Ahhhh….E’s finally in bed and the dog is chillin’ in her bed and now its time to veg a bit before bed…a thousand things I should be doing, but whatever.

Its been so busy lately .. from our new heat pump installation to some of my family/friends coming last weekend to run the rock ‘n roll 1/2 marathon here … and then there was the as-last-minute-as-you-can-get last minute phone call saying that Scott was approved to go out of state for this week. From the phone call to him leaving was probably, oh, an hour or so? That’s how we roll around these parts.

Today was busy with a playdate/lunch with friends and then a dog training lesson (hello separation anxiety). I had to wake E from her afternoon nap, ugh. I hate to break the never wake a sleeping baby rule.

So, now its quiet inside and out around here. As odd as it is not to have Scott here its a bit nice to do whatever I like…usually we spend our evenings together and they’re much needed. I’ve gotten so used to having him around, which makes me a bit nervous. But, its so awesome to know he’ll be here for bath time, dinner, dog duty or whatever daily duties we need to accomplish. So, we’ll just soak it up while we can — I will say I think the Army has helped increase the gratitude awareness — being blessed in our life today is the name of the game. At least for me. I think it helps keep me grounded.

Anywhoo — got off topic. Buuuuut I’m not sure if I have a topic other than quiet is nice. Silence can be peaceful sometimes.

Love my girl. Love my dog (especially once we get the anxiety under control). Love my husband. Love quiet time.

And, that just about sums it up.

Well, except for a does of cuteness. Why not?