About

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So, here’s the long short of who I am. I’m months away from 40, still married to the love of my life, who is still serving in the army. We are living in Omaha–Air Force land. I have 2 babies now. My oldest turned 3 a couple of weeks ago and my youngest is almost 16 months! My oldest is my IVF miracle, my youngest is my natural magic. 

I am headed back to Colorado for nursing school. My husband and kids will remain in Omaha. Yup, we’re still a family, still going to stay married. My husband offered to take the kids while I finish up my degree. This will likely be a topic that I blog frequently about, so if this interests you, stay tuned. 

I also have a couple of hobby businesses. I peddle Scentsy and Jamberry nails. If those things interest you, I’ll probably be blogging about those topics, too! 

After spending quite a bit of time in Europe, I have gained quite an appreciation for other cultures and becoming disillusioned by the American culture. Not that I’m any less patriotic, just disillusioned. So, maybe I’ll be hashing out some important political issues. I’m sure this doesn’t interest anyone…and there, perhaps we won’t agree. It is what it is. What is it my dad told me once? “Opinions are like assholes. Everyone’s got one. Don’t like what I have to say? Respectfully educate me. I am a big fan of debate. Name calling? Not so much. 

I have one pet these days. Jack. Casey was in a lot of pain and we humanely put him to rest. Codiak went to a new loving home and Gizmo had some health problems and he was also put down. I miss having a dog, but our lifestyle as it is, is not a good situation for a dog. We think in a few years we will add another dog, but it will be a little while. We don’t have the time to devote to correctly training and doing what is necessary to keep a dog. I might touch on this subject in the blog, but this is likely the most I’ll talk about our pet situation. 

My husband is considering a new line of work. There isn’t much to talk about in this area, but expect updates in the future about this subject. 

Well, for now, that’s what’s what about me. 

March 17, 2015

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I’m 36 years old, living in Colorado Springs–raised in Denver. My husband is an Active Duty Army Officer and we move a lot. We call no place home and we consider ourselves citizens of the world.  We’ve spent most of our married life in Germany and hope to go back, but we’re at the mercy of the Army for the time being.  We have been married for 7 years and we have moved more than the number of years we’ve been married!  We don’t have any children (yet–coming March 2012), but we do have two insane dogs and 2 cats.

I currently have a BA degree in History and Secondary Education and an AGS degree in Business Management and I am planning on getting an advanced degree, but I’m not sure in what.  I have a few ideas floating around.

Through the years, I have worked as a volunteer for the Public Affairs office in Hanau, volunteered as an FRG leader for two of my husband’s units, spent a great number of years as a waitress, was a 7th grade Social Studies teacher,  a Civil Servant and played the role of Soldier for the US Army, where I spent a year of my time in Iraq during the invasion of Iraq.  I don’t know what I want to do with my life, exactly, but I have dipped my toes in many different pools, still trying to find the right one.

I aspire to be a lot of things and sometimes I have my head in the clouds, but one thing is for sure…once I have set my mind to something, I rarely give up…even if I the road I’m traveling on seem too hard or painful. I complain a lot, but it’s mainly just to vent. I take things way too seriously sometimes, but I’m a pretty easy-going person though and I tend to fit in anywhere.  I care about everything, almost to a fault.  I worry about everything all the time and it’s a wonder I don’t have ulcers or something!  Shy is not a word that people use to describe me… 🙂 A favorite place for me to meet new people is on-line…that’s how my hubby and I met.  Actually, that’s how a lot of people in my family meet their spouses.  I used to mock my old roommate for meeting his wife through AOL, but that’s just because online dating was such a new phenomenon at that time.

My hobbies include spending time with my husband and my animals, traveling, photography, writing and crocheting. Even though I like to be out and about, I consider myself a homebody and the couch is my favorite place in the house. I love to talk on the phone and watch my favorite TV shows.

My husband and I are big movie buffs.  We usually watch at least one movie a day together and since I’m a housewife, I often find myself re-watching a lot of classics like Dumb and Dumber or Office Space!  My favorite genres include comedy, romantic comedy, Walt Disney flicks, drama, tear-jerkers and cartoons.  I don’t care for thrillers, but admittedly, I love movies about vampires and while it freaked me out a bit, I did enjoy watching “The Skeleton Key”.  I also don’t like too many action movies, but I do find myself drawn to military-type movies like “A Bridge Too Far” and “Good Morning Vietnam”.

I like to read as well, but a little known fact:  I usually only read while I’m in the bathtub or in bed.  I enjoy most anything by Richard Russo and Marian Keyes.  Generally, though, I tend to seek out literature as opposed to pop-fiction.  Growing up, my mother read Harlequin books and I DO NOT enjoy them.  In the non-fiction genre, I prefer to read about history, but not biographies.  My favorite historical periods include: US Turn of the Century (1900s), American Civil War and American Revolutionary War.

9 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey, yeah you’re right, it does sound like we have a lot in common. My husband used to be stationed in Germany when he was younger. He came back from Afghanistan right before I met him in 2005 and has now been in the National Guard for 17 years (he just got promoted to Master Sergeant). I too moved away from my native country and I’ve lived in and visited places all over the world for research, volunteering and just traveling. Personality traits and interests seem very familiar too. I just wish I were 33 again!! 🙂

  2. Hola!

    Thanks for your comment…good to have someone to relate to & who understands how much it sucks!

    Tell me about Germany! My husband is considering putting in for there when he is done with this deployment.

  3. Hi, I just found you through Lisa Mertins’s blog.

    Sounds like we have a lot in common. I love animals (crazy about them) and like to write and take pictures.

    I have a tremendous amount of respect for the military and their families. My husband was a Green Beret before I met him and he is still involved in a ton of veteran activities. My brother was stationed in Germany years ago and I went to visit him–he was in Heidleberg.

    I will bloglines you now…

  4. slightlysaltyspouse says:

    I used to play Sims a lot right after Obi-Wan got commissioned. I was home all day while he was in school so I would easily kill a few hours playing Sims. I don’t have the time anymore but it’s a lot of fun. Thanks for the link love.

  5. Carolyn says:

    Very enjoyable read! U are growing up….I am growing older….I know I am really older when the younger generation says something like “Sims” and I say, “Who’s that, do I know them?” LOL

    With all your determination, be an OBJECTIVE Jouralist, when you arrive, would you please?

    Do you do “Mile-a-Minute” crochet yet? (It’s from “Annie’s Attic”). She has several crocheting styles that are fun. If interested, I could figure a way to scan some to you….??

  6. Hey, yeah you’re right, it does sound like we have a lot in common. My husband used to be stationed in Germany when he was younger. He came back from Afghanistan right before I met him in 2005 and has now been in the National Guard for 17 years (he just got promoted to Master Sergeant). I too moved away from my native country and I’ve lived in and visited places all over the world for research, volunteering and just traveling. Personality traits and interests seem very familiar too. I just wish I were 33 again!!
    +1

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