Sunday, September 28, 2008
Here are a few more of my peeps from school.
Paul & Joey...yea for male nurses!
Michelle & Megan
Joey & Domenica
Kim, Kelsey & Me
Jake (her hubby) & Kelsey
Me & Amber
Kim, Deborah (aka Barbara), Nicoleta, & Jean
Ms. Cormier & Mrs. Higgins
Kim & V coming to the finish
Joey ran with me towards the end & we ended up finishing in about 13 min. Not a bad way to start out a Saturday!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Eric doesn't have a normal job. He has been a Ranger Instructor for about the past 3 years in the Army. Since we are stationed on an Air Force Base, the other military wives at church don't understand why he is seldom off on Sunday. Since the students are here in the FL phase for 18 days, there has to be an instructor or 2 with them so he has a "walking schedule." He normally goes in on a Monday (for example) @ 0600, and will be home the next day between 0900-1300 depending on a million different factors. So, needless to say, he doesn't have a normal schedule.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
When I was younger my older sister, Amy, was allowed to cut my hair. I vividly remember the "shroom top" cuts that were never quite even, and how they would end up shorter than intended due to "evening it up." Well, once I turned about 10 I decided to let my hair grow longer...and longer...then a little shorter...then longer. I never let it get above my shoulders because I was always really self conscience about my weight and thought the only thing I had going for me was my long hair, it was what defined me.
A year ago I finally got the courage to get a trim b/c I had kept the 95lbs off for a year, and was finally willing to let my security blanket go. So, the first step was to the middle of my back...it was hard, and I almost cried, but I dealt with it and went on.
Nine months ago I got some more courage and got it cut to my shoulders. This one didn't work out so well. The cut was nice, but the length was just kind of awkward. I finally started liking the length a few months ago, but recently was in need of a bigger change. So, when I went on vacation I had my little sister dye the very front of my hair blonde. My husband had been teasing me that I should dye the whole thing blonde...and when I got home, he said I should still try completely blonde, but he liked how it turned out.
Well, seeing as I am a woman, and am never satisfied....it wasn't quite enough. I still get mistaken for a high schooler, and last month the mother of a new family in the ward, whose daughter is in my Sunday School class, came into the class and looked at me and asked if the teacher was here today. I couldn't help but laugh, and she apologized and is a total sweetheart!!!
...sorry, got off track...
Anyways, I cut my hair today, and I LOVE it. I had a shorter length in mind, but I am way happier with how it turned out. I just woke up last Saturday and decided that I wanted to cut my hair...and it took a couple of days to gather the courage.
I can now say that the last thread of my security blanket is gone...and good riddance!!! I am a young (but not teenager young), beautiful woman, no matter what my weight is, what clothes I wear, if I wear makeup (never did/never will), or who I am with.
This was a very liberating day for me! Ya-ya!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Koa has now mastered the deceptive art of spot stealing. It's bad enough that he insists on sitting on MY lap instead of Eric's...but I guess he also has to be exactly where I was. Sometimes he gets up willingly when I tell him to move or just start sitting down. But every once in awhile he will just moan and groan as I slowly start sitting down and he still doesn't want to move.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
1. was 16 and knew everything
2. was still recovering from a broken rt. clavicle
3. didn't have my driver's license yet b/c of above
4. started working so I could get braces
5. still hadn't been on a date (I got stood up on my sweet 16)
Today's to-do list...
1. study for huge exam on monday
2. spend time with my sexy beast that just got home from work @ 1100 this morning when he left for work yesterday @ 0430
3. do dishes...I have really been slacking, and Eric is exhausted
4. go on my 4.5 mile run/walk...it is still too hot to run the whole thing...and I am just a slacker
5. do my yoga poses on the Wii Fit (best bday present ever!!!)
*this was Eric's last jump before his ankle surgery last year. We wanted to document it incase it was his last....but he healed up great and is back under 7 min miles again ;-)
1. 90 cal reduced sugar oatmeal raisin granola bars...mmm
2. fruit...whatever is in the fridge
3. 100 cal packs of whatever is in the pantry
4. mandarine oranges in jello/pineapple in lime jello
5. sugar free pudding packs
If I were a millionaire...
Friday, September 12, 2008
We had all heard mixed reviews about this flick, but when I saw the premier coverage I was even more intrigued. It seems that all of these talented women did this movie to drive home the fact that there aren't many female roles to choose from...AND they did the entire movie without a male role! I knew this going in, but all my friends commented about how great it was without any male roles.
The theater was filled with huge groups of women coming to see this movie together...and it didn't disappoint. I was laughing out loud throughout this movie and thought all of these women did an amazing job! If your sweetie enjoys chick flicks take him along...but beware that he will probably be the only male in the audience!
It was a great story line without profanity...but for those prudes in the audience...there is one episode with marijuana (about 1 min) and Jada Pinket Smith plays a lesbian. If those factors will consume you with disgust, don't go see it, but just my opinion....great movie and the best chick flick I have seen all year!
Sometimes it is difficult to concentrate in a mental health lecture when I am tapping my foot and singing along with whatever is playing that day. This is especially embarassing in public b/c I have a tendancy to just bust out a line every once in awhile...I just can't help myself. The last time I went running with Eric I used my iPod and I couldn't help but sing every other line (I was going at a good pace and couldn't manage every line)...he just kept shaking his head at me and laughing.
Yea, I am weird, odd, eccentric...but when I forgot my faceplate to my radio and had to drive home from Orlando (6 hours)...my jukebox stayed true...and I was completely hoarse by the time I got home.
I have been lured to the dark side that is Blogger. I have had a blog on MSN for quite a few years, but no one else seems to...so, lets see how this goes ;-)
Here is one of my favorite posts that really sums up my personality and was inspired by a really obnoxious Sgt. Major's wife that just didn't get my point of view. So, I defined MY title:
NOT an "Enlisted Wife," "Sgt's Wife," "Private's Wife," or anything that has to do with my husband's rank.
I personally did not attend Basic Training, Jump School, OCS, or any other school taught by the Army to THEIR soldiers.
My husband's rank does not define who I am.
My husband's degree, or lack of, says nothing about my education.
My participation, or lack of, in the FRG, or unit functions is no reflection of my husband's committment to the unit.
The ONLY title I am willing to bare, is ARMY!!!
I am proud of my husband and his dedicated service to the USA, and although a supportive spouse can make all the difference....HE performs the service.
I am an ARMY Wife!Stay tuned for more...but I really need to get back to reading my psych book and secretly diagnosing everyone I know with a personality disorder...you have to keep it interesting somehow!