Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Just so you know? I ROCK!

LOL...yes I may be thinking, "conceited heifer" (or worse)...but that's ok! One thing I have always been proud of is my ability to cook. I enjoy it, It's therapeutic to create something that other people enjoy. So now I'm blogging about it.

I found this great site with some great recipes this week and I'm putting it to good use. I did my grocery shopping today and went on an adventure hunt trying to find some things for different dishes out there. Ever tried to find Tandoori Powder or ground lamb in Columbus, Ga? Was an interesting experience!

On the menu today was Mexican Lasagna! I've tried several recipes and have never been completely satisfied with the results. Most just seem way too "heavy" to me...loaded down with rice and other stuff. So I tweaked several to fit my wants...yeah yeah, I know, go figure! The result was pretty much perfect though. Lots of flavor, not too heavy and very simple!

Here's the cast of characters:

1 lb. ground turkey
1 T. Taco Seasoning
3/4 c. frozen corn
1 can Ranch Style beans
1 can rotel (I used mild, if you prefer more heat use the hot!)

1 can cream of chicken soup
2 c. Shredded Mexican Style Cheese
1 Pack of Corn Tortillas (about 12), quartered
1 small can fire roasted green chilis

Sour cream to top!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Brown turkey with taco seasoning. Add frozen corn and beans and heat. And don't look at the mesy stove top! It was clean when I started! Things splatter! lol


In a bowl, combine rotel, chilis and cream of chicken soup. (and this looks really nasty by the way!)

In a 9×13″ baking pan, put a very small amount of the soup mixture in the bottom of the pan. In the pan, layer tortillas, meat mixture, cheese. Repeat.
Add one more layer of tortillas. Pour soup mixture on top of tortillas.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. And you get this yummy gooey goodness!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Back to where it all began...

So for the last few days the family and I escaped to Panama City Beach for a few days to play tourists! I love it there. Way back when my life was topsy turvy and I was hanging on to my sanity by the hair of my teeth...I packed up and moved there without a job, knowing absolutely NO one and changed my life forever. It is one of the best decisions I ever made. My second week there I was browsing Yahoo local profiles and ran across my (now) husband's profile. I loved his pic and sent a message telling him so. He happened to be online and we started chatting and playing dominoes online. We did that for a couple of weeks and finally decided to meet. He and a bunch of his friends were going out and he invited me along. We were both fresh out of crazy relationships and it was a strictly "friends" thing. Funny thing is....all of his friends bailed that night. After he spent half the night running around Panama City trying to find my address...he finally showed We ended up at Waffle House and walking on the beach talking...forever! We spent our entire first date just talking and walking the beach. The rest is history. Other than deployments and Army related stuffs...we have been together since that first night. The Gulf of Mexico brought me the other half of me.

So now that I have gotten the corny crap out of the way...I still love it there. Being on the beach, listening to the waves hit the beach, watching the seagulls and brings me peace like nothing else. When life gets nuts...I want the ocean. If I had realized how that place would change my life, I would have probably run the other direction back then. Now, I go back and I remember and I cherish every single second of what I have. life is crazy sometimes but I wouldn't have it any other way!

Our first day back there...we hit our favorite mini golf spot...Pirate's Golf, at which my dear husband kicks ass pretty much every time! Although this time I was doing pretty well until my back decided to go all stupid and it hurt to move! Ugh! Oh well...I'll get him next time.

I really had visions of having fun family time during the day and hitting Sharky's next door for some grown up fun and silliness....but it didn't happen! I'm getting old! After walks on the beach and lots of sun..I was pooped and ready for bed every night! but man, there is nothing like going to sleep to the sound of waves and waking up to them! Love it!

Was kind of bummed to find that my favorite "local" seafood joint has gone all tourist and raised their prices! bleck! not good! The food is now mediocre and over priced when it used to be amazing and reasonable! But oh well! We still had amazing food at our favorite Chinese place of all time! Pier Park is sweet! It wasn't there when we lived there but it is "THE" place in PCB now.

We really had a great few days! I put my arse into a swimsuit for the first time in years! Granted I'm not aBaywatch Babe or some crap....but I was happy with how I looked...which is amazing in itself! We went out to Shell Island and saw dolphins and stingrays. it was a wonderful few days! We need more of those!

