My poolside baby in sun glasses:
Bribery ("If you get the tub sparkling, we'll go swimming today." Ha. Maybe I am an evil stepmother):
Do I look like a teacher? I hope so. Not that looking like a teacher will land me a job or make me successful at that job, but I have an interview for a teaching position on Monday. And considering that I've prepared my brain as much as I can up until this point, all I can think about is my outfit and grooming. I guess that means I'll have to shave - there's no way on earth I'd leave the house with nylons on in this Texas heat (not that I've ever been a fan of those nasty things anyway).
I'm at the point in the deployment (almost four months in) where I'm looking for things to be excited about. It's gotten old pretty quickly, and I have had more than enough loneliness to contend with. But then I remember that I'm the one that has it easy - Scout's the one out fighting the bad guys and saving little children and crazy heroic stuff that you don't really hear enough about on the news. So I tell myself, "There's no time for a pity party, Erin. Stop being an asshole and get on with it."
So that's it in a very small nutshell. We've been extremely busy. And it won't stop any time soon (we still have a quilt to make, belugas to swim with, and cooking and CSI classes to take before July 18th when Scout Jr goes home).