26 August 2011


M's parents always have a camp out over Memorial Day and Labor Day at their house. They have a gorgeous property and Tank gets to run around with no leash.

View from the front porch. They camp where the telephone pole is on the right.

The view off the mountain.

I say 'They camp' because M and I don't camp. We reserve a room in the house every time, plus last year when M was deployed he said that he camped for a year and isn't going to camp again until he gets deployed again. I'm looking forward to seeing everybody again. We didn't get to go for Memorial Day since we were in NY, but we get to go this time since we are MUCH closer to home.

Anyway, the reason for this post is because thinking about camping got me to thinking about last year while M was deployed. In May, I got to make an announcement. At first, everyone thought I was going to say I'm pregnant. Nope, not that! I got to tell everyone that M was getting promoted! It's hard to believe it's been over a year. On Labor Day, I got to tell everyone that M's R&R was changed and he would be coming home around November. ***Family, don't get your hopes up! I'm not making announcements this year!!! I should probably put that in BOLD. LOL***

It's weird to think about what I was doing last year at this time while M was deployed. It's weird that M has almost been home for six months. Where is the time going?!?

I hope everyone has a great weekend!! Be Blessed!

23 August 2011


I keep thinking that today is Monday because M went back to work today. He only had a two day weekend, but he had to work on Saturday. I can't get it in my head that today is Tuesday.

M was suppose to be in the field last week until Sunday, but the whole bunch of them got sent home the very next day. No worries though, they will be going back into the field soon.

We are suppose to have a couple of date nights in the near future. Two scary movies are coming out that M wants to go see. I think I'm going to make a deal that I go and watch those two with him and he goes to watch 'The Help' with me. I really want to see it since I finished the book. Maybe I can talk him into it!!

Other than that, things are pretty much the same. We need to go through his Army tuf boxes and sort them out. It's ridiculous how much stuff he has. We are going to sort through them and put stuff he doesn't use in a box, etc. That should be fun, right?

I hope everyone is well and safe! I just heard of the earthquake on the East Coast. Be Blessed!!

08 August 2011


It seems like I am only doing updates these days. Well, here's another one...

We are doing pretty good. Yesterday was my birthday. We went up North to my mom's house and spent some time with family and friends. We had hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, beans, chips and dessert. YUM! We hung out by the pool, played in the pool, played bean bag toss and played darts. It was a great day. Overcast to sunny, but no rain! It normally always rains on my birthday because it's in the summer and I live in the South.

I've been looking for a job the past couple of weeks since we got settled in. I'm done with my schooling and I have my certificates, but with no actual job experience it's going to be a bit harder for me to get a job. I'm studying for my test which I hope to take at the end of October, but in the mean time I'm applying for anything that I think I'm qualified for. I have a lot of experience in customer service, so I'm applying for clerical, administrative and pharmacy tech, which is what my background work experience is.

I haven't had a job in two years. I've been a house wife. It doesn't look great on my resume that my last job was April 2009, but being a house wife is a job. No, I didn't get paid for it, but I took care of my husband, our house, our animals and myself. I did the bills, the grocery shopping, regular shopping, if M needed something I could take it to him. It was an important job and it still is an important job. I'm just ready to contribute financially to our family. I'm ready to have our vehicles paid off. That's all the debt we have besides normal bills like rent, utilities, etc.

Anyway, that was a little rant that I wasn't expecting to go on. We are doing okay. There is a lot going on in the world and everybody could use prayers these days. I think I'm going to have to make a list to make sure I get everything prayed for that I want to pray for. I hope everyone has a great week and is blessed!

01 August 2011

Day 3!

M and I are on day three of our diet. It's really for me, but he's being awesomely supportive and doing it with me. We are on the Dukan Diet. We are in the attack phase where we are doing protein only. It has been really hard for both of us, but we are getting through it. I can't wait to add some vegetables in at the end of this week. However, I weighed myself this morning and I've lost two pounds!!! YAY ME! This is giving me the motivation to keep going. We've been eating a lot of meat and eggs. I'm not a huge egg fan, so that's been a little difficult as well. I had a caffeine withdrawal headache for the first two days, but I'm over that now. I have been drinking water, protein shakes with soy milk, soy chocolate milk (which is disgusting to me!) and decaf sweet tea made with Splenda.

Other than that, we haven't been doing much. We are trying to figure out what M's schedule is going to be like. We've heard rumors that there will be field exercises, but nothing is concrete right now. My birthday is on Sunday. For those who don't know, M is 2.5 months younger than me. That makes for a really long couple of months while he's calling me an 'old lady' and telling me that he's a year younger than me. Oh well, what can you do?!?

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. There really hasn't been a lot going on. We are just figuring everything out still. Once everything is figured out, hopefully I will be able to post more. Beyond that, have a great week and be blessed!