Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Pictures of my husband at work,
Pictures of my friends daughter birthday party
Skylar and her cat.
We decorated the Tree today
and Thanksgiving :)
Friday, November 23, 2007
But perhaps I need a better sex diet to match his Libdio.
Foods like oysters really can ignite passion in the bedroom. How? They're good for your heart. And what's good for your heart is good for your libido, too. After all, if your arteries are clogged, getting blood to flow down south can be problematic, says Bonnie Dix, M.A., R.D., of the American Dietetic Association. Here are some more romance-enhancing wonders:
Oysters **ONE WORD YUCK THIS GA GIRL AND MY SOLDIER WON'T EAT THEM**
Since the tale of Aphrodite emerging from the sea on an oyster shell, this sexy shellfish has been hailed as an aphrodisiac. Oysters and other fatty fish such as salmon, scallops and sardines are loaded with healthful monounsaturated fats called Omega 3s. And they carry a hefty dose of testosterone-boosting zinc.
So you've already heard the buzz that a daily glass of wine raises good cholesterol and helps prevent arteries from clogging. But alcohol, especially champagne, can also improve your health and your sex life. Like many mind altering substances, a glass or two of champagne will lower inhibitions and help ease any couple into an amorous mood.
*Ok I don't need that much help getting in bed with my hubby I am willing just not a HORNY TOAD lol
Pine nuts have more protein than any other nut. Besides providing protein to help increase stamina, pine nuts are heavy in healthful monosaturated fats, zinc and other nutrients that are linked with increased sexual desire. Sexier than your average peanut, pine nuts are often present on many fine-dining menus.
This nutrient-dense, peculiar plant was once considered such a powerful aphrodisac that women were banned from eating it. According to Martha Hopkins, co-author of 'Inter-Courses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook,' part of the appeal of the artichoke may be that you have to work hard to "get past the spiked leaves to get to the velvety-smooth heart."
The right spices not only heat things up on the tongue, but also in the bedroom. "Chili pepper and ginger help improve circulation," says Dix, "and hot spices like cayenne, curry and cumin help warm the body." The intoxicating aromas of exotic spices help infuse romance into the atmosphere.
**Guacamole here I come!
According to the Doctrine of Signatures, food aids the part of the body it resembles. In fact, the Aztecs valued the avocado as an aphrodisiac and named it ahuacale or testicle because they grow in pairs. Though science can neither confirm nor deny that this fruit will get your fire going, it will give you fuel in the form of healthy fats, protein and potassium.
Don't skip dessert: Eating chocolate causes the release of mood-boosting, stress-reducing serotonin. The sweet stuff also causes a release of phenylethylamine, which causes changes in blood pressure and blood-sugar levels leading to feelings of excitement. Just make sure to choose antioxidant-rich dark chocolate.
** Do I really have to? hehe
This was on AOL's front page today
Someone is dragging you down so much that you feel sapped and sick. You're anxious about the relationship and no longer get excited to see this person who has more ups and downs than a roller coaster. Sound familiar? Although toxic relationships can take on many different forms, those are the main characteristics, and if you're involved in one, you need to address it before it takes you down completely, says Nancy O'Reilly, Psy.D., clinical psychologist in Springfield, Mo., and founder of WomenSpeak.com, a resource Web site to assist women with their health, financial, relationship and aging concerns. Here's how to deal with eight common problem relationships.
Dr. Do Little
Write down the problems you have with your doctor and discuss them during your appointment. If your doctor doesn't listen and ignores your needs, be prepared to make a change. Sometimes, though, a wake-up call can get this person back on track; burnout is common for health care providers, and your doctor may be unaware of his or her unprofessional manners.
Friend or Foe
Sit down with your friend and tell her you're tired of this one-sided relationship. Explain that you need more out of the relationship and see what she's willing to give. Be prepared, though: Your friend could walk away. If she's not willing to change, you'll have to decide if the friendship's worth keeping.
