moments staring at him. They said 1-2-3 dismissed and we ran for him.

Tad, Nathalie and I all cried with happiness. I didnt expect the children to cry so much but they were shaky and happy! He went to get his bags and took the kids with him, I went to get the van and meet him and a very unkind gate guard was hateful to me and refused to let me wait for him. Said I had to go park... I stalled for time as his accent was so hard to understand, though I did, by asking him to repeat himself! Once Frank approached, the angry gate guard went away. I wasnt in the way of anyone so I dont understand the problem.

We came home and toured the shop and house together, he saw his birthday present (his b day is tomorrow...) and said it was a good purchase. (its a beautiful pool table) He liked my new tools in the shop and referred to them as his own (as if)!

Today we enjoyed each others company, played games, shot pool, ate german chocolate that Frank purchased on the way home and did a lot of hanging out by the fire!

Walking the goat yards was interesting, there is so much to be done in addition to the greenhouse we wish to build. Its a lot and could be overwhelming but isnt to us because we are so happy and excited to be together again and will enjoy every moment of work!

So thats it, now no more posts for wks I am sure. I will try to post some pictures for friends and family as I take them. Uploading photos isnt too time consuming!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

my mind

is leaving me. I will tell you why later. Not tonight later. I promise to say tomorrow why.

My house is spotless. We did the dishes, the laundry, the dusting, the sweeping, the vacuuming, mopping, cleaned bedrooms, washed the sheets, made the beds, made new clothes, cleaned up the clippings from sewing, quilted, read 5 chapters in little house, played endless games, played I spy, played person place or thing. Talked about mosquito larva, blew up rubber gloves with a bike tire pump, and it wasnt cow udders, it was mutated goat udders. We did chores, we fed hay, I mucked out a barn, we played with the puppy, we made fun of each other. We laughed, we acted stupid, we walked around aimlessly, we blew up MORE gloves when those popped. We filled them with water. Tad asked to fill his with an air compressor. I almost said yes. We listened to Itunes, we played air guitar with real guitars, with itunes. We played hide and seek because Nathalie hides a lot and doesnt answer when we call her. Tad arm farted, I declined. I emailed a friend at least 20 times. I took another shower. Nathalie dried her glove with a blow dryer. Tad tried to screw the fan down to the 100 yr old wash stand (dont worry mom he was joking).

You see how my day is going? It has been the longest, craziest day of my life. And tomorrow you will say oh I see!


"There is a dead mosquito in my blackberry root tincture." I was in the kitchen filtering herbs from a jar.
"Ewww mom are you going to keep the tincture?" Tad asked
"Oh, its not a dead mosquito its a piece of herb." I saw that it was just stringy herbs, not skinny mosquito legs.
"Would you have kept it if it was a dead mosquito?" Tad wondered.
"Uh yeah its expensive!"
"Mom you dont know what those mosquitos have!"
"No I dont Tad, do you?"
"NO!" He said and then Nathalie pipes in with her first comment
"Yeah, larva." We all laughed.