Thursday, February 07, 2008
The "V" word...
You probably thought this was gonna be naughty, sorry to disappoint. The "V" stands for volunteer. I am no longer going to volunteer for stuff that's not Fun or Fullfilling. I had alot of plans for Guam, but I let myself get a bit overextended and so I am going to scale back once these commitments are met. Next fall my priorities are FUN and Fullfillment. I am going to learn to say NO. If it doesn't fall into one of those categories, I am not going to put myself there. I want our OSC to be great fun, I want to learn to play golf , I want to go to lunch with friends and get pedicures when I feel like it. That sounds pretty simple ~ FUN and Fullfillment, too bad I can't title my blog entry the "F" words.......
Sunday, February 03, 2008
It’s A Wonderful Life
Current mood: ecstatic
All is right with the world today!
My darling husband is home safe and sound, on his 40th birthday. & I have a beautiful new neice Susannah Grace Tusher our little "groundhog' born Febraury 2nd.
I am going to relax and enjoy this perfect awesome fantastic day.
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Monday, January 28, 2008
It just dawned on me ( no disrepect to my friend Dawn) that in 5 days my boyfriend will be HOME! I wanted to lose 20 pounds, run a 5K, paint the bathroom , landscape the yard and learn to play golf....well is one out of 5 bad? (painting , in case you wondered) Isn't it always the way, they leave and you set lofty goals and then somehow, even though it seemed as though you had 'forever' now the time is up and they are on their way. It's like someone elses pregnancy, it seems like it took no time at all. BTW~ I am so looking forward to being an Aunt again very soon.
Well , unless I plan to cut off my arm , run until I'm dead , hire a contractor or sneak out on the 8th green at night... in the next 4 days, I guess those goals will have to wait. In the Navy there's always another deployment, so next time...
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Current mood: nauseated
So, this morning I am minding my own beeswax and decide to have a 2nd cup of coffee. I reach into the cupboard to get a pack of Splenda and when I pulled my hand out a GECKO was sitting on my hand. UGH , I am ashamed to say I freaked, screamed and flung it & the packet somewhere.( I know they are harmless and eat bugs etc. but Pleeeeze) I found the packet later, the gecko not so much. I KNOW I heard it 'hit' ...I am just not sure where..... It took me about 1/2 an hour till my heebie jeebies went away and I finally felt brave enough to try again.... OOG
Monday, December 31, 2007
Happy New Year
Current mood: blessed
Happy New Year from the place where America's day begins. 2007 was memorable and I feel very blessed. I am optimistic about what lies ahead in 2008.
May God bless us all, grant us peace ,prosperity, happiness and the gift of being together.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Current mood: jubilant
I got the surprise of my life yesterday. A long story short, my darling husband sent me a BEAUTIFUL carpet from the desert as a Christmas gift. I had always teased that this wasn't a deployment but rather a "rug shopping trip", but never did I expect this. It is simply stunning, all my favorite colors and a beautiful pattern. It's a treasure that will be with us for our lifetime. I'm going to have to borrow those moving things from Dawn ...and find the perfect place in my tiny bunker for a giant (10x13) new blessing.
4Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Ghost of Christmas past
Current mood: peaceful
Well Christmas 2007 has come and gone and thankfully we seem to have survived all in one piece. The neighborhood rite of passage ~ 'Rota Walk' on the 22nd was an interesting experience. Sort of a christmas circus of chaos punctuated by armoured vehicles, fake training bombs and a giant red anatomically correct stallion, all strung with lights.(The base general had suggested that everyone show their unit pride, hence the heavy equipment.) Some people were joking that it was "peace on earth via superior firepower". At the suggestion of a neighbor I walked the street early to get the feel of everything and then came back and settled in. Mostly it was good, I think it is a pretty cool concept...but maybe some folks should tone it down a bit.... Right at the very end a cold front swept thru and blew in a heavy, cold downpour. That ended things on the spot and I wasn't necessarily sorry about it. The only bad thing was that about 12 people took shelter in my house and it was a MESS! I guess that will teach me for next year. At least I had plenty of beer and cookies to offer.