We came home to some chaos! I guess there is a price for a few days in paradise. Howell had an email that his orders for Benning are canceled. Which really sucks because we have already PCSed here! Um HELLO??? lol...who knows.It will work out, it always does. I have to deal with some silliness...which again, it will work out.

Ahhhh so I'll share some pics! Don't like it? Don't freakin look! lol

My favorite park in Panama City, St Andrews Park...has this beautiful four headed palm (the only one known to exist) and this beautiful 250 year old tree...also has a great boardwalk out to the bay and is the perfect place to escape with a book.

Me looking like poop but you see that I look like poop and I'm THIN????? and in swimsuit??? it's all good ba-bee!

The PCB skyline from the boat

This is what it's all about! Shell Island...

And when I die...can you please make sure the view from my burial plot looks like this?

And again with the me looking like poo....don't least I'm looking like poo in sunny FL and loving every second of it!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

So we're one week in....

....and in most ways I really like it here. I'm still totally diggin the house and area. Love that there is a huge amount of stores and restaurants here. It's pretty cool...

Unfortunately, yesterday and today, the pissy me has come through. My back hurt yesterday like crazy...those icky little twinges that are sharp and make you catch your breathe. And while I know they were just concerned, Howell and Tyler asked me 985,963,358,548,568 times what was wrong or if I was made me crazy. Today I woke up feeling better but wanted to run check out the flea market and hit some stores to find a swimsuit for FL this week. instead i sat here...alll flipping day long bored off my shit because it looked like it was going to rain and Howell decided to work on the truck. Wasn't his fault but I've just been annoyed and bored all day long. Tonight I run grab some snacky stuff and a bottle of wine thinking we could just play cards or something and instead he is at these stupid people's house that I absolutely despise watching a UFC fight, while my ass sits here still flipping bored spitless. To say I am more than annoyed is an understatement. (which in all fairness, I knew he had been asked but since he never said shit about it until I specifically ASKED him an hour before he went over I assumed he wasn't going) Again, happens......but I'm still fucking bored.

I'm really missing my friends right now. I miss havin people to call and say hey I'm bored! lol...I do know a couple of people's just not the same.

And I'm probably pissy about taking the dog back to Reagan, as much as he annoyed me...I miss him. I hate these stupid cats and the mess they make. I hate the constant smell of cat piss because they are disgusting and the most un-catlike cats you can find.

All in all...not having a good day. And putting it down here really didn't do shit to make it better other than make me feel like I'm a pissy

Screw it! I AM going to the damn flea market in the morning even if I have to go by myself. Shit happens.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Home is where the Army sends us!

Well we've been at Fort Benning for a few days now. The move was a pain in the ass with the dog but other than that things went very smoothly! The day after we got here, we had an appointment with Fort Benning Housing and was offered a house that morning. Not a duplex or some of that other stuff the Army considers housing but an actual HOUSE! I was on cloud 9! There are some weird little quirks with the insane parking situation, no covered patio (that looks at the neighbors house)....but I really can't complain. It's a beautiful house in a beautiful neighborhood! The whole post is just green and gorgeous! I definitely am not going to mind calling this place home for a couple of  years!

Now on to the sad news. I was planning to keep Reagan's dog until he was on his feet and able to really take care of him...but that has become impossible. Housing here is extremely strict on the 2 pet policy with no waivers or exceptions. So I have to take the dog back to him. :( I'm worried because Cornbread is a house dog and very timid for a chocolate lab...he's gonna be stuck outside to run free, possibly be hit, shot, abused, mistreated and out in the humid summer up there with nothing more than food and water. It makes me so sad, but we really have no choice and it IS Reagan's dog. :( I'm just hoping he survives because he is an awesome puppy that is going to be a wonderful dog in a couple of years.

Other than that...nothing much going on. Howell reports for duty in a week or so, we're going to try to make a quick little getaway trip probably down to the beach for a few days next week. School started back up for me yesterday which is always brain numbing...but it's all good. Life is interesting and I am thankful for what we have!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Homemade Mayo! Yummmmmmm!

