Friday, October 19, 2007

The good, the bad and the ugly.

I'll apologize from the start if this post has a negative slant. My heart and mind are not in a very good place right now.
The good is that today is my husband's birthday and he is home for the first time in 9 years so that we can actually celebrate together. We have missed out on way too many special events since he dedicated his life to serving this country.
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Before the military he was a professional snowboarder, so I took this picture we had of him and had it turned into a cake. I think he is pleased.

It seems that we can never have good news without something bad to balance it out. The bad is that the military has changed our assignment three times and we got the final word on our fate last night. Needless to say that I am not the least bit happy about it...which leads us to the ugly.
The ugly is my bad attitude. I am trying to be graceful but it's hard when you've spent nearly a decade being jerked around, never being stable and never knowing where you are going to live a year from now. I will adjust. I told my dear hubby to just give me some time to get used to it.

My mother in law sent me this recipe a little while back:

Recipe for a military wife

1 1/2 Cups Patience
1 lb. Adaptability
3/4 cup Tolerance
1 tsp. courage
A dash of Adventure

Combine above ingredients : Add 2 tablespoons elbow grease. Let sit alone for one year. Marinate frequently with salty tears. Pour off excess fat. Sprinkle lightly with money. "Knead" dough until next payday. Season with international spices. Bake 20 years or until done.
Dedicated to military wives everywhere , who have waved good-bye more often than not , who have heated up more dinners than most wives cook, who have missed more anniversaries , birthdays, Christmas's and Valetine's day than they should have and most importantly of all have welcomed their husbands home GLADLY.

Author unknown.

I don't know if this helps or makes me feel worse, but I know that I am definately not alone.

I apologize for the lack of tatting pics and news in my last few posts. Be assured that for the last 14 days I have been tatting and re-tatting up a storm. My hands are hurting from tatting so much. I hope it's all worth it in the end.


Marty said...

So, have you been trying your mother-in-law's recipe? If you can even attempt it, I have to admire you. Never knowing for certain what's going to happen would be such a difficult way to live. At least your tatting is portable. I do hope your kiln and pottery supplies are as well. All the best!

Melissa said...

So what is the final say? Where will you be heading? I can understand how you feel. It is true though that attitude is everything so keep your chin up and keep pep talkin' yourself, it does make it a little easier even if you are heartbroken to leave.
Many Hugs,

Melissa said...

Oh and I tagged you on my blog for a 7 facts Meme

Sharon said...

I feel for you. It must be hard to be unsettled all the time never knowing what's coming next or being able to plan for things. Most of all it maust be hard to have your sweetie away so much of the time. Psalm 31:19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!
We always have to remember that the BEST is yet to come. Hang in there, you're not alone.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Happy birthday to Andy! A professional snowboarder... wow! I'd be too chicken to try that! I'm sorry to hear that you're unhappy about the new assignment, but I'm sure that with your positive attitude, all will be well! I am so looking forward to your new book! I'm sure all of your tatting friends join me in wishing you and your husband the best.

Tattycat said...

The good is great. Happy Birthday to Andy! I am so glad he got to be home with you for his birthday. The cake is beautiful and it bet it was scrumptious! The bad - well we will just have to pray about that. I was once a military wife and I know what it is like to wait, wait, and wait some more. Then, the disappointments and having your fate and future in the hands of others. You can do it. I appreciate the sacrifice of you and your husband to our country and our freedom.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Thank you soooo much for the kind words of encouragement! It really does make me feel better!
I am blessed with such wonderful tatting friends!