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Good Tuesday Morning!

The title sounds much more enthusiastic than I feel.

I had the flu the week of Christmas. It lasted the entire week of Christmas and into the following week. Now a very obnoxious, very deep cough is left over. Antibiotics did nothing. So I’m thinking its either going to heal itself, eventually, or it’s what the locals call Cedar Fever. Which is the allergic reaction to the pollinating Cedar trees around these here parts. When I get paid, Friday, I’ll invest in some more meds . . . this time antihistamines. We’ll see…

Christmas was fantastic this year. After the sticker-shock of the live Christmas tree, that looks like an actual Christmas tree, we decorated with homemade ornaments. The boys and I had a blast making ornaments; all of our Christmas decorations are still in Oregon.

Oh, did I mention we haven’t moved our things down yet? 😦 The plan is Justin is going down the third weekend, or so, of January to retrieve our belongings, including his car that is sitting idle at our friend’s house. We’ll see if we can swing that financially and time-wise.

Work is going good. I have never been in a teacher position before and I’m enjoying it, and the kids. This week is the first week I planned and implemented all by my lonesome. Ok, not totally by myself . . . my co-teacher answers all my retarded questions and still has to tell me where to find certain items. But, mostly by myself . . . more by myself than ever before, in this position. 🙂  I’m going to start school, but I missed this term . . . apparently, here in the great state of Texas, they have two terms. I’m used to a tri-mester situation, where if I don’t have all my ducks in a row for winter term, I can attend spring term. I don’t have all my ducks in a row. Nope. Including not being a Texas citizen for over 6 months, so tuition is ridiculous. Fall term is probably when I’ll start.

Justin’s off in Florida for training for his new job. Hyperbaric Chamber Tech. Very exciting stuff.

Boys are enjoying school. I signed them up for winter basketball league. That  starts today. Tobias is apprehensive. In the last few months I’ve noticed him being a tad shy of new things and situations. He loves basketball though and I’m trusting he’ll be just fine.

And, its now 2013. Crazy town! I look forward to going back to school and, God willing, buying a house come fall/winter, and just making our home here in the Austin area.

Off to make new adventures today!



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Hubby had/has shift today . . . still there.  24 hours for those of you who don’t pay attention to all my posts here in Tuckerville. That’s how long his shift at the firehouse lasts, 24 hours.

Hubby has always always been a work-a-holic, it doesn’t take extreme 26 credit hours at school and a mandatory rotating 24 hour shift to create a whole day or two of not seeing his smiling or half asleep face.  He worked swing shift at a mill and a second job during the day prior to us ‘moving forward’ in life.  He works a lot and he’s a hard worker on top of it . . . not just hanging out for free donuts and coffee.

Today he has been at it since 5am and I’m sitting on this thing at 9:30pm wishing he were here to share the evening hours with.

I married him cuz I liked him  . . .  and loved him . . . but I really liked him; his personality, his wit, his sense of humor that could easily be overlooked because of his quiet nature and his sensitive and caring self. And, yeah, I complain about being isolated, but I miss . . . tonight . . . my hubby.  I’m sure he’s helping some dude in a car accident off Lancaster or helping a beyond morbidly obese person out of their bathroom after getting stuck taking a crap . . . but he’s loving the challenge and the hope of a better future for our family.

Sooooo, I will suck it up . . . trust God, as I’ve spoken of a lot recently, and make the best of it.  And when he is actually here to hang with, watching my attitude so he stays awake for a few extra minutes . . . just to be together.

My thoughts and prayers are with my hubby this evening. God speed!

God Bless!


Hubby and Tobias, playing soccer at the track where my husband attends school and in view of the training tower at the firehouse.  1/’08

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