Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Sense of Normality

Things around here have slowly moved back into the rhythm and routine that I like so very much. It got a little skewiff after the Soldier left, as it normally does. I have had to work out how to occupy two little minds, make sure everyone is bathed and fed and try and keep on top of the washing and other household duties. I have succeeded in most of my endeavours, lets not speak about the mountain of washing in the laundry, kay!! I believe that dirty laundry breeds, and makes very fast work of it. In my opinion, if it has evolved that far, how come it can't just make the evolutionary leap into the washing machine and onto the line?? I will even fold it when it is dry.

I am not so anxious about Soldier, I have been able to speak to him on a nearly daily basis and he seems to be in good spirits, and really loving his work over there.

However, when I find myself on top of the household duties all crafting goes by the wayside. I have made The Boy one bib and I have grand plans to make many more, and I have knit about twelve rows on the simple socks for my Sister's Christmas pressie. That just isn't enough creating for me to be completely happy. I need to get somethings finished.

I think I can, I think I can........

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Today isn't a great day. The Soldier has been deployed, and I am terrified. Terrified of where he will soon be, of his well-being and safety, terrified of managing two small children all on my own. I know we all will survive this.

He is excited. As they say - this is what they train for. Doesn't mean I have to like it. I have been trying to be upbeat and supportive through the run up to the goodbye, and quite frankly I am exhausted. Now I have time for tears, and worries, and for being cranky about it all. All the emotions I have kept in check in the last two weeks can now come out.

I know we will be alright - I will manage on the homefront and he will manage 'over there'. It is not like we haven't done this before. T
his is our third deployment together - his fourth. We have coped in the past and we will do the same this time around.

Noo is old enough this time to understand that her father has gone away. She has been acting out and misbehaving ever since we told her. That is normal, and she should settle down.

We are going to survive!

In happier and knitting news, I have a sock! Only one and I haven't cast on for the other yet, but I will. I enjoyed the simple pattern. It is for Noo and she loves it.


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