Sunday, November 11, 2012
A couple of changes I made, I used ground beef instead of ground chicken (hard to find around here). I also omitted the butter. I love the pesto in the meatballs, the kids don't notice it, but it adds some "grown up" flavors. I also LOVE that it's a one pot meal since the pasta and meatballs cook in the sauce.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
This past weekend I got to go visit my husband who is currently at Camp Shelby, MS with the Iowa National Guard before he deploys to Afghanistan. He had a 4 day pass and needless to say both of us had been looking forward to it.
We went to New Orleans for a day and then spent the rest of the time relaxing in Gulfport/Biloxi. Unfortunately now the un-fun part, coming home and getting back to reality.
I've been using the analogy of the post-Christmas hangover feeling. While I'm happy I got to see him and lord knows I needed a break from the kids and everyday grind, it has been really, really hard to get over saying good-bye again.
Anybody have any tips on how to get back into the swing of life without feeling down that I'm still by myself for another 9 months or so?
Monday, September 27, 2010
My husband is currently deployed with the Iowa National Guard 2nd Brigade Combat Team/34th Infantry Division "Red Bulls". They recently went into the training "box" at Ft Irwin, CA which means that they are out of communications for a couple of weeks. Our anniversary is today and the last time we had talked (Sat night I think) he said "Happy Anniversary" and I figured that would be it until I saw him in October.
Well boy was I surprised when I got to my office Monday morning. Waiting for me on my desk were beautiful flowers. Talk about being blown away and improving what had otherwise been a hectic Monday morning.
The only problem is now he's set up an expectation of this. Just kidding, honey. I love you and you made my day, heck probably my week as I will get to enjoy them every day.