Sunday was pretty mellow which was nice, we mostly hung out and enjoyed not having a schedule. Monday we passed out treats to all the neighbors & that night dinner and cocktails were hosted by our FBI neighbors and we had a lovely time. I tried to make my favorite yeast rolls as a treat, but whether it was the guam yeast, the humidity, or the poor chef, they turned into buttery hockey pucks dang!
We got up at 7 on Christmas day (per my direct order, no earlier) and spent about 45 minutes opening gifts. I think the kids got most everything that they wanted and so other than really missing having Pat here, it was fine. We went to the Christmas Day mass on base and enjoyed the visiting priest. It was brutally cold in the chapel, I think I may actually call to complain. It is always wise to bring a sweater and wear pants in there, but this was ridiculous. Christmas dinner was hosted by Pat's bosses family and was very pleasant and delicious.
Today , I called all the family back in the states and wished everyone a Merry Christmas. I think that this is one of the hardest things about being out here, its just that you are certainly more than a long car ride away at important times like this. Same with Pat being deployed, its just a helpless feeling.
So tonight it will be a peaceful & **Silent night**.
Happy Birthday Jesus & Thanks be to God. I am grateful for the reminder of this great gift to our world.
Merry Christmas and a Blessed 2008.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
a long weekend
Current mood: sleepy
Its been a long weekend, coming off a week of sickness for everyone in the house. Why is it mom is the last one to get well....doing to much I guess. Our squadron Christmas party was very nice they did a great job. I was still recovering so I wasn't all that festive but it was still a good time. The house is starting to look great for Rota Walk, I have had some very nice elves help me (cause I am sure as heck not getting on the roof or climbing coconut trees!). I have to see if I can scrounge up a few more outdoor power cords to illuminate the 3 spriral trees I have left, then it should be good. Worse case, I use the 'indoor' ones for one night only, fire codes be damned. I will have to see what kind of pics I can take. Well early to bed for me ~ that mandatory power washing kicked my butt.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Current mood: exhausted
OK, I don't really get sick. However I've been sick twice since Pat left and this time is a doosey. The kids have it too & although we share some symptoms we all have our own unique vesion of this crud. Mine is throat & ear canals w/ fever & aches. JP is fever , stomach ache and sore throat. Rachel was runny nose cough, fever. Thankfully , its seems that we are on the uphill swing. Just in time for the squadron Xmas party. I will go , at least I can sit in the corner and make fun of drunk people.
At least its not the week before Rota walk or actual Christmas week.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Holy Cow and its not even TYCOR anything
Current mood: drained
WOW today was quite the windy rainy day here on AAFB! I woke at 430am to the sound of roaring wind and blowing heavy rain. I finally manged to fall back to sleep and woke at 630 to what apperared to be a calmer morning.
Got the kids off to school w/o a hitch and headed home for coffee and calls to the states. ( I like to call them on their Sunday night). While talking to my brother in Atlanta, I mentioned that it was stormy and getting pretty windy again. While we were talking I noticed my rear neighbors trampoline was wobbling but didn't think that much of it. I was on the cordless phone and walked around, on my second pass by my kitchen window I noticed the trampoline had now moved a couple of feet and was up against a coconut tree . I stopped to watch... as I was chatting it lifted off the ground and folded taco style! I shouted "OH S&*T , I gotta go!" and hung up on my brother as it flew across my yard headed toward my patio and kitchen window. Thankfully, it listed to the right a bit and went instead to the back side of the house, out of my line of sight. The storm continued for a while longer then subsided. I went outside and saw the trampoline hanging from the corner of the roof to the ground. I waited to hear from my neighbor , but after a bit I called her and asked her to look out her window. She came out with her son and the 3 of us cleaned it up. It was a total wreck. What a way to start the week. Its been rainy and stormy on and off all day here. Crazy Guam!