Wednesday, October 28, 2009 1 comments

Wordless Wednesday

Saturday, October 24, 2009 2 comments


I've been wanting one of these for a very long time, i hope it fits!

This feels very fitting and appropriate!
Love you all ♥


Friday Fill Ins... On a Saturday

So i recenlty discovered Friday Fill ins, I think they're kind of awesometatic. So here we go. feel free to add it to you're blog. They're pretty fun!!

1. The crickets sing, I remember camping.

2. I would do what ever it takes to be, wherever you are.

3. I want to get far away from the sound of the haters and the people who disagree.

4. I woke up this morning telling my self over and over again that ; this was a dream.

5. But as for me I realized i still have a lot of growing to do.

6. A long and twisted windy road of mental and physical growth is where, I come from.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to calmness, tomorrow my plans include Coaching and Sunday, I want to clean and do nothing special!



Time Out Saturday! :)

I'm a little bit behind in my blogging. So i have 2 posts to catch up on. So I'll go with the oldest first than move up.

So Thursdays are Time Out for Theta Mom. But because I'm not a mom yet, I just call them: Time Out Thursdays. Its a post about being selfish. yep, that's right, we're bragging about being selfish!! We are selfishly taking a moments for ourselves. 1 WHOLE our. woop woop.

This week my time out was Saturday. I took 2 hours. I took 2 hours and spent them with a bunch of kids.

Every Saturday morning since i was 8 was bowling! Now that I'm older, I'm now a coach. and i love it. I know I've talked about it before, but i coach in "Bob's Bumper Buddies". Bob happens to be my dad. Since I've come home and stayed home, I've taken over and I do it selfishly. Those 5 boys that i coach (Cameron C., Alex A., Ethan, Tyger, & Cameron K) seriously make my week.

This week i had a really long week. My coworker/boss (who really needs a shorter name) was on vacation all week so i worked:

Monday: 8-5

I worked 48 hours (give or take a few min) this week. And as tired as i was watching those boys bowl. and how excited they got, and how happy they are made the whole week worth it. I never thought I'd be in love with 5 men at once, but those little men have stolen my heart!

Friday, October 23, 2009 2 comments

Q&A Part II (and Part III)

My Second comment/question comes from the lovely and amazing Stephanie (who is the mom of Lucas the most adorable spawn).

If you weren't around for my first post:
Ask Rotty!

She asks:
Do you think you will volunteer for another deployment? What about B, you said he is enlisting, right? Would they deploy you together or separately, or just one at a time?


Well... I guess this is as good a time as any to spill the beans.
Yes. I have already volunteered for another deployment. In less than a year I’ll be gone again. I'm so freaking excited!!

And again, you read that right I VOLUNTEERED! And I'm EXCITED!! Yes the caps were needed.

Lol. My husband is signing up for active duty and in the near future we will be moving and I will be switching units.

But I’m doing everything possible to get things in order so I can deploy 1 last time with my unit. I'm so excited about it. There is always a possibility that we could deploy together, but it’s not likely. We are in 2 different jobs and have 2 separate qualifying standards for deployment. But to be completely honest. I do not want to deploy with B. When you're deployed it’s a completely different world.

You can't hold hands
You can't kiss
You can't show affection
You can't stay together
Basically, You can't be married.

I would be so worried about what he was doing and where he was I would never be able to do my job effectively and to the best of my ability. At home I don't have to worry if he's safe, if he's okay. I know he is. I trust him with every fiber of my being. To be honest if I didn't trust him, there's no way we could be together. Not because I don't love him, but because in a military marriage trust is just 1 notch below love. You HAVE TO trust your loved one otherwise all is lost.

So to answer
Stephanie's Questions:

Do you think you will volunteer for another deployment? Yes! And I can't wait!!

What about B, you said he is enlisting, right? Yes he is!

Would they deploy you together or separately, or just one at a time? We're about 55% sure that we'll probably not deploy together. I left such room for margin of error.

It is the military people!! As soon as you 'think' you know something is set.... it'll change. Just wait.

And to Answer Bridey's Question:

Can you get me an Air Force T-shirt?

My love, you're going to get a t-shirt that says "my little sister in the air force" because I love you enough that you ARE my older sister. Parents....pshhhhhhh who needs the same birth parents!! We’re sisters down to the soul! Lol.

I'm an open book. Ask my anything, even non military related.♥

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 4 comments

Q&A Part 1

My first (and only ::sigh::) comment on my ask rotty post was from Isha. Who i absolutely adore. She asks:

Do you think your opinion and love of the military will change in the future when you plan on having children? Or will your plans be adjusted, or remain as is?

