April 8, 2011

What I'm Doing These Days

I cannot believe how busy I've been lately.  It's great because time is flying by, but it's also hectic and sometimes stressful.  Here are some of the things I've been up to recently.

I went to our jeweler and decided to have my rings soldered together.  Thank you for all the input you gave me.  I got my rings back tonight, and I am so beyond happy with everything they did.  I love that they stay together now.  I can just consider them glued at the hip, kind of like me and the hubby when he gets home (poor hubby! :)  When I picked them up, I was shocked at how much they sparkled and shined.  I knew they'd be clean, but seeing how clean they were made me so embarrassed at how obviously filthy they had been.  The jeweler tried to make me feel better about my filth by telling me they were refinished too and that was why they looked brand new, but I'm probably nicknamed "Pig-Pen" (like from Charlie Brown) around there.  So since I posted those dirty photos of my rings, I thought I'd at least show how they look now.

While I was at the jeweler, I did something as a surprise for Pat.  No, I didn't buy a new diamond ring.  But I'm going to wait a bit to tell you about it since there is a possibility (albeit slim since I don't think he reads this) of him seeing it here.

I'm also spending my time coordinating a major homecoming effort for some of Pat's Soldiers.  It is coming together so much better than I ever imagined.  I cannot believe how blessed we've been with support from places that I was not expecting.  There are a few more details to hash out, but maybe I'll post about that soon.  I'm proud, excited, and overwhelmed with gratitude about all of the plans in the works.

The weather has been really nice and we've been able to play outdoors a lot.  And Sean has recently dropped his morning nap so we have a bit more freedom in our mornings.  Thursday while Ryan was at school Sean and I spent quite a bit of time running errands which was no fun for him, so I took him to the Riverwalk before we picked up Ryan.  Sean loved his freedom to explore, and thankfully he's not quite as adventurous as Ryan.  Here's a photo from my phone:

Looking at the calendar, I have lots of different appointments and obligations coming up.  Hopefully that makes the last 5% fly by.  I have a lot of ideas for new posts, so hopefully I'll fit them in these next few weeks.  I hope you all have a great weekend!

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Lisa said...

I'm so glad that your rings turned out so well! I hope you have a good weekend too.

Kristen said...

Shelly- where did you get your rings done? I lost one of the small diamonds on my engagement ring and both my rings need to be cleaned.

By the way, mine aren't a set either. For the same reason as you picked out two different rings. I think of them as complmentary instead.

Christina said...

WOW your ring sure does shine. Good idea to get it soldered. Now it won't spin around your finger.

I'm glad to hear you have a lot to keep busy with until your husband gets home, but it won't be long now.

Love the pic. Sean is an adorable little guy.

Monica said...

Your rings look great! And I'm so excited that you're so close to the end of this deployment! I hope you have a wonderful reunion!

Jessica said...

WOW! Your ring looks great!
and yay for being so close to the end!

Lydia said...

Your rings are so pretty! I'm so excited for you that you can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel! Gives me hope about the tunnel I'm about to enter. I just wanted to let you know that I linked you on my blog! http://withlovelydia.blogspot.com/2011/04/youre-it.html

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