Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dear Diary...spring is finally here!

Well, hopefully things are settling down again, for me to get
back to blogging! Phew!

Soldier finally got to call after a week! Rough not hearing
from him when you're used to the daily phone calls, even if
they are only for a few minutes. He got to eat dinner with
the General of the Afganistan army, they got along well, but
my husband being somewhat of a germaphobic was a bit appalled
that they eat of each other's plates!!!!! Apparently you don't
have rights to your dinner plate and if someone wants something
you have, they can swipe it off your plate. Eat FAST would be
my tip! :) He is staying busy and doing well.

Our post lost 2 Leutenant Colonels Tuesday. Our hearts break
for the family and they are in our prayers daily.

Still unanswered questions to my health issues, except the
fact they did find something on my left ovary in the
ultrasound. Meanwhile I am on a massive diet change for wheat, no dairy, no red meat! I LOVE
bread and cheese, so I'm not a happy camper right now, but
I have been feeling much better. I see a nutritionist in
a week or so to help me balance a healthy diet.

Last weekend, we took a trip to the zoo in Syracuse, I was
a bit disappointed. My zoo back home was ten times nicer, but
the kids were thrilled nonetheless, so that's all that mattered.
I took a pic of this lion because his tongue was hanging out...
doesn't that mean their happy when a cat sticks out his

I haven't been able to get out and hit the yard sales
that have been blossoming around post, but I did
manage to snag this freebie out of the pile of
stuff my neighbor was getting rid of. Bird feeder too!

I added the flower baskets! :)
This gorgeous Hydrangea bush was at the zoo. I rarely
see white ones...I'm wanting one super bad for my
front yard!

The dandelions are everywhere and I love them. Not to
mention they are super good for your health. Good color
and additive in your salad!

So my mom made the mistake of telling the kids that when
she was little she liked to watch the cat take the tape
off it's foot. Well, that sparked curiosity and it
probably almost killed the he likes to eat
weird things! The kids plastered poor Lowie all over
with tape!

This is my TV armoire turned Kitchen Pantry! I decided not
to paint it red house decor is mostly beach white goes better. This way I can accessorise
with blue or green if I like. What do you think? It was a
boring, yucky old brown when I bought this off craigslist 2 years
ago for 75 bucks!!!!!!!! I sanded and white-washed it.I pulled
all the old hardware out and hung the doors back on...I
still need to install the shelves inside...should I leave
the knobs or maybe go for some dark wood knobs??? Anyways,
I love my new addition to the kitchen, it serves a much
greater purpose!


Manuela@TPOH said...

LOL! Poor kitty! I like the armoire turned pantry! How about glass knobs? Try them out and see what you like (you can always return what doesn't work out). Great garabage find! I love rescuing things from my neighbors garbage (I'm sure they think I'm odd) LOL!

Have a great weekend!


Sarah said...

Yea! I'm glad to see you back! I think you should totally go with the dark wood knobs! So cute!

Audra said...

Lady! I have missed our chats and reading your blog. Where did the time go. Noah had his award assembly and yours truly forgot her cf card in the pc and soooo no pictures from me.

I wish I could have gotten the color guard and the young men and women wearing their arm bands with their Hero's on them. I cried, it was so deeply touching. Some even had black bands for the fallen soldiers. It was a moving tribute to our men and women fighting over seas. I think Noah was ten inches taller trying to do your soldier proud.

Love the new addition to the kitchen. I have one in my kitchen as well and would be lost without the extra storage space. It makes me smile each time I look at it. I think dark nobs would be fabulous, just that added pop to bring it together.

Sorry to hear you are under the weather. If it's not one thing...I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Be blessed.


Jessica said...

Hey you, I am glad you are back and feeling better! I have been thinking of you alot lately and wondering how you were doing! I keep meaning to call and time just keeps escaping me! I love the cabinet and I like the knobs white! I'm so glad you got to talk to Michael! Hope to see you soon I can't wait for you to meet the baby!

HOPE said...

Guilty...I did tell the kids that..but NOT on Kitties face..poor thing!

The Lion is sure cute with her tongue out..yep means she is content!

Love the Pantry...mmm? hard decsion on the knobs..try both dark and the crystal..The dark might highlight the dining table! Tie it in.

Most soldiers eat FAST anyway!

Praying for the families...God Bless our Troops and THEIR FAMILIES.


Free2bMommy said...

Yay youre back!! Great pics! I left you an award on my blog!


Kelly Johnson said...

I have been praying for you during this time. LOVE the cabinet!!!!! Continuing to pray for your DH's safety.

J.H said...

Aubrey, I thought you forgotten about your blog :-) Nice to hears something from you after days of no update.
Gosh, seemed like not only you and your soldier who needs prayer, but also your cat!