 This is the most amazing stuff! Yum! On the recommendation of a friend add dijon and basil!  I'm in love and will never buy store bought crap in a jar again!



  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered mustard
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 cups olive
  • 4 teaspoons hot water


Beat yolks, salt, mustard, sugar, pepper, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice in a small bowl until very thick and pale yellow. (Note: If using electric mixer, beat at medium speed.) Add about 1/4 cup oil, drop by drop, beating vigorously all the while. Beat in 1 teaspoon each lemon juice and hot water. Add another 1/4 cup oil, a few drops at a time, beating vigorously all the while. Beat in another teaspoon each lemon juice and water. Add 1/2 cup oil in a very fine steady stream, beating constantly, then mix in remaining lemon juice and water; slowly beat in remaining oil. If you like, thin mayonnaise with a little additional hot water. Cover and refrigerate until needed. Do not keep longer than 1 week.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Taking a break!

Ahhhhh so we are really down to the wire now! Today I finished up another semester in school! Woohooo...unfortunately it just means I have to throw myself completely into this move for the next 48 hours! Not fun! I can't believe it's HERE. I mean really HERE. The house is packed. We are living off of paper plates, frozen waffles, out of large gym bags and toiletry bags so that we can get every single thing in the house into a box except those things we will need to have with us. It's kind of depressing. I keep finding myself wanting to break into tears and I don't really know why? I'm glad to go, but sad to go. I hate it here, but will miss the friends I've made. Definitely bittersweet.

Rundown of the last few days:
Spent Friday evening with Brittany and Allen for his birthday party. Was fun, relaxing and yet annoying in some ways. Was a good last weekend here. The cake was very very tasty! 

Saturday was spent huddled inside working on my final exams while tornadic weather swirled throughout the region. Crazy weather here I will not miss! Glad to have yet another semester behind me and wondering what  was thinking to pick up another one that starts in a week.

Today is miscellaneous stuff around here just finishing up little stuff like scrubbing counters, cleaning behind fridge and stove and other junk. No biggie. No stress. The kid has put in a request for Yamato's for dinner so we are headed there in a bit for our last real meal in Clarksville. :{ Kind of makes me sad.

Tomorrow we were insane enough to grab tickets for Game#6 of the Predators vs Blackhawk series in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Excited and yet not because I will be totally freakin bummed if they lose. I think we are nuts to go to this game the night before we pack the truck up...but hey whatever right? When is the next time I get to go to a Preds game? much less a playoff game? So it's all good!

The next time I update we will probably be out of the house and sitting in a hotel. Bummer. I hate thinking about all of the "lasts" I'm experiencing here. It makes me sad.

On another note....weight loss pics! Decided to put up some before and after of me...kind of scary...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

It's Stanley Cup time!!

WOOOOOHOOOO! And my favorite team the Nashville Predators are showing down against the Chicago Blackhawks! We ended up getting to go to game 3 last night in Nashville. You would think that is a good thing right? was friggin amazing. Well except for the fact that the husband is a huge Blackhawks fan! lol. Never fails. But it was good. The fans were amazing! The team played with more fire than I have EVER seen....they want it and you can FEEL it! Fabulous!

We met up with Brittany and Allen and had dinner at Jack's! Great BBQ! We got free towels to wave at the game! Love it! Preds ended up winning 4-1! We're debating on going to the game tomorrow night...we'll see!

The is final exam week and I am covered up and can't get motivated! It's killing me! I want to do well but i have soooooooooo much going on that it's like I have severe ADHD...oooooh shiny! No focus!

We are now less than a week from moving! Argh...don't want to think about it. It's starting to depress me. I'm gonna miss my FCW. And I'm STILL meeting awesome ladies right before I go! How messed up is that?? I was trying to hide from making more attachments here daddernit!

Oh to read, relax and then put in another 36 hour day tomorrow!!!!/video/video.php?v=10150158323465702&ref=mf

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

An emotionally loooong few days...

So I totally failed in my commitment to blog every day! Oh well! Life is simply too hectic right this second to do it every single day. Although there is a ton that I want to post.

