Hurricane Season

When we relocated to Texas, I knew that there were chances a hurricane could make landfall and thus we could have damage to our home or property. Our 1st hurricane season, son and I endured Ike all by ourselves, while daddy was evacuating the Gulf. I survived 9 days without power (with a 1 year old), made friendships that will last a life time with my neighbors and cleared a pickup truck full of fallen tree limbs from our backyard. Continued In the life of the Whirly Wife

Through the eyes of a four year old.

We thought that it would be fun to see what our son thought about daddy’s job. I did this when he was three and I thought that it would be fun to see how much his responses changed in a year.

1. What does your daddy do?
He fixes
2. What does he do when he is at work?
3. What does he do in Louisiana?
He flies
4. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A racecar driver
5. Why
Because I like racing
6. What are you going to do when daddy comes home?
I am going to tackle him
7. Do you miss daddy when he is at work?
8. What do you to make yourself feel better when you miss him?
9. How do you feel when daddy comes home?
I feel excited
10. What is your favorite thing about daddy?
Playing with him.
11. What is your favorite thing about mommy?
Going to the pool and the grocery store  
12. Do you want daddy to take you on a helicopter ride?
Again? (with a sigh)

Apparently we are in the stage of the less words used for an answer the better. So there you have it apparently this is how simple this lifestyle if for a four year old. The original interview can be found at the very bottom of Hanger Rats

This was just comical

I normally don’t write about my runs - today is different though, this was a very comical run. I got up at 6:50 am with my son asking “Are you going to get up and run today”? I know cute right he loves coming along in his Shwin he chills with a granola bar, his apple juice and iPhone while mommy runs up and down the trails. Anyway on to today’s run. Continued In the Life of The Whirly Wife

Carey's Chicken Salad Creation

This is absolutely by far the best chicken salad I have ever had. The recipe is husband's creation from start to finish, he decided on the ingredients the proportions and he made it. It was so good I had to stop eating it or I would a – blow my calories for the day and b – make myself sick.  If you try making it makes enough for several sandwiches and can also be a great dip with crackers, yummy yummy.
Recipe in Meats for Two

Our 1st since 2007

Two days ago Mr. Right and I celebrated our 13 year wedding anniversary. We had a very lovely day spent together reminiscing about our wedding. It was fun to have him home since the last three anniversaries I spent alone and he was somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico.
Continued In the life of the Whirly Wife

What’s on my back

For almost half the year, I live in a lovely two story brick colonial with my wonderful wife and son. I have a garage full of tools, a library full of books and a bar full of beer. To make things all the better, I even have a beautiful, sexy woman that loves to cook and clean for me. Who could ask for anything more?
                However, the other half of the year, I live out of a backpack on oil rigs. I never know where, when or what I will be eating next or where I will be sleeping. Everything that half of my life owns is in that backpack, clothes, hygiene, laptop, and maybe a book or two. No beer, no woman. So needless to say, that backpack is very important to me. It might not be much, but it is my other home.
Continued in Pilot's Voice

“Folks we are experiencing turbulence due to colliding fronts”

Mr. Right just came in from 11 day hitch and as excited as we were to have him home the 1st day was a rough one. Son and I were anticipating daddy’s return and were just so very excited to see him. He was thrilled to be coming home, being on land again with us – he could not wait.  Day one of his return home we experienced turbulence which forced some scud hopping and an emergency landing  now and again due to poor visibility and colliding fronts. Why?!
Continued in Relationships

Choose your flavor

 Picture is courtesy of the Chocolates Blog
I have been thinking lately about time with and without our pilot husbands. I came to few conclusions that I wanted to share and see if you all agree or disagree and see things differently.
I find it that I am usually busier when Mr. Right is gone then when he is here. There are several reasons for this one being when he is here he helps me with some of the chores and we tend to do more relaxing as a family opposed to my running around taking care of the tedious normal errands such as grocery shopping and library runs etc. I also have play dates during the time he is away with my girlfriends and their kids. Continued In the life of the Whirly Wife