Thursday, September 30, 2010

Goals for the Next Deployment

That's right.
I'm making a list [big surprise].
Things I want to do while Nick is deployed... to cope with the deployment and just because I have more "freedom" so to speak because I have only free time with no job and no husband home to spend time with.

  1. Find stuff to do in the surrounding area that we haven't done before. EXPLORE.
  2. Get through the 30-Day Shred..if I don't like it...P90X...or both. So...get my azz in shape for when Nick gets home.
  3. Drink more water. No soda.
  4. KEEP my cleaning schedule.
  5. Organize all of the basement and get rid of anything that is get-riddable.
  6. Find a place to get rid of the junk in the garage [the broken appliances].
  7. Read as many books as possible and watch all the movies Nick doesn't want to watch.
  8. Try and get my natural hair color no dying my hair crazy colors.
I had many more, but my brain is crapping out on me.

On a side note, I'm pretty much flipping out in my brain. Seriously. I hate the weeks before deployments and I hate the last weeks of deployment. They are the absolute hardest for me. CRAZY.

Also, I absolutely LOVE Kathy Griffin. A LOT. A LOT. A LOT. I got done reading her book and coincidentally Bravo was playing some of her standup specials. I recorded that shit. I'm watching the last recording "Kathy Griffin : She'll Cut a Bitch" - she's seriously FREAKING hilarious!!

And...the best part of my day today was that I got to speak to half of the sweetest, most awesomest, bestest married couple in the world. The lovely Mrs. was catching a bath because the whole family has gotten a chest cold [feel better soon!!!], so I got to talk to J.R. and pretty much talk about Nick getting screwed over and his upcoming deployment, and Benny's tonsillectomy and Zac's crazy eyes! And for those of you who don't personally know the Akins...they are our BESTEST friends who moved to Germany and we miss them like NO OTHER. ((HI JAIME!!!! - she just started a blog today))'m totally insane today. I swear my brain has gone wonky.
Random Fact About Me #8: I didn't take a shower until I was in 6th grade. My house that I grew up in was incredibly old and only had a bathtub. The old style that are on little legs off the floor. Yeah...imagine that? I take showers now, but I really miss taking baths. Our stupid bathroom plungy thing is broken :/

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

No, September! Please stay!

Urghhhhh! I cannot stress enough how I want October to go AWAY! Please do not come! Or pass! Or anything, just go away! :/

I'm starting to get in that anxious pre-deployment bawling stage and I hate it. I feel like it's the stupidest thing in the whole wide world. All I can think about is bringing Nick to the hangar and leaving  AND  how much I'm afraid of him dying. UGHHHHHHH. Seriously. What person sits and thinks that all day for like months? Me. Sarah. An Army wife. :(

I'm going through hundreds of recipes right now on Cafemom because I have to hit my homework hard when the kids nap. Like REALLY hard. I'm a day behind in Mass Communications. Well, not a day behind actually, just a day behind where I would like to be so I have my weekend freed up.

The kids woke me up at 7:30a this morning. Upstairs. And get this! They didn't mess with ANYTHING. They were up here reading their books?!?! These kids are insane.

I just got done putting the spaghetti sauce into the crockpot to simmer for HOURS. NOM NOM NOM. I haven't eaten anything this morning so I'm super freaking hungry. If you would like to know what I'm cooking, go ahead and check it out :) HERE  I'm also making Cheesy Garlic Pull-aparts with dinner. You can find that recipe HERE :) I'm making Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken tomorrow. It should be super yummy :)

Ugh. Now I'm hungry again.

Random Fact About Me #7: I type very fast and I know where all the symbols are and I actually use the right fingers for them and do it all without looking :P

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Drama Llamas

Why does it seem like you cannot make friends as in...everyone has to be a drama llama two-faced asshat. It urks me to no end. I knew there was a good reason why I don't like making new friends. It also seems that I have NO luck with making friends with younger people, close to my age. I have to have friends that are closer to 30. I'm not sure if I should feel "old" for my age, or just plain mature for my age. I cannot take dealing with all the high school drama bullshit. And of course, C. Co. is full of it.

