Sunday, March 18, 2012
Cheers to the Freakin' Weekend
Regardless, we still had a festive St. Patty's Day, if festive includes having a maintenance man come over at 9 a.m. on a freaking Saturday and bring along his twin daughters because he couldn't find a babysitter. Really? What does this look like, a daycare? I definitely was not anticipating spending my morning watching two (quite odd) girls fish around in the pond in our back yard for minnows and torture countless lizards because they were completely convinced that "all lizards have gills and can swim." R.I.P. lizard babies. There goes my hopes of shooting any pictures of lizards for the rest of our time here - I'm sure they have all fled to the forest to avoid the wrath better known as the return of the psycho twins.
I really love kids, don't get me wrong. I just really do not enjoy overly curious, loud, rambunctious, dirty children being thrown into my lap and suddenly becoming my responsibility. Not to mention I had barely even woken up - I don't even think I'd showered yet and within the span of 10 minutes I had the neighbor girl come over, the puppy to watch, and the twins. All the while Hubby was showing off his Camaro to the maintenance man (when he was supposed to be fixing our stuff) and therefore prolonging the manic morning that much more. ARG! So 1:00 p.m. finally rolls around and we still need to get groceries out at the base (40 minute drive), do laundry, and clean up after the maintenance man (is it seriously a question on all maintenance men job applications inquiring as to whether they are absolute slobs and get joy out of tromping mud all through your house!? We conveniently don't have a vacuum yet either...). Needless to say, it was quite a long day. On top of all of that, I was feeling a bit homesick (I was so exhausted) and Hubby and I just weren't getting along.
The MacDill commissary was not what I expected...I wish military wives could comprehend that they have no rank. We are all the same. You are no better than me for something that your husband has accomplished. Just sayin'.
We visited the beach on base though and Hubby touched the ocean for the first time. On top of that excitement, I also saw my first "wild" dolphin, which was absolutely awesome. It is my dream to swim with dolphins; ever since I was little I have loved these creatures.
Yes, he is purposely being a creep ;-P
Today was volumes better. The neighbors invited us over for a BBQ this afternoon and it was great - we hung out in their lanai and enjoyed the beautiful Florida weather. We are so blessed to have such sweet neighbors! Diezel had a hay day playing with their "chih-weenie" chihuahua/wiener dog mix and will hopefully sleep like a rock tonight.
Hubby starts his first day of work tomorrow - 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and I'm planning to go out and find a desk so I can start back at my medical transcription course again...I feel like such a slacker - I haven't touched it in months. I'm so glad I went at it full speed in the beginning though; I was so far ahead that taking a couple of months off hasn't put me behind (yet).
For the rest of the night, I'm just planning on relaxing - I feel like this weekend has been so beyond hectic and that is not how weekends should be spent! Hope you all had a relaxing, rejuvenating, wonderful weekend!