Document everything, including conversations with your boss and actions your boss takes. If you've tried to resolve things, note that, too. Then consult your company's policies and procedures manual and determine your rights. Continue trying to resolve things with your boss, and if nothing changes, bring your case to human resources.
Don't jump to assumptions about your co-worker; he or she could be having problems unrelated to work. So approach this person with tact and express concern that you're not working well together. Ask if everything's OK. Meanwhile, document everything. If your co-worker doesn't respond to your approach, go to your supervisor or human resources department and be specific about how this person is affecting your job performance.
Chat with your sibling in a non-confrontational manner. Gently explain that you're bothered by how the two of you are butting heads and ask if there's a way you can resolve things. If that fails, accept that although you might love your sibling, you don't have to like him or her. Nor are you required to spend time with family. If, for instance, it's holiday time, and your entire family's gathering, politely excuse yourself and if possible, arrange another time to see only family members you enjoy.
in law trouble
Approach your sibling when the spouse isn't around and speak your woes, telling your sibling you're unhappy with how his or her partner's behaving. But be prepared: Your sibling could cut ties with you or decrease how much time you see each other. Another tactic? Approach your sibling's spouse directly and state your case, asking how the two of you can get along better.
List the pros and cons of being in a relationship with your current partner. Ask yourself what you're getting out of it and where you see it going in five years. Think, too, about how you were before you got involved with this person. Has anything about you changed? If you decide the relationship is worth keeping, tell your partner you're unhappy and suggest counseling. If this relationship is a dead end, as tough as it will be, make steps to terminate it.
Tensions at Home
If you need your roommate to help pay the bills, be up front. Tell her you've got concerns about how the two of you are getting along. Stress, though, that you're not the best roommate in the world either and ask how you can improve, too. If, however, this chat is out of the question or she's not listening, look for a new place to live or politely ask her to move out.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
I get out of bed at 8 am. I get a call from Jess D asking what time she wants Jess R to go pick up soldiers. So I call Jess R and her best friend answers Jess R is in the shower. I gave her Jess D's number to call when she gets out of the shower. Then Jess D calls back she says they have to be at the school thirty minutes earlier than she told me yesterday. I was like well Jess R is in the shower I will go in her place and sign for the soldiers. We were going to adopt soldiers in AIT to feed them both families were going to do it. I haven't gotten dressed, I haven't had a cigarette, I haven't had caffeine, I haven't fed anyone clearly. I hurry up and get dressed. She calls me again from my front door and Skylar isn't getting motivated to get dressed and I am really frustrated because being rushed isn't something I enjoy. So we hurry up and go to the school which is 20 minutes away. We had never been there before. We made it there finally right on time. Apparently there is some list we weren't told about and you had to be pre approved for the soldiers. We had been calling for a month trying to find soldiers to feed. Jess R, Jess D, and myself.
I am getting back in Jess' van and my phone is ringing two people are calling me at once. My phone says Jess R. but its my sister so I just start telling her about we can't get soldiers etc etc. She's yelling at me when I realize its her. I was like oh sorry it said you were someone else. She's like well I just called to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. YEAH! Happy right?
I call Jess R back and tell her what happened. Jess D wants to drive around post and see if we can find anyone. Her husband says its not allowed. We find four soldiers walking at the PX and we ask them. They say they aren't allowed but to go to the Barracks and ask a Sergeant. Then her husband starts bitching at her again about it. So we don't get to adopt any soldiers. I am pulling in my drive way and Rick's text messaging me wondering where I am. I get two text back to back and then his phone call. Honey are you home? Yes I just walked in the door? Ok well get online. Immediately Skylar's like I am soooo hungry mommy. I am like baby I can't feed you right at the moment wait till after I talk to daddy. I had to restart my computer. I am trying to talk to Rick and Dayna calls to talk about computer differences and components. She's breaking up and I am trying to understand her. Skylar's begging for food. Then I get to say two phrases to Rick and he says its time to go. Jess R is like when are you coming over? We are sitting around and eating veggies. I said we still haven't gotten showers I still haven't smoked a full cigarette. I am just not ready. She's like well we can come get Skylar. I am like she needs a bath but she's wearing some clothes yanno. She's hungry. She's like well hurry up and get a shower and come over. Rick's giving me a five minute warning. Telling me to call him in 5 minutes. I get off the phone with Jess R and go outside for my first smoke and I can't get through. I tried four times in tears and I can't talk to Rick. James gets up and I am just venting screaming because I am so tired of being a the middle man b the one pulled in fifteen directions. NOTHING used to come before Skylar and now I have to put Rick first sometimes. My day can't start till after I talk to Rick because he could be online between 9:30 - 10:30 am. I have told the Jess' this.
