Tuesday, October 25, 2011

1070-something days to go and I'm going STRONG.

An acquintance of mine told me today via email that I am SO strong when I told her how husbandface is going to be gone for three years. This is what I had to say in response, and I realized as I was typing it that it was worth sharing with the WORLD.

It's not about me being strong because I am, it's about me being strong because I HAVE to. You know how it is married to the USN. They didn't issue you in his sea bag and some commands are better than others, but you take what you can of his time, miss him like crazycakes when he's gone, pray for his safe return and rejoice when he's back again.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sometimes I get over emotional

Sometimes, I find that I have to fight not to let myself have hurt feelings...

Today the mail came. Recycling for my husband, a sample with coupon of Infusium 23 for me, a birthday card for my oldest daughter, and Halloween cards for each of the three kids. How can my feelings be hurt from these simple things you may ask? Well, when they're all from your husband and there's nothing there for you, the answer is simple too.

I miss my husband with all of my heart. I spend so much time feeling hurt and lost since he left for Agana. The first time that we get mail from him, and there's nothing for me. I KNOW that I am entitled to feel sad, but at the same time I feel guilty.

A Navy Wife is supposed to stand up, be strong and stay strong. Yet I'm not feeling strong. I need my friends to take my mind off of how much I miss my husband and to remind me how important it is to keep trudging through my classes. It's actually getting harder to sleep at night, it doesn't help that it's practically Winter and I don't have my Gorilla to keep me warm at night.

I miss you my Husbandface & Gorilla of mine.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Day 15, 1081 to go

The baby is sitting here on the bed with me, playing with various things that I don't use anymore and have allowed her to play with because she thinks they are fun. By doing this, I am sure that I have now passed on my love of Tupperware!!
1. Garlic Press
2. Baster
3. Water Bottle
4. Can Opener


At least I am ending this day on a good note.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The History of X

I grew up in California. I miss the weather there, but not the high taxes. I've lived in several different states, sometimes I think I actually like the moving.I lived several years in Washington State, thanks to our US Navy where I was stationed for over 7 years. I even stayed behind for a few years until I decided to move East young woman, to Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 taxes! What? lakes you say, nay if you have ever lived there then you know it is affectionately called the land of 10,000 taxes.

Don't get me wrong about Washington, I miss parts of it too, mostly just my friends who still live there though.

Minnesota was fun, but it didn't last long. A few things of note in case you ever get to go:
Best Pizza: Checkerboard on Snelling Ave in St. Paul (http://www.checkerboardpizza.net/)
Best Trick-or-Treat: Grand Ave in St. Paul
Best Mall: MOA of course!
Best College: Innver Hills CC & The College of St. Catherine's (tie!)
Best Mall Food: Cafe @ Nordstroms in MOA
Best Bread: Breadsmiths (http://www.breadsmithmn.com/)
Best Grocery Store: Rainbow
Best Chinese: Jun Bo (http://www.jun-bo.com/about.htm)

Lived in North Crackalacka too. Wasn't really a fan, I missed the winter but loved the central air!

My oldest son has a Pervasive Developmental Disorder and is not able to handle being mainstream. My middle daughter does just about anything for attention between the extra for the oldest and the young age of the baby. The baby is almost 2 and misses her daddy and can't wait for her daily Skype :)

We love and Miss our Sailor. Only 1,083 days to go!