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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

So Far So Good

After being removed from some "no-go" list Craig was on, he had to extend his contact by another month, since we've wasted another month at Ft. Gordon. Then Craig is told by his CO that he won't extend his contract again. I asked Craig and he wasn't entirely sure, but some of it had to do with me not having my no-fee passport. Which is silly because it's probably in the office, but she hasn't called and we haven't gone in for it. Craig's CO e-mailed the passport office early last week and still haven't heard from her.

Without the extension, Craig can't be stationed overseas. So that would mean we'd be going to the Washington DC area. That was definitely not on my plans! Plus I'd feel like a total ass for all the time and money spent researching, as well as having to explain to everyone and their dog why we're not going. I'm leaning a valuable lesson about Army life- don't tell friends and family potential plans until you're actually physically doing it. My poor family has gotten excited over Colorado and Hawaii, which were both where we were scheduled to end up at one point or another.

But his CO signed the paperwork, and now the request for orders has been sent. It takes about a week to actually get the orders, but I'm not holding my breath. I keep having these worries that something will get messed up, and his gaining unit will get sick of waiting.

Other than that, this weekend is out 1st year anniversary. We're going to celebrate with fireworks!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ode to Dad

My dad in pictures for Father's Day.

Ya know how I know my dad loves me? He made it to Madison (a five hour round trip) to watch me in the marching band, even though he makes fun of me for being nerdy, and even pretended to like football for an entire game.

Dad loves karaoke. I made the mistake of picking his favorite karaoke song as the father/daughter dance at my wedding. He sang through the entire thing.

He won the Halloween costume contest. This photo explains a lot about where my sense of humor comes from. I guess he's dressed up as a woman going to Carnival who didn't have access to a mirror or makeup after 1987? I apologize for the graphic nature of this picture. Judging from the photo, I'm disgusted as well.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

New Designs

I'm brushing up on my remedial HTML skills to do some updates. I guess if I'm actually going to blog, I should like looking at it! Right now, I feel there's too many fonts going on, so I'll continue to work on it.

Bare with me for awhile; life has been incredibly boring and there's not much to blog about. Once we get to Germany, I intent to keep things exciting around here.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Count

It's been 36 days since Craig graduated, and still no orders. That is all.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thoughts on Unemployment

I haven't had a job since October. It's been a long time. But I'm going to tell you a secret.

Sometimes I actually enjoy not having a job.

Yeah, yeah, sometimes it's downright boring, I feel like my brain is turning into mush most days, and I've become extremely inefficient with my tasks. But I love being able to have time to cook from scratch, take time to really meal plan and find the best deals, do crafts, and being there for people when they need someone. When I worked, I liked sneaking away early to get things done around the home. Ok, so it sounds like I'm taking a step back in the whole women's lib and equality thing, but anytime I was at work, I wished I was at home either doing a DYI project, canning, gardening, whatever.

My husband, on the other hand, had a terrible time while unemployed a couple years ago. I think he found emasculating that I was making the money and paying for everything. He stayed holed up in the computer room, never helped around the house, and drank more.

I don't mind that he makes all the money now. I let him know if I'm going to make a big purchase, and show him anything I buy that might be an extra, including my spiffy $7 Wal-mart workout shorts I bought yesterday. Someday, I'm sure I'll be like my mom, who has raised six kids at home for the last 26 years, and will want to be purposeful and use her talents. She jokes every once in awhile, "You kids make me brain dead." I can understand her point, but for now, I'm alright with it.

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Wait and Hurry Up

I know the old saying goes in the military "hurry up and wait" but we've been playing the "wait and hurry up" game around here. And Craig says today he got put on some list that was holding up his orders, even though there was no reason for his name to be on the list. So we wait some more.

In the meantime, enjoy:

Wedding Preview Photos

I can't wait to see the rest. I'll make sure to post the link when they're up.