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So much to blog, so little time

First of all, I hate not having a working computer at home. Seriously, it bugs me to death.  My iPhone works for most things but it terribly inefficient for blogging.  So here I sit at the on post computer lab, praying that this computer doesn’t crap out on me while I type.

Personal life update:  We are still not pregnant.  Since this was my last month on the Metformin and Femara my doctor has scheduled me for laparpscopic surgery on the 28th of this month.  I will be under general anesthesia and the doctor will insert a scope to check out everything and fix any cysts, fibroids, scar tissue or endometriosis that he finds.  Hubby is of course going with me and plans to take the day off to take care of me.  Apparently I will need about 5 days to recover so it’s guess it’s a good thing that I am not working right now.  As much as I don’t want the dr to find anything seriously wrong, I would like to have some answers.  Next month will be 2 yrs that we have been TTC and it’s getting frustrating-more so for me than for P. He is the eternal optimist and manages to make me smile every month when I am in tears because we are not yet pregnant.  I swear that he is a saint.

Work update: Still not working but am diligently applying for on post jobs.  I don’t mind being a housewife but we really need the income.  We just paid off 2 more credit cards this month (woohoo) but we have several more to pay.  Not to mention that we are about to buy a couch (ours is NASTY) and we need a new computer.  P has reenlisted and it looks like we are going to be lifers in the Army.  Though this lifestyle is not for everyone, it is definitely for us.  P loved being a soldier and I love seeing him happy.  Plus I like the idea of moving every few years and meeting new people.  I also enjoy the job security and the insurance benefits.  I know that many people bitch about TriCare but my experiences with TriCare and with Army drs have been positive thus far. . . I hope that it stays that way.

Well, January 20th is almost upon us and I am super excited.  I believe that I will buy some champagne to celebrate the occasion.  Any one who has known me for awhile knows that I have never voted for a main political party member for President.  Over the years I have been very disenfranchised with politics, the Electoral College (Gore should’ve won damnit) and the 2 party system in general.  This is the first time in my adult life that I have felt hopeful and inspired because of a President.  His book has solidified to me that he is actually an honest politician *gasp*.  Now, I am not one who believes that he is perfect nor do I believe that he can change our country in a flash but I do believe that he wants change and that he will fight for change.

What amazes me most is how some Republicans (not you, Em) are acting like having him as President is the end of the world and he’s not even taken office yet.  Give the man a chance, folks.  I didn’t want Bush in office for a first or a second term but sheesh, I gave him a chance.  For the first term I thought that maybe I was wrong and he would do good for our country.  For his second term I thought that maybe he’d learned some lessons and would improve.  I was wrong but I don’t think that he’s the devil, the anti-christ or some horrible person.  I think that he was a man ill equipped to lead a country and that he made some bad decisions.  I also think that he has an ego the size of his home state which probably increased his issues in office.  Anyway, the point of all this rambling is that I wish that these Republicans (again, not you, Em b/c you rock) would actually read his book and give him a chance.  The man has some pretty damn good ideas.

Another thing that bugs me is how people call him a Socialist, like it’s equal to being Satan. Seriously???  People, what is wrong with wanting to help our fellow man?  Didn’t Jesus once command a man to sell all of his possessions and give the money to the poor?  Sounds kind of Socialist to me.  I took an online survey/quiz thing during election time and found that I am Socialist. . . not a big surprise.   I am not necessarily saying that we should have a socialist country but I think that if citizens focused more on the good of the whole rather than the good of the individual then maybe things like the mortgage crisis, collapse of Wall Street and the collapse of the automakers would not have happened.

Oh yeah, one more thing that bugs me is how some Republicans have made remarks about Obama closing Gitmo and how he’s going to just let all those terrorists run free.  First of all, not all of them are terrorists.  As I explained to the hubby the other night, I could locked up in Gitmo as a “terrorist” if someone falsely reported me.  I have also joked that I am probably on some watch list for a few emails and petitions that I sent to the White House over the past 8 yrs.  (On an extreme side note, the soldier 2 seats to my right keeps making very weird grunting noises at the computer.  It’s distracting!).  Back to the point, McCain also talked about closing Gitmo but none of those Republicans said a word about that did they? Double standards. . . gotta love America.

Personally, I will state again that I am excited for change.  I am excited to have a President that I believe in and that inspires me.  I am excited to see what positive changes will happen in the military-love that the First Lady’s pet project is military families and improving our lives-and in my life.  I am excited to have a President who has worked in the economically challenged neighborhoods of Chicago and who I feel actually understands what the middle and lower class go through on a regular basis.  After the last 8 years I am excited to see what positives will occur in the next four years.  IMO, it can’t get much worse.

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Reflections on the past year and looking forward to change

It’s time for change both here in America and in my own little world.  It’s been time for change for awhile but now I finally feel that I have the direction and the experience to change.  I know what I want and I know, at least in part, how to get it. . . at least in my own little world.

My first change was to change my blog from Blogger to here.  I have uploaded all of my previous blogs but I feel like they were too focused on me and while I want this blog to focus on me, I also want to shed light on some of the things that I feel need changing in this world.  I have been a closeted liberal for yrs due to my upbringing and living in the South. I come from a conservative, religious Republican family and am now married to a soldier so being liberal can be difficult.  During the past election I was ridiculed and blasted by some fellow military wives and some fellow Christians because I voted for Obama.  I was basically told that I was going to hell and one former friend even siad that I could not be Democrat and Christian.  I guess I missed the memo about Republicans being divinely appointed by God.  I found that the more people blasted me for my vote, the more I defended my vote and my beliefs-something I really haven’t had to do in years. I am now on fire about changing the workd again.  I haven’t felt this way since I was in graduate school learning to be a social worker and I like, no I love this feeling.  What makes it better is that my husband is on board to change too.

Our first changes will begin at home.  We are giving up MSG, aspartame, saccharin, most processed foods and meat that is not organic. In a bigger city these changes would be somewhat easy but living in a podunk town will definitely make these changes challenging.  We also want to recycle but we have yet to find a convenient way to do that.  I think that we will end up buying extra trashcans to use a separaters and then drive on post to recycle.  I also plan to work diligently to get a job on post so that I am not polluting the air by driving 30-80 minutes to work each day. We are committed to living a greener and healthier life.

My next change will come with me actually working toward a purposeful life.  I currently work in a job that I don’t like and I want to get back to working in a job that I DO like.  I am working for a for profit agency and I have decided that I actually belong in the non-profit world.  I am sick of the differences in how people are treated depending on what insurance they have.  I want to get back to working with children in some capacity. . . that brought me true joy and purpose.

I also want to improve my spiritual health.  I have begun reading the Green Bible and it has renewed my interest in religion and personal spirituality.  I pray and such but I need to truly study the Bible again and remember that I do actually enjoy church and the Bible.

I will get back into photography full force during 2009.  That will involve either fixing our current computer or buying a new one so that I can edit and possibly sell pics but damn it, I’m doing it. I love photography and I miss it.  Though Leesville is definitely not the prettiest place on earth surely I can find some things worth photographing.

Lastly, at least for now, I want to bring awareness to world issues through this blog. There are many causes that I am passionate about and I want other people to be passionate about them as well.  So readers, get prepared to read about Darfur, global warming, animal rights, human trafficking, pit bulls, etc.  Of course I will also write about military life, infertility and light hearted things but definitely plan to read about important issues, too.

There might be more to come tonight but for now Christmas leftovers are calling my name.

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