From now on if you call while I am online I am not going to answer the phone when I am talking to Rick its really unfair but I am sorry I HAVE to talk to my husband. I want everyone to just go away for the hour so I can talk to my husband. Dayna just called back Rick rang in I answer and no one's there. He calls back but can't hear me. That's ok though cause I am bawling. I get my husband's voice for a few seconds today.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
|What color is your soul painted?|
Your soul is painted the color red, which embodies the characteristics of love, strength, physical energy, sex, passion, courage, protection, excitement, speed, leadership, power, danger, and respect. Red is the color of the element Fire, and is associated with blood, life and death, birth, volcanoes, and intense emotions.
Quizzes and Personality Tests
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!!
Just copy (not forward) this entire email and paste into a new e-mail
That you can send. Change all the answers so that they apply to you.
Then send this to a whole bunch of people you know, INCLUDING the person that sent it to you... 'Tis the Season to be NICE!
1. Wrapping paper or gift bag? Wrapping Paper
2. Real tree or artificial? Fake.
3. When do you put up your tree? Thanksgiving night by tradition
4. When do you take down your tree? New Years Eve although it may have to be the day before New Years Eve after this year with New Years Eve being Rick's birthday
5. Do you like eggnog? No
6. Favorite gift received as a child?My cabbage patch kid I still have
7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
8. Hardest person to buy for? Secret Santa's
9. Easiest person to buy for? Skylar
10. Worst Christmas gift you've ever received? Trashed Christmas ornaments
11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Snail Mail
12. Favorite Christmas movie? Miracle on 34th Street or Small One or Meet Me in St Louis
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I need to start sooner
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Krumkake and Senator Russell Sweet Potatoes
16. White or colored lights? White
17. Favorite Christmas songs? Silent Night or the Bell song what was it?
18. Travel for Christmas or stay home?I would like to be home
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? Yes
20. Angel or Star on top of tree? We have an angel(They insist that I don't stay up there all Chirstmas,but its so much fun up there) LMAO
21. Open presents Christmas Eve or Morning? Growing up and with my kids now. They to open one present on Chistmas Eve.and the rest in the morning..
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? My son not being home in general this year Alex and Rick are gone
23. What I love most about Christmas?.. The peacefulness of it if you let it happen
So I am a glutten for punishment. I was just watching Lifetime minding my own business actually I was watching a new Tina Fey movie. Safe huh she was on SNL and Never been kissed she's funny!. So then comes on Grey's Anatomy. The Greys episode to top all Grey's Episodes, I think its the best episode to date. Its the Season Finale where Burke gets shot, Issy stops Denny's heart etc. Ok so its a two parter! But it always makes me cry (not this time). I just wondered to myself what the heck was going on to make me not switch the channel. AH laziness and the fact that its too damn GOOD. Now is a great DH episode.
Oh yeah she can't read this but
Birthday Myspace Comments - Myspace Surveys
to someone who used to be near and dear to my heart.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Oh yeah and I used your credit card today lmao. If I get a spanking I want it to be good.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
You gotta understand me to know that what makes me happy is being able to provide for my daughter. If I feel like I can't accomplish simple crap for her it gets me all depressed. Every year of her life she has gotten a new dress for Christmas. Its just something I have always done. Christmas, Easter, Birthday and maybe even Thanksgiving.
