Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Wednesday! There's a GREAT giveaway going on!!

Hello all you wonderful BLOGGERS!!

Skinnie Piggie is hosting a Birthday Giveaway PALOOZA for her 25th birthday! She has a pretty awesome giveaway prize today donated by Stacie! Go check out Skinnie Piggies blog to enter into the giveaway!! Just click on the button below!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

BEWARE... this is a RANT post!

I don't normally blog about my Coast Guard life... but today I have to get somthing off my chest. If you join the military please understand that military ranking does NOT go by your age. In my case, I joined at the age of 19. This upcoming weekend I will have 5 years in the Coast Guard. Others wait to join later in their 20s which is absolutely 100 percent fine! I am all for it! However, what I am not for is someone who joined later in their 20s thinking that just because they are on the verge of 30, they don't have to respect someone who is younger than them but higher ranking. Now i'm not talking about Officers, I know it happens there too but I am talking about two enlisted people. Just because you are older and joined later does not mean that it takes away from the respect I earned by doing my time and making rank! You are just making yourself look like an ASS! Especially when you try to get someone even higher ranking involved and are blatantly disrespectful in front of them! Do you not cherish your evals? OR the reputation that you are giving off? Sheesh!! Ok ok, thats my rant for the day! It doesn't happen too often but I just had to get it off my chest!

I hope you all had a wonderful Tuesday! Mine was pretty good other than the above rant. I got to talk to my hubs on FB chat for a few mins :) that's always a booster to my day! Now I am home and my sweet puppy and laying on top of my feet snoozing! Sigh What a great life I have! :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Manic Monday With a Hint of Good News!!

Today was a rather busy day at work! I had to do my normal job as well as help out in another job that I am trained to do, but not billeted for at this unit, my rating as a Yeoman. On days like today when I am able to do Yeoman work it really does make me miss it... occasionally. I enjoyed being a Yeoman before I came to this unit where I am "out of rate" as they like to call it in the Coast Guard. I really enjoy my out of rate job too though. Makes me think of how much I will probably miss the Coast Guard once I am no longer active duty.

I also got a hint of good news today!! I can't spill... BUT it sounded AHHHMAZING!! We are coming up on the month of October which mean that the end of the year isn't very far away! It is terrible to wish your life away but I will be darned if I am not ready for my lovahboy to return home to me! By the end of the year he should be coming home for R&R which I am really excited for! Hopefully it will either be before my surgery happens, or well after so we can spend some time together rather than me being drugged up the whole time!

Exactly one week from tomorrow, I finally meet my surgeon! I am looking forward to this appointment hoping that I will get more of an idea of when to expect surgery so I can let lovahboy know as soon as possible. Let me just say... surgery was initially supposed to be at the end of July, beginning of August. Funny how the military works. Alot of hurry up and wait! I have my next orthodontic appointment closer to the end of October. This is a pretty big appointment too because my orthodontist will be meeting with my mother and I (yes, I called my mom to come to this appointment!) for me to finally decide on if they will be breaking both of my jaws or just the bottom. Yes this dual jaw surgery thing is new! I have been going through this process for well over a year and a half now and just this month I am told that both of my jaws need to be broken rather than just my bottom. Thats a pretty big decision! I want the surgery done right regardless so if it has to be done, then go ahead. I will be wired shut for 4 to 6 weeks anyway so I guess it doesn't really matter if it's both jaws or just the bottom.

Sorry this post was pretty much all over the place... I hope you all have a marvelous Monday, and you Tuesday is just as splended!

Friday, September 23, 2011

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

Man it has been a LONG while since I have done a MilSpouse Friday Fill-In! Go on over to Wife of a Sailor and join in!

1. My favorite thing that happened this week was getting a phone call on my birthday from my Hubby! He didn't think he was going to be able to call :).

2. Find a penny, pick it up and all day long you’ll have good luck!

3. Autumn is officially here and my favorite part of the season is the fact that it is sweater weather!!

4. One of the things I’d like to do before winter arrives is have pictures made with Leonidas, Hubby and I for our Christmas Cards this year!

5. I –Definitely WOULD be willing to participate in MilSpouse Secret Santa.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Love Today - What's YOUR Song?