To catch everything up since Friday....Saturday there was an FCW potluck planned. They are so much fun and I love seeing so many people come out to make friends. It's awesome. Saturday's potluck was very emotional not only because it was my last one here but because I have these totally amazing friends that did their damnedest to surprise me with a "Farewell Potluck". Great food, great friends, old and new, a few tears, some melancholy moments and a whole lot of fun. They brought cakes and cards and had a throw embroidered to commemorate my time here. It was very special. Told ya I have amazing people in my life. Howell also got a cake and card as a congratulations for graduating Drill and taking me away from so it wasn't for taking me away from here but you know what I mean. After the potluck we went to hang out with our friends Cari and Shane and had a nice evening just hanging out and talking. The men got a little silly with Irish Car Bombs (Guinness and Bailey's) and we had a mildly scary moment when their daughter's dog decided to latch onto her arm...but overall it was a good day. Just emotionally draining.
Sunday was an interesting day in many ways. I woke up emotionally done and in one of the absolute worst moods possible.My plan was to avoid people so I wouldn't snap at them...didn't work so well. While giving a girl on the boards advice, some little twit decided she wanted to jump down my throat because she mistook what I said. Hormonal me, jumped up her ass and out her throat and went back for me. I already had an issue with this girl and a friend of hers because I had received a couple of personal messages between them in my inbox because one or both of them was stupid enough to hit the wrong button. So in our little interaction, I brought it up and told her she was on notice. LOL....omg! all hell broke loose because they knew they were busted for being catty I'm now a privacy invading bitch that INTENTIONALLY reads their trash mail. Ummm NOT! Love how people turn shit around when THEY are the ones doing something wrong. But whatever. Can't stand people like them so it's all good.

I made my super duper World's Best Shepherd's Pie on that stuff!

World's Best Shepherd's Pie

 From FamilyFun Magazine
  • Rated by 71 members
World's Best Shepherd's Pie

Baked in an oven-to-table casserole, this dish will be very hot when it comes out of the oven, so be sure to let it cool for several minutes before serving.

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup diced canned tomatoes or crushed tomatoes in puree
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cups peeled and chopped potatoes
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups grated white Cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt, plus salt to taste, paprika
  1. Cook the corn according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Start the potatoes for the topping. Put them in a large pot with enough water to cover them by a couple of inches. Add about 2 teaspoons of salt to the water. Bring the potatoes to a boil, uncovered, over high heat. Cook them for 10 to 13 minutes. Meanwhile, make the meat filling.
  3. World's Best Shepherd's Pie - Step 3 Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté the onion and celery in the butter, stirring often, for about 5 to 6 minutes.
  4. World's Best Shepherd's Pie - Step 4 Add the ground beef to the pan and break it up with a wooden spoon as it browns. Remove the skillet from the stove and, resting it on a heatproof surface so it won't feel so heavy, tilt the pan so that the excess fat runs to the side. Carefully spoon out the fat and discard it (this will make the dish leaner and healthier, as well as lighter tasting).
  5. World's Best Shepherd's Pie - Step 5 Put the skillet back on the burner and set the heat to medium low. Stir the garlic and flour into the beef mixture. Stir in the beef broth, then the canned tomatoes, then the herbs, reserved corn, and Worcestershire sauce.
  6. Gently simmer the mixture for several minutes, partially covered, then add salt (1/4 teaspoon, give or take a little) and pepper to taste. Transfer the mixture to a large buttered casserole. Set the oven to 400°, and while it heats, check to see if your boiling potatoes are done.
  7. World's Best Shepherd's Pie - Step 7 To test the potatoes, use a slotted spoon to transfer a cube from the water to a cutting board and allow it to cool for 30 seconds or so. If you can slice through the chunk easily with a butter knife, the potatoes are done.
  8. World's Best Shepherd's Pie - Step 8 Set a large colander in the sink and drain the potatoes in it (this job can generate a lot of steam, so it is best done by an adult or under adult supervision). Transfer the drained potatoes to a large mixing bowl and scatter the butter pieces over them. Spoon the sour cream here and there over the hot potatoes as well. Wait several minutes for the butter to melt and the sour cream to warm so the ingredients will be easier to blend, then partially mash the potatoes with a hand masher.
  9. World's Best Shepherd's Pie - Step 9 Switch to an electric mixer set at medium speed and continue to mash, adding enough milk to make medium-soft mashed potatoes. Don't make them too soft, however; you want them to have some body.
  10. World's Best Shepherd's Pie - Step 10 Salt the potatoes to taste and spoon them evenly over the filling. Sprinkle the cheese over the top, then sprinkle on some paprika (be sure to wash your hands right afterward so you don't accidentally rub any of the spice in your eyes). Bake the pie on the center oven rack for about 20 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Cool for several minutes before serving. Makes 5 to 6 servings.
Monday was crazy day! We packed what was left of the house to pack! The only thing not packed in this place is the brat's room. 

