I left my job this week. I left a government job, with benefits, retirement, insurance, and security. Even as I type this, it sounds a little strange. Why would I choose to leave a position like this? Am I crazy? What will I do for money and all the above mentioned perks? This was a … Continue reading I left my job, and it was for the best
I was sitting at a spouse dinner the other night, getting to know a brand new wife to our area and to our squadron. She had a ton of questions, all of which I felt I could accurately answer. She asked about deployments, TDYs, amenities and services around the base, etc...and I could answer her. … Continue reading The day I became the “old spouse”
We are a military family. The husband is gone a fair amount of time, so homecomings are always a fun, exciting event. We have done so many of them, we could write a book about it. Right? WRONG. Take all those pictures of happy men and women in uniform, smiling kids and babies, balloons, posters, … Continue reading Why I do not take homecoming pictures
The husband arrives home in 2 days. 2 DAYS! One would think that after all the years of deployments and of the days/months/years apart, it would not be as exciting when he is coming home again. But it always is. This year apart has been hard, just as challenging if not more so than the … Continue reading 2 more days!
Last time I wrote, over 3 weeks ago, I had just started working again - huzzah! Call me crazy, but I love working. I like knowing that I am expected and needed somewhere outside of my home. I enjoy drinking copious amounts of coffee as I dress, primp, and drive to work. I really love … Continue reading Woes of the working mom
Yes, I have been a blogger for quite some time. Yes, I have been writing for a long time. However, today was my first official post on the Military Moms Blog, and it feels different. Maybe it is because this blog has the backing of such a large network or that I am submitting my … Continue reading My first big blog post!
***Utterly shameless self-promotion post*** Today, the newest member of the City Moms Blog Network launched - Military Moms Blog. And (drumroll please)...I'm one of the contributors! I heard of the new site from other blogger friends who either manage or contribute for one of the other 71 sister sites under this network. I applied several … Continue reading Blogs I Like: Military Moms Blog
Today is my 14th wedding anniversary. I know people say that time flies by, and I am usually not one of them. Time can crawl painfully slow through hours, days, and years - but I truly have felt that 14 years have gone by quickly. I do not feel like it was so long ago … Continue reading 14 years
Ooh, controversial - you read this and either thought, Your husband must be amazing! or You are full of crap, or Um, you haven't met my husband. But this isn't your blog or your post, so I'm talking about my husband today. He left today after 3 weeks of family time, swimming, sun, food, exploring, hiking, arguing, debating, … Continue reading My husband is better than yours.
...it's a nice point to look forward to in long separations. ...is that it is never long enough. ...is that you spend half of that time knowing that with every day that passes, you are one day closer to having that person gone again. ...you will spend way too much money on food, entertainment, and … Continue reading The thing about Military R&R…