02 July, 2010


Sorry for the lack of creative title. Just not feelin' it right now.

First things first, I keep fluctuating from 161-162 followers. What's up with that? It kinda makes me sad too. Gaining readers makes me happy. I've never lost one before. *sad faces*


Anyway, moving on. I've been a total hermit today. I've also barely moved from the couch. I'm not really sad or depressed or anything, I just haven't felt like doing anything other than vegging out. That's allowed, right? I did a little bit of organizing in the extra bedroom, and I even managed to go through one more box full of random stuff. Oh, I also loaded the dishwasher and swept the kitchen. Progress. =) What I want to know is how on earth we ended up with so much junk! I think you really don't realize how much crap you really have until you move. You'd think I would have remembered this since I only moved 6 months ago. Nope! Apparently, I have moving amnesia. Once my crap is outta sight, it's outta mind too. I have a feeling that, by the end of Joe's career in the Army, we're going to have very little stuff leftover. I hope so, anyway.


I think my husband finally turned me into a wine drinker. =) I'm sure he'll be pleased to know that. I found my favorite type of wine at Olive Garden several months back. It was one of the wines they had out for tasting, but didn't actually carry yet. It's a Moscato d'Asti and oh is it sooooo delicious! Lucky for me the PX and class six carry it. =) Mm-mmm, good! And because it's so good, I had 2 glasses of it tonight. Hard to resist. ;-) Joe would tell me that it's more of a champagne than a wine, but I think this is progress for me. A lot of wines he's forced me to taste I've had are way to dry for me. I like fruity wine much better.


My brother is slowly driving me crazy. I've spoken to him several times lately via Facebook chat and each time he manages to irritate me in different ways. First, it concerned Papa and...the state of his health. Last night, he decided to tell me that I'm crazy for posting pictures on Facebook with commentary like "I took this right before I kissed him for the last time." Obviously, I meant "for the last time before he left." So, my brother tells me I'm crazy to talk like that and that it's not like he has a dangerous job. Excuse me?! You're telling me that my husband - who is in the freakin' Army - does NOT have a dangerous job?! You've GOT to be kidding me! No, my husband is not on the front lines. He doesn't come in contact with the enemy every day. But, he's still in danger. I mean, anything could happen. I think we all know that. Well, everyone but my brother.

And apparently, my brother's former oil field job is comparable to deployment. {!?!?!?!?} He told me he was gone for 2 years and I asked him when he was gone for 2 years straight. He replied, "working in the oil field," and told me how hard it was on him and his girlfriend at the time. I'm sorry, but working in an oil field in the middle of the US does not - in any way -  compare to a deployment to a war zone. Sure, you're away from family, but when the job is done 2 weeks later you can freakin' go home! It is NOT the same! Not to mention the fact that he wasn't married and in no way does he understand the relationship that Joe and I have.

I seriously about came through the webs of the internet and smacked him. There's more to the story, but I feel better after that little rant. ;-)


No real developments with Papa. They did the balloon test I wrote about yesterday, and despite the doctors' odds, it didn't work. Somehow, I just had a feeling it wouldn't. I mean, he's 76 years old... It doesn't seem logical to me that he would be able to function without an entire side of his brain after having used it for so long. Does it make sense to you? So, they can't place a stent in. The only option now is surgery, and at his age...it scares me. The neuro guy never came back in to talk to them about further treatment, so I'm going to assume that he was off planning what to do next and didn't want to talk to them until he had several options ready for them. I hope. Mom said they'll talk to him tomorrow. {In the meantime, I'm hoping she doesn't text me 5 bazillion times before I'm conscious  like she did this morning...} My life totally feels like an episode [or two or three or four] of Grey's Anatomy. *sigh*

No word from Joe today, but I kind of expected that. It's also fairly early. Either way, I'm not gonna hold my breath. I miss him and I'd love to hear from him, but I know better. =) Even though I've been a hermit and lazy today, I feel like I had a good day. More progress.


Tomorrow is Friday. I used to look forward to it, but now...not so much. I am, however, looking forward to Sunday. I love the 4th of July! I don't know if it's because my birthday follows soon after, the good food, or the fireworks but I so enjoy it! Thanks to my Blue Star Card (the only perk to hubby being gone), I get a VIP seat to the Smashmouth concert [plus one for a friend]!!! VIP=really good seats and a backstage pass!!! My husband is seriously jealous and I'm freakin' excited! I can't wait. Good music and fireworks? Sign me up! =)

3 days after that, my bestie arrives on the island! Woohoo!!! I sooo can't wait for some bestie time! Yay for good countdowns, right?!


Anonymous said...

Ha thats my favortie wine too and hubs and i found it @ olive garden. Sorry about your Papa, your family is in my prayers.]

Have a great 4th!!

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Beka said...

Hey girl, I'm also an Army Wife! My hubby leaves tomorrow for a number of weeks, then I get to see him for a couple of days before he actually goes over seas so tomorrow isn't our "final" goodbye. This is his second deployment but our first one together so I'm kinda in the same boat as you! It funny cuz the last couple of days we have been packing and I was thinking "where did all this crap come from?!" It's crazy! lol.

I'm a wino! I love wine!! I actually work at a wine bar. =) My friends are the same way, they like the fruity stuff. I'm getting them into different wines slowly.. progress is good! =)

Sorry your brother is giving you a hard time. Not everyone understands the sacrifices our soldiers make and sacrifices the wives left behind make too. {I didn't mean only soldiers, all military men and women and the families that are left behind} Maybe over time he will understand a little more and come around.

I wish the best for your Papa! <3

annoyed army wife said...

You are TOTALLY allowed to veg once in awhile. And I think you're right about the moving amnesia. When my husband leaves for deployment I'm getting rid of some of this crap. Like the stuff still in the boxes from our first move over 6 years ago. I'm sorry your brother is being a jerk. My thoughts go out to your Papa and your family.

Lisa said...

Mmmm I love Asti too. :)

Praying for your Joe and Papa as well! Hope everything goes well.

Anonymous said...

Vegging is *totally* acceptable...along with the occasional wallow!

I hate when people complain to me about how their husband is going on a one or two week business trip and they now know how I feel. Really? Really?!? I don't think so...LOL!

Prayers for your family!

Anonymous said...

Vegging is totally FINE! I've done it a lot lately (mostly because I'm procrastinating) and wine is definitely a good friend of mine.

I'm really sorry that your brother is giving you a hard time. Some people just don't understand what we go through. I'll be praying for your Papa!

P.S. I've been going back and forth with followers too, I dont get it!