Monday, November 30, 2009

'Tis the Season

{baby, it's cold outside}

So the football game was great. I was growing more and more apprehensive about spending the holiday out in the cold, watching live football versus with tons of family, stuffing my face with delicious food! Come Thursday afternoon I got very excited.

We went to the Bronco game in Denver (obviously).

"The Mile High City"

Our seats were in the 5th section. We turn to walk up to our row. Did I mention we were in the 30th row? Literally we were 5 rows from the highest point in the stadium. When I got to around row 25 it was hard to breathe. Altitude has that effect on people. Ok it may sound like I'm bitching and complaining. But truly and honestly it was great. Minus the shortness of breath... LOL!

At half-time they had the family of 3 deployed service members on the field. First, they presented them with autographed footballs from the team. THEN they had 2 of the 3 service members on the BIG TV! It was a surprise to the families. Sgt. Nathan (something- I forgot his last name) said hi to his family and "Go Broncos" then his parents all choked up told him to come home safe and sooner than later!

I proceeded to cry.

It was way better than Daughtry... or some other musical act. It was perfect.


Anyone participate in the Black Friday nonsense? AT 1045 PM the highway was backed up; stop and go at the outlet mall just north of Colorado Springs. I certainly hope that's because they were opening at Midnight. I didn't venture out at the ass-crack of dawn for but I did find myself out and about during the course of this weekend. I got flipped the bird, almost ran off the road, considered following someone home (because they almost ran me off the road), flipped a few other drivers the bird, parked farther away from the Target than normal... 'Tis the Season.

While I do love this time of year because of the decorations and general festiveness... I hate the aggressive nature of being out in the world. It makes me hostile... GrrrR!

Stay tuned for pictures of our Christmas decorations!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I Want it Wednesday...

So it's Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving.


But I'll be running around, like a crazy-chicken-with-my-head-cut-off tomorrow so will probably not have time to wish everyone a VERY happy and blessed Thanksgiving Holiday!

What I want to do today is take some time and count my blessings. Considering that tomorrow is Thanksgiving I feel so thankful for my many blessings. I have my family close by and my husband home this year. We have our health and thankfully Kevin has a solid career. Eventhough my job search has been less than fruitful, we have more than some.

My life is a work in progress; many things may not be perfect but it works for right now. I am so lucky to have all that I have in my life.
I have always loved the idea of Thanksgiving. Taking some time to be thankful for all that you do have versus crying out for things that dont truly matter. (ie. the material things="I want it wednesday").

I do know how blessed I am but that doesn't mean I don't want for things. I'm not that enlightened. :)

So... without further ado

I want.... a Mac!


My sister is having a baby. You all know that because I've told you. Multiple times. I told you here about the day we found out my sister was having a baby girl, then Madisyn Hope. Her name has since been changed to MaKenna. Well that was until today!

Thankfully Since I didn't have to work today I was able to accompany my sister to her 3D Ultrasound. We got a few nice shots of the baby's face in 3D, until I ask Harriet jokingly "We're still having a girl, right?"




Harriet does some looking around and BAM! Clear as day she see's and then I see it. A penis! But girls don't have penis'. Right? Pretty sure. I stand up out of my chair, over Harriet's shoulder and GASP! "Ugh" I say ever-so-eloquently. Then my sister catches on to what's happening and we burst into laughter.


I just couldn't believe it. We were both disheveled for hours. There is another baby boy in our future! Wooo hoo! No more baby MaKenna. We must start searching for boy names now.


Tonight my hubby is at the hospital with two soldiers. They were in a car accident this evening at the end of the day. Hopefully they are okay and Kevin can come home sooner rather than later.