Well I did get the title mailed off and I got that accomplished so I should be getting the settlement from the insurance policy on our car.
Today I went and returned a library book, mailed off the title to the metro, then we went to the mall to look for Skylar's Christmas Dress I had my heart set on they had NONE. They had some holiday seperates but nothing like I had my heart set on. No biggie I will just order it. I did purchase several special ornaments. Then I went to Wal-Mart and I got almost everything on my list. I even got everything to put Rick together a special care package. They had the Smart Cycle rick wanted to get Skylar $15.00 off so I texted him and he told me to go ahead and get it... after I checked out plus we had Skylar I couldn't get a big ticket item right there with her watching. I came home and packed his two care packages. Then I cleared some space for a Christmas Tree in the living room but gave up that since I was just weepy and not in the mood for the physical work. I was getting pretty upset. I asked my friend J.R. to watch Skylar while I ran to Walmart. Then I talked to J.D. and she just kinda gave me a pat on the back and hug (Verbally). Eventually I took Skylar to J.R.s and ran to Walmart and got the Smart Cycle, Two games, christmas lights and a christmas bear. I guess Butch is feeling bad about the situation and its not the way I intended him to feel. But he then took me to Children's Place and I got Skylar's Christmas outfit that I had passed up and I grabbed me a matching shirt as well.
I just really wanted to see everyone back in Georgia. My sister is pissy about it. Skylar has seen the same Santa every Thanksgiving Night her entire life and now all this is taken away from us.
Call me whatever you want but this is my first deployment, my first time away from home why can't people be more compassionate toward me. I have lived here 10 months and a day. No one has came to visit me even though they said they would numerous times. Its not like I am days away. Its a 3 and 4 hour drive. I have been there about 10 times but no one comes here. What else is new this is ALWAYS the case. I make all the effort. But since its my first Thanksgiving without an adult YOU'd think they would give me more sympathy.
F' it Apparently I don't mean enough to them. Rick promises to go there next Thanksgiving but why do I have to keep making the effort? Why am I always the one to go to everyone and they never come to me. I bet no one can tell me one time (other than Butch's two visits) that someone has come out to see me?? Again its not FAR! Of course J.R. and J.D. has both offered their homes to me on T'Giving but I know me on a holiday I am not good company. I miss my son and now I am going to be a lump of clay with loneliness missing my husband. Skylar wouldn't notice if we just did nothing??
Monday, November 12, 2007
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Bible of course~ It provides me with insight, faith, love, power, grace, and humbleness...
Then Gianna Aborted and Lived to tell about it. ~ This book taught me more about my faith and how to give my troubles to God and just about faith and how to accept things you cannot change. Gianna is a very strong woman.
Unlikely Angel ~ Another strong woman. I picked up this book because I knew the story from being in Georgia at the time of events. The book was on sale and I really was glued to it.
The Great Gatsby ~ I just love this story
Beowulf ~ Classic Lit :)
Shakespeare ~ Who's a better writer?
and Chicken Soup Books.. ~ Inspirational.
Welcome to my Ho Hum Sunday.
Butch was supposed to be here yesterday but he figured it was too late and he was right. I probably wouldn't have been able to get him a pass into post last night. Happy Veterans Day to those who serve, have served, and their families who have sacraficed. I have been struggling with a bad cold and it got worse yesterday. Joy Joy. So if you read my frumpy blog then you would know I just stayed in Sweats all day. I was surprised when Skylar got a bath and came in on my bed and passed out for 3 hour nap. Maybe I shouldn't have let her take one because its nearly eleven now she is wearing herself out by being hyper in bed. I talked with Rick for about 30 minutes today. He pulled a muscle but he is feeling much better now he says. He'd better be! I had to tease him about how I am usually right about things. So around 4 pm I decided to take James and Skylar and go up to the Commissary. James became obsessed with getting his own head set. I must have mentioned something to him *halo*... I knew Butch was going to call as soon as I went into the commissary. I was just thinking I am going to have a car full of groceries and have to go drop off James and pick up my friend so she could drive my car up to the gate. But he just said he would be here on Tuesday. I have to turn the rental in on Tuesday then i will have no car :( I planned on taking the title to the Metro up to Jag tomorrow and mail it off and go up to Housing and see what I could do to make Butch's stay nicer. But Jag and Housing will be closed because of the holiday. Tuesday is Ballet and Butch's arrival... Then after that who knows.