And today is Tuesday....I should  be working on the insane amount of classwork and end of term exams that are due this week...instead I am sitting her updating my blog and cruising FB. Yeah, I know...Procrastinator. It's really a bad thing because I am supposed to be heading to a friends for coffee this morning, meeting another friend this afternoon and then we are heading to Nashville this evening to watch the Predators play the Blackhawks in Game #3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Crazy busy day and I'm sitting here being lazy instead of getting all teh crap done that needs to be done. grrrrrrr. 

We pick up the truck to move a week from today. Good grief, the time is just chugging on by. I want to cry, and am hormonal enough to just stay a blubbering idiot for the next week or so. I can't get used to the "We're moving NEXT week" thing. It's great, but it sucks.

So to figure out the essay for my ethics class (hopefully in time for coffee) and then a crazy busy day!

Friday, April 16, 2010

My patio!

Just a quick thought fir this morning. My patio has been my favorite spot here for 2 years. Why? I dunno...I love my tree! lol...I love sitting out here, enjoyin my coffee and looking up to see this beautiful tree with it's gorgeous white blossoms. I'm gonna miss my tree. lol

And the dog...the crazy mutt that makes me nuts following me around with his nose up my butt...he's great company on the patio...and of course is just a goofy

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Something about packing and moving has me a really crazy reflective mood. Tonight I was packing up a desk drawer and came across pictures of the kids when they were tiny.....ultrasound pics of both of of course I started thinking about everything and everybody else in my life.

I really didn't think it would be this hard for me to leave this place. I've hated it since we got here. I've hated being so close to "home" and all of my misdeeds as a teenager and a 20something. Being this just wasn't a good thing in my mind. The saying, "You can never go home" has always been my mantra...because I never wanted to go home.

Sitting here reflecting over who I am, who I have become over the last few years. I don't know who that other person was. I kind of look like her again...which is good, but the rest of her I don't know. At 37 years old, I know I have found "me". I know I'm ok with me. I've prided myself on being a tough loner who didn't need people. Friends, family...whatever...they were disposable.

I have let myself wear so many labels over the years, given by myself and by others...and that was ok. I have changed so much that it's really laughable looking back. I'm not tough. I'm not a loner, and I DO need people. And that's something I have only discovered in the last 3.5 years. So many people have come through my life since we came into the Army, some good, some bad...but they have all affected me in some ways. I've lost friends over stupid stuff, grown distant from people I was close to, grown closer to people I never thought I would. So many people! Cari, Brittany, Beth, Kim, Janie, April, Angela, Jessi, Krystala, Natalie, Sarah, Lura, Amber, Gina, Rebecca, Michelle, Staci, Elizabeth, Alison, Kristin, Stephanie, Leanna, Vanessa, Sabrina (and if I didn't name you it just mean my brain can't count that high these days!) so so many more that I can't even name them all...they've all touched me in some way...whether they know it or not. I treasure the ones I still have and regret that the ones who are gone. 

Being this close to home I've been able to reconnect with elementary and high school friends that I never thought to have in my life still. Instead I've gotten to meet Sheryl's sweet baby and party with MK and her husband's "hair band" and catch up with so many more. It has been amazing.

Leaving here has got me on such an emotional roller coaster right now. You forget how much you go through together when you lean on each other through deployments. You laugh, you cry, you hold each other up and do what you can for each other when they need something. I will never sit on a patio with a glass of wine without remembering those nights during deployment with Kim, Alison, Beth, Michelle, Cari, Natalie, Vanessa and Rebecca. SO many crazy nights when we could have been crying alone but instead had the support and laughter of others just like us..

