Archive for September, 2010

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Brief Pause

We’ll be on vacation around here for the coming week – until I return, why don’t you do something productive with your time? 😉 Try not to miss us too much.

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MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #14

1. What characteristic about yourself has either been strengthened or weakened due to your experience as a Military Spouse? I would say that I am *slightly* less type-A/high strung now.  Not so much because I want to be, but simply because the Navy forces you to give up control of so many things, that if […]

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Time for a Confession

I’ve been telling people I’m running errands. Going to the library. Babysitting. Anything but the truth. This is where I’ve been going on Tuesday mornings for the last two weeks.  The Navy base bowling alley. I know – it’s shameful.  NavyGuy didn’t believe me when I told him that I’d been roped into an officer […]

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A Glee State of Mind

IT’S BACK! Of course, being on the West Coast, I had to endure taunting phone calls from my mother a full three hours before I was able to watch the show, so as of 5:23pm EST I already had heard her verdict that “it’s wonderful, but there’s too much rap.” But, the bewitching hour of […]

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Sunday Night Stream of Consciousness…

… oh. my. god. most boring weekend ever.  My Friday night babysitting job got canceled, my Saturday morning babysitting job got canceled.  I babysat on Saturday night, but it was for an 11 month old, so nothing exciting there.  And today I had lunch with a Navy wife friend.  That’s it.  That’s all I’ve got.  […]

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MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #13

1. How do you spend your deployment money? [My note: Typically, you make more money during deployments because the spouses’ salaries are not taxed, there are additional monies the spouses receive for various hazards, etc.].  Do you save, pay off bills, or enjoy the extra money while it is there to buy the things you […]

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Deer and Bangs

I returned home from errands today to see the National Geographic channel live in my front yard. That’s the empty lot across from our house.  Can you find the the two deer?  Tally and I observed the wild from the porch. Well okay – I observed.  Tally was more interested in seeing if I’d dropped […]

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers… to getting caught up on Season 3 of Mad Men!  Sister and Brother-in-Law gave me the DVD set for my birthday, but it wasn’t until this past weekend that I finally had a chance to power through the scotch and philandering and cigarette haze.  Luckily, I had the foresight to start TiVo-ing Season 4, […]

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Book Review: I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil…

I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb The Least You Need to Know… a young adult fiction book; sarcastic 13 year old (going on acerbic 43 year old) narrates this fantasy/real life story; Oliver narrates his plan to finally win his father’s love by […]

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Halfway Party Highlights

Friday night was time for celebrating.  Our Navy spouses’ group gathered for the traditional Halfway Party, to celebrate being halfway through the deployment.  This was my first experience with a halfway party (sometimes they are called “over the hump” parties in other aviator communities), but from what I’ve heard about those in the past, our […]

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