Jun
8

The wall

Sometimes you hit a wall. This wall seems immovable, impassable. There is no way around it, over it, through it. You stand at the foot of this wall and it seems that much bigger. It’s daunting how high it is – you can’t…

May
27

Proud mom moment

I have become a master at organizing my day so that I can squeeze certain tasks into certain slots. There are some things around the ranch that I just can’t do with my youngest around, mostly things with the horses. This morning I…

May
23

Speed bump

The longer this deployment goes on, the more it feels normal to be without my husband. I have gotten used to capturing memories on video or photos to send to him. I have become accustomed to sleeping alone in our huge bed. I…

May
12

National Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Today is National Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Today is a day for me! But what on earth does it really mean? It depends on who you ask. A civilian will likely say it’s a day for those women who support their soldiers in…

Apr
12

Wobble boards and new normals

I’m not entirely sure what I expected to experience in my husband’s first deployment. The unknown for me has always held equals parts of fear and intrigue. It’s like I can’t wait to experience something new but at the same time I don’t…

Apr
7

Fear

Fear. It comes in so many forms and varying degrees. Everyone has known it in their life, no one is exempt from it. Fear can be based on a solid set of facts or it can be completely irrational. It can last a…

Apr
4

That darn cat

Remeber last week when I posted about my idiot cat who “launched herself at my door in a fruitless attempt to open it”? Well…. it turns out not to have been so fruitless after all. I found out today that somewhere along the…

Apr
1

The best day

Today I had a wonderful day. I love days like this, I cherish them. Both kids woke up in a good mood and so did I. All day long it was giggles and smiles. The kids got along well and no one screamed…

Mar
30

Goat-napped

Yesterday I discovered that someone stole one of my baby goats. Yeah, that’s right. Some despicable human being saw my heard of goats and stole one of the 3 week old babies from it’s momma. My goats love to duck under the fence…

Mar
26

Co-sleeping is a stupid, ugly myth

I believe pretty firmly in the separation of kid and adult bedrooms. Everyone seems to sleep better when in their own beds, I know I do. My bedroom is my sanctuary and my bed is my temple. I really enjoy sleeping in my…