Better by the Day

Daycare is going better. Jourdan was really good today. He only cried for about 2 minutes after I left and than he was playing. Ms. Jane even got him laughing. I am glad he is adjusting. When I came and picked him up he didn't cry and run toward me. He still ran toward me but wanted to keep playing with the kids. I took this as a good sign. Soon he'll cry when we leave. Tomorrow Ms. Jane is taking the kids trick-or-treating in the afternoon. We are going to take Jourdan later too. He gets to go twice but I am sure he will not care. He will probably just try and rip off his costume. He is going to be a green dinosaur with red spots. I will definitely have pictures tomorrow.


This week has been so hectic with the wildfires I forgot to mention that Jourdan started Daycare on Monday. So the first day wasn't great. He cried for an hour when I left. I cried a little too so I understand his pain. Ahhh, the joys of separation anxiety. He has been there 4 days now. The second day he was good, only cried for 10 minutes and was a little fussy. The third day he just cried the whole time. He does this thing were he throws himself on the floor and wines when he is not happy. He did that the whole time. The fourth day Eaan dropped him off. Eaan said he cried and screamed when he left. I was so worried going to pick him up. I thought, poor Mrs. Jane (Daycare lady's name), he probably cried the whole time. But when I walked in the door her older son said he didn't cry at all. I was shocked! Apparently he laid in his little cot the whole time and held his puppy. He played with the kids from the cot. They would give him cars and play with his toes and move him around so he could watch TV. He slept for about an hour but wouldn't get up. I guess it was his security blanket, his little bed. My mom says that when I was little and she left me with a babysitter I would just go to sleep. That's how I dealt with it. So I guess it runs in the family. When I got there on that fourth day he was so cute. Just held his arms up and wanted me to hold him. That is how the week ended on Thursday. We will see how next week goes.

San Diego Firestorm 2007

Photo By: Sean M Hafffey/San Diego Union-Tribune/Zuma Press

10/22/07 Lunchtime: Fire, fire everywhere...Ahhh! Don't worry we are not in danger but there is a lot of smoke in the air and ash falling. I am going to try and be one of those stupid people who stop and take pictures (just kidding). We were told not to go to work today unless it was absolutely necessary to make the world go round...and stay off your cell phone.

I started to head to work (before I found out how bad the fires were) and than realized they were evacuating people right around the area I work...humm I turned around and headed home. I am still going to my other job at the hair salon, I mean come on people still need to look good. I am about to leave for that but I am not worried about going there, it's downtown and if downtown gets evacuated we are in a lot of trouble.

We are in a state of emergency and fires are burning everywhere. The fire department is worried about two fires merging. A fire has also jumped the 15 freeway. You know it's serious when the fire starts jumping the freeway. There is a fire south of us too. I can't keep track anymore. Schools are closed all over the place, not even due to the actual fire but due to evacuations and poor air quality. So basically we shouldn't be outside. Anyway I will write more later after all this is over. But have no fear...oh look there is now a fire in El Cajon, that's where we used to live. Awesome, glad we moved out of East County. Anyway I'll update in a day or two.

10/22/07 12:30 pm Update: Just heard on the news that they are delaying normal broadcasting but don't worry they will play the soap operas after midnight so you can all calm down...

10/22/07 10:00 pm New Update: Heroes is postponed until Sunday night! Ahhhhh....what am I going to do. Forget you Channel 7. Prison Break was only postponed until midnight, thank you!!...FOX 6 knows what's up. Oh and just so EVERYONE knows Days of Our Lives will be on at 3:05 am (What?) I guess there are some die hard fans out there.....

Now that the important information is out there I'll update you on the fires. The fires are getting closer (I think there are 8 burning in SD county currently)...they evacuated all the way to the coast about 15 miles north of where we live, yikes. I am starting to think of everything I can grab...hummm, actually I am trying to think how in the world am I going to be able to take my awesome king size mattress with me?

