Saturday, February 25, 2012


My husband and I don't argue much. However something we often argue about it laundry. I ask him not to touch my laundry, the girls laundry or the towels. Does he listen? No. I like to keep the girls laundry and towels seperate. We don't use any scented detergent or dryer sheets on ours. Taylor washed them all together, used dryer sheets that give Madeline congestion causing croup, leaves things in the dryer and then puts clean clothes in the dirty hamper and just piles dirty clothes on top. I don't understand why you would start laundry if you don't plan to finish it? Why not just do what your wife asks and leave the dirty clothes alone? He has a compulsion to overfill the washing machine and then its like he forgets about it. On purpose. Ugh it frustrates me SO badly.

Onto other bad news. We have been patiently waiting to find out where we will be moving in June. On our list we have small cutters, meaning they go out for a week or so at a time. We had all Eastern United States covered, Upstate NY, New Jersey, Georgia, Maine, Iowa, Kentucky, Virginia. Two days ago we found out we got NOTHING on our list. Instead they were lazy and sent us a list of 41 available places. We really need to be on a cutter so Taylor can get sea time to make it to the next rate. However of the 41 only 9 were cutters. And we are talking Alaska, Guam, Oregon and Washington. Nothing even remotely acceptable to me. We are praying to the dear Lord baby Jesus that we will get a cutter in Portsmouth, Virginia. The odds of that don't seem particularly good. Worst case is that we end up with a station again and get no sea time. If that happens I have no doubt I will be floating on the tiny island of Guam or getting chased by moose in Alaska! That is simply the luck I have!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012


I started Weight Watchers at the beginning of January. After a cruise and stress in my life (aka being a stay at home mom LOL) I have since that time gained FIVE pounds. Yesterday I decided it was time to get back with the program. I made both of the girls pb&j sandwiches, yogurt, fresh fruit and a cheese stick. Got them situated at the table and went on to create myself this wonderful, lowfat turkey wrap. I even had shredded lettuce just like Subways! I was so excited! I set mine down on the table and Madeline asked for more drink. I made her a drink and pour myself an unsweet tea (gross right?) I get back to the table and my sweet Lacey has taken my beautifully prepared wrap and thrown it on the floor and both dogs were hovering over it. It was honestly one of the most angry times I have ever been in my entire life! I take her and put her in the bed. Come back down to remake my wrap and I am totally out of deli meat.. Welcome to my life! But my sweet Madeline walks into the kitchen and says, "Mom I really love that shirt! It is so beautiful!" She makes it all worth it! I wouldn't survive without that sweet little girl! Later on she said, "Mom are you happy?" She actually asks me that a lot if Lacey is hurricaning around. I replied, "Yep I'm always happy when I'm with you." Her response was, "I love making you happy!" I have two beautiful, sweet girls! And even though my Lacey Reese is a constant handful, I need to always remind myself they always want to see their mom happy! Love them both!