May 25, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday

It' s time for Follow Me Back Tuesday. Head on over to Survey Junkie,Little Yaya's,Review Retreat, and Boobies,Babies,& a Blog, to link-up. It's a really fun, and simple way to meet new blog friends and followers.

May 21, 2010

CVS Money-Maker!

This week, at CVS Pharmacy, when you purchase Physician's Formula Mineral Powder you earn a $5.00 ECB. I searched the 75% off clearance rack and found this.

I paid $3.84 out-of-pocket,or ECBs, and earned a $5.00 ECB-making this a savings of $11.55 on the make-up and a $1.16 money-maker!

May 17, 2010

Married to the Military Monday

So, it's been a little while since I posted. I have been feeling rather "sluggish," lately. I've been a bit down. Although, I have much to do, and nothing is waiting for me to catch up. Instead, things continue to pile up on me. Anyway, let's talk about the military.

The Good- We had the ship's picnic this week. It went surprisingly well. Of course, y'all know it wasn't the best food to eat, but it was free. The best part is that my Sailor got to have a short day at work. Wait... we spent the rest of the day running his errands that have been neglected due to his work schedule. Oh, well...we were still together.

The Bad- Well, the bad part about this week was packing my Sailors bags for another long trip. Packing his bags wasn't necessarily the bad part. In fact, I like doing things like that for him. It makes me feel like I am indeed a part of the military, and it's a gesture I do out of love for my husband. The bad part is letting him go again. Although he has had extremely long hours at work over the past few months; he has been home sleeping in our bed more often than not at all. So, I wasn't prepared for this again. You can never be prepared for leaving. My head just does not get along with my heart when I have to let him go.

I'll give you a little bit of Ugly this week- There are some members of our FRG (Family Readiness Group) that are just plain FAKE! I cannot stand it when a person pretends to be someone that they're not. Some of the ladies in the FRG group are nice to your face, and they gossip behind your back. There are a close knit group of leaders that go out to eat together and use the FRG funds for their own personal use. Luckily, most of these people will be leaving soon. Hopefully, some of us other spouses can step up to the plate and make the FRG meetings a lot better in the not so distant future. Some people really make it hard to be a Christian.

May 7, 2010

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive


Join me on Saturday, May 8th for Stamp Out Hunger — the nation's largest annual single-day food drive! The more people who help, the more successful we'll be, so forward this to your friends, too.
To learn more, tell a friend or download materials to promote this cause, visit:
On Saturday, May 8th, letter carriers in more than 10,000 communities will collect food items and deliver them to local food banks to help some of the millions of Americans, including an estimated 16.7 million children, who face hunger every day.

Since 1993, families have donated nearly 1 billion pounds of food to Stamp Out Hunger. You can help make this year our most successful ever.

Simply place bags filled with nonperishable food items like canned meats, fish, soup, juice and vegetables, and pasta, cereal and rice next to your mailbox on Saturday, May 8th.

Your letter carrier will pick up the bags and deliver them to your local food bank.

**Please do not include items that have expired or are in glass containers.**

May 3, 2010

Married to the Military Monday

This week, in Married to the Military Monday, I'll be telling you about last week. You see, I had every intention of starting this last week. So, without further ado; here is the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The good thing about this past week was the 'No Dough' Dinner Every two weeks the USO has some organization, such as the Lions Club,or a company host what is labeled as 'No Dough' Dinner. It is a free dinner for the military member and their families. Sometimes you get lucky and Papa John's Pizza has hosted the dinner. Other times, there's delicious barbecue from a local restaurant. Then, there are times when the food is served and it's not so good...think beans dumped straight out of the can into a pot and simply heated. Then, you just head to the salad table and fill up there, or grab you some goodies from the dessert table. Either way, I don't complain. It's free food and I always look at it as my evening off. 'No Dough' Dinner helps tremendously with my menu planning.

Well, onto the bad/sad part of Married to the Military Monday. Unfortunately, my husband missed yet another birthday of mine this year. He's spent one birthday out of the last 5 with me. That makes me sad. I have heard time and time again that birthdays don't matter after you get older. I have thought that way in the past myself. After I gave myself to God I realized that every birthday is a blessing. I don't expect fancy things for my birthday, but I would like to spend my birthday with my husband. Next year's not looking like a good time to do that either. It wouldn't be so bad But, Valentine's Day, our Anniversary, and my birthday fall in that order, and he made none of those dates this year, or last. I'll keep you posted...(c:

So,out of fun, I promised you the ugly this time too...Well, to leave it at a minimum I'll tell you this...I visited the ship to have dinner with my husband after church the Sunday before last.(He was on duty.) Some of those guys are just not nice. My family and I were trying to spend time with my husband, but kept getting rudely interrupted. I understand that my husband has a job to perform, but their demands were above and beyond my husband's call of duty. They were asking him to do things that would make them and their spouses comfortable. (i.e. "I have my wife over here with me...could you play us a the way we decided we don't like that movie...put another one on...") Yes, my husband is in charge of the movie system, but his job is not to please you and your spouses while you try to have a date night on the ship...and good grief...use your polite words, don't just walk in here like you own the place.

So, that's all for this weeks issue of Married to the Military Monday. Join me again next week. (c: