Well.....anything I write about will be minimized by the fact that I'm so glad to have my honey back home, but hey....a girl has to yap..... We've been doing a whole lot of hanging around together.
He took a few days off of work and went back today. I keep telling him I will be so glad when he finally is able to retire so we can be together more. :) He came back with a TON of pictures from El Salvador and a few stories..... the first thing he said to me was 'I can't wait to take a hot shower!' Apparently, there is ONE knob to turn on the water....and it's COLD. Poor muffin took cold showers for three weeks. :) He set up base camp for the rest of the units, as they are rotating in and out until the three schools and clinic are completed. Where he stayed was VERY poor. He came back saying 'You know, I used to go along with the mentality of helping our own country first and why were we sending money to other countries blah blah blah til I STAYED in one of those countries.....and now I'm completely FOR sending whatever we can to them because these people have nothing material-wise. They were the poorest of the poor.......our homeless have it better than these people...' and it really broke his heart. He had brought about 5 big bags of candy with him since he knew he'd have kids hanging out around them.... He probably won't get hit in the rotation again, but some of the guys are staying there for 4 months. wow... tent city and cold showers for 4 months. not my idea of a stay at the Hampton Inn...but these guys.....don't seem to notice. :)
Anyway, for a good part of the time, he was the interpreter for everyone, since the workers from El Salvador were also working with the military guys. He even got his picture in the El Salvadorian newspaper (they only have ONE newspaper for the whole country). Isn't he too cool?
Let's see...what else......we went to the beach yesterday. We only went to see the sunset and didn't get in the water...but of course Jesse was freaking out that it was 'cold' here....I'm like 'what? it's 72 degrees!' and he said 'yeah, but I just spent three weeks where nights are 80 degrees!' yeah yeah, ya big cry-baby.....
.......anddddd...we made some Menudo. (ok.....it's an acquired taste...) which Jesse said wasn't very good, but WTH did I care. *I* didn't have to cook it!! Ha! I'm so glad to not have to be the only one cooking anymore.....(although I must admit that Ryan did do some cooking the past few weeks)...because I had cooking burnout. (Yes, poor me, right? I'm a stay at home mom and I don't clean that much, and then I get cooking burnout? ::ahem:: I feel faint...where's my maid and poolboy?! )
(BTW, sorry for the randomness of the pics....they're in no order whatsoever... )