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March 11th, 2013


08:22 am - Geez...
It has beena really long time since I updated this!! Ok, sooooo...Since my last update...Lee and I separated, but worked things out and reconciled 8 months later, we left Savanah, finally, after 8 years, and PCS'd to Germany, Katelynn is now 8 and is in 2nd/3rd grade at a DOD school that is about a full school year behind, if not further behind, than her school in Georgia, Kaylee will be 4 next month and is just as smart as Katelynn and they are both very TYPE-A personalities, so that means they butt heads on everything and they fight, alot. I love Germany and we have been to Austria a couple times, Edelweiss (the military resort, here, in Germany) a couple times, Munich, Vilseck, Grafenwoehr, Stuttgart (they have IKEA!!), Nuremberg, and a couple other small cities. We are stationed in Illesheim, but live in a very small town called Ickelheim. The Germans (and Europeans in general, actually) are very environmentally concious. I have learned a lot of things about homesteading, recycling, composting, canning, and gardening that will make our life in the states so much easier, once we make it back there. We have about another year and a half before they decide where we will end up next. It has been snowing here since mid-October, and it is considered Winter until the end of April. I cannot wait until March 30, because that is our Daylight Savings time and then our days will be longer, starting around 5a and ending around 10p (some nights around 1130p). I have started running, again, and plan to run my first, ever, 1/2 marathon in Salzburg, Austria, May 5, 2013. I will be running with the Wear Blue team (though I may be the only one, as they are based out of Washington State), in honor of the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, including Tony Cardinal and Joshua Rechenmacher. I look forward to running in their honor!
Current Location: Ickelheim, Germany
Current Mood: accomplished

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July 12th, 2011


06:17 pm - I'm BACK!
Man, it has been a year and a half since my last post on here...Lots of things have happened since my last post. Katelynn is 6 and Kaylee is 2, Lee got back from his 3rd deployment in November, he is going to the promotion board again for the 2nd time in 12 months (first was for Sgt, this time it's for SSG!), and we are preparing to go to Germany in October. I am a little nervous, because this will be our first PCS (we have been in Savannah for almost 8 years) and we are moving halfway across the world! I don't have much time right now, but I will definately update more soon!!

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January 19th, 2010


11:45 pm - OPSEC!!!
WHY IN THE HELL AM I THE IDIOT WHEN YOU CLEARLY VIOLATED OPSEC????

Sorry, I am really pissed off right now about someone who posted some shit and I called them on it and asked them to take it off because my husband is where hers is and she refuses stating that because her husband said it was okay, it didnt violate anything...WTF??? So I guess rules dont apply to her and her husband, BTW her husband is an idiot!!!! UGGGHHH!!!!!

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December 21st, 2009


12:42 pm - Homeschooling???
Okay, my husband and I are thinking about homeschooling our daughter next school year for Kindergarten...The main reason is, we dont like the curriculum that the state of GA has set up for K students...The other reasons are that he comes home for RnR in late September for 2 weeks and then we will be moving to Colorado in the middle of the school year and she will miss at least a total of 6 weeks for the school year due to moving and daddy coming home for RnR and then for good, if she goes to a regular school...I am willing to try anything and everything that you suggest!!! So, can you all please spam me with your favorite homeschooling websites and links for good lesson plans etc...I am researching now and would love to be as informed as possible!! Also, does anyone know if they give homeschooling parents materials to use if I was to go talk to the school board? Thank you so much in advance for all of your help!!! For what it is worth, my 4.5 yo is reading beginner books, spelling, knows all of her numbers/shapes/alphabet, and from her pre-k teacher's perspective, should be in K this current year, but she isnt old enough...she is already doing 1st grade workbooks at home when she gets bored (and during nap time at pre-k) so if there are any programs you can help me with, please let me know!!! sorry for the rambling!!

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December 7th, 2009


01:49 pm - WRITERS BLOCK!!!
Okay, so I am supposed to be writing an essay Poe and the role that dark humor plays in both his poetry and short stories...I am completely STUCK!!! The essay is due Wednesday, but I wanted to get it in today for extra credit...UGH!!! Anyone got a Poe essay laying around...LOL

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December 4th, 2009


06:59 pm
It has been a while since I posted last, but it has been a rough couple of months...Lee has been gone for almost a month and this time around really sucks!!!! I dont know what it is about this deployment that is different, but it is something...My husband is in a less dangerous place, with no work to do, since they are not flying unless they are needed...They are playing video games, board games, cards, and reading books and magazines during their shifts...He gets 1 day off a week, and instead of calling home and talking to us for a longer amount of time than usual or trying to get onto the internet to see us, he is at the hanger playing and bs-ing with the guys that he works with...They dont have a DSN line to call home for free, he had to get a cell phone, which allows us to call and talk to him whenever, but he seldom answers it (and we know he has nothing to do because he complains about having no work to do and it being pointless to be on 12 hour shifts etc)...He made several promises to Katelynn that he would send her letters every week and he hasnt even sent a single one...We check the mail every day and the past 3 days, she has told me that daddy promised her that he was going to write to her and he hasnt, that he lied to her....What am I supposed to say to that?? It's not like he is busy and has no time to write a couple words on a piece of paper and put it in the mail...Hell, she has written him 4 letters in the last 2 weeks...I am having a really hard time with this...Lee is up for re-enlistment in December 2010, so he is within his window to re-up while he deployed...Previously, we have discussed this at length...He told me that he wanted to stay in for good and retire and I am okay with that decision, because he had goals that he wanted to reach...Now, as of this past Tuesday, he told me that he wants to get out and find a civilian job...He doesnt understand that there are barely any jobs out there...I have tried to explain that I myself have been looking for a job for over a year and still have not found another one...If he gets out of the military, we will end up moving in with his mother and step dad and the 8 other people living with them in their 2 bedroom 1 bathroom house, or we will be at my parent's housebecause we cannot afford anything by ourselves...I understand that he doesnt want to be deployed again and that he doesnt want to leave his family again, but I dont want to be on the street either!!! I dont want to force him to stay in, but I dont want to be forced to give up our freedoms and the enjoyment of being able to take care of ourselves and not have to rely on family for a place to live and food to eat...Is that so wrong?? Enough venting...Later!!
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative

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September 14th, 2009


06:01 pm - It's that time again...Here we go...
Lee just got his deployment orders this afternoon....That is all I have to say right now...It's #3!!!! I will post more later...I am feeling a little surreal right now...It never seems real until he gets his orders...
Current Mood: scaredscared

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September 3rd, 2009


06:41 pm - Miss Kaylee again
Okay, so nevermind about the 1 tooth....She has 2 on the bottom!!!!!! They are SHARP too!!! YIKES!!!

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01:22 pm - Miss Kaylee...
just cut her first tooth in today!!! The one next to it is coming in too....My baby girl is growing up!!! She is already 4.5 months old!!! Where has the time gone??? Oh yeah and thanks to Lee, she likes the taste of cheeseburgers...Shame on daddy!!! LOL
Current Mood: amusedamused

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September 2nd, 2009


01:21 pm - ???
Why is nothing I do ever good enough for anyone??
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed

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