Monday, February 28, 2011

And the Winner is...

Annie from Blonde Glambition!

[I'm having a little trouble with my pictures today. Can you tell?]

On a side note that is actually kind of related, I just recieved my prize from a giveaway Annie hosted on her blog! It's a really awesome stainless steel thermos and even though I've only had it 5 minutes, I love it already!

So thanks again Annie and I hope you love your prize just as much as I love mine!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Home Sweet Home?

I love Arizona.

I love the sunshine.
And the wide open spaces.
And I even love the weather.

[Taken with my phone on one of my recent hiking adventures]

As you can see, it really is beautiful.
Plus, it's my home.

But let me tell you, I am so ready to get back to my Hawaiian life.

Only a few more months and my life will be swim suits, sandals and sun tans!
I can't wait!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Maybe It's A Man Thing...

...or maybe it's an Army man thing. Either way, there is no mistaking my husband's obsession with zombies. First, he read the Zombie Survival Guide. Then, during leave, we went to the shooting range where husband discovered zombie targets. In a state of pure joy, he sent that target down range.

Then he shot that zombie to pieces.

[Can you see the joy on that handsome face?]

After the targets, I thought the zombie love would settle down a little. I was wrong. The other day, I got a call from husband who was, unmistakably, thrilled. He then proceeded to explain to me that he had just gotten hundreds of stickers that read, "ZOMBIES ARE REAL!!!" Now, with the help of a few friends,  those stickers are stuck all over the base in Sandland. Boys will be boys, I guess?

Heaven only knows what the next zombie related activity will be. I can't wait to find out.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I Love Free Stuff (Giveaway)

My first year of college, I discovered my love of free stuff. [If you went away to college I'm sure you know exactly what I'm talking about.] A few years later, I became a cookware consultant and discovered my love of cooking/baking and pretty much all things kitchen related.

So imagine my pure joy when CSN contacted me to do another giveaway and introduced me to their Le Creuset Cookware! So now I can happily share both of my loves with you by offering a you a chance to win a $35 gift code to CSN! Of course CSN Stores has everything you could ever want, from luggage to shoes, so if you don't like cookware as much as I do then that's ok too!

So are you ready to know how to win $35 gift code to CSN?

Entry #1: In honor of my love for all things kitchen, share your favorite recipe to cook/bake. If you don't have one, or you just don't cook, then you can just share your favorite food, I'll understand.

Entry #2: Be a follower of my blog!
Already are, even better!
Just leave a comment letting me know.

Entry #3: Blog about my giveaway and help me spread the love!
[Just leave a comment letting me know you did!]

The winner will be chosen Sunday, February 27th, so be sure to enter before then!

*Entry is limited to US and Canada residents only due to shipping restrictions.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I Am Not A Hussy

My husband has barely been gone for a week and I've been solicited for sex twice already.

#1: Within days of husband leaving, some kid I went to high school with that has hair like Fabio and, it seems, has recently found a surplus of self esteem, messaged me on Facebook. His exact words were, "So now that your husband is gone, when do we get to hook up?" My response was deleting his disgusting self from my friend list. Ew.

#2: While buying things for a box to send to husband, the guy that was ringing my stuff up saw husband's dog tags and asked if I was in the military. Very proudly, I told him husband is in the Army and is currently deployed. Upon hearing this, a sly smile creeps across his face and he says, "You must really miss sex then. I could help you out with that, you know." Thankfully, I was done paying and just gave him my best look of disgust as I grabbed my stuff and got out of there.

I really don't understand it. I mean, it happened before R&R too but it was no where near as often as twice a week. It's not like I walk around without my ring on and forget to mention that I'm married. Trust me, I talk about husband every chance I get. So what is it then? Do I unknowingly walk around looking like a super-slut or do military wives really have that bad of a reputation for being cheating whores? I'd like to think that since both guys knew my husband is military, it's a military wife reputation thing. But even so, that is really sad. How many wives have to be out there cheating to give us all this awful reputation? What I know for sure is, I would never ever cheat on my husband. Even if I had to wait a decade for him to come home to me.

Has anything like this happened to you?

Sunday, February 13, 2011


In the past few days, I have been a major Negative Nancy. Seriously, my grouchiness levels are so high that even I don't want to be near me. But luckily, in between all of my pouting, whining and slouching, two things have caused a smile to grace my lovely face.

#1: Most likely, my newest obsession.

What is it you ask?

It's the nookcolor!

And I love it! It's so fancy and new and I got the cutest little case for it. And with all the reading possibilities, I won't even have time to dwell on the fact that husband is gone again! Hopefully, anyway.

#2: As soon as husband got back to Sandland, he was told their "boots on the ground" date! As always with the Army, the date could change between now and then but I don't even care. Regardless of any changes, he will be home on or around that date so I already made my plans for my grand return to Hawaii.

And the best part is:

I got an amazing deal on a flight!

So now I just need to find more and more things to fill my remaining lonely days with happiness. I would really love to have another part time job to pass the time but I know that's completely unrealistic with my Hawaiian return fast-approaching. Perhaps I'll busy myself with losing the 5 pounds my butt gained while husband was home. By the time I accomplish that, maybe I'll have come up with a spectacularly fun plan for staying busy...any ideas?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye after two weeks of constantly being together sucked. Seriously sucked. As I was completely unable to control myself, I clung to husband and sobbed in the airport. People stared and I didn't even care. But one part of that awful day actually went my way. Let me start from the beginning...

Driving to the airport, I was trying to hold back tears and soak up all the love I could in the little time I had left. Before I knew it, we were in the parking garage, pulling his bags out of the car. Slowly, we walked to the ticketing counter, hand in hand. And it was there my small miracle happened. Not only was husband's flight delayed five and a half hours, I was given a special ticket that let me walk him all the way to the gate. With such unexpeded, good news at such an awful time, tears suddenly became the furthest thing from my mind. We were happy.

We left the airport, high on our small victory and spent every second of that extra time together. Eventually, we made it back to the airport and I used my special ticket to go through security to wait at the gate with husband. In our own little world, the annoucement of the flight boarding shocked me into instant tears. Suddenly, all my time was gone and it was time to say goodbye. As my tears fell onto husband's uniform, other wives walked away from their soldiers with smiles on their faces and not a tear in sight. I really don't know how they did it, because that goodbye was the worst of all we've gone through.

I still haven't recovered.