Saturday, November 18, 2017

Month Two and Three Done!

Hey everyone!

Wooo I'm so off of my blogging game being I never posted how month two went.

So now it's sharing time:

My Little Big Man went to his very FIRST school dance!  I was being so extra about it and kept taking pictures of him before he left [it's my job to embarrass him].  He was going to ask this girl he has a crush on, but couldn't because she "got back with her boyfriend"...  It's still so weird hearing stuff like that from my 11 year old.

I'm excited to share that my working out is still going strong!  I've been feeling a little better about it since I'm starting to see small changes here and there.  On the downside, I think I've lost a lot of my butt.  So my plan is to shed the weight and then build my butt back up [hopefully bigger haha].  I'm having a hard time flattening the lower part of my tummy since I've had TWO c-sections.  It's another challenge, but I'm going to keep doing what I've been doing.

Meal prepping has been interesting. I didn't realize how much work goes into that.  I make the same thing EVERY week which is new for me because eating the same stuff usually bores me.  I've also been eating smaller portions and less processed foods.  I haven't cut anything out of my diet either.  If I want a donut one day, then I'm going to eat one.  If I want a soda then best believe I'll have a soda.  I just make sure I don't go overboard and I continue to work out.  I drink a fat burner that I LOOOVE and feel actually helps me (if you want to look into it, here's the link  It always has me sweating like a hooker in church.  I also recently started drinking a BCAA supplement while I work out - it tastes great, but I haven't been drinking it long enough to give an honest review. 

Before my Hubby left we decided to watch Game of Thrones "together" since we never got into the series when it first came out.  Well as I got into the 3rd of 4th season, my Firestick wouldn't cooperate and kept trying to play OITNB... No matter what link I clicked on or the fact that I cleared my cache/providers.  So I just stopped watching all together.  I'm just saying...  If only it was on Netflix it would make it so much easier!

My Little Big Man's baseball season is FINALLY over.  His games were for TWO hours long and super slow.  He didn't really enjoy playing in the outfield, but he got to be starting pitcher and second/third baseman.  He didn't like playing as much as his dad was hoping and he kept saying he couldn't wait for soccer season to start, but we're just happy that he even gave it a try.

In shocking news, my Mom was attacked by a dog that they were in the process of getting.  It happened super fast and it was unprovoked.  The owner neglected to share some of the history about the dog with my parents and when my family came over to pick him up (after already meeting him at a different time) he went for my Mom's throat, but LUCKILY my mom moved just enough and he missed.  Sadly, she's still traumatized by it and is still in a lot of pain.  It really sucks being so far away already, but when something as horrible as this happens and you can't hug your loved ones...

If you've been waiting to hear the latest on any recent DRAMA in my life...  My oh my let me spill the tea.  From my past experiences I learned that more isn't always better, so my theory has always been to keep my circle small to avoid any drama.  Well if you know me then you would know that I am a HOME-BODY.  I grew out of that partying/going out phase a loooong time ago and I don't like leaving the house unless I have to [or food is involved haha].  Well for some damn reason, keeping to myself really isn't working out anymore.  It could be that living on a military base has us living in too close of proximity to each other.  Apparently, I don't even have to leave my house - let alone my own driveway - without stirring up some trouble.  First I was indirectly accused of being unfaithful, but NOW I'm being told that 1.) I need to get out of my house more, 2.) how I should spend my time, 3.) who I should spend it with, 4.) my kids shouldn't effect my time or social life, 5.) I'm lucky to be spoken to being I'm a military wife, 6.) but I don't need to leave my house to go to the gym because anyone can stay home and do it [super contradictory but hopefully that made enough sense to you]...  Seriously, I'm not making this shit up.  It was/is INSANE and anyone that I've shared that story with has told me to RUN because that is some obsessive/crazy behavior that I need to steer clear of.  This was some #Swimfan type crazy.  I was more confused that some random person would assume that they're in any position to tell me what to do...

But I'm still doing me boo boo, hermit and all.   

We went to a Mother-Son Halloween Ball about a week before Halloween.  We danced, took pictures, and the food was yummy.  I think I was more excited that I didn't have to cook dinner [haha I know I'm not the only parent who thinks like that].  My Little Big Man dressed as Clark Kent [because I can be super creative] and my Toddler went as last year's costume, Aladdin.  I thought it would be a good idea since there was a costume contest, but after getting there I realized some people go all out for Halloween!  As for trick-or-treating, we walked around our neighborhood with our friends and the kids got a TON of candy!  We didn't realize it until we were halfway through walking around that all three of the kids were superheroes.  We had Wonder Woman, Clark Kent [he decided to not wear his Flash costume like he planned], and Flash.  My boys originally BOTH wanted to be the Flash after we watched the TV show, but my oldest was not feeling his costume.

Anyways, on the depressing side of things, I went a little weird and bought the exact deodorant that my Hubby uses so I could spray it on his pillow.  It backfires though, I sometimes want to break down and cry when I hug his pillow because it makes me miss him a lot more.  I still have my moments where I get stuck in my feelings, but I've gotten better at not breaking down.  I still miss him like crazy, but I just keep thinking about how we're moving forward and before we know it he'll be home!  I'm so grateful we get to video-chat and message each other often.  I think that aids in keeping my sanity.  We've already been discussing things that we want to do when he returns, and I'm also thinking about hosting a homecoming party - obviously not RIGHT when he gets home.

I started making these cheesy, but super cute monthly photos.  I saw a Christmas one on Pinterest that caught my eye and decided to incorporate the idea in our journey of his first deployment.  Every time we reach another month into his deployment I come up with something to coordinate with the number of months we've survived completed.  It gives me something to do and it actually makes time feel like it's moving a lot quicker.  I know the pictures aren't top notch, but I make due.

Since it's taken forever for me to post this, we're already close to our 4-Month mark!

I was a tad bit worried about what our Thanksgiving plans since it's quickly approaching.  My friends next door hadn't said anything and last year we made a trip to my in-law's house to spend it with them, so I wasn't really sure what we were going to do this time.  I may have been slightly panicking since I've never cooked a turkey before and being it's just the three of us, I didn't know if I could find a turkey small enough for three.  But I got super lucky that my Hubby's GySgt's wife reached out to me and invited us over.  It was super sweet of her and I'm glad she did since it was looking like this was going to be our first Thanksgiving of doing nothing, which would have sucked because it happens to be one of my favorite holidays. I‘ve always spent Thanksgiving with family, but this year has been full of new experiences so I’m looking forward to this one.

Again, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone looking out for us.  It still means a lot to me.  This deployment has really been an eye-opener to see who's really there for me and my kids.


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