Top of the morning to ya! Don’t get stuck in a pinch today, wear some greenery. Should anyone spy a wee little man lugging a pot o’gold looking for a new storage facility, send him my way; I know just the place. In the meantime here’s a sweet little limerick for the day:
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My most recent mission involved a little reconnaissance: a visit to our newly chosen hometown to view real estate listings. It is an exciting time in our house anticipating all that is yet to be. However, I must remember to slow down and enjoy the present because it is all too fleeting. I am painfully aware of … Continue reading
The patience of nurses with their patients never ceases to amaze me! They care for sick, cranky people and often their well-meaning but interfering families throughout the day; yet, they usually manage to do it with a smile and a pleasant attitude. I had the misfortune this week of being the patient of a minor … Continue reading
Commercials have several necessary purposes including alerting us, the consumer, to new products that may make our lives a little easier or sales that may help us keep our wallets a little fatter. They often provide a light humor and wit which creates in the world a little more laughter, often in short supply. However, commercials have … Continue reading
An anniversary, a love story, Valentine’s Day and a twist. Sometimes things turn out exactly the way they should. This is the introduction to my first short story assignment written for Yahoo!Voices. Read the story here!
The Holding Pattern Or Hurry Up and Wait! So we’ve entered the inevitable holding pattern that is a trademark of the military family lifestyle. It’s what comes after the hand wrenching process of waiting for a new cycle of orders to open each month then trying to pick the right one for the service member’s … Continue reading
What do you get when you mix an eighteen year old girl from Tennessee, her high school sweetheart, the U.S. Navy, the state of New Jersey and twenty years? Find the answer here.
Living in a state of flux is a permanent condition in a military family. The flux of this lifestyle affects every aspect of our existence; finances, careers, vacations, relationships and locale to name a few. While these changes paired with long, frequent absences of our mates amplify our awareness of them they aren’t unique to … Continue reading
Nearly as certain and just as unwelcome as taxes, Bill Creep rears his ugly head every January at our house. A decidedly unwelcome but persistent guest, he occasionally pops in throughout the year as well. Who is this jerk and why don’t I just give him the bum’s rush for good?
For many it means, military service. For some, it applies to spouses of military servicemembers. But for all it should be a priority to give to the country from which we expect so much. If we want a better world then we must be better people. If we want to improve our home countries then we must … Continue reading