Ugh. I don't know what it is with me lately. I feel so unmotivated and generally just B.L.A.H. The mundane routine of deployed life is really starting to wear on me. These 15 month deployments are for the birds. I never realized how nice it was just to have Bryan come home at night. At least there was something to look forward to at the end of the day. As it is now, the only thing to look forward to, is waking up in the morning just to start the same thing all over again.
Everything feels like a chore...creating, talking on the phone, cleaning the house (well, that is a chore), reading blogs, taking photos...EVERYTHING. I'm bored out of my mind, and not having much adult interaction really isn't helping. I need a vacation in the worst way. I don't remember the last time I went on an actual vacation. Seriously. About the closest it got, was going to Washington when Bryan's dad was dying last year. Although it was under really sad circumstances, I always enjoyed our visits there. We have some wonderful (not to mention FUN) friends back in Spokane, and there's always someone to babysit the kids so that Bryan and I can have a night out alone. As far as vacation goes though, that would be it. That's probably why I am just DYING to go visit my great aunt and uncle in South Carolina in a couple of weeks. I must admit, my idea of a REAL vacation involves having my husband with me, and NO children. But, I'll take what I can get at this point. My body isn't quite bikini-ready yet, but that isn't going to stop me from enjoying the beach. Now, if these next couple of weeks would just zoom by...I'll fly this chicken coop for a few days.
I don't have much to share except for these little Valentine trees that I made for a couple of my scrappy friends. I won't spoil the surprise for them by naming names because they haven't gotten them yet. Sorry...I told you I was lame. Plus, with the postal holiday and all...
I modeled these after my Love, Elsie felt Christmas trees. I used the Betty line on these instead for a little love-day feel. I also tried a different variation with the aluminum pot on one, but I'm still thinking I like the painted terra cotta pots better. Oh, I want to take a minute to wish a very special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Melanie G and Jill...two very special ladies! I have a gift for both of you. I just need to finish them, and pop them in the mail later this week. Again, sorry for the tardiness, but I'm trying.
So, I'm sorry if you are feeling neglected with the blog love lately. I'm planning on doing a little catch-up reading tonight. And, if you've called (except you, K...I was just taking a nap this afternoon) and I haven't answered or called you back...sorry for that too. It's nothing personal. Hopefully, I'll get back to feeling more like myself here pretty soon.
Any of my blogger friends with kids...got any tips for getting your kids to transition from the bottle to a sippy cup? I never had a problem with Hazel. I just gave her a sippy cup one day, and she was done with the bottle. No big deal. Luka, on the other hand, REFUSES to drink out of a sippy cup. Anyone got any helpful hints? The worthless military "doctors" didn't offer much advice...just that he needed to be off the bottle before he was 15 months old so that he didn't get cavities. Hmmmmm...
I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day, and a relaxing long weekend! :0)