Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I'm leavingggg! On a jet planeeeee! And I'll be out of Killeen for 12 whole dayssss!

I'm sooo excited for family, fall, and fun!

See ya on the flipside, blog friends!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

An Award!

This is officially the coolest thing ever! Steph from Watching Airplanes awarded me with this:

I am so flattered! I am new to blogging, and crazy and inconsistent to boot, but I really appreciate it!

So, the rules: Share five things you are obsessed with, and pass along to five fabulous blogs!

1. The Patriots. I've always been a fan, but lately I remember to actually watch the games, and they're kind of awesome!

2. I'm a big believer in passing along your good fortune to the next, and they make it possible to spread it all over the world! I love getting updates about the people I have donated to, and how the loan has helped them improve their lives.

3. Nail Polish. This is clearly a sign that I have too much free time, but I do my nails like twice a week. I got 'Wild Thing' by Essie the other day, and I am in love. It's red enough to be classy, but also has shimmer and sparkles that make it feel like a party on my fingers!! Yayyy!

4. Homecoming!!! Really it's still a bit away (13%), but I'm so ready! I've started to get Brian things for when he comes home that won't go bad, like Hot Cocoa mix and Gentleman Jack, and when I get back from my trip home it'll be the last few weeks, hopefully, and I can start washing his clothes that were in storage and getting his faves from the grocery store! It is so exciting to be thinking about it as a possibility instead of that sad future kind of way like I did in months 1-10.

5. Alaska. I am sooo excited/nervous about our move that I devour any info I can find on it! I have Fairbanks Craigslist favorited on my computer, and I may have DVR'd 'Ice Road Truckers' on more than one occasion. It seems so surreal to think that we'll actually live there!

So, passing it along! I tag these lovely ladies:
SarahEileen at Faith, Hope, and Love
Allison at I Heart Change
Becky at My Life, From Army Brat to Wife
Shannon from Mr. and Mrs. In Training
Jennifer at Crazy Shenanigans

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Do you have an accent?

So, I painted my fingers and toes with 'Vodka & Caviar' by OPI, which of course made me attempt a Russian accent, which was a complete and utter failure, but got me thinking...

I LOVE accents. Love them. My 'northern' accent is mostly non-existant. I say 'wicked' regularly, and drop my Rs sometimes, but other than that I kind of sound like a valley girl, totally. (Brian and I will practice accents when we're home alone together, like this: Did you pahk the cah in the dooah yahd? Ayuh. Obviously we are supah-cool)

Now, if I've had too much wine, it's a different story. Usually I adopt a twang, and my husband haaaates it! One night on his R&R we were in this super-romantic cabin on the beach and I spoke with my God-awful twang all night long. I was amused, he was not.

That isn't to say I don't love me some twang. Ask a southern girl to pronounce 'oil'. It is seriously the most adorable thing in the entire world. 'Foil' is right up there. I like to pretend that my time in Texas will allow me to twang it up when we're in Alaska, but I highly doubt that it will be believable. The only thing I've actually picked up is "y'all" and I'm not too fond of it because of it's grammatically incorrectness.

My second favorite accent is an English one. Secret Confession: I will occasionally hit up youtube and watch videos of people from the UK just to bask in the awesomeness of their accents. So lame, but I just love it!!

Ok, so? Do you have any fun accents?

Friday, October 16, 2009

On this Fabulous Friday...

I mailed my last care package for this deployment!!!! We weren't given an official mail stop date, but I send him one a month and I'm confident that there won't be enough time to send him any more... if that makes sense? The lack of info is kinda frustrating. Because Brian switched units a few months ago I'm not in touch with our FRG, so I have to get everything from a higher level, so it is all really generic. With all the rumors, there is about a 60 day window of when he could be home, so I'm not planning for anything after I get back from my trip! But, I'd rather have homecoming rumors than extension rumors, so I'm content!

After running errands this morning, I came home and there was a flower truck in my drive. The surprise my husband ordered last week was a big bouquet of fat, pink roses, with a balloon and a card! He is just the best husband, sending flowers for no reason at all! The delivery guy also reminded me of my grandfather, so it was extra-nice.