Long days make him grumpy.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Such a busy life i lead

See updates: I finally pried Kev's computer from his hands so that I can blog/edit. :)

First; my laptop is screwed 8 ways from Sunday. Within 1 minute of turning it on I have countless virus warnings informing me that my computer is infected with this Trojan or that virus. It's bad.S o right now I'm updating from my Blackberry.
I've had quite the hectic week: getting situated at the job, acclimating to the schedule, ect. Friday I go into the office and they tell me that the girl who had given notice and was going to quit has changed her mind. Old girl was staying so I was out on my keester. Within minutes of being axed (from a job too far from home anyway, staffed by the oddest bunch of weirdos on the planet) I find out Kevin passed his flight physical and is fit for flight!!!!! Such a bitter sweet day. I'm so happy and proud for Kevin!
After that we hit New Moon at 1030 AM on Saturday morning. Here I was thinking I was smarter than the average bear; "we'll go Saturday AM beause its Saturday, no one will be awake and functioning for the 1st showing of the day and its a way better idea than attenpting to go Friday night" I said. Ppshhhh! Imagine my surprise pulling up to the theater at 930AM (on a Saturday) and found a line of oh, 100 people!!!! Waiting to get into the teather theater lobby then make their way to the correct theater and find a seat. It was craziness. I've never seen such a thing before! It was hilarious. I thought it was overkill that I was there an hour early. Evidently, not early enough! All the same we followed the hoards of tweens into the theater and settled in for New Moon.
I was thoroughly excited to see it but somehow the theater full of over-the-top giggy giddy teen-age girls ruined the experience for me. They were slightly too cheesy for my liking. I mean, really they applauded the movie when the Summit logo appeared on screen. UGH! Gag. The squeeling squealing girls aside I did enjoy the movie. I don't know about you but I'm glad they got rid of the first director and her blue screen. New Moon was much easier to look at! :)
Ok, so far: I got fired, killed my computer, found out Kevin is physically able to fly and joined 100's of horny-tweens to swoon over fictional vampires and werewolves.

Next; pre-thanksgiving, Thanksgiving dinner at my Dads. On Thursday I'll be at Mile High Stadium watching the Giants battle the Broncos with my dad, his GF and the Hubs. Yea, look for me. I'll be the one freezing my sweet-lil ass off in the nose-bleeds! Wooop woop! Sounds like Thanksgiving to me!! I'm excited. T-day is one of the biggest football days of the year and I'll be there with my 2 favorite men!
So, today we had turkey and all the trimmings at my father's. It was yummmy! I'm stoke about open-faced sandwhiches sandwiches as left-overs tomorrow.

Alright, I'm getting the carpol-tunnel from this lil keyboard. I have to rest up to ensure I get everything accomplished this coming (short) week that built up while I was working. Ha! The workin' man's a sucker!" at least that's what they taught me in A Bronx Tale. ;)

Caio Ciao now, brown cow!

Welcome Fox Family!!! I'll never mind that you stalk me read my blog for hours on end! ;) Seriously, that's why I write my non-sensical ramblings down, for other's to read and giggle at! Email me I'm curious about where you live, what unit your hubs is in, stalking you, ect... :)

LB- You are SOOO right! Tomorrow I have a ton to do but Tuesday I wanna come see Miss Hannah!! :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I Want it Wednesday...

First, I should tell you I fear I'm on the verge of losing the job I just got! Here's what happened: I haven't been sleeping for shit. You already know this. Monday I wasn't able to get to sleep until 4:00 AM! Yes... Four AM! I don't know how about you, but I am not a person that can function off of 2 hours of sleep- which is what I would have got if I woke up and went to work. So, I emailed my new boss at 3:30 AM letting her know of the situation at hand and that I wouldn't be coming into the office (yesterday) Tuesday. She responded and seemed okay with it. Yesterday I slept until noon and barrowed an Ambien from my sister... last night I slept like a baby. IT WAS GREAT! But today my boss wouldn't really talk to me. On the other hand I haven't been there long so it could be nothing. I know I did the right thing by not going; it wouldn't have been safe to drive and once I got into the office I wouldn't have trusted my work so it would have been a waste, but maybe I was just feeling guilty for not being there because I know that they need the extra hands on deck right now. We'll see what comes next. I've been working hard and I already know a lot of the job so they aren't having to explain in a lot of detail. So that's good news.

