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Saturday, September 26, 2015

And Just Like That... {Week 10 Update}

Dan is gone.

Dan recently purchased a new iPad Air 2 and is delighted with it. He bought it so our skype sessions would be easier to manage and in better quality than we've previously had. To that end, this happened this week...


...a 2 HOUR skype chat. Be still my heart indeed. It may have been the longest conversation we've ever had. EVER.
Good things are happening at the Man Crew House, not the least of which is improved communication between Hercules and myself. I am content. If I remember nothing else from this week, or even this grand 'adventure' we are currently enjoying, I'll remember this picture and the amazing talk we had. Good stuff.

A little less lonely this week, 


Tuesday, September 22, 2015


 I was challenged by a friend today to take the #100HappyDays challenge. Post of pic of something that makes you happy each day for 100 days. And I think it's exactly the distraction I need while Dan is away. Being mindful of little things that make life more pleasant, more enjoyable, more blessed is never a bad thing. Perhaps I'll do it not only on FB, but post it over here for my viewing and enjoyment once the challenge is over.
If you are interested and would like to play along, it can be found over here.

    Always more blessed that I deserve, ~K~ 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

And Just Like That... {Week 7 Update}

Dan is gone.

And so is this girl. Guess where I am right now? Go on, guess! I'm sitting in Dan's new apartment in Iowa, spending a whole glorious week with him! I've been here since Wednesday and we are having a ball! We spent the first day just soaking up the sight of each other. Dan has lost about 10 pounds and looks really good. (not that he ever didn't look good, but you know what I mean) He had to work on Thursday so I spend the day reading, enjoying the quiet and having lunch with my Internet Bestie Jen Hansen. She had to bring the boys to (ironically) University of Iowa Children's Hospital that--Lo and Behold--someone's handsome hubby just HAPPENS to be building. *grins* So we had lunch and laughs. Poor Jonah will never be the same after being stuck at the table with the two of us guffawing loud enough to break the sound barrier.
Dan surprised me by announcing that he had Friday off as well as Monday (Labor Day) so we spent the morning scouring through fantastic little thrift stores looking for kitchen supplies for the new apartment, doing some grocery shopping and wandering the local mall. Today we've just hung out at the apartment mostly, although we did take a trip to the phone repair store to fix Dan's speaker. We're enjoying Netflix, Pandora and games, and just being together.
If this is what being empty-nesters is like, I'm ALL ABOUT IT!! Dan and I have never spent more than a few days away from the children and even when we were first married, I was working with children full time, babysitting on the weekends and we always had my nephew Jayson around. This few days is the longest we've ever had together without children, ours or other people's, along with us. I was a little concerned that we'd run out of things to talk about, but so far that hasn't been an issue. Wooty woot woot! I could totally get used to this. NOW I know what Dan is talking about when he says that even though he L-O-V-E-S being a parent, he's not going to be broken hearted when they grow up and move out so we can have some US time. Seriously, I am enjoying myself like I haven't in ages. And that's saying something, because I KNOW what a blessed life I lead.
I'll head home in a few days to get back to mothering our little herd of boys and we will resume our watching and waiting for Dan's return to our beloved NM. But for now, I gotta go. We're watching like our 10th episode of Gilmore Girls. This man certainly does love me.
     Not Lonely and Not in NM,
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