Thursday, July 13, 2006


Holy crap is it quiet around here! I did not realize the noise children make--but without them here, it is so quiet I can hardly think!

I miss my boys so much--their little kisses and dirty feet. They are having a ball at grandmas and papa's house. They play in the dirt pile and treehouse. They've gone for a load of wood. Gma's taking them swimming today. They've caught flying grasshoppers and let them loose in the house! Yay!

I've managed to take one test and am working on my next study unit. Jeff and I just laughed at each other because we are sitting there at the table eating and we could actually talk to each other and then we'd have this awkward silence and laugh. We watched a movie at 6pm--usually we wait till 9pm and the kids are in bed. Even the cats are acting weird without the boys!

I think I'll move my bedroom around today. I have to take the bed apart, but I think I can do it. I've never done that alone before, but hey, who needs a man right?

I walked 3 miles yesterday with my ipod and will do again today. I feel so free!

Well, no great stories really, so I'll go. Can't wait to get the kids on Sunday--I miss them so!

Monday, July 10, 2006


Hey, it's me again! I decided on the spur of the moment yesterday afternoon that I should take the kids to Salmon to stay with my folks for awhile. So after calling mom and clearing it with her, we will go there today and I'll leave the kids with her for several days while I come back here and try to get 3 of my travel units tested for.

The kids are excited as we haven't been to Salmon in ages. I think mom and dad are going to take them camping in the 5th wheel which will be a fantastic thing to the boys. Ah, the simple life!

Jeff is starting his 2nd job tonight. People ask me how I can ask him to take on more work when he is already working 50-60 hours a week at Micron...well....I am not asking him to do this! He is determined to wipe out our debt, and we don't even have that much---but he hates it so bad, he wants to throw all extra money toward it and figures we will be out by, if you are worried about him like I am--that he doesn't sleep enough and he is going to have a meltdown--please pray for strength for Jeff and also that I can meet his needs when he is at home.

I try not to add pressure to his life and after 20 years together, I've become less needy and high maintenance than I used to be! Our relationship is so strong right now it is wonderful! I thank God everyday for guiding me to marry Jeff. He is the best man in the world as far as I am concerned and I know how blessed I am. I don't deserve Jeff--he is too smart, generous and funny to be with a mixed up girl like me...but it works and I am so grateful.