Today is the day that I met Nick six years ago :)

Random Fact About Me #6: My left hand ring size is a 5 and my right is a 5.5.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


I'm super tired this morning. I got an email about financial aid stuff. Like for next semester my financial aid stuff has to be turned in by Oct 25 or something. I don't even know what's going on. All I know is that it greatly hurts my brain.

I just ordered Beauty and the Beast for Christmas for Cami. It won't be here til end of November. I still don't know what all we are getting everyone for Christmas. I think Zhu Zhu pets for Cami and a VTech Princess computer (like Matthew's Lightning McQueen one). And then Leapster 2 for Matthew with 2 games and Pixar Short Films. Maybe something else as well like a Cars scene set. I know they have a Mater the Greater set.

Hmm. I don't even know what I want for Christmas.. I never do. :/ I don't even really want anything. Maybe a new griddle - LOL. Mine crapped out on me and made me super freakin mad. Not even a month or two after getting it. Ughhhhhh I'm tired.

I should check if my teacher graded my paper...betcha she failed me on it. :/

Random Fact About Me #5: Sometimes I think I'm partly insomniac. I have such a hard time falling asleep.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Freshman Comp sucks Donkey Balls.

I'm not even joking.

So I had to choose a topic from a list of topics for the class's research paper. I decided to go with police corruption. I turned in my paragraph and questions I hoped to answer about it. My teacher grades it and tells me that I need to choose a new topic because police corruption is more of a social topic than an academic one.

So I was a little bit teed off about this. It was a topic on her list...why put it on the list if you are gonna say NO you cannot write about that?????

Then I decided let me find something that would be purely definitions. Addiction. My questions were what is addiction? How many people are affected by addiction? What different types of addiction are there? I waited nearly two weeks for her to tell me if it was okay and what does she's too SPECULATIVE?! To proceed with caution. Which means...I'm going to fail your paper. WTFWTFWTFWTF. There is NOTHING to speculate on WHAT is addiction! There is nothing to SPECULATE on the types of addictions (substance, behavioral, etc.).


I had another paper that was a cause/effect paper. I chose the topic "choose a decision that you made that changed your life" - I chose the choice to stop using birth control and wrote about how it affected my life. She gave me a 70/100 but only because I write well. I apparently "told a story" - let me tell you something right now. It's going to SOUND like a story when it's a personal recollection, however, IT WASN'T written like a story. HOLY SHIT.

I am going to botch my 4.0 GPA on this stupid CLASS because of a DUMBASS teacher. I'm so angry right now. I told my mom yesterday that she knows how much I hate (absolutely DESPISE) making B's. I'm LUCKY if I make a B in this class :/

Monday, September 20, 2010


The last weekend has been SO busy!

Saturday was mandatory fun day at batallion. Then we had a cookout at our house which was super fun.

Sunday was the Taylor's cookout.

Today, Nick has the day off because he HAD to be at work on Saturday. He was woken up early to go deal with drama at the barracks and then ran to Guthrie to get prescriptions for Matthew and me. Then he went to Clark Hall to get CYS paperwork.

I decided to call up the vet and NO ONE answered so I ended up just taking Bella in as a walk-in to get shots and microchipped. She did SO well. I swear that she is the best cat in the whole world!! There were at least a dozen dogs around and she was just fine! When I let her out of the crate back in the room, she didn't freak at all. She was sooo calm! She had 2 shots and then they did the microchipping. She didn't even FLINCH. Nothing. She is an AWESOME cat. I love her. A TON! Seriously..she's amazing.

I made Buffalo Chicken soup for dinner. It was also amazing.

And now I'm writing my paper and taking breaks to sing with the Fresh Beat Band and play some Heart Gold. :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010


AHH! So weird to be 22. I don't feel like I am 22.

