Monday, October 25, 2010

Roll With The Punches

Today is one of those days. Everything was going just great when it suddenly felt like the bottom fell out. I'm not talking about my water breaking! :)

We've faced such uphill challenges with hubs's work/legal/b.s. that everytime we think we've decided how we feel, we get spun.

So far the good side of things is that his license is safe. No revocation, no permanent suspension, etc.

The crappy side is STILL trying to push through the civil suit. Yes, there is a civil suit dragging its feet.

Let me pause right about now and tell you that of all the horrific bullshit a police wife can be put through, this one takes the cake. A civil suit makes you scared for your entire future, for all possible things you could ever hope to be, do or have. It keeps you awake at night, it gnaws at your guts and it exhausts you. Mentally, emotionally, physically.

With that said, we are meeting with our team of excellent, top-notch, best in the country lawyers again next week. I love them. They have been like a second family to us. I trust them completely. I have nothing but certainty they are spending sleepless nights working to save our future.

But I admit, it's hard to not start feeling sorry for myself. For us, really. It's like watching someone with cancer. It's painful and exhausting, and there is absolutely NOTHING you can do but stand there and watch and wait. Some days are good, some days completely suck.

Hubs said to me the most encouraging words I've heard him say. He isn't much for words, unless they are sarcastic and aimed at making someone laugh, but he said, "Through all of this I know with absolute certainty this is the job I am meant to do. I know that my sacrifice is and will benefit other officers."

It caught me completely off guard. It almost sounded like something scripted. But I could tell he absolutely meant it. I think as a means of protecting himself until that point, he always joked about quitting and becoming a banker. I didn't want to push too hard because I could honestly understand why all of this would push him completely out of police work forever; so I can't tell you how relieved I was to hear those words from him.

Right now I am just reminding myself to roll with the punches. It was really hard to believe that all of this crap is part of a bigger plan these past years. But getting the notice that this case has reformed how our state deals with officers and licensing, really did show me there is a higher power at work.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Hubs and I were flipping through the channels and came across an episode of COPS where a suspect was hiding in the attic of a house. A swarm of officers and a K-9 were standing under the attic and the lead officer said, "I'm gonna count to 5 and then the K-9 is coming up after you... 1, 2, 3..."

All of the sudden the bad guy's feet and legs began descending from the attic.

Mr. Pants had been watching from the doorway (unbeknownst to us) and he busted out in a giggle and said, "Daddy that bad guy was playing HIDE and SEEK ha ha ha."

Hubs and I laughed for a good five minutes!!

It seems the hiding and the counting combined equals a game of hide and seek in a 4 year old's mind!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Uh Oh

So, there is a crabby old fart who works in the jail of Hubs's department. He is basically some washed up old dude who came from a crappy muni (which he got fired from) and now thinks he is Grand Poobah.

Anyhow, a couple of officers went to a burglary call and caught the burglar in the act. They hooked him up and one officer brought him into the jail. Officer said, "Officer X is right behind me and will be in here in a couple of minutes with his detention sheet."

The crabby old fart waited until the first officer left and walked the burglar right out the front door!!!!

When the officer with the detention sheet walked in, she asked where her burglar was.

Crabby old fart told her, "I don't keep anyone in here without a detention sheet."

She reminded him there was a span of less then three minutes from the time the burglar arrived and the time she walked in with his detention sheet.

Well, needless to say she went up the ranks on this one. Oh and wouldn't you know, turns out the burglar was wanted by TWO other departments for felonies as well.

Chief's meeting happened that night by chance and guess what made for very interesting conversation?? The Chief was PISSED. I just found this story unbelievable.

In other news, I mentioned that yesterday I had my first baby doc appointment. I am going back in two weeks to get my first ultrasound. He said it would be best to do it during that week so that we can have more accurate data on the baby. I'll have a more accurate due date and all that good stuff.

I'll post more when there is actually something to tell :)

Hope you all have a good weekend!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday afternoon boredom post

I love ShitMyDadSays. Here is today's post from Justin: "You don't have to be good to succeed. You just gotta be the least shitty option. Example: We're eating at The Olive Garden."

He is SOOO right. I found that a fantastic way to start my post this afternoon.. :)

Hubs has been rocking it at work, busted a whole bunch of people who he had in custody but gave fake names. It must be "fake name week" or something. Anyway, it's great listening to him tell me how he remembered "so and so" from an arrest years ago or he knows their cousin or whatever.

Even better, last night he had a girl who refused to give any name whatsoever. He played along for about 15 minutes and then he said, "Jamie, why don't you want to tell me your name?". She said, "Because I got....." and then her jaw dropped. She realized he just called her by her first name and could NOT figure out how he knew it! He is GOOOOD.

Anyway, I'm not fat. (yet) but I've already gained 4 pounds. What is it about this kid that craves broccoli? Just the WORD broccoli normally makes me gag. For Christ's sake I even chose broccoli over ICE CREAM this week. What the ....?

I craved broccoli and pickles with my first son. Looks like kid #3 is following suit. Anyway, I have my first OB appointment today. I can't remember if today is when they park the airplane in the hangar or what. Guess I'll find out in an hour.

Hope the little bean is there and that I get an u/s photo. I know, I know.. it looks like a tv station that's gone off air, but still. I want one.