Thursday, April 24, 2008

R&R.. is almost over.

So it's been a while. How ya'll doin?
Don't worry next week I'll be back in full force.

Hubby's R&R is winding down. It's been a great mini vacation.

We got a lot of things accomplished that I definitely couldn't have done on my own.

It's going to be very weird getting re-adjusted to non- hubby life for the next year. It was so nice having him around.. and I'm going to miss him so badly. He put one of those little countdown things on the computer with the days left.

300 plus days suck.

Punkin also got really accustomed to him being around. I know the first few days she is going to be super confused and wander around the house looking for him. It's going to be so sad.

Last night, our babysitter kept the Punkin overnight and hubby and I got one night alone down in Waikiki. We splurged and stayed at the Moana Surfrider, it's one of the oldest Hotels in town and completely remodeled.

In my years of life I've learned to work the system. I called the reservation # at beginning of the week to make the reservation, I booked the cheapest deal I could find. Even the cheap rooms at this hotel are super nice.

Tuesday night at about 10pm I called the hotel directly (it's always best to call late when it's not busy at the front desk). I got some very nice lady on the phone and explained that my hubby was home for R&R from Iraq and he was leaving to go back shortly. I asked if the hotel wasn't at full capacity was there any way they would be able to upgrade me to a better room. She said that she would do what she could, the hotel was pretty full but she'd put in the request.

Yesterday when we checked in... when the guy was finished and giving us the info .. he told us we'd been upgraded to.......


(I've tried this numerous times before and 9 times outta 10... it works. If you ever want a great room at a cheap price.. try it. )

The room was amazing, the view was fantastic and we just had a great time. It was nice to have some quality alone time.

Now I just wait for the inevitable.

PS~ I got the support ribbon cake pan. They had it at the PX for only 9 bux.
I so can't wait to make a cake.

Hope it will make me feel less sad.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Just like it always is.

It's been a week since Hubby got home and it's kinda like he never left... which is a good thing.

He's watching T.O.P. Army fighter on the couch.. I gave it a shot.. it's kinda lame so I figured I'd catch everyone up.

~Monday night I headed over to the Airport to pick him up and his flight was delayed by a half hour. What am I going to do with a little kid in an empty airport for a half hour?

We went to the USO.

I never had been there but I knew where it was, so me and the punkin strolled over. I went in there it was almost like a movie theater. A giant screen tv with like 7 big cushy chairs in front... it was super quiet with the lights out and everyone watching Family guy. Luckily they had a kids room, so I took the punkin and played in there for a little bit to kill time. After about 20 minutes I decided to head over to the baggage claim.

As we strolled over the plane had just landed and people were coming off the plane. I didn't have to wait long.... I was so excited to see him. I felt like a total scene in a movie.. GI (in uniform) comes off plane, big hug and kiss ensue, people stare.
He was like "Don't cry",lol. I didn't I was good.

Punkin was iffy with Daddy.. she was very shy and wouldn't go to him AT ALL.
We got home about 10:30ish.

She still wasn't completely comfortable with Daddy yet .. I left her on the bed with him that morning and left the room for like 5 seconds and she completely freaked out. I went to work and dropped the kid off at the babysitters... I figured Hubby would like the sleep.

I was so not in the work frame of mind but I had a HQ visit on thursday so I needed to focus but it was super hard considering work was the last place I wanted to be.

I left early, hubby and I went to commissary and did some grocery shopping. Punkin totally came around that night with Daddy which I was grateful for since she was going to have to stay with him all day Wednesday. Thursday we decided we would have date night.

MPs came about crackhead upstairs again.. her hubby was here and his Chain of Command. I've learned to just keep my windows closed and mind my own business after the last time the MPs were called.

I had to work so Hubby had punkin all day. He had some errands to run like get his WAAAYYYY expired jeep registered and inspected. I had to give him a very detailed "baby schedule" list.. he only called a few times that day and was right back in the swing of things. That night he started to get sick.

MPs again today.

Day of visit. Head honcho from HQ came and visit went super duper well. Loved everything.. I was stoked! I was so excited about date night. I got home and Hubby was like sick and dying on couch. Apparently he had a 24 hour bug lots of puking ensued... I felt so terrible he was so sick. I totally thought he was going to dehydrate and off to Tripler we'd be going.

So no date night.

MPs again today and furniture being moved......hmmmmm?

Last day before vacation. Hubby was feeling better, I worked. He stayed home.
Nothing else.

First day of vacation., it's so nice to know that for the rest of the time hubby is here I get to spend all of it with him.

That morning we got up early and finally got our taxes done. (Did I mention I'm a slacker?)

Then we went to the PX.

