How freakin’ adorable

I want these SO bad. But no, they have to be SOLD OUT. I’m bitter, and for that reason alone, they better get more in!


I must have them both, even though they cost over $100 combined. I need to show my patriotism and there is no price for that 😉

See all of the sold out Army Victoria’s Secret collection. Some of the stuff IS in stock, but it’s too VS and not enough Army. Oh and somehow, a Gator pair of sweatpants got thrown in the mix. How did they know I love them too?

Start your Saturday off right with a bowl of Cheerios!

Now there is another reason why people should buy and eat Cheerios!

Buy a participating box of Cheerios that has this label on it and send out a card to one of the many military families, thanking them for their service. I saw this great idea last night on a blog I follow, Army Wife 101. Ironically enough, when I took out my Cheerios this morning, I saw that there was a postcard for me to send on my box too.

Just cut it out, write a note, add postage, and mail it off. When one card gets sent out, Cheerios will donate $1 to the USO, which is an amazing organization that makes families feel more at home in airports (I have visited many of them already for food, rest, and internet) and provides entertainment for families on military posts/bases with concerts and trips. What an easy way to give back to our military.

Send some cheer this holiday season and make someone smile.

Well, the wind is real, but you can’t see the wind. You know, you can only see the leaves rustling in the trees. Pain is real but you can’t see pain. You can only see tears. Happiness is real, but you can’t see happiness. You can only see the smile on someone’s face. –7th Heaven

My week in a nutshell

Jim has been gone for almost two weeks and I must say, I haven’t had too much time to sit and mope about it. (Mostly I have just been silently moping, while running around non-stop!)

Last Sunday we had my sister-in-law, Alicia’s, baby shower. She got A LOT of clothes, mostly. Everything I saw and wanted to buy, I  didn’t buy because I figured everyone else would buy, well no one else bought. Which means I owe my nephew a Philly Phanatic Pillow Pal.

This was the best part of the shower, a delicious Sweet Eats cake, which was half yellow, half chocolate with Oreo filling. Mmmmmhmmmm.

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Hello winter

It is COLD in New Jersey. I would give anything to be back in Florida with Jim laying on the beach, eating Waffle House. But in reality, I am freezing my butt off here, and not enjoying it one bit, and Jim is a gazillion miles away, sleeping. He made it to his post and has a very nice room. He even tried some Korean food.

At least it’s Friday, even though all days are the same for me right now because I haven’t worked for almost 3 months. Jealous? Don’t be. I’m bored. All there really is to do around here is shop and I probably shouldn’t be doing that since I’m not making any money! First shift back at the bux (Starbucks that is) is on Sunday. It should be riveting. But I am thankful to have a job and not have to hang out with the lowlife of Occupy Philadelphia. At least I don’t work in a Starbucks in the city NEAR Occupy Philadelphia. I heard it smells like pee….way to make “our” city look/sound/smell even better than before!

Me and my new bearista (from Starbucks) friend are twins in our green floatation devices. I wish I didn’t pack up the rest of my collection last year after Christmas, but I thought I would be somewhere, ANYWHERE but here, this year. Now I need a hat to match. There is a camo one I have been eying up at J.C Penny. I will have to get it on Black Friday. The countdown is ON, only ONE more week!!!!!!! I will be buying myself a lot of new winter clothes because I thought I would be in Hawaii or somewhere warm, by now, and got rid of all of my winter clothes (okay, most of them). Maybe next year I’ll be in Hawaii, or Colorado, or Maryland…or Korea. If only I had all the answers….As long as I am a)with Jim and b) not in NJ, I will be a happy camper.

When you learn to accept instead of expect, you’ll have fewer disappointments. Robert Fisher

Let’s Merry.

