Sunday, May 31, 2009 2 comments

Suprise to me!

So i was compltey convinced that there was something going on sunday that i wasn't paying attention to saturday. lol.
I had known we were going to my father in law's house but i wasn't ready for what happend when we got there.
My family and friends threw me a Suprise Welcome Home Party! i was so shocked when i walked in the door and saw everyone. I was floored!!

It was so much fun.
my parents and brother were there. all of B's siblings were there (he has 2 sisters and 1 brother) 2 of the 3 brought their significant others. B's mom and step dad were there. then my BFF showed up with my godson. who by the way i was texting the whole time we were driving up to his house. and she pretended to be not going anywhere that night. sneaky devil. i had so much fun!!

This is my god son dominic! seriously love this man.
my broha and my sister in law. looking classy.
everyone hanging out
B's dad, my mom and my dad
dom again. sorry. he's just to cute to not take pictures of.

oh. these pictures are brought to you off of my NEW CAMERA!!

B's dad gave me his old one. Al likes to buy new electronic things and give us his old ones. lol. so now i'm rocking with the Samsung Digimax L60. I can't wait to take more pictures and see what this baby can do. i'm so excited. after months in the heat mine's not doing so hot. lol. but i'm still freaking geeked about this camera.

whats that you say?
you want to see more pictures of my adorable god son?

well... since you asked so nicely.

Saturday, May 30, 2009 4 comments

Should I switch it up?

So i feel like i've come to a place where this lay out isn't working for me anymore.

i'm not hating the 2 colums. i've tried 3 colums, but the size of the main colum is to small for my taste.

So i'm looking at switching it up.

What do you think? should I switch it up? keep it?

i'm up for suggestions.

where do you get your layouts?

Saturday Morning...


Hello all you loverlys out there in blogosphere world!

I'm having a really relaxed day. I opted out of my morning workout. I wasn't feeling well so i'm camping out on my couch while B goes and plays his weekly basketball game at the gym. He has a weekly game that he plays every Saturday. Lol. he seriously looks forward to it all week.

but i'm here camped out. me and Sammy.
So today's going to be a nice day. I'm not exactly sure what we'll be doing. B's sister is supposed to come over. she wants to go swimming. We're supposed to go to B's dad's house for dinner... i think. i'm not sure exactly.
Oh and SOMETHING is going on tomorrow. but i'm not sure. but B was pretty set that we don't go to my parents house today and we go tomorrow. I don't know whats going on. but something is up. i just don't know yet.... we shall see.
but for now i'm going to read some blogs, read my book, update my planner and hang out.
oh. our stupid fire alarm keeps beeping. B seems to think its wired into our power and doesn't have a battery. I think it DOES have a battery and those wires are to connect it to the system of fire and rescue thingys. but because he's a hard head... it keeps beeping.
well... poo!
Friday, May 29, 2009 1 comments

Confession Friday.

so today's friday confession will be a little scatterbrained. Due to the fact that i've been every where and done lots of things this week, its been a little crazy. I'm going to be a bit all over the place. but i'm including pictures. so why the heck not. haha.

~ I missed this dude more than i care to admit. and i'm so glad that he didn't turn in to daddy's boy and is still my little man. of course i'm talking about my puppy sammy

~ I'm also really glad my husband didn't changed to much while i was gone. Everyone grows and changes. but i was TERRIFIED he'd be someone i didn't know when i came home but he's not. He's still the man i fell in love with

~ Because i've been in 2 sets of uniforms for the past 150 or so days i've become obsessed with clothes and shoes and accessories. I like bags. but i normally keep 1 main purse that's plain and black. that way i don't have to change it when i go on base and back in uniform.

~ I've thrown away at least 5 garbage bags FULL of clutter from around the apartment since i've been home. between tattered clothes, old socks, stuff i've kept cause i "though i would need it", etc.

~ I plan on cleaning a lot more

~ Driving here now makes my anxiety shoot through the roof.

~ I can't wait to get into an art class again. I really enjoyed it and learning how to improve in places and how to do new things.

~ I'm seriously so OCD, i'm already starting to rework my planner. I went out and bought new inserts and new calender and i'm now updating it though... oh December. lol.

~ I find doing my planner, and color coding it and blocking out times oddly soothing.

~ I still can't poop regularly here.

~ I've been home 7 days exactly now. and I've missed 2 days of going to the gym. today is one of them because we slept in till 11. oops.

~ i have to go to my civilian job and talk to them. but I'm really not looking forward to it.

~ I wish B would find a job... NOW. so i wouldn't have to go back to work.

~ Finding things i "put away" before i left is proving increasingly difficult.

~ I'm so happy to be home! so so happy!

