Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Birthday Eve

My 25th birthday is tomorrow. I remember when I was 18 and my boyfriend at the time turned 25...it seemed so old and far away. While admittedly, 25 and 18 are a million miles apart on the life road....25 does not seem old any longer. In fact I still feel young and wonder about the many adventures I have yet to have.

[I came down with the stomach flu on Sunday night and it was awful. I seriously cried, because I wanted my husband and my Mom and neither was available to be with me. I really wished that there was a service that you could hire to take care of you when sick. There'd be good money in that I think. I'd use them.]

Anyway....the whole flu thing did get me thinking about what I have learned this year. Oddly enough I have never contemplated what I've learned in the past year at any birthday. At least not that I can recall.

What I learned between 24 and 25:

1. Happiness is a choice and once you make the decision to be happy, it's easier to deal with the negative things in life.
2. You can't be friends with everyone and while it hurts to cut some people out of your life, sometimes it's the best decision for you.
3. Going along with the previous one, you can't control others actions...you can only control your reaction.
4. I am not perfect and sometimes I do things the wrong way, but it doesn't make me a bitch, just human.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Military Spouse Fill-in Friday...done on Friday!

It's time for this week's edition of MilSpouse Friday Fill-In. You can link up over at Wife of a Sailor's Blog if you'd like to participate! Or, if you don't blog, go ahead and answer the questions in the comments section.

1. What secret indulgence do you act on while your spouse is away?
Eating in bed, but I suspect he knows this...ah well, I can pretend it's a secret.

2. If you were a spice, what would you be?
Interesting question.....I'm going to say parsley, because it's dependable and I generally consider myself a dependable person.

3. Where do you go for support when your significant other is deployed?
My Mom, my military wife friends and my civilian wife friends. Love them all.

4. What is the oldest thing you own?Some jewelry that was my Oma's.

Hope everyone had a good Friday. I am ready to head for bed with my food in hand. ;-)

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Yep, that's me. I can't ever get enough sleep lately. (I got past that one night of insomnia.) Avery came home for a day, which was nice, and one of the nights he got to sleep next to me I didn't even have to take the Ambien...I was completely out. I still asked my doctor for more though....it's comforting to know it's there even if I don't have to use it.

Anyway....Avery was in and out faster then lightening I swear. It was nice to see him briefly. He's missing my birthday next week and I am very sore about that. I better have flowers delivered to me or he's in big trouble, since he said nothing about my birthday before he left.

I got offered a full time job and I was very tempted to take it, but all I could think of was not getting the sleep I so desperately want right now, so I turned it down. Horrible reason, I realize.

I joined a book club and their next meeting is on Sunday. I haven't even touched the book yet. I better get reading tomorrow or I will be the rude, clueless person come Sunday.

Okay...it's after 8:30pm...I can go to bed. Yay!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Military Spouse Fill-in Friday...done a day late AGAIN

Here I am doing this one a day late, again! I seem to forget about it on Friday's. Oh well, enjoy a Saturday edition.

t's time for this week's edition of MilSpouse Friday Fill-In. You can link up over at Wife of a Sailor's Blog if you'd like to participate! Or, if you don't blog, go ahead and answer the questions in the comments section.

1. If you could be a fugitive from the law for whatever reason, what would your crime be?
Rowing out to sea to find the submarine....hahaha...j/k!

2. How long do you think you will be a military family?
At least 15 more years.

3. What’s your favorite recipe?
Crock pot beef stew handed down my family....it's delicious.

4. What would you want your last five words to be when you leave this life?
"I go to God now." Or something like that.
5. Where do you hope to retire?This is a huge debate in our home. We both have mentioned like 10 different places, however if I could pick the place I'd go with San Antonio, Texas.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I have battled insomnia off and on for a few years now. It got particularly bad in the second year of our marriage and finally I got a prescription for Ambien. Ambien really does the trick, however my doctor does not allow me to take it when I am alone. This can be a slight issue with my spouse going in and out to sea. Yet, I seem to have fewer issues with sleep when he is gone, so that isn't always a problem. However, here I sit feeling completely exhausted, yet unable to sleep and not allowed to take the medicine. Ugh!!!
One of my doctors suggested that I had insomnia when I didn't eat enough, so my supposedly starving body was keeping me awake. So now when I can't sleep I eat something. Yet that is also not working tonight. Oh and tv is not that exciting...grr!

Okay...rant done.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Feeling Refreshed

It sounds a little silly, but I feel refreshed after traveling to Colorado and seeing my cousin get married. I feel better about our whole infertility issue and less stressed about having a baby. It's a really nice feeling and I feel more whole again.

I went outside and attempted to see a meteor shower or something last night with a friend of mine who had a baby 2 or 3 months ago. I was concerned that after the baby was born we wouldn't spend as much time together and while admittedly we haven't....it was nice to know that we still could get together and talk just like we used to. Seriously....thank you to my great God above for people who still act the same even after they've had kids. I felt really good after I left her house.

I am thinking of linking this blog to my facebook...can anyone tell me how that works? Thanks!