That is the new holiday slogan for Starbucks. I would love it if someone, ANYONE, could explain it to me, because I’m baffled. First off, there shouldn’t be a period after merry because it’s not a sentence. Second, the definition of let’s is:

contraction of

let us: used to express a suggestion, command, etc., by the speaker to himself and his hearers.
If that is the case, the “sentence” would read, “Let us merry,” which still doesn’t make one bit of sense. The statement could/should be, “Let us be merry.” Now that’s a proper sentence that could stand as a slogan. Not only is “Let’s merry.” on the front door of Starbucks, but it’s also on a coffee mug. Could you imagine getting this mug as a gift? What if you gave it to an English teacher!? I’m lucky that I work with another English major because I can just complain to him for the rest of the season. I’m not the best at grammar but I do know that “Let’s merry.” isn’t a real sentence.
In other news, I went to the gym today, but then I ate a cranberry bliss bar from Starbucks. I mean, I had to! I will try to limit myself to one every other week, but they’re my favorite and will only be around until Christmas. Unless I go to the Houston, Texas airport and get one because they had them until March last year. Odd? Yes, very odd.  Back to the gym tomorrow, I need to lose 6 pounds before Thanksgiving. My cousin Dana said I didn’t have a chance, I think I agree with her.At least there aren’t 100 Waffle Houses near me anymore. This alone gives me some sort of fighting chance.
I was able to Skype with Jim today for a couple of minutes! So glad I didn’t have to wait for the weekend. I also got a few emails from him.
In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person will still think the sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with. – Juno


I just got an “invite” for pinterest. I really don’t understand what’s going on with it or how it works or even why people use it. But here’s one of my “boards.” I guess it’ll give me something to do? I don’t think this is what Jim had in mind when he told me to try new things while he’s away.

one of my first pinterest boards! ❤

I haven’t talked to Jim since yesterday at 4:00 p.m. (ish) my time (Nov.14) and 6:00 a.m. his time (Nov.15). He is now into his tomorrow and I’m in his yesterday. Yes, I’m still confused. Hopefully I’ll get to talk to him by the weekend (or before!)

I am currently trying to clean up from my two month vacation in Florida and our two week leave here at home. I have to get back to some sort of normalcy to feel sane again (if that’s even possible).

I start back at Starbucks in less than two weeks and next week is Thanksgiving. Where does the time go? When will I be able to step back and breath again?

2 days down and counting.

I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal.  – Vita Sackville-West


That’s hello in Korean.

I swore to myself that I would start a new blog when my husband went off on his first PCS with the Army to Korea. So here I am, keeping a promise and starting my blog.

Jim left yesterday for Korea and arrived today, but technically it’s already tomorrow there. There is a 14 hour time difference between my life on the East Coast and his life in South Korea. Makes communicating kind of tough! Although, I have talked to him twice today already, even though he technically talked to me today and tomorrow. Confused? Me too.

I hope to join him in Korea as soon as possible. When will that be? Who knows? No one knows…

I didn’t even accept the fact that he was going to Korea until two days ago. Even though we found out in July, I was in denial times ten. I don’t really know anything about Korea except that they sometimes eat dog there…yuk. I am curious to learn more, see more, and more specifically, spend more time with my husband.

We are newlyweds and have only been married since February 19. Our three year dating anniversary will be December 13. Since our wedding, we have spent three weeks together before he left for Basic Training; spent two days together during his graduation festivities; four days for fourth of July weekend in Pensacola, Florida, where he did his AIT (Advanced Individual Training AKA job training); three days at the end of July in Florida; two months in Pensacola (I lived in a hotel) from August-October; and then his two week leave, which just ended on November 13. I guess that adds up to about three and a half months together since we go married almost nine months ago. I guess it could be worse! But I wouldn’t have minded spending every day with him, considering I did sign up to love him forever.

Being an Army Wife is hard, stressful, and overwhelming. No one could have prepared me for this! This is my journey through the ups and downs of life, Army Wife style.

Sometimes reality has a way of sneaking up and biting us on the ass. And when the dam bursts, all you can do is swim. The world of pretend is a cage, not a cocoon. We can only lie to ourselves for so long. We are tired. We are scared. Denying it doesn’t change the truth. Sooner or later, we have to put aside our denial and face the world, head on, guns blazing. Denial. It’s not just a river in Egypt. It’s a freakin’ ocean. So how do you keep from drowning in it?Grey’s Anatomy