Ryan's work has been all weird since everything is being moved around and the squadron is expanding. Basically he was told to go home and stay home to get everything settled. It's not leave counted against him but they don't want him at work. And he did get the final information that he will be the exec for the commander. In some ways it's nice to have Ryan home but at the same time it's like, 'do you ever leave?' LOL. He's been great though getting things together and trying to complete certain tasks that would be difficult if I had to do it alone with Will.
Will has been our little entertainer. A few days ago he was on the bed and then reached over to the bedside table to turn the radio on and began to fall. His cheekbone below his eye caught his fall on the corner of the table. I was standing not 3 feet from him when it happened. Poor kid now has a nice shiner. I say he sort of looks like a boxer since he doesn't have all his teeth.
Sometimes it is amazing how smart this kid is. It makes things difficult when he also has a good sense of direction. You can take him to a strange place, he'll find something he likes that you don't want him to have so you remove him to another area completely and attempt to distract him. Yeah, that doesn't work because as soon as you let him go he runs back to the place you just took him away from. He also knows where we usually put our cell phones so we have to hide them or else he has a melt down when he can't get them.
There's still no words. Will kind of says 'mama' and approximates 'thank you' but that's it. He babbles away as if he's having a whole conversation though. Has all the pitches, emphasizes certain syllables, and will look at you as he does it but there's no actual words.
I'm enjoying our shopping in the states. We have our car and we drove out to the city just outside Albuquerque to hit the big mall. It was awesome! There's even a movie theatre in it. Still no luck on finding bedroom furniture though.
Speaking of the car, I'm annoyed. When we bought it I knew what it was and Ryan did too. Now that we have it he's not happy and complains that it's too loud and even though he knew it was manual windows and locks he just complains more about its inconvenience. The road noise really isn't that bad and the car drives great. I think he needs to get used to it. He is now saying that once we pay off this loan he's going shopping for a different car. Oh, and when we were in Japan I told him that a decent car that we would be interested in buying would be around $10,000. He didn't believe me and made me feel horrible with some of his lectures. Now that we're here he has apologized and said that I was right. Justified? Maybe.
On another front we might be returning to Washington a bit earlier than Christmas because Ryan heard that his dad was not doing well. It is difficult right now to just go fly up there with the moving coming up and deliveries arriving, but if things get worse I told Ryan I'm forcing him to go home. I think it is important. Send out prayers for that please.
I have also recently received some not so good news about my dad. I'm praying things will turn out alright but I am really looking forward to going home. I cannot say how thankful I am to be so close to home compared to Japan.
A different subject now: the dryness. Ug. It suddenly turned cold this week so I turned off the a/c (which is like a swamp cooler) and turned the heater on. Well, it's dry. So dry that Ryan has been waking up not feeling well and I can feel in my sinuses and hair the lack of moisture. We just need to keep drinking water and I look forward to our humidifiers showing up but I think they're in our second shipment so they might not arrive until November. We might just have to purchase new ones.
OH! I remember what else I wanted to write about: Halloween. We've been looking for costumes for Will. Right now we might go get him an Eeyore costume. Ryan wants to do that since it's all cute and this might be the last year we can put Will in something like that without an argument from him. While looking I also found an adult Batman costume that Ryan could wear and then we could make Will Robin. Sounds fun and it's still an option. For me I'm not really sure. The Batgirl costume looks too trampy or else I'd go that route. We'll keep hunting to see what we find.
And I realize I'm completely behind on photos. We should be getting our main computer with our first shipment (which is now in New Mexico!!) and then I'll be able to work my magic. I'm really anal about how I have all my pics arranged and the Mac sort of messes it up or at least makes it difficult so I want our PC before I do all my hard work.
That's all for now.