Annnnnd, I'm Back

Tap, Tap-- is this thing on? I would be surprised if anyone was out there still-but never the less, I am back from hiatus. Possibly with a little less disdain for my current situation than previously indicated. Yes, I still have two jobs-but I actually like my new job. It's not perfect, I am still working nights, but the people are nice and I am feeling a little more challenged and not so useless. I recently found out that I have officially gained 24 lbs since arriving in Hawaii-- EPIC FAIL! Please feel free to shout "beached whale" if you see me at the beach. Being this large definitely sucks. On a positive note, the Hubbie's pay is corrected. Which is good, cause I am gonna have to buy some new threads to fit my wide load. Since my last blog we have had a couple of friends from the mainland visit, as well as my SIL. (more about her wackiness later) It's always good to feel some mainland love! I miss my peeps!
Next week will be just as busy as ever sadly. I am working the next two nights in a row at the icky job-UGH! And we are preparing for a special visit from Japan. My husband's unit has sponsored a orphanage in Osaka, Japan since the end of WWII. It is tradition that the orphanage select four kids every year to send to Hawaii on a goodwill tour. Two boys, two girls somewhere between 11-13 years old. Usually four families from the unit are selected to have the set of boys or the set of girls stay with them for one week each. Since my son is 11 and close in age to the orphans we were selected to host them for one week. So next Tuesday we will be picking up our new Japanese friends from HNL. Apparently this is a semi big deal and there will be a ton of press and what not there to welcome these kids. I have been told to be prepared to answer and few questions and have my photo taken..... scccccrrrrrreeeeeeeecccchhhh-HALT! Can I remind you I have recently packed on a good amount of weight and that despite my best efforts I still look like I am preparing for hibernation?!?!?!?!?!? Photos like this? In the newspaper? Ahhhh, man.. this orphan stuff is going to much worse than I expected. Can't we jut take em to the beach and BBQ some hot dogs with kids without the photo op? Have I mentioned I also curse more than any officer's wife should and I have a tendency to snort when I laugh? This should make for some interesting press. Oh well, hopefully we can show the kids a good time. According to their bios they are "obedient" but have bed wetting tendencies .. eek! Break out the plastic sheets! And did I mention they don't speak English? And shockingly I don't speak any Japanese (does ordering sushi and Asahi beer count?)
So in conclusion-- I am back! I should have some pretty wacky blogs after next weekend, so you might wanna stay posted.


Attitude Adjustment Needed

The last few weeks have been rocky. Blogger block has really set in too, so I haven't had an outlet to vent my silly frustrations and that has definitely made matters worse. It's all ended up dumped on my mostly innocent family. (mostly is the key word there) Epic, I mean EPIC fail on my part-I have been ugly on the inside and out. My issues really are just about as pathetic as it gets, I admit it-there are many worse things that could happen to me. What it really boils down to is the sheer quantity of hits I have been taking not necessarily the quality. So here goes a monster rant -get ready it's a doozy. I'm working entirely too much, I never see my kids and my husband. Last week I worked 4 shifts from 1900-0730. When I am home I am so dropped dead tired from being up all night I usually fall asleep still in scrubs at the kitchen table in a failed attempt to catch up with my kids. I have gained a whopping 15lbs since I arrived in Hawaii and I can't even stay awake long enough to think about working out. Don't even get me started on the sad state of affairs my household is in. There really is a couch under all that laundry, I swear. The Army has failed to pay us correctly in 3 months now, in fact our paycheck on Friday will be all of $26.00. Our once healthy savings account is now looking Ethiopian. I need my eyebrows done, I need a hair cut, I need a pedicure-- I need some sanity. And here is what is really messing with my head--we have friends who happen to live across the street from us. They arrived in Hawaii a week before us, she is active duty and he is an RN. They have a daughter who is close in age to our son's age. Nice people. They seem happy as puppies here. God bless them-they are loving life in Hawaii. Every time we see them it's like life just gets better and better for them. WTF? WTF? Seriously, what's the deal people? What am I missing here? It's not that I am jealous, really. I have always maintained the theory it's much better to have happy successful friends than friends that are well, losers. So I am truly happy that they are happy. I am developing a serious complex here though-what the hell is wrong with me that I just can't pull myself up outta this funk and enjoy what I DO have? They seem to be doing this quite easily. I am sure that these dear people have bad days too-- so why am I harping on the negative and not thriving on the positive? Why am I letting life beat me down while these guys are managing to live in the moment? I have lost my perpetual ability to look at the bright side and it sucks. I need a serious attitude adjustment.


My Baby Daddy

Happy Father's Day to my best friend. Love you Poones.



The break-neck pace of our hectic life is really catching up with me. I am working two jobs now, not sure why I thought a second hospital would somehow curb my current hatred for my career-but let's just say if I work the hours I kinda think you should pay me. The LT is working some serious hours too. By the way- did anyone know that the word "Lieutenant" actually translates to "over worked under paid go to guy for every little detail no one else in the unit wants to take care of"? The kiddos are demanding as ever. Breaking point was 2 AM this morning when the LT stepped in doggie poo and it wasn't in a solid state. Early morning visit to the vet, where after a very nice Vet took very good care of my poor 15 year old dog I spent the money the new hospital forgot to pay me. This is the first weekend in many weekends that we do not have an early morning sporting event planned-we do however have a date with Elmo. We are taking the small spoiled one to see Sesame Street Live-- what are the chances they will serve cocktails at the show? And let's just conclude this rant with this thought-Hawaii is only paradise when you are here on vacation. My idea of paradise does not include two full time jobs, wrestling/football practices everyday and a two year old who is strongly resistant to the idea of bedtime. I do have Mai Tai mix in the fridge-there is a pity party brewing, everyone is welcome.


Future Laker Girl

Go Lakers!! Beat Boston!


True Story in a Run-On Sentence

To make the story short lets just say I really don't want to discuss why Hawaii makes it's citizens carry a permit for concealed weapons while I am at the playground with my 2 year old and no, it does not bother me that my daughter doesn't know how to use a gun and finally, strange lady at the park that I have never seen in my life can you please wipe the white liquid from the corner of your mouth before you try to "educate" me on why liberalism is killing our country.
True story-I can't make this stuff up.


Flash Back Friday

In honor of my baby girl who turned two this week.

Our first photo together. June 8th, 2008
She is about 10 minutes old here and I was already in love.

Flash forward...

She is two now-- all grown up. She can count to 25, say her ABC's, sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and do a forward roll. She likes to twirl. She is Elmo's biggest fan. She loves her brother. She has stolen everyone's heart and it all started with our first photo together.