So...I got to talk to my grandma today :) I never really get to and it was so nice to talk to her! I have had many many birthday wishes and to everyone who has wished me a happy birthday - THANK YOU :)

Let's see here...NY has to be lame and it's so shitty today. Cold and rainy. I guess that Matthew is just too heavy for me to lift because I pulled a muscle in my back yesterday lifting him into the cart at Target :( It is hurting really bad! The cat woke me up at like 3am jumping onto the window ledge and meowing LOUDLY because she's in heat :/ I've been super clumsy today :( Ohhh.

I got Pokemon Heart Gold for a present and it is AMAZING so far. I <3 Pokemon. I mean, who doesn't? :)

I'm hoping to make my birthday cake - it's carrot cake! And post 3 new recipes on my blog tonight :)
That is all. 

Random Fact About Me #4: When I was little, I was incredibly self-conscious about my nose (because of my scar from the two surgeries I had on it). I've kind of grown into it and learned to love the imperfections of it.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Grumbly in my Tumbly.

I'm sooo hungry. I'm getting ready to put the kids down for a nap and then I'm gonna pig out on who knows what.

Today I brought the toy organizer shelf/bucket thing back upstairs. The little bucket wasn't cutting it anymore.

We watched Aladdin and Meet the Robinsons this morning :) Very cute movies. I forgot how much I love Aladdin.

I really need to get rid of these fleas. They are eating poor little Cami up :(

Uhm...I'm totally uneventful today.

I made hamburger pizza last night. Haven't had it in years.

We're going out tonight to Target and Friendly's :)) Because tomorrow is my birthday! w00t.
So...Random Fact About Me #2: I'm one of those incredibly paranoid moms. Like I freak about EVERYTHING. My poor kids are going to hate me one day :(

Random Fact About Me #3: I love pumpkin flavored anything. Coffee, cheesecake, pudding, pie!! LOVE IT.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Purple & Gold

I didn't even realize football season started tonight! But you best believe that I am WATCHING!! Minnesota vs. New Orleans. 

And let me tell you...
1) Brett Favre SUCKS. Retire, geezer.
2) Referees...what the frick is this shit? Are you really trying to flag EVERY freakin' play???
3) Brett Favre SUCKS.

I am also very much enjoying some chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.
I'd also very much enjoy if my husband would stop watching stupid videos on his computer and make me turn the football game up.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Behind the clouds, the sun is shining!

^^^Good ole Brad Paisley singing in "Mater & the Ghost Light" :)

So I didn't write yesterday - because I'm a lame-o and super tired. I was also very swamped with writing an observational essay...that kind of sucked nuts. I didn't do any homework today, although I am planning on it.

I don't remember if I mentioned in the last blog..but we have gnats EVERYWHERE! I hate gnats. I must've killed 30 yesterday and there are still 4 or 5 in the house. We did some massive cleaning last night too. Vacuumed and dusted and dishes and what not. I also gave Bella a bath. She has fleas again. I guess every animal got them except the pigs at Mimi's house. I'm hoping that one bath will do it. But I don't know for sure.

Today I just kind of lazied around for the whole day. I've been doing a lot of organizing on my computer. It just got super sloppy while we were in Knoxville. I broke out my external harddrive and sorted my pictures (which took hours).

I made Skyline Chili for dinner - let me tell you, never felt so pressured to perfect something in my life. It's like making the same recipe as someone's mom and hoping to GOD you don't screw it up. I nailed it! I was excited. The kids didn't like it. I don't either but I still ate it. It's not awful. Just not one of my favorites. I wouldn't CHOOSE to eat it if I had to. But Nick loves it and he missed out on it at his Granny' I made him some. :) I have to get the recipes up on my blog asap! I am just slacking all around.

I registered for my next session in the semester: General Geology, Geology Lab and Intro to Psychology. Nick will be deployed by then, so I will want something to keep me busy.

These blogs are always so freakin' random...I'm getting a new phone!! w00t. I've had this one for 2 years come mid October! I'm getting the same one as Nick's momma. Purple Samsung Strive. I also got a $5 case thing for it.

Oye. That is all for today. My head is in a scramble. I swear. :/