May 14, 2010

when Daddy is away...

sometimes the girls give me the sweetest moments when Daddy is away...
I love that...

I haven't gotten a chance to talk to Bobby since Wednesday...
that's the hardest part when he travels
he is hard to reach and I don't get to talk to him
or he calls when I have a meeting or something
and the girls have a hard time with that because they need to talk with him more


sometimes it gets a bit frustrating
to have some upset girls missing their Daddy
but I am starting {after 4 years of travel except the past 5 months he's been home}
finally taking it in stride
it's hard to be upset with someone who you miss too you know

I know and realize it could be worse like for military wives/husbands
who don't get to talk to their spouse...
but my husband is not in the military

so it's tough sometimes not to have a chance to talk with him
or ask him some things that need some answers...
ahem....not that it ever happens you know...
just saying maybe that could
{chuckle, chuckle}
conversations are far and few between when he is gone

do you ever get mad at yourself that you can't stay mad?
that's a ridiculous question, right?
I wasn't "really" mad at him but I wanted to be
but I couldn't be
this morning when we briefly talked
I told him I would just talk to him when he got home...
ugh...
but I'm excited to eat a late dinner with him or cook together maybe....

this was a mini trip compared to what is to start...
I always call these..."breaking me in" trips
because I get used to him doing bathtime and bedtime
so I can sit on my hiney and relax,
do some work,
or enjoy a glass of wine...
or fall asleep myself like all last week

but what I have gotten better at is realizing he is missing us just as much as we miss him
granted we don't get to do all the fun outings like he does in the evening when he's away

I think I have the better end of the deal with my time with the girls

this post has no intentions of making my hubby look bad that I don't get to talk with him
he's a great one
{most of the time}..
chuckle...

it simply explains our lives and how it is
because I think you all know by now how much I love this guy
but this is me just being real about it


so when Daddy is away
I get these special moments that I get so excited about
and want to share with Bobby but also feel at the same time "kinda bad about it"

this week I enjoyed...

my girls snuggling with me in my bed for about a half hour before their bedtime...
my oldest held my hand as she fell asleep and that melted my heart because she isn't always a touchy feely kind of girl
I didn't want to move her but I had some projects in store for the evenings because I don't sleep all that great when he is gone...so anything to keep me busy into the hours is nice...

this week I saw...

my girls giving one another "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" performances...
this cute ladder was their stage...


one stands on almost the top step while the other sits on their bean bag in front
the one on the ladder performs "Twinkle Twinkler Little Star" to the other one
and "you have to clap" at the end
otherwise they point it out to one another within literally 2 seconds...
that you didn't clap you know

and then they argue and torment one another because they hold the applause for the other on purpose...just to irritate one another...
then they laugh about it
I laugh and smile because it's so cute

and they switch places and start all over again...

this cute ladder...


definitely helps them pass time
and makes me smile and laugh at how cute their voices sound

this week...

I refinished two small coffee tables we received from my Grandpa
traveling does have benefits because projects actually get done
that I have been putting off

I'm pretty happy with how they turned out...

here is a before...
basic stain on top and cream bottom
sorry for the icky picture taken in our garage


I painted the bottom white
and sanded the top and restained it to make it look almost farmhousy in a way



I'm pretty happy with how it turned out
I added some colorful flowers since it has been a week of rain
and voila!


however...there is only one table shown in the picture
there will be a twin sister to her to the left of her



I ran out of sand paper for both the electric sander and hand sander
and I'm too tired to go back out again today...
so I will make the finishing touches on the other table this weekend

this week
I've also been looking forward to...

Yoga at the Wineries on Saturday
I've started a yoga class on Thursday evenings with some friends
trying to mix up running and spend time with some girlfriends
tomorrow is an extra event
a spot to overlook the beautiful scenery
restorative yoga
lunch afterwards
along with wine tasting

right up my alley isn't it?
I forgot how much I missed yoga...
I used to do it during my first pregnancy since I wasn't allowed to run

I'm hoping for a lovely weekend and for some sunshine!
hope you all enjoy your weekend too

6 comments:

blondiensc said...

Hi Martha, lovely photos and post, make sure to enjoy every moment with those littles, as they grow so quick!! your flowers are beautiful and that table came out really nice, I love that look and just finished a dresser that has that same look!! happy weekend sweetie!

koralee said...

Hi sweet one...I have missed some of your posts..so off to read those and see what you have been up to...I hate it when my husband is away..when my girls were young it was the hardest...now that they are older we have dates when dads away...it's so much fun.
Your tables are wonderful...and those shoes in the last post...I want I want! xoxoxo Enjoy your sweetpea daughters. xox

DustyLu said...

Hey girl! I totally get it. My husband is working late nights often. It me and the kid most of the time. I work too and don't want anyone watching him except family. So he is often in tow...lol poor guy! But, that is what makes us women so strong. We can do it, and support them at the same time. Thank goodness for blogging and the web...lol Have a great day. We are here if you need a ear...~lulu

Shannon said...

Oh thank gosh for your post, I'm so happy I am not alone on this husbands being away stuff. Mine was gone the last 3 nights and is going away this weekend for a guys camping trip this weekend. It is hard with 2 kids getting them both taken care of especially like you said you rely on hubby for baths so we can have some down time.
Your table looks so nice, I love all the molding on it and great job on the stain and white below.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and your Saturday sounds amazing...please have some wine for me ;)

Jeanneoli said...

It is so hard when husbands travel. I hope this weekend was wonderful and you had tons of time together. Did you friend get the new journal?

jebaraj paul said...

im sorry but i used tht cute ladder for one of my photoshop class assignments... i was searching for a picture of a ladder for my matte painting when i stumbled across ur blog...hope ur dreams continue forever...there's so less people nowadays who really cherish simple things in life...