Lord's Prayer For The Military Wife - Author Unknown

Lord's Prayer for the Military Wife - Author Unknown

Lord, Grant me the greatness of heart to see, the difference in duty and his love for me. Give me the understanding to know, that when duty calls he must go. Give m a task to do each day, to fill the time when he is away, and Lord, when duty is in the field, please protect him and be his shield.

April 26, 2011

MIA and life in general

Yes, I know, I know. I promised to be better about blogging, that was um....ages ago! Seriously, though I do apologize as it has been CRAZY here at AGW HQ, (headquarters for all non-military personnel.) To be honest part of it is my paranoia for Op-Sec, the other is well, it really is hard to think about how my life could possibly be interesting for any other person, really it is not even interesting for me most days.

I will give you a quick rundown on the last couple of months with more detailed post's to follow. In the time between my last post and this one we have had:
  • One Brigade going away ceremony
  • I have achieved part of my new years goals
  • 1 knitted lace shawl complete
  • 15 pounds lost...then gained back
  • 8 pounds back off again
  • 2 date nights, including an overnight trip
  • 3 gymnastic meets
  • Several softball practices and 1 game
  • 1 two week A.T.
  • 1 four day pass
  • 2 trips to get I.D's done with another one coming up
  • 2 extra round trips to the Armory or surrounding area
  • 1 birthday apart
  • 1 major holiday apart
  • 1 Sister-in-law's wedding, which kiddos & I were unable to attend
  • At least 3 pity-parties/missing hubby
  • 1 angry child
  • 1 child doing okay (at least she's embracing the suckiness)
  • Countless replays of Kathi Tracoli's "Psalm 23" on iPod
  • 1 WONDERFUL group of ladies who may not be military wives are there for me anyway...they even listen to me whine!
  • An average of 3-5 hours sleep a night
  • 2.5 weeks with less
  • 1.5 weeks without internet access
  • 2 laptops, but only one WITH internet access
  • 1 broken power cord
  • Mobilization
  • 1 "Crap, that was a do not tell the wife topic" in a phone conversation
  • The beginning of what appears to be a great friendship with another wife
  • 1 lost voice (GI Joe isn't even here to enjoy it!)
  • Picking up some part time work
  • Over a dozen links in our countdown chain
  • Just as many pennies in our deployment pig
  • 2 dings in the hood from hail damage
  • 1 trip to the storm shelter
  • and a partridge in a pear tree! (Okay, the last did not happen, but it sounded good.)
I will post more in detail over the next week.