We tried to get my car inspected so no more gate guard problems, but the inspection place was closed. Hubby decided to call the dealer and see what he could do. He dropped the "I'm on leave from Iraq" card and now the dealer is going to look at the car tomorrow and take care of the problem.

Apparently crackhead upstairs FINALLY got kicked out of housing. Her divorce was finally FINAL.. but she was trying to linger as long as possible. So the MPs kept coming to make sure she was really out. YAYAYYAYAYAY!

Her hubby was here to clean out the rest of his stuff. I felt bad for him... he totally got screwed and she made him lose rank because she is such a crackhead.

I just hope the new neighbors are going to be good neighbors.

The night before was "parents night out" where the base Daycare watches your kids so parents can get a break away. I have 4 amazingly great friends whose hubby's are also deployed so every parent's night out we have girls night. This was the first one I missed.... I think I have a very valid reason.

Sunday morning I open the front door and see a big smiley face balloon floating in the window of my screen. I open the door and see this balloon is tied to a basket with a card inside. I open the card and it's signed "Your jealous friends". Let's just say the basket had a bottle of wine, a pregnancy test and other "themed" goodies. Hubby and I had a big laugh about it... Army wives definitely know how to shop.LOL.
We went to Lowe's and hubby fixed the grill.(He is so useful.) Then we had mini-date night. After baby went to sleep we watched "No country for old men". Movie was kind of a let down but it was great to be able to just veg on the couch with the hub and watch a movie.
I had to go to work for an hour today and get my yearly review.
I got a raise! YAY!
Hubby bought a video game.
(He can't play it here his XBOX is in Iraq.. hehe.)
Otherwise that was week one.

Monday, April 7, 2008

It's almost here.

I can't sleep.....I'm just too excited.

I'll be picking him up in less than 24 hours.

Today was the longest day at work ever and I was completely unmotivated.

Thank goodness I have off tomorrow .. I would be completely useless at work.

Unfortunitely we have a high up from HQ coming to visit this week and I have to work tues, wed, thurs and fri... but then I'm on vacation for 2 weeks. YAY.

I'm gonna try and leave early every day this week and play hooky on friday.

Did I mention I'm excited!!!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

It's official!

He called....


We have a flight number! WOOO HOOOOO

So close to the do not disturb sign going up I can taste it!

I put the "Welcome Home Daddy" sign up in the window yesterday cuz I had no idea whe he was actually was going to show up.

I got home from work today and I was home about an hour when the doorbell rang.

I was so hoping it was gonna be the Hubby surprising me... but it was couple from next door.

The new(not so new anymore) neighbors came over. They saw the sign and offered to watch the punkin for us if we wanted to go out to dinner one night when he finally gets here.

I couldn't believe what a sweet gesture that was.

I like them.. I lucked out, I could've ended up with another crackhead.

Friday, April 4, 2008

I got Tagged.

So I got tagged by Trying for the MeMe survey.. I'm very honored.
It's my first Tag I'm it!
I am now starting to feel loved in the Blogosphere.

Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags five people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves a comment letting them know they've been tagged and to ask them to play along and to read your blog.

So here we go... about me MeMe

I was doing ten years ago:

1. Planning my wedding to my first husband
2. Working at the mall
3. Planning my wedding... that's a lot of work
4. I went to Vegas and Hawaii for vacation.
5.I have no idea what else it was forever ago

5 things on my to-do list today
(tomorrow since today is over)
1. wait for hubby to come home
2. go to jamba juice
3. work
4. commisary
5. continue to straighten the house.

5 snacks I enjoy
1. Dairy queen blizzards
2. Li Hing strawberry belts( you won't know unles you live in hawaii)
3. chocolate pudding
4. broccoli bites from bennigan's
5. dunkin donuts coffee and sugared jelly donut

5 things I would do if I were a billionaire
1. pay off my bills
2. Money for punkins college
3. Pay back my parents some of the money they have generously given me over the years(notice how I said some not all)
4. spend some money of goodies like travel, car, etc
5. If I was that rich I'd donate some to USO and/or the wounded warrior project

5 bad habits
1. I crack my knuckles.
2. I'm too sarcastic for my own good.
3. Like trying I curse alot, I'm from jersey it's expected
4. I spend to much time with my Myspace screen up.
5. I'm messy

5 places I've lived
1. Staten Island, NY
2. Central jersey
3. The sorority house at college
4. The Jersey shore
5. Hawaii ( Twice)

5 jobs I've had
1. The Disney Store
2. Guest Relations Supervisor at a water park( where I met my BFF)
3. Accessory Place- Where I met BFF2 and the hubby
4. Birkenstock shoes- I sold shoes to tourists
5. Current job -where I've been for the past 6 1/2 years.