Now, onto the fun!:

I want...


I want...


I want... to have more hours in the day to spend more quality time with my hubby. Since starting work I don't get home till 5:45. Then I have to change clothes, cook dinner, clean up. I miss him.

Kevin started his pool league tonight. So I got to spend even less time with him tonight. Boo!!


I want... everyone to say a prayer for my family: For strength and wisdom. For my sister and nephew. For my Grandfather and Grandmother. I'd prefer not to say more at this time, but we could all use some good juju.


I want... to skip right over Thursday and Friday right into Saturday AM to:

New Moon.
We decided against fighting the monstrous crowds Friday night to see this, and instead going to any early-bird show on Saturday. I'm sure I'll be watching along with quite a few of you as well. This is something, with all of the other non-sense going on in life right now that is keeping me excited. Hey, as long as it works right?

Ok, I'm off to bed. To the Ambien- better safe than sorry at 4 AM, right?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I haven't been sleeping all that well. Friday night: 6.5 hrs. Saturday night: 7 hrs (from 11pm-6am) another 1.5 hrs (6am- 8:30 am). You might be thinking "That sounds like PLENTY of sleep." Nope. Not after only 6.5 hrs the previous night. I'm sorry but 6 hrs is not enough for me. I don't function properly unless I get AT LEAST 9 hrs. It sounds like a lot I know. We're all different. That's what works for me. Well, last night I only got 7 hrs and was up at 6am. Last time I was up that early was when Brody got his business all over the house. UGH! It's going to take some getting used to.

Moral of the story is I'm EXHAUSTED! How I Met Your Mother (down/done) on to House. Then BED!!!

PS: I'm still not connecting with my co-workers. OH well.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

First Day; Vortex of Non-Sense (x2); Can't Sleep.

It's 1:30 AM. I can't sleep.


Today was my first day at my new job! It was good- overall. The other ladies I'm working with in the Proposal's department are all very nice. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that we have too terribly much in common. I haven't completely written them off but so far- nothing in common. Boo. The only other issue I'm having is this generaly feeling uneasy. I think it's because of where my cube is; the direction is faces; my back is not to a wall. It creeps me out. I don't like people coming up behind me.. under any circumstances. Also, I'm one of these people that if you don't address me- get my attention (ie. call my name) I am not going to pay attention to what is coming out of your mouth. So today I missed out on a few chuckles...

Maybe I'll ask for a new cube on Monday. My boss "H" (from here on shall be own as H) is so far pretty flexible and understanding. Which is great in a supervisor. I am looking forward to Monday and getting to know my co-workers better.


Ok, so I can't sleep and Kevin passed out at oh, 7:45. Seriously. He's been exhausted in the evenings lately. Anyway. He's been sleeping for HOURS and I'm (obviously) awake (at 1:36 am) still.... :(  So I took to shopping online for household things.

Kevin and I very intentionally bought a new home versus a fixer-upper. As fun as it may be to plan renovations, carrying them out is a bit different. We didn't want the hastle. Recently we've been sucked into the vortex of non-sense that is HGTV!. Urg! Even though our home is new and doesn't require any major work, I've found myself looking for things to up-grade or change. I know, it's stupid. Just this morning it occured to me that I can up-grade the bathrooms for fairly cheap. New faucets, framed mirrors, ect.. I'm excited about it.

Back to being up in the middle of the night: I was scanning through some light fixtures at (PS: Lowes offers 10% Military Discount-- but you HAVE to ask for it... even if you go in Uniform you still have to ASK for it!) I click to the next page, where I'm met with this:

To serve you better, we are currently performing maintenance on

Please check back with us soon.

Yea, Lowe's let me down. Here I was scrolling through 1000's of lights (flush mounts for the hallway, chandellier for over the dining table, lights for the bathrooms) and BAM... Lowe's goes to bed! If Lowe's can do it, so can I. I'll dig out the Tylenol PM.
I'll pay for this lack of sleep tomorrow. :(

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Beep, Beep... Back the Truck Up!

