My Blanken World

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Honeymoons over March 10, 2012

Filed under: Family,Homeschooling,Hubby,Military,Navy — blankenmom @ 12:36 am
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As all good mil-families know, the first 2 weeks home are the honeymoon phase.  Snuggles, touches, looks, giggles, family time and just the greatness of knowing your spouse (in my case my dentist man) is home safe and you don’t have to email them and wait hours to weeks for a response. 

It’s great!

We’re on our third week if you’re keeping track and my dentist man went back to work on Wednesday which is good – because I would have had to harm him otherwise. 

Families have a set schedule while their loved one is gone and when they come back, that schedule goes out-the-door.  For homeschoolers, even more so.  Trying to keep your kids on schedule while dad is youtubing on the t.v. in the same room is impossible, but dad hasn’t seen youtube in 7 months, so you’re not going to argue! 

Thank you work!

Now we’re just working on the new schedule.  The schedule that includes driving my dentist man to the ship every morning at 6:30 am and picking him up at 2:00 pm, while trying to keep three out of four boys on-task and NOT fall asleep.  (Have I mentioned I’m not a morning person…. at all!) 

We know he’s going to have to head out again soon, which gives us all mixed feelings.  We’ll be back on schedule and back to “normal”, even though his being gone isn’t normal.  Wondering if he’s safe and what he’s doing, while we’re doing the usual.


This odd set-up may be something only mil-families understand.



What to say, what to say? March 2, 2012

Filed under: Family,Hubby,Military,Pets — blankenmom @ 11:05 pm
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Wow the last two weeks have been a whirl-wind!

My dentist man arrived home 2 weeks earlier than the ship and it’s been great having him home again. 

The next day the first-born turned 17, and the day after that he got home from camp.  My house is full again – just as it should be.

A few days later my baby turned 10 and my dentist man’s parent’s came up to visit for his birthday.  We turned around headed down to spend the weekend with them and meet up with some friends that we hadn’t seen in a long while. 

And after a 7 months at sea, my dentist man felt as though a vacation was in order.  Two days and one night at Great Wolf Lodge was just what we needed.  Absolutely wonderful time!

In the middle of all this, our cat decided to start peeing randomly on the carpet for some odd reason?  Granted, she’s 17 and has NEVER done anything wrong, but having my house smell like a cat toilet isn’t exactly something you let pass!  She’s got a vet appt. scheduled….

Even with the cat issues, the renters letting us know that they may be moving and attempting to get taxes done, my house is full – nothing can spoil my mood!