ONE: Heartburn. I realllly did not expect this nonsense first thing in the AM nor at 12 weeks. C'mon kid, cut your incubator a break.
TWO: Pin-up resurgancy. I just don't get it. I was not a fan when bell-bottoms reared their ugly heads about 10 years ago. It's just not cool. Leave trends and fads where they belong.
THREE: Military drawdown. I understand that we are winding down wars, therefore "war fighters" are needed in large numbers any longer. This makes logical sense. However, the idea of being without income as our family adjusts to a new baby is not good for the ol' stress levels!
I also don't like the idea of recruiting soldiers, asking them and their families to endure deployment after deployment then we'll just give them the boot. They won't be elligible for any additional benefits based on the nature of their service and the sacrifices they made. Just out- that's it, buh-bye! It's just sad and it's worrisome. While my husband isn't a "dirtbag" and hasn't had any trouble during his enlistment he is in an over-strength MOS and it's tough times for everyone. See the Army Times article regarding drawdown, who will be affected and how, HERE.
This also reminds me that the Air Force is cutting less personnel than the Army is cutting from their Civilian Corps. See the Stars and Stripes article HERE. I guess this comes back to the Air Force not being a service of "war fighters"... and good for them because they will endure and more personnel will keep their jobs but it does shine light on the differences.*
FOUR: Cravings that I don't understand. I'm craving something... I just can't figure out what it is! Maybe Tex-Mex. Maybe an ice cold Margarita (oh lawd). Maybe Brownie sundae. Maybe lemon (anything) cookies, cake, squares... I have always loved lemon anything (haha). Maybe iced tea. Maybe cheesecake. See.... it's a big dilemma.
FIVE: The State of Mourning over Whitney Houston. I think that she was an amazing talent--- in her day! But seriously:
"Fending off fierce criticism for planning to lower flags at state buildings the day of Whitney Houston's funeral, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said the late singer is not a role model but has earned the honor as a cultural icon."
Chalk it up to hormones...?
*I'm not saying the Air Force sucks at life. I'm not saying the Air Force does not have ANY "war fighters" I'm saying that in light of these stories it proves the Air Forces' focus is elsewhere, ie: space and air defense. Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta even stated these were the focus of the Air Force during the Budget Request Review with the Appropriations Committee. Just to clarify so that I wasn't accused of bashing the AF.