I have also been extremely busy.
My husband returns home tomorrow after being gone for pretty much all of June and July for military training and classes. He was home for a week around the 4th of July and got to come home a few time in the month of June. This is the first stage of his deployment readiness training. He will be deploying at the end of 2011 for an 18 month period. I am not looking forward to it. He is a communications specialist and has been learning all about servers this go round. June was about learning them and July has been putting his knowledge into action. I'm sure I'm leaving a lot of info out of what he is actually doing with the servers as I don't pretend to understand nor am I allowed to know fully everything. I'm sure some of what he is learning is classified so I don't ask. This past couple months he has been stationed at Fort Lenardwood which is in our home state of Missouri so his travel time will be short to get back home to us! Unfortunately, he will be going back out of town August 20th for Fort Drumm in upstate New York and he'll be gone for a full 2 and a half months. These are the joys of being a military family…
Because Justin is gone so much I have more responsibilities on my shoulders. Although, I don't do as much cooking or cleaning, I do have to act as 2 parents and take on other household things my husband usually does. Sometimes I get stressed and overwhelmed. The other day I came across a very encouraging blog post at Simple Mom, 6 Military Mom Tips for Flying Solo. These are great tips for any mom whose husband travels a lot not just military moms.
But aside from Justin being gone…
Ian has been busy taking apart any and all his toys and rebuilding them into new toys he calls RC cars. He is hooked on them and desperately wants a real one and because I refuse to shell out that kind of money he has decided to create his own. I don't know how many times I've told him to stop taking things apart. *Sigh* I just hope he puts this knowledge to good use some day and becomes an engineer of some sort. My dad is an electrical engineer and my little brother is a mechanical engineer so it's in his blood. Until then, I suppose I'll just have to deal with his room looking like a parts store. I'm glad we have doors that I can close!
Jameson has been a busy little bee too! He has cut all 4 of his top center teeth at once. My goodness, that was fun! (Note my sarcasm!) He is, however, finally sleeping through the night from 7pm-ish to 7am , plus a 2 or so hour nap in the middle of the day. He is still 'army crawling' and getting around very quickly that way but he has added cruising to his modes of transportation. I have a feeling he'll walk early like Ian did at 11 months. He has also fully weaned himself. It wasn't my intention for him to wean at 9 1/2 months but that's just what happened. I'm actually very thankful because I was getting very stressed out over it and now I feel much more relaxed which makes it easier for me to deal with all the other stresses.
I have also been doing tons of sewing. Or I have been trying to! I will post more about what I've made in future posts. Sewing definitely takes my mind off my troubles. But this post is long enough as it is.
I hope you all have been having a great summer so far!