Around New Years I was going to share a few of my New Year Resolutions with you. I got to thinking about that and really I didn't want to call them resolutions because I never COMPLETE those. They come and go! So I thought I would come up with a list of 10 things I wanted to accomplish during the year. The word "Resolution" wasn't tagged onto it and it just sounded better. Then Russ came home from work one day…. the Navy has added another chapter in our life! It's a pretty big book right now.
If you've followed this blog for awhile you know there is some type of excitement going on at all times. Leave it to the Prince to bring home the FOUR letter word! It's not what you are expecting, and I can think of better! IRAQ! <BIG LONG SIGH>
In a sense we knew it was coming. We've heard the word 4x since the move. It kept going away and I was happy. Two days prior to Christmas Russ came home to tell me the news that he was the nominee to go. It wasn't official yet so we kept it under wraps. Meanwhile I prayed hard every night it would just go away. Watching Russ take care of things on his to do LIST made me think differently… like he knew this time it was for real. He was right. It's official. He is going… soon!
I went ahead and had my BIG cry today. It felt oh-so-good. Hormones helped a little too. Nothing like a good cry. I feel better and I put my Big Girl Panties back on. It's the military wife thing to do. We are not telling the kids yet. I couldn't today if I had to. We will wait until it gets a little closer. I know we will all be okay. I know this 100%. We are strong. Will I have a pity party or two? Uh-YEA! Never been away from my Prince for the time frame they are taking him. It's awhile. A long while. <Big big sigh!>
So- back to my list. It completely changed. I will share soon. It needs some tweaking…
Now to bring this post from a BIG fat downer to something pretty to look at…
I want to share a swap card I made for two groups. Did I tell you how much I love Valentines Day? The Prince will be home for that! I'm grateful!
Lots and Lots of elements on this card. I call it Punch Galore. I used the Valentine Defined (#123057) stamp set. It's such a great set. I actually bought this set because of the flamingo's that are in it. I haven't inked the flamingo's yet. It's a challenge for next week after leadership. 🙂 I love how punches can add so much to a card. I love how so many our images fit inside our punches. Makes my stamping life wonderful.
Time to pack for Leadership. I really don't want to move from my seat. I'm toasty warm with two heaters by my feet. Did I tell you I melted my Fluffy Croc's the other day? They are rubber just in case you didn't know. I was able to shrink them down a size. <giggle> Time for new ones.
P.S.- Thank you to all the ladies that have given me the Stylish Blog Award. You make me smile. I will share my fact-o's after Leadership.