Fabulous week ending

B called me on Wednesday and asked "do you want the good news or the bad news?"  I said bad, and he replied that he won't be home till Saturday morning.  Sad face!

Then I got  home from work on Thursday and B walks out from around the corner of the house!!!  I was so shocked and happy, I could hardly put the car in park!!!  We were on the phone on my way home from work, and I actually said "I keep hoping that you'll come home early and surprise me.  But I know happy surprises don't happen with the Marine Corps".  And that little shit had been texting me all day about how bored he was because no one was around...silly me, I thought he meant no one was around at work, not the house ;)  Thursday was a GREAT day!!

Friday I took the kids to the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla.  We got there right after they opened so they were able to run around like crazy and be up front for all the tanks.  That meant less stress for me!  But because of the cold, rainy weather we didn't spend much time outside at the tide pool tanks.

B had gone grocery shopping and had a big pot of Texas chili simmering on the stove by time I got home at 4.  We took a great cat nap (I've missed cuddling with him while we sleep!!), and then he made a fire in the fireplace and we watched Thor while we had dinner.  It was such a perfect evening!  Plus, it was chilly and rainy out :)

The house is just a mess-there is so much crap everywhere.  But I am so very thankful for the messes!  It means my husband is finally home!!

Today has been spend apart, sadly.  He had to go in to work and I had a five hour quilting class at the Hobby Shop.  I'm making a fall-colored flannel quilt.  I know pride isn't a good quality, but damn, I am so proud of my quilt!!  I am hoping to give it to my mom for Christmas, but I know B will want to keep it, lol.

Phew, it's been a busy few days and I am going to start cleaning up the house while B is still gone at work.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Glad you had a good weekend! I love when hubs surprises me
    We went to Birch, and I wasn't too happy with it, but I think we will try again. Hope you have a great week!

  2. How sweet that your husband came home early and surprised you! The chili, fire, movie night sounds fantastic!

  3. So glad he is home :) I know that makes you happy!! yay!

  4. I love being surprised when they get home early! You are so right, good surprises don't happen often in the Marine Corps! A few weeks back my husband was on a week long field op and his brother, who is also a Marine, said he was going to stop by and check in on me. I heard a knock at my door and when I opened it my husband was standing there, two days early! Best surprise every! So, I share in your happens! Enjoy your time together!

  5. awe! i love marine corps surprises since they come so few and far between!!! wonderful!!!