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MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

THanks again to Wife of a Sailor for starting this!

1. What characteristic about yourself has either been strengthened or weakened due to your experience as a Military Spouse?
My independence and ability to take care of everything has been stregthened. I love and adore my husband, but I have learned to do all the daily stuff on my own, while still working full time, while he’s deployed.

2. What is your favorite vacation spot and why?
Hmmmm, i really don’t know. We used to live in Savannah so to me it felt like we were almost living in a vacation for 2 years. I would love to go back there for an extended vacation 🙂

3. If you could have any fast-food restaurant in the food court on base/post what would you pick?
I don’t even know what’s available in the food court here, lol! Right now my fast food favorite, in general, is Five Guys Burgers and Fries. My mouth is watering just thinking about the bacon cheeseburger there….

4. Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We didn’t have a honeymoon. We got married on the beach at Tybee Island and then PCS’d just a few days later. After this deployment we want to visit D.C. and then in a few years we want to take an anniversary trip to Ireland.

5. If you could have any job in the world regardless of money, degree or experience, which job would you have and why?
Hmmmm, probably a photojournalist. I love photography and I would like to travel to places like Sudan, Haiti, etc to take pictures to not only show the hardships of the area but to show the beauty of the people there.

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Obama is a sleeper, really?

Still one of my faves from PunditKitchen
Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures
see Sarah Palin pictures

So apparently there are some people out there who still honestly beliveve that Obama is a sleeper in a terrorist organization. . . really? I am stumped by this because if he is then we have serious issues with our Secret Service. Obama has had a SS detail for the past 2 years, you’d think that they’d be able to pick up on something that significant. Not to mention that if he were part of Al Quada then that would mean that he’s Muslim and needs to practice his faith, which he hasn’t been doing. Part of that argument is that we don’t know that much about him. Really? Pick up a book, do some research! I have and I am happy to say that I know more about him than I have ever known about any past President. Seriously folks, do your research.

Now before anyone gets all pissy and thinks that I hate everyone who didn’t vote him, let me say that is not the case at all. One of my best friends didn’t vote for him because she disagrees with him politically, not because she thinks that he’s a sleeper. In fact, she is the one who read The Audacity of Hope and is now reading Dreams From My Father. If you didn’t vote for him because you disagree with some of his political views then fine; but to not vote for him because “he’s a sleeper” or just because he’s a Democrat is supremely ignorant in my opinion. The man has some really great ideas about how to fix the country and I hope that the country can unite in supporting him in trying to fix things.

On a personal note, I start a part time nanny gig on Monday. I am actually excited about it because the kids are darling, the parents are nice and they have a puppy that I plan to train. The pay is definitely not great but the commute is great-only 5 minutes-and hopefully I will end up getting more hours. As my hubby just said, if I get an offer for a better job then I have to take it but for now I will be a part time nanny.

TTC update-the surgery was moved from the 28th to the 29th. I hope we get some answers after the surgery.

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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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