For all the good stuff there has been probably an equal amount of drama. Most of it senseless. Some of it cleansing. I guess all of it has had it's purpose in some way or another. Everybody says you'll make new memories with new people at a new post, but ya know....I don't think anything can compare to the experiences and people I have met here. They've all been amazing in their own ways and I will treasure that forever.

So with 12 days to go before we leave Fort Campbell, KY....can't say I'm in a great emotional place and expect it to only get worse as they days fly by and moving day draws nearer. First instinct is to distance myself and be emotional unavailable...but I would only be robbing myself of the amazing people in my life.

So off to try to get rid of the lump in my throat, the tears in my eyes and enjoy the hell out of the next 12 days.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Musings and Rants!

The sun is shining! The day is gorgeous! And I'm in a bad mood with a ton of classwork to do...due today! Yay for procrastinating! Not!

I have decided that I really despise Facebook. You are plugged into everybody's lives, they are plugged into yours. People like each other that you can't stand. People block or get blocked. It's a huge freakin dramafest that is better suited to a bunch of teenagers than adults. I get so annoyed by it! I don't even care that people post stupid status messages. I'm guilty! But it's this huge central mind warp that people apparently forget others can see. I try not to get butthurt because, for real? Why bother. But if you are invited to a party, stop and think before you post your weekend schedule....AFTER you've given me a lame excuse. I mean really? come on! If you know I dislike somebody that you don't know, but run out and "friend" them not long after....HELLO? what are you thinking??

In a networking sites are juvenile, a cesspool of drama and stalkers and they really piss me off. So why am I still on there?

On the good note! I decided to do the 365 days of photo challenge! I'm hoping it will get me more involved in blogging and help me stay motivated! So this morning grilled cheese became a photo! It is the best grilled cheese! Sharp and pepperjack on wheat...nom nom...definteily photo worthy in my opinion since it was such a filling and tasty breakfast!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Bittersweet Day....

Today was an awesome day! I finally got to meet a 4 year "friend" who is a fellow Army wife. After years of phone conversations and FB stalking...her family is moving to Fort we PCS to GA. Doesn't that just figure? It was great to hang out and chat like old friends with her and her beautiful family. It makes me even sadder to leave this hell hole that I have hated for the last 3.5 years. We only have 2 weeks left's not enough time to say goodbye damnit!

On the plus side, everything is falling into place with the PCS. Utilities are scheduled for shut off, U-Haul is rented, packing is pretty much done, hotel reservations made. We are actually on the ball.

The down side....I feel so freakin guilty! Guilty for leaving awesome friends, old and new. I feel guilty that the husband is going into non-deployable status as I watch all of my friends' husbands embark on yet MORE deployments. I almost wish he were deploying. The next two years won't be easy because it sounds like Drill Sgt. time is going to be the equivalent of him being deployed/yet home. Weird. It's hard to even explain everything I am feeling about ALL of this right now.

There's some annoyance in there too, but I can't even go into that on a public blog.

Random thoughts:

I wish I had been able to reconnect/make things right with several people here before we leave.

Really going to miss the awesome support system I have here.

I wish I had had the time to get to know so many people better.

I'm great at making new friends these days but horrible at maintaining friendships and it sucks that it bites me in the ass.

I hate packing.

I need more coffee.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Ahhhhh life is NUTS!

So we have begun the craziness known in the military world as a PCS..."permanent change of station" for those non-military folk!
The husband graduated from Drill Sergeant School on April first and the joke is definitely on us! I have my very own drill sgt! That's all good and great but we hit the floor running with the move as soon as he got home! A week ago it was still sort of unreal (us leaving Fort Campbell)...until we put in our 30 day notice with housing. Today....we are in full swing. The house is full of boxes, we have a final move out day...and I feel like I am losing my mind! Not that there was much left to lose!

Unfortunately things are moving so quickly that I feel like I can't enjoy the last couple of weeks with the friends I have made here. It's kind of sad!  But what do ya do? oh much as I love our life in the military, the next couple of years are going to be challenging. Hopefully school keeps me too busy to think about it!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ahhhhh I woke up late again this morning for the 3rd day in a row! And how weird is it that I wake up at EXACTLY 9:13 each day??? Kinda strange there!