Friday, November 9, 2007
ADD "SENDING XMAS TO IRAQ" AND PASS US AROUND! Its a Myspace Profile. Click the Picture for the Link
Everyone should know Walter Reed is not taking Christmas Cards or any packages for "any" soldier. They won't be recieved by the wounded soldiers there unless you address a soldier directly! I brought it up at a waiting spouses meeting on Tuesday because everyone asks me how to sponsor soldiers or donate to them. They don't have the resources to screen everything so they will just throw it away :( to send Christmas cards to service vets, at Walter Reid Hospital, in Washington...Click on the email address, below, and you'll see why. I was only just informed about this. It seems such a shame, that we have to be so afraid to do these things, but "you can't fight city hall" !!!!...and no sense in wasting cards and postage, when they're only going to thrown them away... http://www.wramc.amedd.army.mil/Lists/WRNews/DispForm.aspx?Id=24&
There is another great places you can make a difference in soldiers lives - go to
A group that does soldier adoptions. Reagan Roundup it was started my a military mom, her son was aboard the SS Reagan, that's where the name comes from. http://www.reaganroundup.org/
I got this in an email today.
Over at Michelle Malkin is another way to send a card:
I called Walter Reed to find out the best way to send a bunch of cards to soldiers, and was directed to the Red Cross office at Walter Reed. The gentleman I spoke to said to bundle multiple cards in one big manilla envelope and send them to the Red Cross office and they will distribute them. He was a nice man who is a wounded soldier himself.
The address I was given is:
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20307
The man said they can also use stamps, gloves and stocking caps at the Red Cross office there.
Call and get a soldier’s name to send a card. The number is (202)782-3501.
Snopes related link to Walter Reed Christmas Card List
Operation Uplink free Phone Cards for Soldiers. Please make a donation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Aqua Dots
Units: About 4.2 million
Distributor: Spin Master, of Toronto, Canada
Hazard: The coating on the beads that causes the beads to stick to each other when water is added contains a chemical that can turn toxic when many are ingested. Children who swallow the beads can become comatose, develop respiratory depression, or have seizures.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received two reports over the past several days of children swallowing Aqua Dots. A 20-month-old child swallowed several dozen beads. He became dizzy and vomited several times before slipping into a comatose state for a period of time, was hospitalized, and has since fully recovered. A second child also vomited and slipped into a comatose state and was hospitalized for five days.
Description: The recalled toy is a craft kit which allows children to create various multi-dimensional designs using small colored beads. The beads fuse together when sprayed with water. The recall applies to all models of Aqua Dots. The product is available in various different kits with accessories such as a drying fan, applicator pen, design templates for the beads, and spray bottle. The product is labeled for ages 4+.
Sold at: Mass merchandisers nationwide from April 2007 through November 2007 for between $17 and $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Spin Master to return for free replacement beads or a toy of equal value.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Spin Master at (800) 622-8339 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.aquadotsrecall.com
Also check this site for the other toy recalls I hadn't known about....
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
But I don't want to do this. I don't want to have to buy a car on my own, I don't want to have to know how to check Halloween Candy, I don't want to cuddle underneath Christmas Lights another year without Rick there with me. I don't want to do the Christmas shopping alone. I want him home!
So does James really know how tough this is? I don't think he can grasp the concept. What I wouldn't give if Rick can't come home for 6-9 months or even a year... if time could just stop. Sure I am strong enough to keep kicking living daily life but do I really have to do holidays and important things. I wrote Rick a letter tonight. I said sure this independance thing is what I needed and its healthy. But I don't want it. I don't want to live another day without my soul mate. Haven't I been away from him enough?
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
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