Tuesday, May 25, 2010

#1 Slacker!

With all the gym time I have and getting ready for my loveto return home, plus enjoying friends and the sun, I have neglected my blog :( Since my love should be here shortly!!! I hope to get back into the swing of things soon. Checked my Donut of misery today- check it out!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

So close I can taste it!

The reason I haven't been around lately is because Hubby is due home very soon! I am preparing my house... and mind for his arrival back home :) I love what my donut says now. LOL.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Crunch... Crunch!

Although I clearly know the date and what month it is... I didn't realize how close it is!!! I have got to bust a move! Dan's foot locker came today, that is a sure sign the deployment is ending. Guess I shall start a real to do list.

I know he is not coming home to see the house but i want it to be clean and tidy for him :)

What's something you would do for the return of your husband?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Time for a vent

never mind... deleted as I reread it and I was not very nice.. and the new me is trying be nicer.

As many know, watch out for jenn when she is mad!

This isn't about being mad though.. just hurt

And future reference for some... don't let people stick their heads up your ass so far that you have 4 legs instead of two. :)

Wanted to add- that verizon's ability to block numbers is a novel idea!
Have a fabulous night!


Saw this on Blog of an armywife and thought it would be fun to play along!


B. BED SIZE: KING, how I ever had a queen, is beyond me!

C. CHORE YOU HATE: laundry

D. DOG'S NAME: Bad Dog... well, not really, it's Jack Bauer.

E. ESSENTIAL "START THE DAY!" ITEM: toilet paper, I always have to pee when i get up!


G. GOLD OR SILVER: White gold

H. HEIGHT: 5' 6"


J. JOB: maid, nurse, teacher, photographer, counselor, ok.. I'm a mom and wife

K. KIDS: Do I have to?

L. LIVING ARRANGEMENTS: Me, 4 kids, a bad dog, fish and cat... hubby will return soon!

N. NICKNAME: just jenn... or bitch here and there

M. MOM'S NAME: Katherine

O. OVERNIGHT HOSPITAL STAY: Lots! last one was when I had boston.

P. PET PEEVE: Haha! Lots. Two faced people, women who wear their husbands rank, people who don't have the balls to say what they are thinking and rather just 'gossip' about it to other and not confront the person they have the problem with, people who feel the need to get what you have- but better- life is not a competition. Oh and there is more...

Q. QUOTE FROM A MOVIE:"you're mom goes to college"- napoleon dynamite


S. SIBLINGS: a handful... Amanda, jessica, Kala, Marissa, Alexis and michael


U. UNDERWEAR: I wear 'em

V. VEGGIE YOU DISLIKE: those little cabbage ball looking things

W. WAYS/REASONS YOU ARE LATE: Cassidy, bubba, kaiden and boston

X. X-RAYS YOU'VE HAD: neck and back from the car accident

Y. YUMMY FOOD YOU MAKE: anything that comes out of a box



For some reason at this moment I am really missing my husband. More then normal... uh oh.. is it kicking in??!?!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

May I?

Give in to my swollen head moment from earlier today? I just measured myself... last measurement was 3.26.10... I am down over 11 inches between my waist, hips, left thigh and left upper arm, 15+ inches total over all but Spark people only does one leg and upper arm lol. I'd like to share a picture from the day dan left in August 2009 and the picture of us from R&R... Am I hallucinating when I see a difference in myself?

I've been awarded

Thank you to Dawna @ Hiccups in Time for awarding me with the Versatile award.

The Rules:
1. Thank the person who gave you this award. (check)

2. Share 7 things about yourself.
-I've started taking classes at the gym and I am in love! Zumba, spin and core training.
-I am not a fan of meeting new people (only a few will truly understand this)
-Homemade to me is something you cook at home (post to come about that soon)
-I am going to attempt to make the girls welcome home dresses for Dan's return.
-Had a picture taken of me today and realize my tan is um... odd looking to say the least.
-I don't get out of my pajama's on Sunday's if at all possible
-I am newly addicted to "The real housewives.. of whatever city"
- And extra- Went to the shoppette on post today and was almost denied service. Handed the guy my ID and had to show him my License because he didn't think it was me. His response "Wow.. you look really good and have lost alot of weight. Congrats" *my head is slightly swollen now lol*

3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic! (Really difficult to do, given that I've only been active round here for... a little over a month now. But, here are some, and these are in no particular order...)

4. Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award. Since I am just getting back into the blogging world this is difficult for me and probably won't meet the 15 people, but I will do as many as I can.

*My mother in law
*Tam Tam
*Was going to nominate Jacquelyn but her blog is now private :(
*Mrs. Marine
*Fort Thompson

Friday, May 7, 2010

Percentage down!

Since the last time I discussed the Donut of Misery, I am down quite a bit. I have 6% left. Ahhh, come on end of deployment! I am not yet excited or anxious however. I just want it done and over with. I have ordered so many special things that have been arriving daily... and still no excitement. What is wrong with me? I love my husband to death but I am not even close to getting excited. Maybe since I've done this before? It's a routine now and I am just over the whole 'new to deployment' stage?

Story of my life!

Found this today- If this isn't the most accurate thing ever then I don't know what is... One not noted is the Victim's wife..

Yes it’s true. Sometimes, every so often, as you move around the military or associate with people in the military, you will meet her. She’s the one who is stirring up trouble in your neighborhood. She wears her husband’s rank. Her kids are more well-behaved than yours. Home-schooling makes them smarter. And when you meet her, you will know. She’s the one I’m warning you about.

"Oh no she didn't!" How to handle the dragon lady...

It is unfortunate in our wide and wonderful military, there are some spouses who don’t realize they did not enlist nor did they earn a commission to serve. Yes, our position as “Spouse” is one of great importance, but there’s no compensation for that, other than the hearty hand clap at the occasional military ceremony that honor us in conjunction with our service-member’s accomplishments. The “Spouse” position is certainly honorable, but it’s not one that merits discourteous behavior, rudeness, and down right snobbishness. And the longer you stick around, you WILL meet meet her…or them. So how do you deal with the spouses who act as if they know more, have been more places, who wear their husband’s rank and think they have it so…together? It’s simple if you’re prepared and not put off by the situation. I’ve put these offending spouses in some categories that you may find helpful. Here’s what I suggest when dealing with:

1. The Terminator. This one wants to save the world and eradicate all evil, and that would include you (in her eyes). She assumes that because you may be new to the military, that automatically means you were born yesterday and is on a quest to fix you up or kick you out. In her efforts to help you navigate the military system, she is also destroying personal relations and any future hope of building a friendship with you. If you find yourself in the path of The Terminator, you have to deal with her directly. Be kind, but firm. Let her know you appreciate her knowledge and store house of info, but you do have some things under control. Don’t be confrontational with a Terminator…it can only end ugly and unsavory. You don’t want to burn bridges, you want to build a relationship. I’m not suggesting you become anyone’s project, but know your boundaries, stick to them and make sure The Terminator knows where they are with you.

2. The Superwoman. She can be quite intimidating with her cleaned up kids, her spotless house, the schedule that is never comprised, and yes, that perfect figure. Don’t you be fooled! Even Superwoman has weaknesses and the grass is not always greener. The problem with Superwoman is not really with her. It is you. Be comfortable with YOU and where you are in your military journey. Stop the comparisons with her and her household. Do what you can do and do it with excellence (NOT perfection) and you will be a much happier woman.

3. Desperate Housewives. Now, these are the white picket fence ladies that you will probably need to be the most wary of. They’ve got the skinny on everything and everybody…promotions, demotions, assignments, reassignments, deployments, the war on terror, who is sleeping with whom…you get the idea. Don’t succumb to this group! If you’re in a circle of women who talk (and you know we can talk), you can be assured when you’re not around they’ll be talking about you too. Gossip is probably the lowest form of conversation and puts to poor use your time and energy. It is unnecessary and just bad behavior. Keep your distance from the group who tears down other people with words. Put simply, if you don’t suit up for the game, you can’t be expected to play.

Clearly, all military spouses do not fit in any of these three categories. Spouses are not all evil, vindictive, or manipulative. And as you transition through the military, you’ll learn how to deal with all sorts of people in many situations. The beauty of it all? If you do encounter women like these, one of you will be leaving next summer anyway.