Does my love for the military change my plans for kids? yes, yes it does. But not the way of having or not having kids. Kids have always been a part of our future goals. I've always always wanted to be a mother and B is going to be an amazing father. It just changes how its all going to work out. When we're both in the military, it makes things just a bit different because there are so so so many more things to think about. So many things that most civilian's don't have to think about. Like life insurance, family medical plan, family care plans, and wills. I'm not saying that all civilian's don't think about this. but I don't think they need all these in place before the kid is old enough to talk . It just throws a different spin on planning our family

I believe the military life offers a lot of things that civilian life doesn't do enough. I believe it shows you to be grateful for what you have, to know you're blessed with each day, and it teaches you honor. I think the military life helps add values to kids that a lot of kids i see lately are missing. yes, a lot of it has to do with the parenting. but there are so many other factors that contribute to the factor to the outcome of offspring. I really want to instill values in my kids and i'm so excited to try.

It makes planning a family different, maybe a little harder. but defiantly doable and plan-able. I can't wait to make military brats!
cause than i can rock this t-shirt:


Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 2 comments

Ask Rotty

Good Afternoon lover's,
I recently received a comment from one of my readers (who is awesome by the way). Frugal Mom asked me 'what is it'? No she wasn't asking me what i had between my toes, or stuck in my teeth. She was asking me what is it that makes me want to be in the military.

My first thought was that she was being snarky. Then i re-read the comment and realized at that moment that some people have no experience or very limited experience with the military.

I thought this would be an interesting blog topic. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not freaking GI BARBIE. What i am is a part time civilian, who's all military at heart
I'm an E-5 in the USAFR
I'm a reservist. I serve 1 weekend a month & 2 weeks a year at minimum. I often spend at least double that if not triple that serving.
I am a 3rd generation military member
And I'm so dedicated and in love with the military life its not even funny.

So I open the floors up to questions.
What have you wanted to ask? do you have any questions? Do you think its silly?
I may not have all the answers, but i can point you in the right direction for the information your seeking.

I've seen these done on other blogs, but never figured i was interesting enough to have anything you'd want to ask me. I'm kind of excited for the questions.

So ask away loves.
The floor is yours.

Friend Making Monday

On a tuesday. I'm running a bit late on this one (as always) but i'm at least I'm finding time to post. Even if its 4:50 in the morning.

This week is What Makes You Happy? We're breaking it down for the small things in life.

♥My Amazing husband. He is my missing piece and i love him with everything i am
♥ Our long haired weenie-dog Sammy. He's our baby for now!!
♥Extreme Home Makeover - Fills my need for design and my need for drama. Love love love!
♥Starbucks Iced Tea!! I'm a wee bit obsessed with it.
♥ My little brothers. lol, p.s. this pictures is from high school. My little brother is on the left, i'm in the center, and my brothers best friend (my brother by association) is on the right.

♥ Reading good books under a comfy blanket
♥Chilling out on the couch after a long week with my love.
♥ Good Oregon Storms.
♥ Spending time with these 2 crazy kids
♥ And my Godson. He's pretty much the light of my life. So amazingly great!!

What makes you happy!?


Saturday, October 17, 2009 3 comments

Oh Rotty, What do you do on this drill weekend?!?

Oh you want to know what i did this drill weekend do you?

do you really?

are you sure?!?

okay. you asked for it...

This morning my MSgt pulled me aside and said he had a talk for me. Sure, why not.

you want to know what he asked me to do?

BE A U.A. OBSERVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
yep, that's right people. i got to watch people pee allllllll morning long.

doesn't that sound awesome??? nope, not kidding.

In case you didn't know. In the reserves there are monthly random urine analysis tests. This month they were short on observers. So i got that lucky job. in the military you don't get to go into the bathroom by yourself then bring out that lovely cup full of that yellowish liquid.

Nope, In the military this is how it goes: you walk into the room, you sign in, and you wait your turn. When you are called up for your turn (and you have to pee) you walk over to the table and sign your paperwork. Then the observer signs the paperwork. When the observer is signing, the is explaining to you how it works.

You walk in to the bathroom with the observer and rinse your hands, water only.
Then you go into the stall and pee in to the big cup with the observer in the stall with you.
Then you can finish peeing, wipe, and pull up your pants. Yep, the observer is watching that too.
Next you go out to the sink and poor your pee from the big cup to the little cup and seal it and throw away the big cup. And rinse your hands with water again.
When you walk back out to the med.techs table. and you sign he label on the bottle, and the observer signs it, and then the med tech signs it. Then you use the hand sanitizer and your on your merry way.

lol. Doesn't that sound like fun?
nope, your right. It doesn't.

P.S. I have never ever had to do this before in my 5 years in so far. HAHAHA. I load planes normally. but they need to have 'voluntold' people to share the wealth. fun fun.

