Tuesday, September 4, 2012

a little vacation

While I categorize myself as a SAHM, I actually do work part time at an online university. I don't make a lot of money compared to the time I put into discussions and the endless grading. However, I love that it gives me an intellectual outlet along with a little money. As much as I love it, I'm super excited to have a six week break.

Coincidentally, with no actual intentional planning, my hubby has leave for the next two weeks. We didn't plan anything because he was originally suppose to have leave last month with the rest of his battalion before deploying, however with the reduction in forces over there, he's not going. Whoot whoo!

As for me, I thought by this point I would have my calendar and be gearing up to head back down to LA for our second transfer. I should have figured that my period would come when it damn well pleased -- so, I'm still waiting.

What this means is that we're having a little staycation here! I'm working on E's bday present which will look like this...

with some fun bright kid fabric. I'm also going to make a ruler growth chart like this...

Of course, these projects are sandwiched between playdates, activities, and camping. Everything outside is a little hit or miss since the weather started turning last week. Yes, you read that right. E has been rocking sweatshirts, long sleeves, hats, and rainboots most of the time.

The best part of this is just having a complete removal of any pressure on me. That's something to just really love.



  1. I'm so envious of your staycation - we could use an unplugging and just enjoy time together. Things will be busy again before you know it - enjoy!

  2. Pressure removal is awesome. Enjoy your staycation!

  3. Enjoy the time off together...sounds wonderful! I even envy the long sleeves and sweaters a little ;)

  4. A staycation sounds fabulous! And I really want that tent...

  5. Sounds fabulous...oh how I wish I had more flexibility....and with that I have a question for you...you say you teach on-line classes for a university....I am really considering cutting back my daytime hours and taking on a job like that so I can spend more time with the kids. I have a BA and an MA and I originally wanted to go into teaching but ended up in business. How did you get there? I would love to chat with you about it if possible. YOu have my email...we have chatted about EA before...but here it is again if you don't mind sharing your experience... kdsinger11@yahoo.com.

  6. I love the crafty projects you have planned. A staycation sounds like a perfect idea. Hope AF shows up soon so you can get the fet plan rolling as well.