Jan 4, 2008

The Latest & Greatest...

So I think it's time for an update on several fronts...

...We were in Arizona for 2 weeks over Christmastime. This is where I learned the valuable lessons in my previous post. As usual, the weather was outstanding. I jogged. In shorts. The grandparents got their baby-fix tending after His Highness, and though some of them seemed a little rusty on the rules of nutrition, they all proved to be outstanding, as far as grandparents go. Thomasina took the Cat Daddy and me to our first-ever real comedy show at the Tempe Improv. I filled in as a utility player on the worship team at our home church. Half the family got sick so we skipped church on Christmas Eve, but not before the obligatory dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant--YUM! His Highness spent time perfecting his walking skills, and now uses them as his primary mode of locomotion. He also turned one year old, which the Cat Daddy and I count as quite an accomplishment since we've made it this far without seriously maiming him. We got to rest and catch up with friends after we finished our Christmas shopping. It was the first visit in a while where I didn't have to spend any time at the DMV. And after a several-year hiatus, Santa visited once again. It was magical...

...Being the homebody in the family I must admit that, while I love visiting our peeps in AZ, two weeks away from my own bed (and couch, and space, and routines) is pushing it a bit. That said, it was fantastic to tack on 2 days in Denver visiting the Z's on my way home. The Cat Daddy couldn't make it, but His Highness and I had a great time catching up with our friends and drinking all their milk. We are SO glad they live in the States again. I tried to teach His Highness the fine art of backing down the stairs, but he didn't really want to do anything educational so I had to settle for watching him like a hawk and following him up so I could help him down...

...I believe the last time I talked about our pending move, the date was set for mid-April. We are still headed out to California for 6-8 months while the Cat Daddy does some training for his follow-on stint in the Frozen Midwest Boondocks, but after some shuffling of people and re-interpreting the report dates, as of today (and I do mean today) we are scheduled to leave New England on or about Feb 23. So while moving is always bittersweet, this turn of events raises slightly the ratio of "bitter" to "sweet." The Cat Daddy has been a whirlwind of motivation this week, packing everything he doesn't see me use every day, so I'm not worried about being ready in time. It's just that I'm beginning to feel a tad rushed, and I don't like feeling rushed. Anyway, we're expecting the official paperwork soon so we can either apply for base housing or start hunting for apartments. But check back again--at this rate we may end up leaving two weeks ago...

...there's probably more, but as usual it's time to call it a night...

3 comments:

johnshore said...

I've really enjoyed all your posts recently. The plane one was great. So was the most recent one. Great stuff!

Sam said...

I got here via a link at Suddenly Christian. Thought this might be appropriate. http://www.cafepress.com/dogs_of_war/1702256 . Or not.

Skerrib said...

Sam...I have no idea if that link is appropriate, but it's friggin' hilarious.