Crazy Beautiful Life

Boy, it's been a long time! At first, I didn't write because I had a case of the winter blah's. The cabin fever was setting in for all of us and I just couldn't muster up the creativity to be funny or sociable. Then, the weather shifted to delightful spring temperatures and I was way too busy being outside playing to write. THEN, winter weather came back and lather, rinse, repeat. Again and again.

I have realized something about my relationship with blogging. I started this blog because I love to write and I wanted to journal a bit of my kids growing up processes and my own thoughts along the way. I don't scrapbook so this is what it came to. I found a community of amazing women in this process that I totally wish I lived closer to and could go out for coffee with. If I could go out for coffee with you, we'd talk for hours. I'd fill you all in on everything that is going on with us and I'd listen intently to how things are with your family. See that right there? That's what I lost someplace along the way. I started to think that if I didn't have anything funny or witty to share, then I shouldn't post for the day. But, that's not what it's about, right? Right?

So, I'm going to post more often and you will probably be bored out of your gourd to hear the in's and out's of the Little People Household. I miss you guys. I haven't taken the time to visit your blogs as much as I want and I haven't had time to update mine. In case you didn't notice. So, if you are still out there, thanks. Let's have coffee for a minute and chat.

Here's our update as of tonight. The kids are still as fun as ever and are loving every second of warmer weather that we get to spend outside. I am loving having Big Daddy back home and will probably hold on to his ankle begging him not to leave for an upcoming trip that he has. I get a little sad just thinking about him leaving again and this time is only for a few days. Still, the thought of it rips the scab off of a wound that hasn't quite healed.

Today, I lost my wedding ring set. Like, totally lost it. It was in the zip up part of my wallet because I had taken it off the other night while we were out on a date to celebrate our 8th anniversary and that seemed like the safest place for it. Heh. Today, we stopped for Icee's to celebrate the five minutes of spring we are currently experiencing and I offered to pay because for once, I had actual cash in my wallet. Total bill came to like $5.07 so I opened that zippy part of my wallet to hand the lady some change. As I walked out of the store, I went to zip the little zippy part back and some change slid out. I quickly caught it and zipped it up. I did a very quick double take behind me to make sure nothing fell out and I didn't notice anything. Thinking back, I don't think I looked very good. We left and started driving home. Right as we were entering the base gate, I decided to pull out my rings and put them back on my finger. Crud! It's not there. I was calm. I said to Big Daddy, "Honey, I'm going to have to ask you to turn around and drive back to the store. I think I may have dropped my ring." He did and I tore my purse apart on the way there. I wasn't immediately upset. I was just sure I'd find them. When I realized that there were no rings in the entire car, I started to feel sick. Then, I just wanted to take a nap. That's how I deal, I guess. Long story even longer, we went back to the store and searched everywhere. No one had turned it in and we couldn't find it. Bless his heart, Big Daddy was a sport, looking high and low and still managing to comfort me in the process and assure me that he wasn't upset with me even though I couldn't stop apologizing. Apologizing because these are not just my wedding rings. These rings belonged to his favorite great aunt and have been in the family for a long, long time. See why I'm kicking myself? We left our name and number with the store manager and will call back tomorrow. I will also call every place I have visited since Tuesday night to see if they are there. I am sure I saw them in there just today, though. Almost sure. I knew I shouldn't have put them there but what's a girl to do when her fingers are swelling thanks to water retention and she's paranoid about anything being too tight? Argh. I'm getting all upset just thinking about it again.

Allright. So, I'm back. Things may be a little more of our everyday life but that's what I like to read from my favorite blogs and that was the original intention of this blog.