Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Upcoming Hangover

No I haven't taken up drinking, but I'm beginning to see I'm in for another slump. Russ has been home-really home-with us and it's been heaven. He's been on break and I've been absolutely giddy with being able to see my husband for more than a mumbled goodnight. We actually sat on the couch and watched a movie together. Which between applying for schools and actually being in school,  that simple pleasure has been sorely lacking. Last night I freaked out (literally) thinking that his break is almost over and we'll both be back in the saddle again and even though today is still break, he's got a lot to do before school gets started, so we're pretty much back in it again today. I'm going to miss you Russ. I cannot wait for Thanksgiving and Christmas!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Slump

My least favorite moment is right after a vacation or holiday and now I can add a new one--the day after your family goes home. I thought I was doing pretty well out here and now, today, I'm in a funk. Hannah is awake from her nap and I can hear her talking to herself in the next room, but I have no motivation to move my slumping self a few steps and pick her up. I really didn't want to get out of bed this morning. The urge to hide deep within my covers was very real and very alluring. I'm just trying to remind myself that the laundry will get put away. I will clean up the cyclone of toys, clothes and whatever else seems to find its way to disarray and Christmas is coming soon, just not soon enough. The weather is gorgeous and I'm going to pick up singing Hannah and we will grab Gen and try to squelch the depression. Thank goodness for fall.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Marbles Museum

Last Friday we headed to The Marbles Children's Museum in Raleigh with some of the other Fuqua Families. The girls loved the place, but were attached to me the entire time. I had to go everywhere with them holding onto me, which is weird when that happens because usually they run off and I have a hard time keeping track of them. I have no idea why they freak out and act all shy sometimes. I guess the museum was a little scary? If you have any tips on how to figure your children out, please let me know. In the meantime enjoy some pictures.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

TV Watching Musings

To be honest I don't really know what to say about the TV watching deal. I guess most of us wish our kids watched less than they did. So maybe feeling like we should do better than we are helps us make sure they don't watch a crazy amount of TV, but I think we need to be kind to ourselves and not stress overly much. Really not with just TV, but with everything. I think most of us are doing the best we can and we need to give ourselves credit for that and just do a little better when we can.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Crazy Little Thing Called Campout

MBA school can be a funny little thing, especially when you realize that getting married and having kids has made you kind of lame. The sort of things that would have been awesome, now seem sort of ridiculous. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy we're here and we're getting to do some of these wild things, but call me crazy, sometimes I just want my husband to come home after he's been gone all week.

So campout was one of those wild things. Russ slept in a parking lot and had to report in for random check-ins or risk loosing the chance of getting season Duke basketball tickets. I missed Russ like crazy and it was hard after a week of not really seeing him, to let him go, but he had fun and we had fun visiting at campout for breakfast and having a dinner party with the kiddos and the other wives.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Only one of my models could be persuaded for a picture op. I guess Genevieve's trailer didn't have the right kind of swag. But I think Hannah looks darling in this Butterick 4910 pattern and flannel print I found at Joann's. Just don't look too closely at the actual stitching. In fact on the jammies first foray, the first question was if I had made them, but really I do think I just keep getting better and better. Now on to my next "MBA Widow" project.