All right now I have to tag five people and see if they will be so kind as to fill this out with their info and post it on their blog.

My 5 to Tag

1- KJ at Cabin Fever. I love this girl, she's funny and I think she was the very first blog I actually linked to on my page. She's going through very similiar things and always cracks me up.

2- Wendy at Wendy's Tiki Hut. She is here on the island with me, yet we haven't met yet. Hopefully we'll be able to rectify that soon. I love reading about her day to day life.

3-D.A.R at the student and the soldier .I just started reading her blog and she's a great read. She's witty, entertaining, a newlywed and still have time to go to law school. You go girl.

4-JLC at newlywed life... new life. I know nothing about this girl except she left me a comment this morning and she's from jersey. Good enough for me. hehe.

5-Mrs. S Sgt at Married To The Military. She is very open about her life,a great writer . She always has a lot going on in her life and still takes time to updated everyone.

Thanx guys for playing along if you got time go for it... if not. It's all good.

PS Im still waiting for hubby. sigh.

I'm a Big Loser!

Ok New Kids on the Block are on the Today show.

I was a big stupid loser face fan back in the day.

We camped out for tickets at 5 am in the freezing cold for tickets when I was 15.There was 8 of us.
We took a limo to the concert and I went in a cast with a broken ankle.
(Now that's dedication right there!)

I even wore a Joey Mcintyre pin as flare on my name tag til it "disappeared"
I swear someone took it.
Joey McIntyre
They are getting together and putting out a new record this summer.

The audience is all like 30 year old women screaming at the top of there lungs wearing their old NKOTB merch.

I almost started screaming myself, I was so giddy.
The punkin didn't appreciate them as much as I apparently did.

I realized....

If I was in Jersey.. I totally would've cut life to go see them like I did when I was 15.Is anyone else as excited about this as I am?

Apparently I'm still a big stupid loser face fan.LOL

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Best email ever.

It was short and sweet and it came from the hubby.
All it said was this...

"I'm leaving in 20 minutes"

I won't say when I got that email but let's say he should be home very soon.

I'm completely excited.
It's been a crazy week since I last posted.

I've been so tired and overworked that my boss even told me to come in late one day.
She's a kick ass chic I'm very lucky.

I just tried a test run of Hubby's fave cake and it's cooling. So we'll see how that goes.

The other night I got pulled over by the MPs at 11:25pm with the baby in the car on my way home from work because I had a expired inspection sticker. I am grateful that they didn't give me a ticket and only gave me a warning but the whole thing was just annoying.

I failed inspection because the tint on the car I bought FROM the dealer was too dark, so I failed. I was really annoyed. I haven't had time to either get in re-inspected someplace else or get the tint removed.

I got to the gate they checked my ID. They let me through the gate THEN realized I had a bad sticker. I was already driving away when they BOTH apparently jumped in there cars sped up behind me like i was crack dealer trying to escape.

1- i was doing like 20 miles an hour
2-I'm already on base.. where the hell am I gonna go.

They followed me, and pulled me over accross the street from my driveway. Like literally I could've spit out my window and hit my driveway. They woke up the kid with the flashing blue lights. It took almost 25 minutes for the newbie to learn how to right a warning to me. Basically they were bored, had nothing to do and I was a guinea pig car for the cherry private.

I was super nice cuz I don't want to get the hub in trouble but I did get a good smartass comment in AND made the MPs feel bad.

I gave him all my stuff( license, reg, the failed inspect and insurance) I didn't give him my ID I didn't even think about it. I was really pisst off at this point. After a few minutes he comes back and goes" Ma'am I forgot to ask if you had your Dependent ID with you?"

comment -Um yea, you just checked it, you let me on base didn't you? (Duh)
MP- Oh yea

**blank stare***

So then they come back and the E3 is explaining to the cherry how to write my warning. So I don't know what got said but they were like "just so you know that we gave you a warning , yada yada.. sorry."

I go... no big deal but you did wake up the baby in the with your lights. (She was wide awake at this point). They both got that look like..."oh crap we woke up the baby" I go...Here wanna say hi to her since you woke her up. .. and proceed to role down the back window.

The one MP was like .. uhh hi. She just smiled and made silly baby sound. It was really funny to see their faces.

I rolled up the window .

Then he goes.. Ok we're gonna block traffic so you can get back onto the road.
For a second I though he was being sarcastic since I was the ONLY car out and it was midnight.

But he was serious.

I said ok.. and They watched me drive like 100 feet turn the corner and PULL into my driveway. They hadn't even moved yet.

Oy vey.

Hub said we'll get the car taken care of when he gets back.

BTW Sunday will be the 4 month mark since he left.