Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Hopefully, NOT a sign of things to come...

Today was the day. Sam left for his year-long deployment today. And I began my year-long journey as a single parent. I almost titled this entry, "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride..." but, hopefully, that won't be (too) true.





Big Sis came home from school this afternoon and, after a snack and checking to be sure all homework was done, I convinced the girls to go outside for a bit. That was a mistake. Shortly after arriving at the playground, the skies opened up and poured buckets of rain on us. There were no warning sprinkles. One minute it was overcast but pleasant, the next minute we found ourselves in a deluge. I grabbed L'il Sis, threw her into the wagon, and ran for home while yelling at Big Sis to run home. Usually, when L'il Sis sees rain she sings, "It's raining/ it's pouring/ the old man is snoring/ bumped his head/ and didn't get up 'til morning!" Today, she screamed because she was getting wet (she doesn't enjoy getting her face wet in the bath and this was like a power shower!). By the time we made it to the garage, we were all soaked. So, plan B, everyone was bathed and dressed in PJ's a short time later. And I decided I could hobble something together for dinner instead of going out.






Well, let's hope we have nowhere to go but up from here.

3 comments:

omelet said...

Stumbled on your blog by accident. Good luck for the coming year and God Bless!

Damselfly said...

Wow, a whole year! That must be tough. Not enough credit or media time seems to be given to the families of military folks who are serving. I hope your husband stays safe and the year goes by quickly.

Amy said...

I don't envy your "single mom" status. I'll be thinking of you and hoping everything goes as smoothly as possible.