May 14, 2012

Happy Mothra's Day!

Or Mother's Day, if you prefer.

Mine was good.  It started with Justin dealing with Jack Sat night into Sunday, which was....  moderately successful.  Jack was pissed when Justin went in to get him, which led to him coming to bed to nurse, not being able to get comfortable and kicking me in the face for 20 min.  Justin took him back into his room, where he took another hour to get back to sleep.  So yeah.  They got up around 8:30 and went to get me donuts with the girls.

Then we lazed around for a while.  My friend Marie came over in the afternoon so I could take pictures of her girls (you can see those on my Facebook page or website).  I figured since I had the lights and backdrop up, I may as well have my girls get dressed for pics.  I got some great ones of them and Jack.  See?

Well, Jack wasn't smiling, but that's ok.  He wasn't too happy about me getting him changed and putting him on the backdrop.  This was the only one he wasn't trying to crawl away in.  

We had planned to get my present that afternoon, but I'm still a bit undecided.  I'm thinking a new point and shoot is what I want, because my old Sony is dying.  I've been researching and can't decide which one I want.  I don't need anything fancy (that's what my SLR is for), and I don't want to spend a lot.  I'm fascinated by the new CMOS Nikon 1 and the like, but they're a bit pricey.  If I'm going to drop that kind of cash, I'm going to drop it into savings for a D800.  Hence why I'm torn.  

Other things...  still waiting on the med board.  The way it's looking right now we're going to be here through the summer.  We were *really* hoping to be moving in the next month or so, but I guess that's not gonna happen.  Oh well.  The good news is Justin's been found unfit for duty, so we're waiting on the VA and the AF to determine his disability and how they're discharging him.  So we made a new plan- I'm job hunting.  I've got an application in for a photographer position up in Bremerton, which I am insanely qualified for.  I'm waiting to hear back, but it can take a while since it's a federal job.  I can also be insanely qualified, but if someone has a higher preference than I do, they'll get the job over me.  It's just the way it is.  I'm still looking, though.  If I get one, Jack and I will head to Washington and get a small apartment.  Justin and the girls will stay here so they're in the same school.  We don't want to move them then move them again when we buy a house, which is the plan as soon as we are all there.  If this happens, it will suck, yes, but for a short time.  It'll be kind of like a deployment, except one where we can talk as often as we want and people aren't shooting at either of us.  

So that's where we are.  Same damn holding pattern.  I'm planning on using the summer to work the girls like rented mules getting the house cleaned out and organized.  I don't want Justin to have to deal with all of it.  

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