If I stay up until 10:00 pm, I can chat with Toby as he comes to work. I can also catch him when I get up early in the AM. It makes a big difference in my outlook on life to be able to chat with him daily.
On Becky's blog, I made a comment about men and compartments. Becky said she had talked to a man about buying her old house. When she called him, he was out of town and said he would call back, but he had not called when he said he would. She took this as a sign that he was not interested in her house. I commented that he just may not be in the same compartment as Becky - the buying a house compartment. Maybe he is in the work or family compartments. Buck said it was an interesting comment. But it is true - men live in compartments while women live in one big room with lots of furniture to move around. Men tend to focus on one thing at a time. Although they are capable of multi-tasking, they usually are single-minded. They have a work compartment, watch TV compartment, chores compartment, family compartment, etc. They go into a new compartment and shut the door on the old compartment. Sometimes, Toby goes into his work compartment before he leaves the house. When he does this, it is difficult to talk to him - he is already gone although his body is still with me. I'm not saying that they cannot switch compartments, but they just tend to deal with one thing at a time.
It's a girl!
Last week I signed up for a new soldier with Soldier's Angels. The email said it might take a week to get my new soldier. Later, while I was at Wal-Mart, I thought I might start collecting items for my new soldier, but I ran out of time and did not buy any thing for my soldier, yet. When I got home, I had an email from SA with my new soldier' name and address. It was a girl this time! I have never had a female soldier, but I am really excited. I am very used to buying boy things. Now I need to think of what women want. Pretty cool!
Speaking of girls
Jesse leaves this week for her trip to Buffalo, NY. She and Lindsay and Reagan (Lindsay's little sister) will be flying out on Thursday for a long weekend in NY. They will be staying with friends. I know they have a trip to Niagara planned, but who knows what else they will find for fun, but fun is the name of the game with them. I will post their adventures when they return.