Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Being Neighborly and Other Stuff

Last week was spring break for my kids. The whole week was a blur of sleepovers. It began with he youngest sleeping over with a neighbor girl earlier in the week. Monday or Tuesday. Something like that. Then, one of my neighbors asked if I would mind watching her kids for a few hours one afternoon. Well, they were already over playing so I figured why not. While her girls were here, they conspired with my girls to sleepover that night. Again, they were already there, so why not. Then, to repay my kindness, my neighbor offered to keep my kids overnight the next night. Woot!!! An entire night with no kids! Then, Friday night, both the girls were invited to a  respective  friend’s house for yet another sleepover so we had no kids Friday night too. It was nice for all concerned.

As a result of all these sleepovers, I met quite a few of my neighbors. They all seem nice enough but I don’t want to be friends with any of them. How bad does that sound?? My two very closest friends don’t even live in the same time zone as me. I’m tired of making friends only to leave them behind or have them move away. We are currently trying our darndest to move back to California by next summer. If not Cali, it will be somewhere else. I don’t want to make new friends that I know I’ll be leaving in a year’s time. Oh well.

In other news…

It turns out that when a military brat turns ten, he or she is supposed to get their military ID card. We found this out the hard way and also discovered that the girls took their social security cards to play with and now we can’t find them. You need your social security card to get your military ID. Do you know how ridiculous it is to get a replacement social security card? Did you also know that you can only get ten replacement cards in your lifetime?

Don’t even ask how the dieting and exercising is going. Fine. I’ll tell you. My street “run” really threw my routine for a loop. I was in pain for the entire week last week. My left foot had this burning, shooting pain along the outer side of it and both my shins had swollen knots on them. As a result, when I tried running on the elliptical on Tuesday, I could only go for two miles before I couldn’t take it anymore. And that was the last time I tried. I’m getting back into my routine starting tomorrow. I swear. I have an appointment today or I would have started today.

I have more to post but I need to hit the shower so I can get ready to go. Laters.


  1. It is apparent that your life is anything but boring. I know those girls of yours keeps you on the run all the time. It is refreshing to read a post that is just about daily activities instead of someone trying to sell you something. This is what building relationships are all about. Thanks for the share!

    Friends 4 Life!

  2. Eddie~~

    Lol. I don't know about how exciting my life is. From the inside looking out, it's pretty mundane.

    I also enjoy reading people's blogs that aren't product reviews, advertisements, or some other type of marketing. It's a little window in their life I think.

    Thanks for reading. ;)

  3. I didn't know that about the ss cards. I hide all ours in a lock box, lol. Sorry to hear about your run, I did something similar myself last week and my knees are still bothering me. I had to go have xrays done Friday and I'm waiting to hear what (if anything) is wrong. I'm restricted to walking at the moment and even that isn't a good idea. Hope you're feeling better!

  4. Dana~~Sheesh!! I didn't hurt myself that badly even though my left shin is still sore and has a knot in it three weeks later, lol. I hope nothing is seriously wrong with your knees. You'll have to keep me updated.


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