(this is taken with my cell phone looking out the window from my spot on the couch. So beautiful!)

Thursday, May 28, 2009 0 comments

I Want This Thursday

Baking Edition.

I have a secret Dream that i can be a professional baker and own a little shop down town somewhere. just a quaint little shop.

So yes, i know I'm freaking weird. but i LOVE LOVE LOVE to bake. I have a wish list on amazon dedicated to my baking fetish.

but any who. these are my current crave.

Wilton Excelle Elite 6-Cup Mini Fluted Pan

Chicago Metallic 12-Cup Lift & Serve Single Squares Pa

Norpro Mini Cheesecake Pan

Mini cheesecakes? are you kidding me? how bad ass would i be if i could master the art of the mini cheesecake?! That would be awesome!

There is 5 pages worth of my baking obsession on amazon. yep, 5 pages. i know. i told you it was a fetish. I'm well aware of my sickness. there might be a 12 step program for it, but I'm pretty sure I'd want to bring a bake good basket to each meeting which would be totally counter productive. so I'll just deal with it.

Maybe later we can get a husband confession of the cabinet I've taken over in our tiny ass kitchen completely dedicated (or close to) to my baking addiction. lol. its a bad sickness. but at least mine winds up in tasty pastries and not scummy hotel rooms and such.

okay, enough drunken ramblings for one night.

i promise I'll be back around for confession Friday. and i promise I'll get back around to my normal blog stalking, but for now I'm finding my husband FAR to entertaining. lol. be well my loves.


so i just logged on

for the first time after my Wordless Wednesday post and i'm in tears.

all of you make everything i do woth it!
You are the reason i do the things i do, the reason i volunteer for what i did, and the strength behind my decisions.

Thank you all so much for your support and kind words.

YOU guys make everything possible!!!

Thank YOU!!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 9 comments

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 3 comments

Deployment Over...

Now its time to go back to school.
So today i registered for school full time. Starting fall term i'm going back to school full time.
I'm taking:
ARCH 121 - Structural Systems
ARCH 101 - Architectural Graphics
ID 236 - Lighting Design
ID 230 - Textiles for Interiors
ID 120 - Interior Products & Materials

I'm hoping to use my time on mondays between classes camped out in one of the three design labs working on my homework, that way i don't have to take over my livingroom back at home.

I love my husband but it was part of the main reason we used to fight and fight and fight when i was in school because there was literally no room for him in the livingroom when i was working on homework.

I also plan on not working while i finish up school. so that'll help us out a lot. i'm really really really looking forward to fall term. i hope i can do it. this is the most classes i've ever taken! i'm so excited!!!


My Other Blog

So i keep talking about my other blog.

so here it is: Rotty's Deployment

Please be kind when reading it and remember where i was and that my blog was about my feelings and how i couped with my deployment.

I supper puffy heart you guys. So now that i'm home i thought i'd share it with you.
Monday, May 25, 2009 4 comments

Happy Memorial Day



A Vet


Sunday, May 24, 2009 4 comments

I'm home!!

I'm HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm updating my other blog. i'll link it in a bit!

I love and miss you all.

I'll update my deployment blog and make it public soon.

oh and PS

I'm married to a REGISTERED NURSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
he passed his state exam.
he got his card yesterday!!! i'm so proud of him.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 2 comments

I Want This Tuesday

Okay, so i'm a day late. sue me.
I had stuff to take care of like running laps around the transient tents to find a working phone to save some poor girls life in the bathroom. long story to follow later.
okay. so onto I want this tuesday.

I have a confession. Its a confession that my husband truley hates.
I confess that i am obsessed with cutesy office products. I love them.

So while browsing a blog i follow... miss jane.
I found this site: Girl Of All Work.

And i think i died happy right there.

Look how cute this stuff is!!!

"Garden Variety" Clips

There's even an entire section devoted to Recycled Products. How can i not love a shop like this? i mean seriously! I don't even have a desk at the moment. i won't even get back to work till july some time. but i want to get these so i can have them waiting for me. haha.

She also has a BUNCH of journals and note books. Seriously awesome stuff. you have to check it out.

GIRL OF WORK - I Want This Tuesday (19 May 09)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 3 comments

everyone cross our fingers

My husband is getting ready to take his nursing state board exam.
he should be starting at 12:30 and ending somewhere around 1730.

Cross your fingers & wish him luck!!

I'm alive I promise

Hey guys. i'm alive and well.
I'm at stop #1 of 3 i think. possibly 4.
I'm sweating my nonexistant balls off at the moment. its got to something near 120 degrees here today. no, for once i'm not exaturating. it really is that hot here.
the suns going down now and the wind's picking up so its getting better here. i'm very happy about that.