Also, it is our sweet pup's 3rd birthday! Usually we celebrate with a can of wet food, but she is allergic (to everything.), it's just extra bones with peanut butter today. Later we're going to walk down the street with dogs at every house 'cause Coco loooooves when they all freak out! Haha! So silly that we celebrate so much, but she really is part of the family.

On the down side though, I've procrastinated wicked with my class work this week. I've got to finish up an assessment today, and will likely spend a chunk of time this weekend doing boring economics research for my paper. Ugh.

BUT - the Pats are playing Sunday, annnnnd it finally feels like fall here, kind of. So, I'm excited. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Trying... not let all the crap get to me. Lots of stress related to money/family/school, but I have no work today and delicious Starbucks, so I'm going to try and remember the things that are awesome.

1. The weather. All weekend it has been chilly, rainy, and all around wonderful Fall weather, almost like home. Yesterday one of my neighbors even had a fire going, so it smelled all woodsy and wonderful.

2. 17 days until I get to go home for real, and experience the awesomeness that is New England Autumn, and my super fantastic family.

3. That we have enough money to spend $8978574938475 on getting the car in shape. (even though I'd rather be spending it on getting my hair fixed and doing some more Christmas shopping...)

4. My super awesome husband said I have a surprise coming in the mail this week, just because.

5. Two FRG meetings in the next week, one of them focused on re-integration with spouse upon redeployment (!!!!!!!), and the other that will give us all the info we need on relaying information about flight times and such (!!!!!). (But really, he won't be home for quite awhile. I'm not sure why this stuff is scheduled for so early on, but it makes for evil/awesome rumors about dates that I know aren't accurate but so desperately want to believe!)

6. There is a Project Runway marathon this afternoon that I'm going to indulge in once I make some progress with this stupid freakin' Econ stuff. Yay!

So, all in all, lots to be happy about. I think I want to find a snappy name day to do on my blog, like all the fun people have on their blogs. Mucho Gracias Monday? Doesn't really have a ring to it, eh? Hahaha! Maybe next time!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My husband has been MIA lately.

It's probably not appropriate to joke about that, seeing as how he is in a combat zone and all, but seriously. I talk to him once every never, and when we do talk he is sick and tired and I don't get to giggle appropriately about how excited I am and have to tend to his illness over the phone. (he has the flu, and is d y i n g.!)

But, I can say, I am quite confident that he will be healthy when he sleeps 8 hours a night and not with 29348023948 other guys in a tent, just sayin'.

My favorite thing this morning: loads of FRG emails with fun words like 'redeployment', 'homecoming', and 'flights'!!!!! Really, we're in the beginning-est bits of it, but it is still fun to think of, eh?

Tragic news. The new dress code for my sister's baby shower: RED. Do you remember that pretty dress that hasn't even arrived in the mail yet for me to know if it is perfect or not? I think that might clash with red. Tragic. Unless I find a way to wear it so that a pretty chiffon dress isn't a waste 5 months before we move to Alaska? I have faith.

Happy Thursday, friends! The weekend is so close I can taste it!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Last night I went out for wings with my friend Jamie, and then we came back here and had a teeny bit too much wine, and so much fun! I've been mostly useless today, but it was well worth it.

I've been debating it for awhile, but today I finally ordered my dress to wear to Brian's homecoming, and Meg's babyshower probably, which is fine because it is the prettiest thing I've ever seen!
Isn't she a beaut?!? Haha, I found it a little bit ago, and have been hesitating for awhile, but you know, time is running out! We have a window for homecoming of about a month, and the early part will put me in the 'Next Month Club', and the far side will be before Christmas, so either way I'm crazy excited!! Last time B was gone I wore jeans, and I wanted to spice up the parade field a little bit this time, you know? I think with a cardigan and my cute black pumps it'll be totally acceptable for a baby shower too, right? I'm a little concerned about the coverage on top, but the worst that can happen is I have to find a cami, or return, neither of which would be the end of the world.

Also, in 25 short days I'll be back in Maine spending time with this sweet baby monster:
I can't wait!!