Monday, January 28, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Deaner took the prize this weekend when we decided to hit up the Exchange about an hour from our house. After being cooped up in our house all day on Saturday we put on our brave faces and forged into the snowy weather to Ramstein. After a canceled trip to Paris and a last minute decision not to join friends at the aquarium in Koln (snow, ice and subarctic temperatures do not mix well with hobbling slowly on crutches) we were bored out of our minds so we headed to the bigger, better American base for some shopping, a movie and a dinner at Macaroni Grill. Unfortunately for Deaner that mean navigating the GIANT PX on the base. When we first got there D and I joked about the Rascals that were lined up in the front of the store, plugged in the wall juicing up, just waiting to be ridden around. He denied the need for one but I knew it was just a matter of time before he broke down. I have been on crutches myself (albeit normal lazy American ones that you can lean all your weight on) and I knew he would be uncomfortable within 15 minutes. I just had to bide my time and wait for him to breakdown.
It has pretty much snowed every day in the past week. I'm not much of a snow person but Evans and Deaner have had a good time with it.
Posted by Gleatie at 9:58 AM
Monday, January 14, 2013
Besides all our other "excitement" in the past few weeks things are finally starting to slow down. I have all the suitcases unpacked, only a week later. All the Christmas boxes have arrived and those too have been unpacked . It's amazing how much stuff we accumulate each time we travel home. I think it should be a goal of mine not to order anything from Amazon for the next month. Evans is back in school and hopefully we will get this sleeping thing down again soon. Deaner and I have planned a last minute trip this weekend to Paris and it is going to be a long weekend if we have a two year old who refuses to sleep. He might really get his first taste of French wine if that is the case.
Off to figure out what gourmet meal I am going to whip up for Evans and myself tonight. So many choices with a 2 year old that would be happy eating french fries and chicken nuggets every night. Tonight I am not going to stay up until the wee hours in the morning perusing Parisians attractions. Tomorrow I will post my book list from 2012 so stay tuned and start thinking up some good recommendations for me!
Posted by Gleatie at 10:24 AM
Sunday, January 13, 2013
When I started keeping track of books that I had read I had no idea that I was entering such a fierce competition with myself. My goal was simply to remember what books I'd read and the only way to do that was to physically write them down. I started keeping collections sorted by year on my Kindle as well as a word document that I constantly updated. It was nice at the end of 2011 to be able to see the 37 novels I completed during the year and starting in 2012 my only goal was to read more than 37 in the current year. It became clear halfway through 2012 that I would definitely reach my 37 novel goal so my loftier goal became 50. I have to admit that I was at times FRANTIC for new recommendations as I scrambled to reach 50 books. Sadly, I fell short, halfway through book 48 on New Year's Eve. Ah well. I suppose this gives me something to work towards in 2013. So without further ado, here is my complete list of books read in 2012. There is a little bit of everything on here so I'm sure that everyone reading could pick SOMETHING that they would enjoy!
Posted by Gleatie at 2:21 PM
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Posted by Gleatie at 3:50 PM
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
In other news it has been quite an eventful beginning of the year. Amidst all this jet lag business Deaner managed to go out for a quick run last night and somehow fall off the curb and into the street. I know I know, I laughed when he told me too. Thankfully he was close to home and was able to hobble back but when he took off his sock and showed me the swelling, it took my breath away. After a trip to the ER this morning he was told that he has torn ligaments in his foot, should stay home from work for a week and has all sort of ridiculous things that need to be done, including giving himself shots in the stomach? He has been laid up and not feeling great. Here is the best part. He has to use German crutches. For those that don't what this means..........
Off to give the child a bath and then perhaps a large dose of Benedryl (to help his coughing!).
Posted by Gleatie at 1:36 PM
Friday, January 4, 2013
Christmas this year was awesome. Evans still doesn't fully grasp Santa Claus but he knows new toys when he sees them and he is all for them. He just isn't so sure about Santa. Deaner and I took E to see Santa on Christmas Eve like we have the past few years. This year I was prepared for the worst and was surprised when it was only this bad.
Posted by Gleatie at 8:52 PM