Can't go to work tomorrow now, damn! They evacuated the building I believe. In case you all are keeping up with the news I work up north by Mira Mesa, right on the southern border of the evacuations (the 56 freeway). The air quality is horrible here, everyone is coughing and wheezing. Jourdan already has a cold so this isn't making it any better. The air stinks of smoke and at times (depending on the wind direction) there is ash falling. Eaan's squadron is on call this week. Hopefully they will be able to get out there and help as many people as they can. They have evacuated approximately 300,000 people.

I am so thankful I am not up north or south of me where everyone has been evacuated. I have faith that the fire department will save as many houses as they can and contain these fires. Hopefully no one else will be hurt . The UCSD burn unit has reached max capacity, along with hospitals, and evacuation shelters. I am thankful I still have my apartment and pray for those who have been evacuated, hurt and fighting these fires.

10/23/07 11:00 pm New Update:
Well the fires are still burning, over 500,000 people have been evacuated. There are not any fires too close to my apartment. I was on Coronado today looking at San Diego and the sky was brown. There was clouds of smoke coming from inland. I could not even see the mountains in the distance, the sky was so dingy. If I am able to, I am going to volunteer with some friends tomorrow down at Qualcomm stadium; it's one of the evacuation shelters. I think there was something like 10,000 people there last night. A lot of people lost everything in the fires, I can't even imagine. The least I can do is offer my help.

10/25/07 11:07 pm New Update: The fires are still burning but people are being allowed back in their homes, if their house is still there. Many people are coming home to a pile of ash and rubble. The fires are being contained although there is still danger. I was able to go back to work today, the area wasn't burned it was just evacuated as a precaution. I have been watching on the news everyone going back to their burnt and destroyed homes. It's very upsetting. It's been a tough week...but it's getting better. Let the clean up begin.

This site has great coverage of the fires: SignOnSanDiego

My Poor Boys

Today was a sick day at the Green house. Both Jourdan and Eaan are sick with colds. I am not sick (knock on wood) so I get to take care of the boys. Jourdan gets really lovey when he is sick and just wants to be held all day. So we decided not to got to SeaWorld like we planned, stayed in our PJs all day and put together Jourdan's new toy bin. Jourdan was a big help, he held the directions for me. Unfortunately Eaan had to go on watch tonight but we were able to spend all morning together.

Jourdan has been sick all week but he is getting better. Eaan just got sick yesterday right before we were supposed to go to the Haunted Hotel in downtown. He hadn't wanted to go, so I wonder if his sickness was planned...But he has promised me he will make a HUGE effort to go to the Haunted Hotel with me next Friday night. There will probably be about a million people there but oh well. We ventured downtown last night and when we found out the wait to get a ticket was 10 minutes and the line to actually get into the hotel was 1 hour Eaan told me he was not waiting in the line. (Due to his sickness) I tried to tell him he has waited in lines longer than that for rides but apparently I can't compare it to Six Flags were he waited 3 hours for the X (awesome ride though). It's not the same, for whatever reason. Anyway I am so excited, I can't wait to pee my pants next weekend. I love being scared!

Pumpkin Tossing

It's almost Halloween time and we can't wait. Jourdan is going to be a dinosaur and he even has a little candy bag. He is walking a lot better now so we figure he will be able to make it to a couple doors before he gets tired or distracted...maybe. Pumpkins are everywhere now that Halloween is right around the corner so we got some at the store. Jourdan didn't know what to make of them at first but now he has it all figured out. Pushing them off the front porch has him entertained for minutes...

I know that mischievous look...

Yep, there he goes...

There goes the other one.

Deployment Pictures

Sorry it's taken me so long to post these but I finally have the pictures from Eaan's deployment. I set them up in a slide show so check it out here View slideshow Jourdan and I are so happy he is home safe and sound. Hopefully he will not have to deploy again too soon. Everything is always up in the air. Enjoy the slide show!