As previously stated I've been M.I.A. lately and there's been a TON going on. Such as:

Veteran's Day with my soldier. Kevin and I watched Taking Chance together. He didn't seem overly touched by it on any level but it touched me, deeply. I felt so lucky to have my husband and soldier home safe and unscaved. I know that I am truly blessed to have him return home to me. On the other hand I did very much miss Levi. We do every day.

Happy Veteran's Day to all our Vet's out there.


Tomorrow I start my new job! Yes, that's right all after a year of being unemployed a great opportunity has come my way! I am so grateful and excited to start this new position. It's a job that I'm familiar with; a skill that I have and if the company likes me it will be a very nice pay raise. So wish me luck! After I attend Traffic court tomorrow morning I will have half-a-day at my new job!! :)

PS: Traffic Court SUCKS!


Today is the final chapter of my relationship with Qwest. They suck. I'll be moving on. ASAP.


My sister can feel the baby move on the outside of her belly now. Nathan felt her move last night and was SOOO excited!


My BFF is PREGNANT! Yup, she's about 8 weeks along now. Due in July! Yes, you guessed it everyone around me is pregnant... but me of course.


Kevin and I have been talking a lot about what comes next for us. What we want to do next and where we want to be. Kevin and I agreed that we would both love to be stationed in Germany. We think it would be a great adventure for us. But we are still kind of in a holding pattern with Kevin's Warrant Officer application process. He has completed the Flight Physical and we are waiting for word back on that; whether or not he is "fit for flight". Fingers crossed!!!


Thankfully, I think that's all I had to catch people up on. No no... I do have to mention the release of New Moon next Friday. We are a whopping 8 days away! Yeah, I'm a loser... and I've definitely made peace with that.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Don't Forget!

Tomorrow is Veteran's Day- we know that right? Well, don't forget to send your active-duty Military ID holders to Applebees for FREE FOOD!!!

Refer here for more info!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

You can't get rid of me that easy

So I've been Missing In Action for about two weeks. There has been so much going on in the world lately. First my new bloggy-awards... Which are just ridiculously cool (because I said so). Really I haven't been blogging because I've been told once or twice that if you have nothing nice to say, to say nothing at all. I'm not sure if it was because I was PMSing or if things were really that bad but I in fact had nothing positive to say so I said nothing! Imagine that.

I did want to share a tid-bit of news with my fellow MilSpouses (which will go a looooong way to make our lives a little bit easier): The Military Spouse Residency Relief Act (MSRRA) passed! Yes... yes it did. The bill allows military spouses to claim residency in the same state as their active duty service member! Isn't that swell. Now I only have to figure out how to change my residency? hmmm.
Just a short post to keep you interested, this afternoon. I have bills to pay, laundry to fold, dog to walk/brush... BAH! I have things to do that require me to remove myself from the laptop.


My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by last week’s events at Fort Hood. Including my fellow military family members there and elsewhere.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I Want it Wednesday...

I want... to unveil two new awards designed by myself and The Undomestic Army Wife, please feel free to play along:


1: Why the person who nominated you is a "Bad Ass Bitch"
I nominate me, well because I'm the baddest-Bad Ass. I do my very best to make the best of any situation I'm faced with.
2: Why you are a "Bad Ass Bitch"
I nominated myself bc I know I'm Bad ASS.
3: Why the person you are nominating is a "Bad Ass Bitch"?
She always, always keeps it real. She's always tellin' it how it is. Plus I think her southern-charm is ADORABLE.
4. Then nominate 1 person you think is a "Bad Ass Bitch"
The ONE, the ONLY.....
Hilary (new blog title to be determined, of High Heel's and Combat Boots)


