Monthly Archives: April 2013

Not Another Manic Monday

As a lot of you know, we had to say goodbye to our beloved dog Cordy yesterday. In light of that, the trip pictures are postponed indefinitely because the next two weeks are going to be full of move stuff and frankly, I’m just not up for it.

Instead, I’m going to share some pictures of Cordy throughout her life with us. And I’m totally not going to apologize for the size of the pictures.

Have a good week.



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This is just a quickie. There will be no picture post this week. RL has kind of jumped on me with both feet and not in a good way. The hubs is under the weather and leaving Sunday for a week-long TAD. The child has developed allergies including a stuffy/runny nose & itchy rash on his arms. The moving company somehow did not have any phone number for us except the emergency US number for my parents – which is hard to believe because I saw the paperwork we filled out and we gave them both our cell numbers AND our home phone number, so go figure. And our dog is sick. Really sick, like she may not make the move back with us sick. So frankly, uploading pictures has been the absolute last thing on my mind.

Hopefully next week will be a better one.

Have a good weekend.



Just Another Manic Monday – Mini Post Trip

I’m back and Italy was ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS. Honestly, I cannot say enough good things about it. We had so much fun and saw so many things and took TONS of pictures – which I will download and post some of them later this week.

Unfortunately now that I’m back, real life has slapped me right back into reality and I am barely staving off panic LOL. Exactly one month from today the movers come to pack us out O__O.

Three weeks from this week, we ship our car.

So many things I have to do – and soccer starts up this week, first practice is tonight, first game is this weekend – exciting for all of us because the kid moves up a league.

What that means for my blog….I will try to keep up the bi-weekly posts but I honestly cannot make any promises. Chances are it will drop down to one post a week (possibly some weeks without any 😦 ) and then move back up to two once we get settled later this summer.

As far as writing, I think I’m gonna have to let the MLR Average Joe sub pass – I’ll still keep writing the story because it’s something I’m interested in, but with the move I don’t see me making the deadline – we’ll see, but I’m not going to stress about it. Too much other stuff going on.

Working on final edits on another submission, a novella probably, I think? It’s about 20K so we’ll see. And a few fun fanfic things because sometimes my brain just needs to play.

That’s all from me for now. Look for trip pics and details later this week.



Thoughts on Thursday

So, short blog post today. This has been a REALLY busy week. Spring Break starts tomorrow and we are on our way to Italy! We had a dinner guest earlier in the week so that was busy. Also, Jabberwocky (one of many nicknames I have for my son – fairly appropriate because he jabbers constantly and often times it really only makes sense to him LOL) has decided to stop playing soccer for the German team. He’s not enjoying it anymore and says he wants to focus on the American team since it will be starting up when we return.

As you probably know, we are getting ready to move. I’ve managed to sort through all of my clothes and all of our movies and have very large donation piles for both. Next up is sorting through the kid’s clothes but that will have to wait until after we get back as well.

The house needs cleaning when we get back – but when doesn’t it? The dog is already enjoying her time at a Hunde Hotel (at least I hope she is *fingers crossed*) she will be dropped off upon our return as well.

Haircuts – I got my haircut this week, it was long overdue – except she cut it too short. I look like a plucked chicken :(( Has that ever happened to anyone? What do you do? Do you have a favorite/long time hairdresser? Or do you just take the person they give you when you go to the local shop? I figure it’s the last time I’ll be getting my hair cut here on base, the next time will be with my old hairdresser where my parents live (she’s been cutting my hair since I was 12!) so I’m looking forward to that. For now, I’ll just suck it up and wait for it to grow out a little in the next couple of weeks.

Working on my Demon story, also still working on my Average Joe story – I’m really not sure if I’m going to make the cutoff for that one. Still so much to write, not to mention getting it edited before the deadline. Signed up for a bigbang (fandom thing – you know b/c sometimes I just need something fun to write w/characters I don’t have to develop LOL), actually signed up for two – one is super angsty and has been going like gangbusters. Go figure.

What have you all been up to?

One final thing – go check out Lillian’s blog post about autism From the Heart – it’s a really moving post, she did a fantastic job!

Best run, have some more things to finish before I pick up Jabberwocky from school. No posts next week seeing as how it’s Spring Break and all. But I sincerely hope (and plan *fingers crossed again*) to get back to two posts a week upon our return.

Until then – TTFN – have a great week!