These are the everyday ramblings of a navy wife during deployment. At times this blog may be controversial, disagreeable, or just plain whiney...but hopefully it will be mostly fun. Welcome :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's been awhile...

Since July 3rd, so it seems. I actually had to check my blog for my most recent (recent being a relative term) post. I really need to hold myself to better accountability with posting as frequently as I originally intended.

Work has been good lately, good by stressful. I previously mentioned that I would be working in the activities department of my building, and I've been loving it. It's hard work, and the department has alot of room for improvement and restructuring, and I'm excited to be faced with the oppurtunity to help set things on a good course during my remaining time in NJ.

Speaking of my remaining time in NJ, I'll be heading back to MS in 9 weeks! (9 weeks sounds better than 2+ months) and in November my love will be back home with me! Can't wait!!!

I'm looking forward to an excursion to NY this weekend for my good friend Michelle's 25th Birthday. Michelle and I have an interesting friendship to say the least; And by that I mean that we've only ever seen each other twice in person...at her wedding in 2009 and at my wedding in 2010.

That may sound crazy to some, but maybe not to a blog community. Where do I start?

A few years back I was dating this guy, we'll call him B. B and I were long distance and on one of his visits to see me in NJ, we decided to go visit his two friends Dan and David who live in NY (It was actually my birthday!). It was my first time meeting them in person (we played games online together for quite awhile at this point and knew each other very well as those things go..). Dan's fiance, Michelle, wasn't around though because she had headed back to their home in Boston earlier that day.

A few weeks (months?) later, I had a question about something and mentioned it to Dan, who recommended that I speak to Michelle. We got to talking, and soon became really good friends. Later on, I attended their wedding and met Michelle that day in person, which was wonderful. I remember that being a really wonderful time, and Michelle and Dan with their family and friends sure know how to party! (especially David, who convinced me to do upwards of 20 kamikaze shots with him- holy hangover).

Later, Dan and Michelle were able to come to my neck of the woods for my wedding reception to Mikey. I knew that having them there was an absolute must, especially because of how incredibly supportive Michelle was of my relationship with him from the beginning and how she was such a great collaborator when I needed help with my wedding details. (Thanks again Michelle!)

My wedding is the top shot, Michelle's is the bottom

Despite any distance though, Michelle and I speak almost daily and have a hell of alot of things in common. We have alot of the same idiosyncrosies, and she is one of my greatest confidants. I really value her friendship, and hope that through the years we remain as close as we are now.

Anyway, that was the last time we got to hang out. So this time, I'm making the treck to NY and we're going to hang out and spend some good quality time together, and neither one of us will be in a wedding gown :) I am SO excited and have been looking forward to this for months. I'll try and snap some pictures while I'm up there if I'm not too busy having fun!

One thing I will mention is that Michelle has her own from home business, and makes some really unique jewelry, among other things. Please check it out!

I'll post again soon :)

Also, when I reach ten followers I'll have a giveaway!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Where I've been

My last post about Harley was written from Wilmington, NC. I decided to take a somewhat impromptu vacation to go visit my uncle and aunt for a week or so. I ended up taking my younger brother and sister and while I won't bore you with too many details, it was a blast!

The day before we left, I had an accident with my droid incredible involving a glass of ice water, and thanks to my phone insurance and my mother's letting me steal my sister's upgraded I am now boasting the new white iphone from verizon...I love it, so far. (Hanging with friends anyone? Look me up: brittanynkl)

Going a week without cell phone interference (minus talking to my lovely hubby) was really nice, very relaxing. We hit the beach, went tubing, shopped, sight-saw, and got to spend alot of time with family which was really my favorite part. My uncle and aunt own a government landscaping company and dog training facility, respectively. We did some work down there to help them out because there are always people working around the property, 7 days a week...it's kind of fun in a crazy way!

We also were able to do some sdog safety demonstrations with my aunt and her dogs. She trains and shows dobermans in obedience...I love her dogs, especially taking them to the beach! It was a blast!

Anyway, Monday came and we had to come back to reality. Since we landed monday night, I've been working every day (at work right now!) and will be working until next weekend. I'll be picking up some hours in the activities department at my facility due to a recent personnel change, and I'm pretty excited about it. I had alot of geriatric care experience and training specifically for activites, and it will feel nice to feel like I'm making a difference again. I start that Tuesday.

Mostly since my vacation, this whole week I've been missing Mike like no other. It's a catch 22, I thought originally that I missed him the most when I had rough patches in my life, but then I realized that I miss him just as much when wonderful things happen and he can't be there to share them with me. I guess I just miss him so much I can't decide.

On a side note, he pointed out that we'll be at our halfway through deployment mark in about 2 weeks, and I cannot believe it! I hope that the second half passes as quickly as the first did. If that holds true, than I'll have my seabee home in my arms before the holidays, and there's nothing that I want more in the world than that.

Mike's birthday is coming up at the end of this month, and my old man will be 24. I think I'm more excited for his birthday than he is though, but that's okay. I already got him a few little presents and my mom got him a present the other day (I didn't tell her to...she just came home with one!) and I have a few more things up my sleeve...I just hope that he likes everything!

I think that's it for now, just wanted to post an update in an attempt to get back into the swing of things. I'll be posting something for Independence day tomorrow so keep tuned :)