1: Tell us what you REALLY think of the Military Wife who tagged you for this award.
Well, I think she's effin' FANTASTIC (since it was MEEE)!! :)
2: Tell us about your soldier, marine, airman, seabee, etc...
My soldier is aaaamazing (duh). Just today he was inducted into the NCO Corps. He is currently a Bradley Mechanic, but is in the throws of applying to be a helicopter pilot. Fingers crossed on that. :)
3: Tell us what you REALLY think of the Military/Deployments/Current Duty Station.
I think the Military as with most things in life has it's good and bad aspect. I LOVE the tradition (about 10 guys were "knighted" at this ceremony today- wow) the Army offers. Deployments... SUCK donkey $a!!'s, 'nuf said. Ft. Carson, is the best Hometown in the Army (so they say) Hooah. It's good because I have family around... but bad becase I desperately want to see what else the world has to offer me. I sorta want out of Colorado. Nothing to do with the duty station.

4: Tell us about your "Dream Sheet".
(*Dream sheet= top 3/5 Posts you wouldn't mind being stationed at.)
Ft. Lewis, WA.
Something on the East Coast.

5: Tell us about your #1, all-time best experience has been while married to the military.
Shoot me... I'm going to be corny and cliche right now. My best experience since marrying into this way-of-life was Kevin's Re-deployment ceremony. Being in a room surrounded by people whom all had the same feelings of excitement, relief and nervousness was overwhelming. Finding my short husband in the crowd was the sweetest feeling in the world. I've never felt so relieved in all my life. It was amazing.

6: Any ol' thing you want: Free space to discuss whatever military/ Military related business you deem necessary.
Ugh... i'll go with N/A becaues I'm pressed for time right now. Sorry... I know I suck. it's my award and I'm not participating in the rules. Free space means I reserve the right not to discuss anything. Ppsssshhht.

7: Nominate up to 3 other military wives
Thanks for becoming my friend. You're refreshing for me to be around and a great mother to Hannah! I'm happy I met you.
I find you and your hubs just ridiculously adorable and stalk (stalk, in the most non-threatening way possible)your blog. I love that you remain independent; find things (hobby's, people) that make you happy, go after them and throw yourself into them whole-heartedly. I also love that you were sucked into the Twilight madness literally overnight. :-p
Wooop Whoop. I popped your Award cherry. Shhhh, don't tell anyone- it's a secret. ;) You're a breath of fresh air and your boys are too-freaking-cute for words!

~ Sorry for the lack of spell checking. I'm forced to go pick-up dinner.

Monday, November 2, 2009


OOO, Forgot to mention tomorrow I will be unveiling not 1 but 2 new blogger awards!

Stay tuned!

Weekend in Review

First, I wanted to point out that my hubby is at PT at 530 (Local/Colorado time); Granny is in New Jersey (NJ) where they are 2 hours ahead= 730 AM! (-;

Okie dokie, I'm not sure how you all spent your weekend or what you did. *wink wink* But mine started off dragging (just about literally) Kevin to the doctor. You see, he's been sick since Tuesday. He went to sick call where the PA didn't deem him sick enough to actually see him. The medic sent him back to regular duty with some useless scripts. Come Saturday morning and he was still coughing up a lung... yes, I MADE him go to the doctor. The Urgent Care place I went to last time. The doc was originally very concerned about Flu. Thankfully, he tested negative for both seasonal and H1N1 flues. So the doc sent us on our way with an antibiotic for either walking pneumonia or bronchitis. She said that it wouldn't be necessary to do the x-ray (in order to confirm pneumonia) because the meds that were prescribed treat both.

So our Halloween plans were canceled and we laid around the house. Kevin had a few hot-totties and we watched some TV. We had no candy but that worked out we didn't have not even one trick or treater! Phew... bullet-dodged!

PS: When I was at wally-world picking up Kevin’s prescriptions there was a MOUSE running around the Pharmacy and waiting area! yuck.
Sunday consisted of the laziest day in a long time. We hung around the house again. That basically sums it up. Hey, no reason I shouldn’t rest because Kevin was sick- right?

Today is my Daddy's birthday! Tonight I'm having everyone over for dinner. My Dad is one of my favorite people on the planet. I've always been a Daddy's girl.