Blog Archives - A Lesson in Patience
So Screen Free Week was pretty cool. It really made me realize just how much I rely on the internet. Probably 30 times during the week I thought to myself, I need to look that up. Of course, I didn't. And the world kept turning. I spent a lot of time reading, which was great. I'm nearly done Revolution at the Table: The Transformation of the American Diet. It is sooooo good. It sounds like a textbook but it's not, and it's awesome. I love learning the histories of things.

I also discovered I could live without the television, probably indefinitely (and especially since we don't get any New England sports games down here). The only time I really missed it was during the middle-of-the-night feedings, when there was nothing else to do but sit silently in the dark until he finished. After the first couple nights, even that wasn't so bad.

I'm going to try to continue to be aware of my internet usage and not let it take over my life again. Today was good - it's after 9 p.m. and only the second time I turned on the computer. I picked up the house for a bit, watered all the vegetable plants and sent out some thank-you cards and spent a little time outside. It was nice.

Ok, going to shut this off and snuggle with the baby. Good night!

- Antiope

See you in 7 days!

- Antiope

So - I wasn't here last month for my 30-day wrap-up because of, well, having a baby. They wouldn't let me take my laptop into the operating room. How inconsiderate, right? But here's a plus-sized two-month wrap-up!




I've been trying to write a post for the last two hours. I guess I have nothing to say. :(

So enjoy this photo of Theseus and Austin instead:

- Antiope

Hello! Happy Wednesday!
I'm trying to be positive today, but --- if there is no progress in the next 6 hours or so, Theseus' paychecks will stop. Actually, they have already been preemptively halted, which is a real great sign, right? We'll be ok for a little while, with the money we have in savings, but this is just ridiculous. "Freedom isn't free," except when there's no budget and servicemembers are in Iraq and Afghanistan with no paychecks. We're sent around the world to advance the country's interests - whatever those may be - and then we're left hanging out to dry because our leaders can't agree on anything. Thanks a lot, dickheads.

3 years, 5 months and 9 days until I ETS (leave the Army)...

- Antiope

The baby is resting (finally) and I'm a zombie. I'm afraid if I fall asleep now, it will be weeks before I wake up. Also I'm starving.

Today it was over 70 degrees, which was nice.

This is the worst blog post ever. Sorry for that. :(

- Antiope