Friday, October 16, 2009 2 comments

Confession Friday

Its been a long long week. But Friday is here. and its time to confess:

Confession Friday
♥ I took a pregnancy test this week for the first time in almost 2 years.

♥ I wanted it to be negative (we're just not ready), but when it was i was a little bit sad.

♥ I'm desperately afraid of getting pregnant because of how many people so close to me have had difficulties.

♥ Mostly I'm afraid of having a Miscarriage. I don't know if i could handle it emotionally.

♥ All that being said. I can't wait to start TTC (trying to conceive). B will be an amazing husband.

♥ B almost got into a fist fight last night because someone was giving me shit and it upset me. and while i don't want him to fight, the fact that he would made me both so happy and incredibly hot!!

♥ I'm a little afraid of how Sammy will react when i have a baby. He freaks out when my Amazing Godson shows up for a while. Last time he actually peed on the carpet. he hasn't done that in ages.

♥ I'm afraid I'll be a mom like my mom. Even though I'm not willing to let that happen. Its still a fear.

♥ I know my mom is going to give me sooooooooooo much shit about the fight B 'almost got into' on Thursday, and I'm just not willing to listen.

♥ I think i might... might.. possibly have an addiction to blogging.

.... and with that. I say good night loves.
Sweet dreams
Thursday, October 15, 2009 0 comments

October 15th - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Today is National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Far Far Far to many of my dearest friends have suffered pregnancy and infant loss in their life time.
Take a few moments from your day and say a prayer in memory and in love and loss of the babies that were to beautiful to be kept in this world.
May they always be remembered. May they never be forgotten. They will always be loved. Always.

Time Out Thursday

So I'm new to Time Out for Theta Mom Thursday. So I t might be a little different than most because I'm not a mom. Unless you count my Sammy, but I don't think it works that way. So Thursday @ Theta Mom are all about how you can take just 1 hour a week for you. She classifies it as 'with out kids' but since i don't fall into that category yet, I'm saying I'll take an hour for me to do what I want!

My 'time for me' won't come till Tomorrow Night actually, but I'm going to use it anyways.

This weekend I have drill, and I'm drilling alone. B's Drill was 2 weeks ago. Long story, we have a new command staff and they're doing things all screwy. But Friday I get to do one of my favorite things, spend uninterrupted time with my lap top. lol.

My favorite Thing about drills alone is getting Apple Bee's Carside to go, a big diet coke, and going back to room and relax. I know it sounds silly and totally boring but i really enjoy it.

Wordless Wednesday

( I know... I'm a wee bit late on this one. )
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 0 comments

Who does this sort of thing?? Oh ya, Me!

So yesterday my coworker/boss (I say that because I'm not quite sure if she's technically my boss now or just a coworker now, long story) called me early early early in the AM asking me to get to work early because her car broke down and she wouldn't be able to get to work on time.

We work in a small 2-3 person office, so if one person's late it effects everyone.

So as I'm leaving, she calls and asks if i can swing by and pick her up. So i do. She's on my way into work with a small detour, so its no big.

Well then yesterday she's talking to her SO (significant other, her and her man aren't married but they have 2 kids and have been together a looooong time) on the phone and asks me if i can take her home? Sure not a problem i say.

Then at lunch they're talking about what is going on with her car, and when its going to be fixed, yada yada yada.She starts talking about taking the bus into work, and needing to find her umbrella (we live in Oregon people, rain happens) and it might need to be her mode of transportation for a while until they get the car worked on. So i go and open my big fat mouth and say "well, if you need a ride i can come and get you early and just dink around online while i wait to clock in".

Who the mother eff volunteers to get up 2 hours early, to pick someone up, to come to work and not get paid?!?

oh ya... me.

What the hell was i thinking?
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 2 comments

Adventures in my house...

So after getting home a little later than normal, my loving husband made us dinner. It was simple but so good.

Then Sammy (our dog) starts whining and so B looks to give him some food. Well his container was empty. So he goes to refill the little container from the big bag of food. We buy Sammy's food in bulk because its cheaper.

so I hear a few food pellets hit the floor, which is normal. then all of a sudden, i hear "aw crap" and suddenly i hear a freaking down pour of food pellets all over the kitchen. I jump off the couch and rushed to the kitchen and laughed my ass off. So after I'm done laughing i hear B say "i need a beer". and then i laugh harder. In the midst of my laughter i grab my camera because this is just to good to not share. This is what i find:now, i know we have a small kitchen but holy moly batman
so here goes my amazing husband, scooting the food around because the broom is 'to dirty' for the dogs food.
and the end pile-o-food!!
Yep, the pile of food really is as big as my little dog. hahahahaha. only my in our house could something this silly happen.


