21 Days

For the next 21 days, I will be playing the role of lonely Army wife pining away for her scruffy, broad-shouldered soldier. First of all, let’s be clear.  Twenty-one days ain’t shit.  It’s like a long weekend for us.  After 4 deployments, I laugh in the face of a 21-day TDY.  I always have mixed […]

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BFF Or Ball and Chain?

Sarge and I went out to eat last night at one of those Japanese steakhouse places. Andrew went to Gramma’s this weekend, so it was Jake, Sarge, and me. We shared a table with a younger couple and their 3 very young children. And I noticed something in retrospect that I find quite sad. See, […]

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Christmas 2.0

We decided to do something a bit different for Christmas this year. This has really been the most difficult Christmas I’ve ever had as far as gift-buying is concerned. The kids are at an age where they don’t care anything about toys anymore. They have all the game systems. If they want something, they do […]

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Hallelujah….. Where’s The Tylenol?

So, yeah. I need to go ahead and make a serious admission. I hate gift-giving holidays. I hate birthdays. I absolutely despise Valentine’s Day. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are completely useless. And…..I hate Christmas……..*GASP* So what gives? Really, it’s one simple concept. The expectation of giving and receiving gifts. For some twisted reason, it […]

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I’m The Lucky One

Today, I am thankful for my friends Rob and Bobby, who can’t be with their beautiful wives and beautiful brand-new daughters because they are busy ensuring the rest of us have a safe place to sleep tonight. Today, I am thankful for the women who miss them terribly, my friends Annette and Monica, who are […]

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Get Happy, Damn it

So you woke up way too late in a piss-poor mood and you wanna know how to get happy? Chill. I got this. Just do what I say and you’ll be whistling the Andy Griffith Show theme song in no time. 1. Turn on those groovy new lamps with the iridescent-colored lamp shades and the […]

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Friday Brain Sludge

My mom’s dobermans are absolutely convinced my house is surrounded by bad guys and we must be protected at all costs. When teenage boys ask to go to the grocery store with you, please don’t labor under the false ideal that they just want to spend time with you. In reality, all they want is […]

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Crazy Sweet

My best buddy Bobby called me up today and asked if he could come over to use my internet. He just got home from Afghanistan and hasn’t gotten his internet hooked back up yet. No problem. I love this guy. He’s a 12-year-old in a 33-year-old body. He adores my kids. He and Chris are […]

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Two-Week Notice Syndrome

Yep, I’ve got it. I have absolutely NO motivation to work. Chris has the day off tomorrow and he and a friend are out in the garage working on cars. The boys have spend-the-night company, so they’re playing games and watching movies. And I played hooky. I lied like a big fat liar and took […]

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