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Saturday, June 30, 2012

June 2012 Alphabet "E"

Hey girls :) Yesterday was better. Less crying. That's a good thing. I actually showered and got pretty too! It's been a while.

CPT and Jake were home until 3, so we decided to all do lunch together. We had to drop Eme off at 8am at Volleyball camp in the morning, then hung out at home. Jake woke up around 9. He watched cartoons with the little boys. Although, at one point, CPT did hear the cartoons noise change. He went to check on the kids, and Jake had somehow convinced them to change the program to something that HE wanted to watch. Jim later told us that Jake had said "THIS IS DUMB" over and over and over until they relented and let him watch what he wanted to watch.... Poor little boys. CPT fixed it and they got to watch their cartoons again.

Eventually, it was noon-ish, and we went to pick up Emeline. We told everyone that we were going for Chinese. Jake just wanted to go to the youth center. He didn't want to go to family lunch. So we left him at the Youth Center. And we all headed out for lunch.

A while back, the girls and I had gone to lunch at a SUPER yummy and cheap place on Dyer. It used to be an Italian joint, I'm guessing, because there were statues of Italian chefs out front. LOL. And they never took them down. So it's a Chinese restaurant with Italian chefs out front. CPT was dubious. The place looked shady. Plus is WAS on Dyer. That place IS shady.

But it was SUPER cute on the inside. They dumped all their money inside. You sat at tables with couches. They had a HUGE circular fish tank that the boys were fascinated with. We ordered off of the lunch menu, and it was only around $4.50 per person! Awesome! And the portions were MASSIVE! We all brought food back for dinner! hehe :) So now I didn't have to cook, either :)

Jim got Sweet & Sour chicken, Eme got pepper steak, Joe and I got the almond chicken, and CPT got... um... yeah, I can't remember. Something with beef. It was good! We all got the white rice with it. It came with egg drop soup. They brought us little bowls, and a HUGE bowl of soup for our table. The kids LOVED the soup. We ordered 2 orders of Crab Ragoon to share. LOVE that stuff. And we got some crunchy thingys for the soup. Yeah, I LOVE that restaurant!

After lunch, we went to Walmart for a few necessities. And ended up meandering the store for an hour or so. We ended up talking to a grandma lady about special needs to quite some time. She hugged us when we were done. hehe. She made us promise to take the kids to the Grand Canyon before we left the El Paso area. LOL.

Then we headed back home. CPT and Joe washed the cars, and I headed to my doctors appointment. It was just a meds recheck. I think they wanna make sure that I'm not getting depressed again. And can you blame them? With the amount of stress going on in my life???

I said how I was feeling a bit anxious a lot, and a bit depressed. But how it was to be expected, what with all the crap going on. How I've been crying a lot, and been not as interested in the things that I used to be interested in. So they upped my antidepressant. We shall see if that works. Hopefully I feel better. Can't make it any worse, right???

When I got home, CPT was ready to head back to camp. He picked up Jake, and off they went. And I haven't heard from them since. No cell reception up there :(

The kids and hunkered down for a Friday night at home. Then Laura texted, and asked if we'd go and collect a package from her doorstep. Sigh. I LOVE Laura, and of COURSE I would, but I'd JUST put on my jammies, and had hunkered...... So I grabbed my purse, and the kids, and loaded into the Saturn, and we headed across town.

We grabbed the box, stashed it in the backyard, and decided to swing by the kids' old school from when we first moved to El Paso. Laura lives REALLY close to there. Then we drove by our old house. The new tenants had planted shrubs and put down some decorative rock. It looked really nice.

Then we headed home, and hunkered for real. LOL. I watched a few episodes of that newer series "The River", and the kids watched TV. Then I put everyone to bed, and yup, that was our Friday night.

The men (CPT, Jake, and Tom) come home on Saturday. But I'm not sure what time. They said noon. I'm not holding my breath. hehe. But miracles DO happen - ha!

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deb said...

Glad you had a good evening. Hunkered down sounds really good sometimes.

oshwick said...

So glad to hear you've had a better day! Good luck on your travels Monday!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 5 post on Jul. 01, 2012. Thanks again.

marsie55 said...

Thanks Bethany!! Glad you had a better day, and good luck for tomorrow! :)

Unknown said...

Bethany, thank you for sharing your heartaches and struggles. So often Christian wives and mothers believe they are less "christian" if they are not perfect. That is such a dangerous trap. Thank you for being vulnerable. Thank you for being open. You bless so many with your honesty. I am praying for the Lord to guide you and CPT as you make hard decisions. Remember that none of this is your fault but rather the result of Adam's sin. God will make a way for you.

ApriltheScrapaholic said...

Hi Bethany, I just got finished reading several of your posts. I am so sorry to hear about what you are going through with Jake. It must be heartbreaking. I cannot even imagine. You are so sweet and giving and such a wonderful mother. You are and don't every think that you aren't. I've been reading your blog for a long time and I know how much your children and family mean to you. You hang in there. When I lost my husband and I'm only 43, they told me the same thing. God won't give you more than you can handle. I learned that God must think that I can handle quite a lot. :) But I stayed strong and am still making it thru everything. It's challenging everyday. I know you are strong too. Just hang in there and I pray that God will send you the help that you need. You take care of yourself and yours. Sending lots of prayers for you and your family. - April

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Celeste said...

Just can't stop thinking about you and praying all is coming along. I check here for an update more than I care to admit, although I'm sure I'm not the only one concerned. I love what Becky Tucker wrote above, I agree with what she said and wish to echo it all. I have followed your blog since right around the time CPT decided to join the Army. I talk to my hubby about you and your family like we are friends, and you don't even know me! haha Love and prayers to all of your family.

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Kathy said...

Ditto to everything Celeste said!!! I hope you all are okay... Praying for you!

Peggy said...

Bethany...miss your posts...hope all is well. Sending blessings and prayers your way!