Sunday, September 11, 2016

I Bought a Gun

Yup I bought a gun on Saturday.  I saw it online and just had to have it.  It isn't politics.  It isn't for protection.

I just wanted it.  I had to have it.  So I bought it.

I won't be securing it from my child.  I doubt I'll even load it.

If I try to shoot it it will probably explode in my face with my luck.

So why, just why did I buy the dang thing?

Sentimental value.



This is my new gun:













As far as I can tell it is a Blunderbuss.  Most likely a "dragon" and from about 1750.  It is sentimental for me as I had to ancestors fight in the American Revolution on my paternal grandmother's side.

The seller wanted $500 and said similar went for $2000.  I had done my homework.  The similar were in much better condition so I was able to talk him down to $350 even though he claim he himself paid $500.

I will be putting this in a special display case in my home.  If anyone knows more about this gun please tell me.  I'm going to add it to my insurance.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Life at the New Post

I'm going to do this update as briefly as possible since it has been a few months.


  • We moved in July to the Mid-West to a new duty station.
  • Eily turned 2 in July
  • DH is now in school at the new duty station with us
  • Obviously we didn't go to Korea
  • I'm making jewelry and will attempt to post photos
  • Eily speaks in complete sentences now
  • Eily can do some addition
  • Eily can read a few words
  • Eily can spell a few words
  • Eily loves to swim and is a great jumper too
  • Eily has her bottom 2 yr old molars in but not yet her top ones
  • She is almost potty trained and she gave up the potty chair in preference for the toilet with a reducer ring.
  • She is 36 inches tall and about 30 lbs
  • She brushes her own teeth, can dress herself, and is doing good on learning to wash up too.
  • She can use fork, knife and spoon and eat off of a plate with ease.  Well not so much the knife we are still working on the pressure to cut with that a bit.
  • Eily helped me assembly and build the new bed frame when the moving company broke my old one.  She is pretty good with an Allen Wrench.
Now for photos:

blue topaz 8 inch bracelet
Eily age 25 mos

Monday, May 23, 2016

4 Days Post-OP

Thursday I had my gallbladder removed.  I'd say I feel better but right now that would be a lie.  I do look better.  My skin is no longer a sickly yellow that it has been for almost a year.  I'm now in the bloom of pink to my cheeks once more.

Due to my adhesions the surgeon couldn't do the normal four-five cuts on the right side.  He had to do one cut under my xiphoid process, another  two off to the left, 1 just above my naval.  Two look to be infected already but it is hard to tell under the layers of glue.

The strapping pain from the gas is the killer.  My shoulders hurt so bad.  I gained roughly 8 pounds from the gas and fluids of surgery and have 3 more to shed.  I had been losing weight before the surgery and eating healthy.  I was already down to a size 14 and working towards a size 12.  Right now the only thing comfortable is sweat pants.

We aren't going to Korea as a family.  Do to the mess with the N.K leader the area I would have gone to is now not allowing family members.  For now E is enjoying her time with daddy.

Ugh I need to go lie down again.  My arms are killing me.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

21 Months

E has a cold.  This isn't the first.  She is cranky.  Not much new to tell.  Everything she says right now is "NO" even if she decides she does want it after.  LOL




Tuesday, March 8, 2016

20 Months Already

Time has flown by again.

E no longer babbles like she used to.  The other day she said, "look at me".

She says:
Belly
Baby
Me Me

to add to just a few new words in the past few days.

She duck walks, jumps, and likes to climb the rock wall.  We are still working on potty training.  Just need to find time for everything!!!!

Smiling with food in mouth



E's hair is curly so we need to pull as much of it back as possible at all times to prevent it from tangling.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Out of Time

Writing while E is down for a nap.  So I'm writing while the time is running out.

She turned 19 months old on the 8th.  She is into everything as per usual.  She now likes to stand on a step stool to brush and floss her own teeth at the sink.  She feeds herself at meals with the utensils.  She knows how to use a handkerchief but isn't so good at the blowing part as of yet.  I know there are a few new things but I'm forgetting them at present.

My vitamin D2 was low.  20 was the count.  So I'm back on the prescription formula.

I fell on a date with my DH the other night.  None of the wait staff gave a good shit.  They saw it.  I didn't think about making a report and they didn't offer to make one either.

Two days later my knees continued to swell up and my hip was getting worse.  I went to the ER's Fast track.  Turns out I have contusions on my knees, I knew that, and a hip strain.  Since I'm now on Hysingla ER (the root nerve burn out only lasted 4 months) I probably shouldn't be feeling as much pain as I do but I am.  I've only been on the Hysingla ER about a week.  Hurts to walk, sit, stand, lie down, squat, and I'm certainly not going to kneel right now.

BUT I am doing housework.  WHY?  Well, because DH is out in the field.  Someone has to take care of E and the house and Bugsy.

Well time is up.  E is fussing in her crib.  Better post this while I still can.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Long Awaited Words

Last night as I was enjoying some down time coloring while my husband was getting Eily ready for bed the little routine was interrupted by some words I'll soon not forget.

Eily had been quiet for some time.  We had been worried.  For almost three months she has regressed on her speaking and was back to almost babbling.  Then came Christmas block leave.  DH was able to take twenty days much needed leave.  I was finally able to get some rest.  We spent time together as a family and played with Eily together.

We worked together on her language skills.  By the end of his leave she was back to saying her colors when the mood struck her.  We cheered her on.  I still sit with her daily and go over her colors when she hands me a block, any block.  Her new alphabet blocks, periodic chart blocks and colored building blocks add to the fun of her Unico building blocks (knock off Legos).

DH has now been back to work for two weeks.  Last night Eily came into the living room where I was working on my coloring, I chose to use my left hand to build up strength in it for surgical reasons plus I can write and draw almost as well left as what I do with the right, when she said those long awaited words that most parents are shocked to hear.

I always tell her how much she means to me every day, every moment I can.  I tell her how bright she is.  How beautiful, how special, and so on and so forth.

DH was agape when she said, "Mama, I Love You!" to me last night.  I looked up and said I love you Eily.  I wasn't shocked.  I knew she'd say it when she'd get around to it.  I got up from my chair and hugged her.

I did grin.  I'm pleased that she made that sentence with a pause and it came out so clearly too.  I'm so proud since she is only 18 months old.  I'm not sure if this is normal for kids her age but I don't care either.