So the hubby is deployed and I'm stuck at home with the kids, with no big plans. In past deployments I've gone back to Cali to stay with my parents, there are several reasons why I'm not going home this deployment.
- Vashon is starting pre k and while it's just the school before school, and it's only two days a week, both Vashon and I need this break and adjustment for the future. It's not fair to start him in school in a total different state than he's from and possibly pull him out move him across states again to regain school. And lets face it with Van staying in the AF for the long haul I'm going to have to deal with some deployments during the school year. :(
- We just got back from Cali. Moving from OKC to California is no walk in the park, it's even harder with two young kids. The drive is long, the cost , and lets not forget forwarding my mail, switching our primary care providers and getting adjusted to the time difference.
So for the first time we are staying in OKC, whatever will I do with all my extra free time?
It's suggested that wives stay busy when their husbands deploy. Hmm, am I not busy with two kids already? Am I not busy with the additional chores? sure I get to stop shaving my legs but in my case I now have to take out the trash and do the laundry, I think i'm going to be pretty busy.
It's suggested that wives get a hobby to make the time pass quickly. Hmm the things that I'm interested in doing require me to not have my kids around, in fact anything without my kids is fun for me. lol. Don't get me wrong I love the boys, but if we're talking about "me time" I don't want them around.
So with two kids, additional chores and Vashon starting school and soccer, I think I will stay pretty busy. But I still want to create a lil goal or bucket list. I mean since I don't have to shave my legs....lol
So before this deployment is done i'd like to :
Lose about 5-10 lbs
Tone up my arms and my butt
Eat 3 servings of vegetables & fruit a day
Drink only water for 26 out of 30-31 days
Actually drink 8-10 glasses of water a day
Curb my sweet tooth at least 5 days a week (limit myself to 1-2 sweet treats 5 days a weeks)
Donate this bag of old clothes that has been sitting in our closet for months now
Get Varen to sleep in some type of bed that is his, toddler bed, crib, pnp all night
Take Vashon and Varen on dates at least twice a month
Set a schedule for the kids and stick to it
Encourage Vashon to try at least 5 new foods
Tone my belly
Remember that Vashon is only 4 yrs old and to speak to him like he's 4 and not 14
Stop impulse buying and save money
Only spend $150.00 on each kid for Christmas
Lead by example of how I want Vashon to treat people
Purge my house of clutter and junk
Take my vitamins and make sure Vashon takes his also for overall health
Read a story to my kids every night aside from the nights they watch the dvd that daddy made reading to them
Say my prayers every night and encourage Vashon to do the same
That's all for now but I'm trying to think of things big and small in order to push myself. I'll print this list out and put it on my fridge. And I guess I'll report back once the deployment is over. Wish me luck.