I was sitting very comfortably in a chair in an air conditioned building. but apparently they're closing for a couple hours. so now i'm sitting out side. I need to find my camera in my back pack and take a bunch of pictures of this place. I thought where i was was bad with lack of color... holy crap. this place is insane. everything is beige. the rocks are beige. the buildings are beige, the windows are beige, even the side walks are beige. Its a little intense.

Right now i'm sitting under neath what the locals call "the bra" hahaha. but its technically "coailation plaza" or something of that nature. its a big bad under a big tits looking tent. its quite awesome.

ahhhh the breeze. this is what it must feel like to be in a big gigantic convection oven. lol. not even the breeze brings a break from the heat unless you count the chill it sets off in my spine from the sweat streak i'm rocking right now. lol.

I'll post pics and such as soon as i can. hopefully tomorrow.
Saturday, May 16, 2009 2 comments

Just because they're funny.


New News.

So i got some information today.
Not alot, but its better than nothing.

I got 1 (of 3) of my flight information.

I know about when i'll get back into the US.


Its a lot longer than i was planning on, but its better than nothing.

So if you don't "hear" from me for a couple days i'll update as soon as i can (hopefully with pictures). lol.

but for now i'm still here, still waiting. but not for much longer.

Crazy 8's

I'm using this from Sweetpea's blog since she said she was tagging everyone!

Here are the rules of the game:
-Mention the person that tagged you.
-Complete the following lists of 8's.
-Tag 8 of your wonderful bloggy friends.
-Go tell them you tagged them!

Eight Things I'm Looking Forward To:
1) Going Home!
2) Having Sex! (its been a long time people)
3.) Sleeping in my own bed!!!!
4.) Booze
5.) Seeing my family
6.) Having babies (someday)
7.) Graduating (hopefully before babies)
8.) getting out of our tiny ass apartment

Eight Things I Did Yesterday:
1.) Woke up late
2.) Showered
3.) Ate junk food
4.) Checked my email
5.) Called my husband
6.) Called my parents
7.) watched all 5 harry potters
8.) read

Eight Things I Wish I Could Do:
1.) Knit. it just looks so complicated
2.) lose the last bit of weight i wanted.
3.) dance really really well.
4.) Win the lottery! that would be friggin sweet!
5.) Eat whatever I wanted and not have to worry about gaining weight.
6.) Go to blog camp
7.) have enough money to hire someone to do my hair and make up when ever i wanted!
8.) not love sodapop as much as i do.

Eight Shows I watch:
1.) Dexter
2.) True Blood
3.) Reaper
4.) The Biggest Loser
5.) Heros
6.) -
7.) -
8.) -

I'm going to cheat like SweetPea did as well and say this is for everyone!!! :) Have at it girls!
Friday, May 15, 2009 0 comments

Still No News...

Today's technically my day off.
But i came in to check my email.

...still no news...

The new 'word' is that there are 3 diffreant missions waiting to be droped by USTRANSCOM. and when those drop we'll be able to get our info. and "supposedly" that should be before tomorrow (USA Time) because they don't work weekends.

So here i sit...
No news...
Still waiting...

I want to go home! I miss my husband!
Thursday, May 14, 2009 2 comments

Update (sorta)

So i walked over to talk to the TMO (the peeps that get me out of here). I asked him if he had any info.

so he writes down my last name and goes into the back room. i can hear him clicking away on his computer. what feels like forever later (probably like 10 min tops) he comes back out.

No news. We're waiting for USTRANSCOM (big wigs) to drop my mission for all to see. I'm still supposed to leave the next location this weekend. but thats all we know.

i could get word at any moment. but we're just waiting. and waiting. and waiting. So hopefully i'll have more to update tomorrow. but thats it for now.

wishing i was here!
Portland International Airport!
(read: home!)


Confession Friday

So who's up for another round of Confession Friday? I'm in a particularly foul mood today. so today's confession may lean a wee bit towards the dark side. but rumor has it that the dark side has liquor. so I'm all for it.