My Coworker/Boss turns to me and says:

"Can you be my interpreter for a second? I need a translation from white trash to English"

::laughs so hard I die::
Sunday, October 11, 2009 6 comments

Friend Making Monday (almost)

Yes i know its still Sunday, but if i wait till tomorrow i know it'll never happen. so here comes

This weeks topic is:

What are you going to be for Halloween?
In case you aren't familiar with F.M.M. AeFillkins does Fmm or Friend making Monday every Monday. She introduces a question and then has a link-a-mabober at the end of her post to introduce people. Its 7 shades of awesome.

I've been thinking about this topic a lot lately

1) B will be out of town (... again)
2) it has to be conservative
3) the only place I'll have to wear it is during my coaching session for my juniors that morning.

So these are the ideas I had... were lets say to risque for the place's I'd wear them. I thought about being a real life version of a Disney princess (who doesn't want to be a princess?) but then i realized that all my Juniors were boys and the whole effect would be lost on them. so.... I'm at a loss for what to be for Halloween. How can i be girly and yet still have some standing with 5 3-6 year old little boys.

Any ideas?

I'd be happy to hear them?!?

I thought about just wearing my Air Force ACU's and rocking those. 1) no money 2) i know they fit and 3) I'd relate to the boys.

but i don't want that i want to 'be' something or someone for Halloween. At this point I'm fresh out of ideas.

Here's the ideas i had, if Brian was still going to be in town...

I thought a saloon girl and cowboy would be a cool idea. B would have had to 'dress up' that much. and i could be a saloon girl, which would have been awesome.
We could have been pirates!! pirates!!! who doesn't want to be a pirate?!?

I could have been a gangster/mobster. that would have been awe.some!
We could have been Mario & Peach! how cute would that have been?! I would love to be peach! LOVE!!

But, I've always wanted to be a sexxxxxxy cop. but nope. that's not going to happen. To sexxxy.
So if you had to get up and get dressed EARLY Saturday morning and coach a group of teeny boys, what would you be?
Saturday, October 10, 2009 0 comments

1 Sorta-Kinda-Maybe Whiny Post

Okay... You've been warned. I need a post to whine. I haven't had one in a while, so i figure one post is okay! right?

~ I hate when i work 11 hour shifts and still feel like I'm behind and got nothing accomplished.

~ I hate it even more when its on a Friday, because then i think about it all weekend.

(warning this ones very selfish)
~ I really dislike when i work a 11 hour shift for the 4th day in a row, and then B acomplains about having to think up something for dinner. It really grates on my last nerve. I don't ask him to cook, or go to the grocery store, just THINK of what he wants for dinner. I'll go to the store on my way home from work, I'll cook it (i enjoy cooking) and all that jazz. but after my 4th day of an 11 hour shift my brain is fried.

~ I severely dislike dishes. seriously! the smells, the scrubbing, the constant loading and unloading!

~ I really like laundry. I find it soothing and calming. Almost like yoga. the washing, the drying, the folding, how clean it looks when its all put away.

~ I do however hate being the only one putting it away. I hate folding clothes for B and having them sit in his mother effing chair.

~ I hate this tiny ass apartment.

~ I hate how no mater how much i clean its still dirty

~ I hate that I am completely out of storage, i have no where left to put things. No.Where. Every nook and cranny of this place is full.

~ I hate that there is finally a job I like and am doing well, and I'm going to leave it and them. And i feel really guilty about it.

~ I'm so excited to go, but I'm so nervous. I'll be the one moving, I'll be the one driving to where ever we end up, I'll be the one unpacking, I'll be the one setting up house all while Brian is in school and training. that makes me nervous. very nervous.

~I'm going to miss my BFF A and my godson a little bit more than my immediate family. That is sad, but so true.


Feel Them Up Ladies

I know I'm a little late on this one, but October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! I have been blessed with not having anyone in my immediate family have breast cancer. My mother has a spot in each breast that is being watched. She gets mammogram every 6 months to ensure they don't develop into a cancerous cell. I do however work with a breast cancer survivor and she's one of the bravest women i know.
Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. It is the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women. (cdc)

According to the network for strength: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.

One out of eight American women who live to be 85 years of age will develop breast cancer, a risk that was one out of 14 in 1960.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation states:When breast cancer is detected early (localized stage), the 5-year survival rate is 98%

Yes, i pulled most of the information off other sites, but there are 2 things i'm sure of. 1) breast cancer is a huge risk to all women of any race. 2) early detection is key! Self breast exams, mamograms, and a healthy lifestyle are huge.
So feel them up girls! save those tatas!!