Just another day in the life

Another day of summer vacation. This week has been off with Memorial Day on Monday. My schedule is all off and we are still trying to get into our routine. Now that Mya isn't in school during the day we are all adjusting to her being home.

Mike woke up early this morning to leave go to his Headquarters. He has a retirement ceremony to do tomorrow; he's standing in the formation. Today was practice and tomorrow is the real deal. He had to leave early this morning. To top it off, MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) called this morning. One of his poolees had a problem with his package, so they called to talk to him. I was awaken at 5:30 this morning. The phone also woke up the baby, so I only dozed on and off as she tossed around on the bed.

Then I went out to tell Mike bye and the neighbor's dog was outside running free. I grabbed a leash and tracked her down and brought her inside. This is the second time we've found her running around the neighborhood. I put her in the crate in the other room, but my dogs were still not happy she was here. My two males were acting up and I just couldn't have that with a toddler in the house.

I called her at work and she came and got her. I felt bad since she works 45 minutes from here, but I had errands to run this morning. I can't leave my dogs out while I'm not home. They would destroy my house and I surely did not trust the neighbor's dog to be out. I don't believe in leaving the dog outside all day, especially when it's already at 100 degrees here. Besides, I didn't want her tearing up my yard. We're going to have to sell this house in another 2 years, so we're trying to keep it nice.

After the neighbor came we ran errands and I took the kids to the library. It was Lily's first story time. She loved it! They sang songs, read a book, and even did hand movements. She really liked clapping along and had a blast. Mya got her first library card and we checked out two books for each child. Mya came home and read one of them this afternoon.

Now as the evening gives way to night, I'm missing Mike. He called earlier, but his battery is low so we couldn't talk long. Soon it will be time to get the children in bed. Then the quiet will settle in and it will just be me and the dogs. That's when I miss him the most. During those quiet moments at night between the children's bedtime and my own. The time that is usually reserved for him and I. When I am searching for things to do to fill the time before I can fall into bed. Then laying in the dark wishing he was next to me. Hoping to fall asleep so my mind will stop turning. 


  1. Anonymous2:19 AM

    Hi! I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your blog. We are just starting our RD journey. He is deployed right now, so I don't have him to answer my many questions.

    This has helped, and I hope to read more. Thank you for sharing your story.

  2. Christina1:42 PM

    Thanks for the support! I know how frustrating it was trying to find information about Marine Corps Recruiting duty. I looked everywhere and could find very little. I hope my story helps others prepare for their tour.