Mar 29, 2011

Rainy, Daydreamy Day

It's a gloomy day in Texas, so who wants to go play on a lawn in Paris instead?

Mar 25, 2011

Like a Wave, It Hits Me.

Work has been a little crazy, and I still need to fill you in on those details a little later, but because of this some parts of my "bigger reality" have not really set in.

As you know, my husband is finishing up flight school in Alabama, while I am up here in Texas. We have been counting down the days to his graduation (27) and the fact we get to live together again before he has to leave to get ready for his guard unit to deploy is very exciting.

However, when I was talking to my boss about my days off to pin his wings on and help him move, I told him, that it just stinks that I will only get to be with him until May 1...

...that's when it hit me...

...I will only get 9 days to spend with him before he has to RNL progress (for a month) and then go with his unit to deploy. I almost cried. Yes, I should be happy I get any days at all but I did not realize that I could count my days with him on both hands.

This also puts the count of living together to a total of a little over 5 months, and yes this includes those nine days, and that's what makes it so hard. We will have been married two years in September and we haven't even gotten to spend some alone time together, we did not even get a honeymoon because he had to leave for training a few days after we said "I Do."

Now back to that office moment.

My boss realized I finally processed what I said and did not know really what to do or how to act — totally understandable. He also said that the week my husband and I have together, he would try and help get me a day of two off (remember I just started my job and don't really have any days off available). I just thanked him and we moved on.

I knew being an Army wife would be tough, and hoped that being a Guard Army wife would be a little less emotional but I guess not. Oh well, I will do what I always do, take a deep breath, remember what he is doing for me and our country's freedom, remind myself that these few years are just a blip of our life together, and love him with all of my heart.

Mar 22, 2011

Spring Has Sprung

I know I am late, since it happened two days ago on March 20, but happy first day of spring.

Mar 20, 2011

I Madness I Tell You, Madness

My husband lucked out, I LOVE SPORTS. Football, baseball, you name it I'll watch it, however my all time favorite it NCAA Basketball. I actually played basketball my self, and still play pick up games to this day.

If you are not one of those wives that get into it, that's ok, but I am sure your husband (or one of his buddies) goes crazy, yells at the TV and fills out way to many tournament brackets to count...that's actually me too. Sad, yes, but entertainment, that's for sure.

Now on to the madness that is March Madness.

Last night my bracket got rocked...a number one seed fell to an nine, and some other big games did not go my way either, aka my alma mater. Luckily, the work bracket pool is still going my way because the first round I only missed one game and all those guys I work with miss five or more. Hopefully today will go better for me as well as the rest of the tournament.

Mar 17, 2011

Happy St. Patricks Day

Hope all of you remembered to wear your green, I know I did.

I also remembered to help spread the St. Patrick's day cheer and made cupcakes for my office mates. They were a huge success, part of that might be that of a staff of 45 only six of those are girls, so they will take any type of food. However, everyone was impressed that I made everything from scratch, and more impressively for me, by memory.

Well back to the celebrating and may the luck of the Irish be with you!

Mar 14, 2011

Spring Forward, No Thanks

I have decided I do not like this "Spring Forward" business.

Growing up in Arizona, we did not have daylight savings time at all, and even though I went to college in Kansas my roommates always changed the clocks without me realizing it because they knew I did not have a clue. Now, that they are no where to be seen and my husband isn't around to do it either, this was my first real year dealing with it.

I think it's mean. I have been so out of it today because my mind knows I was cheated out of an extra hour sleep. Yes, I will adjust but this week is going to be a rough one and to make it worse I have so much to do that needs concentration.

Oh well, guess I will go to bed a little early tonight and phase myself to the time change that way.

Mar 11, 2011

Table for One

I have decided that I hate cooking for one person. Even in college I had roommates and significant others so when I did cook it was always for at least two people. Now, it's just me and I have no passion to make something other than in the microwave.

My husband and I did, however, have a Skype dinner date where I showed him how to make enchiladas. He made it for him, his roommate, and his buddy, me on the other hand, well I just made two rolled tortillas worth. While it was great to help him learn how to make it, it just wasn't worth it for me to dirty all of the pots and pans for just me.

Hopefully, now that I am making some work friends, I will have people over so I can cook my food without giving me leftovers for a whole week.

Another thing I have noticed (that other than fast food) if I think something sounds good, like The Cheesecake Factory, going there by myself is, well...lame. I really don't want to be "that girl" when the hostess asks "How many," and I say "One." I also, don't want to be the third or fifth wheel.

My office-mate asked if I wanted to go out to dinner and a movie with him and his fiancée, and as sweet as that was because he knows that it's just me and the "hubster" is finishing up training, is not going to happen. It's hard being around other couples while my other half is not here, guess I will have to get used to it with a deployment coming up, but I have a feeling it will feel different for me. Plus, I don't want to intrude on what was going to be their date night.

Oh well, guess I will make a frozen pizza and find a movie on Netflix to watch with my four legged friend.

Mar 8, 2011

Ode to the House Wife

Now that I am back into the full swing of working, I have had time to reflect back on Alabama and what I miss and don't miss about my time there. Among the missing, is of course, my husband, his dog, the friends I made, and the fact the beach was about an hour and a half away. As for what I wont miss, the biggest thing is being a house wife.

For those of you who are, I have nothing against that path in life, but it's not for me.

I actually respect what house wives go through. You are home alone all day, run the errands, clean the house, pretty much take care of everything. For me, while I did not (or do not) mind helping out around the house I found it made me upset inside. I hated feeling alone all the time with my main communication being the dogs, and feeling like I did everything, just waiting on him hand and foot, never really feeling like I was being thanked.

It also gave me a better insight to what a lot of active duty wives go through because they move so much and they may find it easier to be a house wife.

Once again, these are just my feelings and how I felt, and once again, I TOTALLY RESPECT YOU ALL.

It takes a truly powerful woman, or guy for any of you out there, to be a house wife. You deserve more respect and thanks than you realize and I know deep down, even if they forget to tell you, your husbands appreciate the work you do, and you, a lot.

Mar 5, 2011

Hello Again!

I know, I know. It has been forever since I last posted, but I promise you I have good reasons.

Remember on my last post when I said their were big life changes happening, well they have officially happened. I have moved to Texas due to me getting a job! My husband, well he is still in Alabama finishing up his flight training. Him and his dog will move here with me and my dog after he graduates sometime in April.

As for my job, I love it! I get to do a bunch of creative work and the people I work with are amazing. I'll post more information on it later. I am also finally "settled" into our new apartment and about an hour ago, I finally got connected to the world after two weeks of living without cable or internet.

It was nice to see my husbands face again, thank you Skype. It is also nice to get back to blogging. A lot more to come soon.