It has been quite a while since I have participated in the Thursday link up with Goodnight Moon for Whats YOUR Song? I have not listened to this song in quite a while but I remember a few years ago that I had this as my ringtone because it's so quirky and upbeat, it makes you want to dance!

Enjoy! I hope it makes you want to get up and dance a little!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A busy week ahead!

We have a huge conference coming up at work this week that is going to make everything CRAZY! I have been asked to make 100 lemon cookies for an afternoon refreshment. So instead of going to bed tonight at 830ish like I was planning, I remembered this task and decided I better go ahead and make whatever I am going to have for dinner tomorrow night so that will be one less that I have to worry about. So here I am awake... waiting on my Chicken Casserole to finish baking! I also have a orthodontic appointment on Tuesday, that should be fun! More conference fun on Wednesday and then on thursday it is my BIRTHDAY! Wooooohoo... not lol. It would be special if my loverboy was here instead of in the Stan. I agreed to watch one of my very best friends awesome little boy on Saturday so I won't be going home this weekend to celebrate my birthday with my family either. That's ok though because gas is expensive and driving a jeep from NoVA to Eastern NC isn't the cheapest :). I can always get a head start on one of my upcoming paper's since I have another class starting in October that will make me even BUSIER!

I am looking forward to going into work tomorrow :)... Only because I had a FUN Friday decorating Dawn's (the very bestfriend I mentioned above) desk for her birthday while she was on leave all of last week! She has no IDEA and I don't believe that she reads my blog... hahahaha. I'll try and remember to send the pictures home from the finished product on Friday to post on my blog. We have to have a little but of fun at work every now and then!

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

OH YEAH... don't forget to check out Suzanne at All Because Two People Fell in Love. I am being featured tomorrow on her Mystery Monday! Just click on her button below!

All Because Two People Fell in Love

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fall is in the air!

Hello all my wonderful bloggy friends! Fall is in the air!! These last few days in Virginia it has been in the high 60's during the day and maybe low 50's at night! I have totally cut off my AC! I think Fall is probably my favorite season. I enjoy wearing sweaters and hoodies and boots! not to mention super cute dresses with tights and boots! Another reason I like Fall being in the air is that it is another Season closer to my Hubs coming home! We still havn't had R&R but we are almost halfway through this dang deployment! WOOHOO! I have another appointment with my orthodontist this upcoming week, we will start getting measurments and impressions for the big surgery which is most likely going to be in November. Like I said in my last post, I am back in school! I am currently taking American Literature from the Civil War to Present, it's keeping me pretty busy as you can tell I havn't blogged in a LOOOONG time! This class is one of my last four classes before I get my associates in Public Health... THANK YOU COAST GUARD for paying for every bit of it!

I have some pretty exciting blog posts coming up! I have to blog about a giveaway that I won, the prize will be here this week, just in time for my birthday! I will probably be holding a giveaway with this company! So keep an eye out! By Friday I will have posted all about the giveaway I won and hopefully have information about how YOU can enter to win!

I also am so excited to blog about some AMAZING 8th graders and what they have done for my deployed husband and the guys that he is with! Keep an eye out for that! I am just waiting to get approval from their teacher to post the pictures they sent me :)!

Last but not least! I am being featured on Mystery Monday's by the lovely Suzanne at All Because Two People Fell in Love. Check her out to see what it's all about and if you are interested in being featured let her know! She just started Mystery Monday's!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

MIA... it happens frequently with me!

I know, I know! I am pretty much one of the worst bloggers EVER! I have been MIA again! These days I am doing school work (only four more classes until my degree!), cooking and baking lots, and just being flat out lazy! I will admit that I tried blogging last week at least once, but the new interface really turned me off. I guess I will just have to get used to it. I do have somthing to blog about soon though! I won my very first giveaway!! I am super excited to put my order in and recieve my prize! I will post pictures once it arrives and hopefully even host a giveaway of my own with the same company! So be looking forward to that!

Right now, it's off to bed for me and Leonidas. He's already asleep on the couch beside me and I need to get into bed earlier because it is taking an act of Congress to roll me out in the mornings and we all now how hard it is to get Congress to do ANYTHING!

Have a wondeful Thursday Bloggy Friends!