Category Archives: military

So many places, so little time…

We had big travel dreams when we moved here. I made a wall decoration that would let us dream big and celebrate when we visited new places. I loved having friends and family sign the wall when they came. I … Continue reading

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Corona Days – 25-36

The time capsule continues. Day 25 – April 8 – This non-crafty mom spent time with Parker and Anna making decorations for Easter. I was quite pleased with them and we left them up for an entire month. Around 2:30 … Continue reading

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Red Light! Green Light!

I’m sure you’ve played that game at some point. Well, the whole world has been on Red Light since the end of February or early March, with the exception of essential personnel. And since they came up, might I just … Continue reading

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Unfreeze… (almost)

As of this moment we have been approved to have our HHGS picked up on May 18-20, but we still have to wait for confirmation from the moving company we’ve been assigned. So… we’ve told the boys we’re about 90% … Continue reading

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Corona Days – 19-24

The last update I gave covered Corona-Days 3-18. I was mentally prepared for this experience to last about a month and yet, here we are on day 50 of our stay-at-home order. We are starting to see things in the … Continue reading

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Freeze… An unusual PCS state of mind thanks to COVID.

The glass is half-full. That’s my general outlook on life. My husband’s too, but being a natural worrier, he jokes that his glass is half-full of “something that will kill you.” We are wired differently and our differences make us … Continue reading

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Protected: Corona-Days 3 through 18

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It's Not About the Toilet Paper

Seven people in one house means we go through a lot of toilet paper. When I do my “normal” grocery shopping I can fill two carts… literally. In fact, at Fort Hood, they had a laminated sheet of paper that … Continue reading

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Quarantine: Days 1 & 2

Thankfully we’re healthy as of this writing, but we are self-isolating. We had big plans with good friends this weekend but they were canceled. Our kids had some fun alternate plans scheduled but we (as a family, though not unanimously) … Continue reading

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January 2020 Memories

Every now and then it’s good to journal about the everyday goings-on that don’t necessarily deserve a whole blog post. That’s what this entry is.  Car repairs/exercise/and adult conversation: Our Town and Country needed work and the dealership is just … Continue reading

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