  • I'm going to start calling my replacement BD. which are her initials, but also stand for bitchy demon. coincidence? i think not!
  • I've thought about ways to piss BD off more lately than i have any other person in a very long time. I also find it funny when others make her mad. spiteful, yes i am.
  • today BD said, and i quote "i dare some dude to try and rape me." and then proceeded to say that she thinks that they wouldn't leave with all their attached parts attached. To me this is like spitting in karma's face and saying that those who have been raped, somehow did so willingly. Karma's a bitch BD. Watch yourself.
  • I wonder who i have to sleep with to get out of this place, because a BJ for a plane ride is looking like an acceptable deal right about now.
  • I keep to myself for the most part lately, because for some reason when i open my mouth something snarky comes out. and so i try to keep it shut.
  • I have almost completely tuned out everyone around me and tuned in to the interwebs peoples on my boards and blogs. because honestly the real world people are making me slightly homicidal.
  • I packed my bag yesterday hoping that might help my chances... not one bit. not one freaking bit.
  • I'm honestly trying to cut back on my soda intake, but the coca cola monkey on my back won't let me.
  • I'm honestly trying to keep a good attitude. I'm doing my best. but i just want to go home.
  • I really miss my husband.
  • I went this entire deployment with out a break down. but I'm getting really close to having one now. I'm trying to keep it together. but I'm about to lose my shit.
  • I'm now in tears... so i think I'm going to end this.

I love awards.

Thank you Danse & Bada (jamie)
I think you both are amazingly strong women and i admire you both.
if you missed it last time Here are the guidelines for this award:

1) Put the logo on your blog or post.
2) Nominate at least 5 blogs with great attitude and/or gratitude. Be sure to link to your nominees in your post.
3) Let your nominees know they have received the award by leaving them a comment on their blog.
4) Be sure to link this post to the person who nominated you for the award.

i decided i wanted to nominate more people. I'll only do 5 more, not ten. but I feel totally blessed and want to share the wealth and awesomness.

I Nominate:

Miranda @ Hoping & Wishing

Rachel @ Unbroken Road

Mrs.S @ Him + Me = three? Maybe

Fred @ adoptionoption

All The Ladies @ Blog Camp!!


200th post & Hermit Book Club

So I've been trying to think about what awesome post i should make my 200th post. I'm kind of (read: extremely) sentimental. So i like to celebrate these little things.

So I think that i should celebrate my 200th post by sharing the gift that keeps on giving...

The Hermit Book Club blog.

I found this blog through a blog-friend's blog. and instantaneously fell in love with the idea, concept, and blog.

This is the first book, i doubt I'll be able to read it in time, but i fully plan on it when i get home. They'll do a new post every 2 weeks for the new discussion. so if you don't want to read 1 book, you don't have to wait.

so far there is:
29 May
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

12 June
Hard boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

26 June
Fire in the Blood by Irene Nemirovsky

You guys should seriously check them out.

Hermit Book Club
Just because I live in this cave, doesn't mean I don't read.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 5 comments

I Feel Like I've Been Lied To

So for my entire life, i have heard "no news is good news". Who ever said that is a fucker and a liar.

No news is NOT good news. No news is HELL!!!

So as I've said before I'm supposed to leave this week. well... today's Thursday and i still have no idea what the hell is going on.

1) yes, i know the military works on its on time table, but that doesn't mean i have to like it.
2) yes, I'm still getting paid, but again... i fully plan on using my right to bitch about it.
3) yes, i know I'll still be home soon. but not knowing is killing me.

In all honesty if they told me i was going to be here for another month, I'd be good. sad, but at least I'd know. this whole "maybe tomorrow" bullshit has GOT to stop. for the sake of my sanity.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 0 comments

I Want This

So for valentines day I was searching and searching for the perfect present to send B. I love him to death, but god he's hard to shop for.

but in my searching i found this website. they have the CUTEST stuff.
they have these adorable couples pillow cases, which i wish i had over here. I'm such a sap.

They also have gift sets. that are seriously awesome. we have a body pillow, but this is awesome!!

They have this adorable (dishwasher safe) drinking glasses

These super freaking cute coffee mugs!!

And even though my husband has already seen and said no, i still hold out hope for these. how stinking cute are these?

I'm seriously in love with everything that comes out of this shop. i freaking love it, so i had to share it with you guys. Yes I'm in a mushy gushy mood.

the best part is, every time i check it out they've added something new.

seriously Check out BoldLoft!!


Wordless Wednesday


You have GOT to be kidding me.

So today's supposed to be my last 'official' day of work. right? i've trained my replacement, i've done my duty, i should be sailing on through.

I get on shift and what do i see? I'm BACK ON FUCKING DISPATCH. No fucking way!
god i hate this place.
Monday, May 11, 2009 0 comments

Obsession Tuesday

Lets make Tuesday my obsession day. k? k!
Glad we made this decision together.

So today i was cruising through the interwebs. and i came across an artist.

Now i kind of have a twisted view on some things. I like art, of all shapes, sizes, and mediums. When i saw this guys work, i had to stop. His name is Michael Page. and he's kind of FANTASTIC.

i really like this stuff. its whimsical with a dark twist and straight up my alley.

If you haven't seen him or heard of him you should seriously check him out!!