Monday, February 4, 2008

Life-Such as it Is.


Mom's Monkey Socks are finished! My first non-st-st socks! They are dome in Blue Moon Fiber Arts STR Blue Moonstone Medium weight. It was lovely yarn to knit with! I may just have to buy more in the future.

So Would you like the good news first or the bad? Me, I like the bad news first so that the good news can cut the crappyness of the bad down. Let's go that way.

Bad First:
See that handsome man? He graduated from School of Infantry this past Friday and joined a unit that is Deploying in September. That is very, very bad news. It's "Well fuck me" news. I'm still in lovely denial and have hope that his Officer Packet will be picked up before the Unit deploys (We are using "The Secret" and Positive thinking because that really works) which would be either June or September. So please, add your positive thoughts of him getting in to OCS before then for me. Which is really weird asking the general public, but any prayers, wishes or good vibes you want to throw my way, I'll take. :) Thank you.

So! Super crappy right? What could possibly make that any better?

The view from our soon-to-be bedroom window. I just got the call in (which is why I was waiting to post) saying we got approved for our First Apartment!!!! Oh my god we both are over the moon about it! It's a 1 bedroom/1 bath on the bottom floor (we also get a covered single car garage!) that has a waterfall and stream right past the porch out side of the living room:

With a Bird Avary just past that (which is the round structure you see from our bedroom window)> The WHOLE complex is like that. And we have ducks! They walked right up to our porch! Our cats, are going to go crazy! The place has 600 units so there are 5 pools (2 are "award winning for best design"-one is a 30 second walk from our place but far enough away that we don't see it) 2 clubhouses (with a billiards room up top-we love our pool) gyms, tennis/racquet ball courts and 5 laundry facilities). It is with in a 5 minuet walking distance from my bank and the grocery store as well as a 15 minuet walk from a Theater (a movie theater as well as theatrical) and a 10 minuet walk from a mall that is apparentally a huge tourist attraction. It's full of expensive stores like Prada, Bloomingdales, Louis Vuittion-you know, stuff I couldn't afford if you gave me money. Lol.

So that is the brief rundown of what has happened this weekend. Oh boy. Up's and Downs much? For my SOTS2 KAL I haven't done the 3rd clue but I will hopefully get to it tomorrow after I get my hair done (for what will probably be a long time). :) Talk to you later!

P.S. Thank god for knitting or I'd be unable to cope with life atm. But-that's life such as it is.


Karen said...

My thought and prayers are with both of you. I have a friend who did three tours with is Army unit and is now working in Iraq as a civilian. Hopefully it will be soon that they get everyone out of there safe and sound.

meliabella said...

Hang in there sweetpea. If there is anything I can do please let me know!!

gilraen said...

Fingers/toes/everything crossed and prayers said for good news for you both. I hope that luck with your apartment is just the first of many good fortunes that come your way. :)

I love your Monkeys well done on your first pair :)

AlanaMarie said...

cute socks! and i really hope he gets picked up for OCS!!! and i love your apartment its amazing!

beankendall said...

My husband is still in iraq on his first deployment. I will tell you the truth.. it sucks... but it gets easier as time goes on. We had twins while he was over there. They wouldn't even let him come home oh well it is the military what do you expect. My husband has decided to put in a ocs packet also. I hope your hubby gets picked up.

oh do you know where you are going to be stationed... and what is his M.O.S.? we are camp pendelton water engeneer