I've been majorly slacking on computer work for the past week. If you want to know why, check the post below this one :P
But I figured I'd jump on the blog hop bandwagon. I've really missed feeling connected and in touch with you all these past couple weeks. So please sit down, stretch out and stay for a while. There are posts in a list on the left sidebar called "Popular Spouse Posts" Feel free to jump in on any of those great discussions. I LOVE posts like that and have a couple more coming up in the near future! On the right sidebar I have a list called "From Algebra Class to Army Life..." Those are the posts about how G.I. Joe and I came to be the truly awesome couple we are now. (It was quite a long journey so I'm not going to repost them here)
Lets see...about me...hmm. Well, for those who are new here's my nuttiness in shell: G.I. Joe and I got married at 19 and (a week later) he shipped out for a year in Iraq. We both still deal with some (thankfully minor) PTSD affects from that year. After that the Army decided the next two years of orders would be unaccompanied. All in all we spent the first 39 months of our 4-year marriage living apart. We have lots of excitement coming up: G.I. Joe gets out of the Guard in June and we have no idea where the Army will take us, I just finished the manuscript to my first book and our little Lucy learns new stunts and words every day.
Life is never dull in the G.I. Joe house!
A few times I've been tagged in one of those "7 things" memes so I guess now is the perfect time for that! Here are 7 you probably might not possibly know about me:
I. I love watching Hitchcock movies alone in the dark.
II. I have a crazy fear of sleeping next to doors because in my head an intruder is more likely to break in through the first floor and walk up the steps to the bedroom door. If I'm closer to a window I can get out. (This fear is probably because of too much of number 1).
III. I gave birth naturally, and without a doctor or G.I. Joe present. Despite that, and being in the worst pain of my life, it was the greatest experience ever.
IV. We didn't have a military wedding. G.I. Joe felt like the military was running every other aspect of his life so he didn't want it at our wedding. I agreed at the time because its a lot of work planning a wedding in less than 2 months, so that was one less thing to worry about. It often bugs me that military couples that don't elope or have a full-blown military wedding are treated like our weddings weren't as "beautiful" or poetic.
V. I really want to renew our vows in a military ceremony. Mainly, I want to kiss under an arch of swords and get my "Welcome to the Army, Ma'am" swat.
VI. I listen to Owl City a whole lot because they make me feel happy, grateful, excited and a little sad.
VII. The first time I spoke to G.I. Joe we were both 14 and awkward. I talked 90 miles an hour out of nervousness and he ended up walking out on me mid-sentence.