Monday, February 24, 2014

Making the List

Today is a very happy day in our home.

After being on the promotable list for months and seeing points maxed out month after month, promotion points were finally lowered for my husband's MOS for March and he has made the promotion list!

I am very proud of my husband and happy for him, as this achievement helps to bring him another step closer to reaching his goals for his military career.

Weekend Recap

Friday Evening

My husband got off from work really early on Friday, so I was expecting we'd have a nice little evening together before Abby went to bed, especially since he had begun feeling better. I was wrong. Very wrong.

I got home to find my husband out of it and passed out on the couch, exhausted from pushing himself too hard during the morning's PT (even though he's on a no-PT profile for a week while recovering from pneumonia -- he pushed himself, it was in no way mandated by his Sergeants). So I was left to take care of the baby, the dogs, and the kitchen on my own while also checking on my ill husband to make sure he was still breathing.

Funny to think about what my Friday nights used to be like just a few years ago. Oh how things have changed.


As usual with most Saturdays, we ran several errands that needed to get done, such our bi-monthly trip to Sam's, a trip to the barber for my husband's haircut, and grocery shopping at the commissary.
Abby & her dog both have a love for the tennis ball

As I have been going a little stir-crazy and feel like I'm being stretched too thin, I also wanted to enjoy some leisure time as well, so we opted to stop by the mall. After browsing around a bit and picking up a couple shirts for the baby (not that she necessarily needed them -- the girl has a better wardrobe than I!), we stopped at The Cheesecake Factory for lunch. Even though I keep telling myself I need to eat healthier to aid in losing these last 10 lbs of baby weight, I couldn't help but give in to my weaknesses of chicken carbonara and a slice of red velvet cheesecake! It was absolutely delicious!


We were able to make it back to church this week after spending last Sunday morning in the urgent care clinic at the hospital for my very sick husband. We first found a church here in San Antonio this past fall and instantly decided it would be our church after attending our first service in October. While there are some differences, it reminds us of our old church from GA that we loved so much. 

The day wasn't nearly as productive as I had hoped, as Abby more or less refused to nap other than for about 30 minutes. Our girl is VERY active and loves to explore & get into EVERYTHING, so it is a little difficult keeping tabs on her while also taking care of things around the house.

Thankfully she sleeps really well at night and is usually good about going down for the night early enough after our bedtime routine, but I'm usually left with so little energy/willpower by that point that I want to do nothing more than relax on the couch with my husband with a glass of wine in hand.

Good thing she's such a cutie!

How was your weekend? Did you accomplish everything you set out to do?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Survival Mode

That's how I've been living much of the last week and a half, in survival mode. We're still recovering from two illnesses in our house, which has left me completely spent after caring for a teething baby with bronchitis and a husband with pneumonia.

We are also still wrapping our heads around the loss of someone in my husband's family. One of his grandpas suddenly took a turn for the worse this past week after recovering from surgery and passed away. While it's still hard to believe, we are taking comfort in the knowledge that he is in a better place and has been reunited with the love of his life.

I am very thankful that we were able to make it back home to Georgia for Christmas this year and were able to spend time with him so recently. While she won't get to know him other than from stories that are shared, I am also very glad that Abby was able to meet her great grandpa.

Sadly we were not able to make it back home for the funeral, but thanks to my brother- & sister-in-law, we were able to watch most of it via Skype. It certainly wasn't the same as getting to be there with our family, but it helped to feel like we weren't completely missing out.