Have you noticed an absence of posts lately?
No, I haven’t forgotten about blog world, but life definitely comes before blogs!! Life kind of smacked us in the face this past week.
We started the week off with both kids and myself sick - - not fun :(
That was followed by trips to the dentist for fillings - ouch!! (Why do those drills have to sound so horrible?)
And all that fun was punctuated with Handsome Hubby calling and telling me that his orders had been changed and he will now be gone longer than originally planned. The bad news is that he is gong to be gone a lot longer than planned, but the good news is that he is now going to get to come home for R&R (of course, R&R is after he was originally supposed to come home, but at least we will get to see him for a little bit before he has to go back!) That is just one of those things that you need some time to process. So, after a week of processing and working through some emotions, I am feeling like myself again.
This is how I found my sweet baby girl sleeping a few weeks back. She is sleeping with a picture of her and her daddy. He truly is her hero!!
The hardest part of course was having to tell the kids. They have been so strong and they have been such troopers, it made me so sad to have to tell them that the end wasn’t as close as we thought it was.
So, one of our projects this week was to make a paper countdown chain. The kids worked hard one morning during school and glued all 85 chain links together. That is the number of days until Handsome Hubby comes home for R&R. We will make a new one to represent our final countdown after he goes back.
That’s a lot of chain links!! The good news, is that it could be worse and right now, we are just focusing on the positives. He has been able to talk to us a lot, he is still coming home and it still isn’t a year – we could have it way worse!!
I’ve had some people ask for some tutorials on some of my past projects - -so this week, along with some of the projects I have been working on, I am going to do some special request tutorials!! The first one, that I will post tomorrow, is how to make mini- knife edged pleats.