17 December 2013

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!

Well Folks. I haven't forgotten about this blog. But with working full time, health issues, two kids, and a husband on night shift....I've been nothing short of busy. But we found out some super exciting news Sunday night!

After almost 5 years of living at my husband's first duty station we will be moving...to SPANGDAHLEM, GERMANY!!! I am so excited I've been squealing since we found out! I will be quitting my job at the end of January and we will be heading out in April! So here's to hopefully blogging again and to a life in a beautiful country!

10 October 2013

Defeated.

Three weeks post op from my tonsillectomy and here I am sick again. For a year now I have been getting sick about every other week. My body is weak. I'm exhausted 24/7 no matter how much sleep I get. I am young. I am or at least I thought I was healthy. I am in shape. So why? Why am I sick all of the time? Why am I always so tired? I really thought this surgery was going to solve my problems. I was excited to finally take my life back and start really living again. But here I am feeling awful and run down again. Zero energy. Zero motivation. Zero hope of feeling better.

So back to the Dr. I go next week.

19 September 2013

Well, hello

It has been a seriously long time since I have blogged. I started working full time a year ago and life has been non stop since then. Hubby was deployed from October to February. He has been home since he got back form deployment. Currently he is on night shift and I work days. Our kids got another year older. Little miss is now four and in preschool and little man is now two. They are growing so fast and I love every minute of it. My job is going so well. In one year I've had two raises and one promotion and as stressful as it is I just love it. It's a big change form staying home with the kids but I really enjoy it although I do miss them.

Things have overall been going really great for my family and I. My husband and I recently had a cruise just the two of us which was so wonderful. We also just celebrated our five year wedding anniversary.

Right now I am recovering from my tonsillectomy I had yesterday. Prior to surgery the Dr said it is a much harder recovery for adults than kids. I really didn't think it was going to be so bad but boy was I wrong. My jaw is sore and my throat is just in so much pain. They gave me strong pain meds and they don't seem to be helping much at all. I can't really chew because my jaw hurts and even swallowing water hurts. I've already dropped 3 pounds in two days. I'm pretty miserable but thankfully my husband is taking good care of me. Unfortunately, he has to go back to work on Monday though. I am hopefull that I will have a quick recovery although the dr told me it will take at least two weeks before I fell better. Hoping he's wrong.

26 March 2013

Marriage Equality and My Thoughts

Let me start this post by saying I have a very strong opinion on this but I do not plan on sharing either way what I feel.

So I get that people also share strong opinions and expressing them as great. Do I think changing your profile picture to either a plus sign or equal sign makes a difference.. Not entirely.. Do I think it just makes the problem worse? In some ways.

We live in the United States of America. A place where the freedom of opinions is rapid and we have the wonderful freedom of speech. We are all different. Some of us support gay marriage some of us don't. Some of us base out opinions on our religious beliefs while some base them on a loved one who just wants to marry their best friend.

I have seen so many posts from those who are in favor of gay marriage stating if you do not support it they will delete you from Facebook and from their life. This just saddens me. We talk about equality but yet only one side is aloud an opinion?

Everyone has an opinion. Everyone should be tolerant of those with differing opinions. There is no reason to unfriendly someone because they are different whether they are gay, straight, Christian, or atheist. I love my friends for who they are not because of they love. Does this mean I support gay marriage? Maybe, maybe not. The fact is I live my life they way I see fit and I keep my political views to myself. I will support what I think is right and I will not support what I disagree with.

Be your own person. Vote for what you believe in. But please don't ever dislike someone because they have a different political view then you. Because that is ignorant and well...unequal. We are all deserving of an opinion. Right or wrong.

27 November 2012

No Tears

Oh, the joys of facebook....a place where people flaunt their whole lives for others to see. I am a frequent facebook user on my personal account and enjoy reading updates from friends and family. I feel like I've been seeing a lot of sadness on facebook lately. Whether it be a lady who hasn't seen her boyfriend all day(gasp!) or someone whose spouse is deployed. I totally get how lonely these times are and how sad it can be.

BUT I must be in the minority...I'm not sad. I don't spend my nights crying into a glass of wine. My heart is not aching. I don't feel like I'm going to lose control at any moment. I'm not a basketcase.

OF COURSE, I miss my husband. BUT I am tough. I am strong. I am independent. I am making the best of the situation I've been dealt. Isn't that what you have to do?

I don't want to cry for 4 months. I want to make memories and have fun with my kids! So that is what we are doing. We are having movies nights with popcorn and hot cocoa. We are feeding giraffes at the zoo. We are going to the beach and building sandcastles. We are seeing drive inn movies. We are enjoying life and making a hard time into a great time!!

The way I look at it is that this is four months of just my kids and I. Four months of me bonding with them 24/7(except when I'm at work). And I'm LOVING it. My kids and I have gotten so much closer....and THAT is a positive. Our family does not feel complete but we are bonding and making memories the best way we know how. And there are no tears here...but there will be tears of joy in two months:)

23 November 2012

Thanks, thanks a lot.

Today and I am thankful for all the normal things...my kids of course, my fur baby, my husband, and all of my amazing friends and family.

In addition to the obvious things I am thankful for many nontraditional thigd as well...

I am thankful for not being rich. I'm thankful that we aren't greedy. I'm thankful that we are given times when we have to swallow our pride and ask for help. I'm thankful our kids are not spoiled with material possessions but are spoiled with love instead.

I am thankful for the low self esteem, depression, and bullying I endured as a child and into my teenage years. As My kids grow I am thankful I have experienced these things because I know how to handle them. I am a strong and independent because of the life I've lived. I have overcome many hard times with God's grace and for that I am so thankful.

I am thankful for where I grew up because it was a melting pot of different races and religions. I am thankful that I don't see color when I look at someone. I am able to look at someone's soul.

I am thankful for all of the people that are fake and lie because they have helped me to have an even better intuition about people's real intention. I am also thankful because it has made me appreciate those wonderful people I do have in my life even more.


And last but not least...I am thankful for this blog. This has carried me through life for 2 and a half years. All of you have been so kind and sweet. I appreciate each and every reader.

Thanks, thanks a lot.

Today and I am thankful for all the normal things...my kids of course, my fur baby, my husband, and all of my amazing friends and family.

In addition to the obvious things I am thankful for many nontraditional thigd as well...

I am thankful for not being rich. I'm thankful that we aren't greedy. I'm thankful that we are given times when we have to swallow our pride and ask for help. I'm thankful our kids are not spoiled with material possessions but are spoiled with love instead.

I am thankful for the low self esteem, depression, and bullying I endured as a child and into my teenage years. As My kids grow I am thankful I have experienced these things because I know how to handle them. I am a strong and independent because of the life I've lived. I have overcome many hard times with God's grace and for that I am so thankful.

I am thankful for where I grew up because it was a melting pot of different races and religions. I am thankful that I don't see color when I look at someone. I am able to look at someone's soul.

I am thankful for all of the people that are fake and lie because they have helped me to have an even better intuition about people's real intention. I am also thankful because it has made me appreciate those wonderful people I do have in my life even more.


And last but not least...I am thankful for this blog. This has carried me through life for 2 and a half years. All of you have been so kind and sweet. I appreciate each and every reader.