Today I have GOT to finish this paper on Politics in Country Music so that I can clean house and get the ton of things done before next week when we leave for S.C and the husband's Drill Sgt. Graduation! So excited for him! excited to finally be moving away from here, worried and anxious about the same things too!

Oh well! Hopefully I get this paper done and can figure out what's for dinner AND get a haircut this afternoon so I can make another post later!

And by the way. I currently have ZERO respect for our Congress or it's sheep...most especially for that talking twat, Spewlosi...and yes I know that's misspelled.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Not the best morning!

I hated waking up this morning and realizing that it's really real. Congress, or the joke Congress has become, pushed through this Obamacare. My mind is still reeling. HOW did this happen?? I have never been this scared of our "government" in my life. It doesn't seem to matter what the people of this country want, is there anybody listening?

A socialist president, a corrupt speaker of the house, corrupt  politicians. Is this really all that we have become? Has any of these people READ our Constitution lately? Hell, I need to. How has this country come to this?

I can't even say it's all because a Democrat is in office. I wasn't a fan of the last Republican either, and didn't vote for him. Why do we have mediocre choices for this office, instead of men/women who truly want to do what's best for the people.I just really don't get it. It makes my heart hurt, it makes me want to puke and it makes me want to move to an island in the middle of nowhere.and yeah, I could handle a corrupt government somewhere else...ya know why? Because it wouldn't be OUR government sliding into oblivion while I had no choice but to sit back and watch.

Ahhh....I'm going to work on classwork and make my brain think of things OTHER than the shitty state of our government!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Randomness in a first blog!

Ahhhh so this was the perfect weekend to decide to start blogging. I decided to go back to college and started in January and life has been fairly hectic since then! It taxes the brain! And let's don't forget the everyday things that still have to be done! Teenagers in the house, pets, the husband away training to be a drill!

And the never done housework! You would think the cleaning fairies would get tired of the mess and come do me a favor! Little twerps! But noooooooo! (maybe they are afraid of the mess??)

So it's been a nice rainy gray day here in the land of Fort Campbell, KY. The perfect day to do nothing before another week kicks off some more insanity! Lots of computer time, some reading and just otherwise doing nothing...oh that's not true. I've screamed at the TV a few times today while watching coverage of this abomination (Obamanation???) called health care reform. Oh I just really shouldn't get started on that subject again, it will drive me to have a cocktail and I am much too lazy right now to remove my ass from the sofa to make one. I'm sure I will throw a fit about it many times before all is said and done. politics tonight!  I think I'm gonna turn on the tube and relax for a bit...but thought I would attempt my first blog and see how ridiculous I really sound!

I did decide to make a meal tonight that my 16 year old proclaimed was "phenomenal" (this is after I refused him McGrossness). He was dying for chicken nuggets so I broke bad and made homemade. Delicious (and didn't require 38 ingredients per McGrossness standards! Here is why I don't do McDonald's )! Imagine that!

Homemade Chicken Nugget Recipe:

* 4 chicken breasts cut into small chunks
*½ cup all purpose flour
*1 teaspoon baking powder
*1 egg beaten
*½ cup water
*3 tablespoons cornstarch
*salt (optional..I add cajun seasoning)
*1 tablespoon vegetable oil
*oil for frying 

Dice chicken and set aside.
Mix all other ingredients in order in a medium size bowl.

Dump chicken pieces into the batter and toss it around. making sure it's evenly coated.

Begin frying small amounts of chicken in hot oil until golden brown! (these turn out well baked also! just bake until batter is golden)

Drain pieces on paper towels.

We made Honey Mustard Sauce to dip them in!
5 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons spicy mustard (brown mustard)
a dash of rice wine vinegar

Wisk it all together for yummy goodness!

Time to Blog!

I've resisted the blogging revolution for years! I've finally succumbed to the temptation to put my life, thoughts, ideas,and probably recipes out there!lol

I know...who cares?!?

Well I do. I find as time marches past that there are so many things in this world that I have thoughts on...opinions that are actually valid! The world is changing everywhere around us and it's so damn scary these days!

So here's my intro...let's see where I go!