Friday, July 23, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 9

Emotional: Better than last week. I'm channeling anger and frustration into exercising so I've been cool as a cucumber for the most part.

Physical: Holy crap I've never exercised so much in my life! I met with a trainer last week and have been working out 4-5 times a week. I tried two classes on base: Zumba Tone and Spinning. The zumba was a lot of fun but very difficult considering the gym had a broken a/c. I tried spinning after I'd already worked out with my trainer because she teaches it...I wanted to die. It's hard. Phew...will probably try it again next week.

Communication: Kind of crappy. I only got one email this week and it was all about Floyd. Great.

What's something fun you did this week: I had dinner at Heather's with her and her parents. She made this awesome quinoa and veggie salad and eggplant wrap thing which was super good. Last night Heather, Amanda, Tonya and I went to the aquarium for Cocktails with the Whales. Good food, drinks, and people!

What are you looking forward to next week: Hopefully one of my friends is coming from NY to visit for a couple of days. I'm also going with Sam to get pedicures at her mom's salon. Oh, and the murder mystery dinner train ride on Friday!

What made you happy this week: Hmm...Oh, rain!!! It's been so nice to have some rain.

What made you sad/mad this week: The scale is refusing to budge despite my best efforts. I'm telling my doc on Monday to start drawing blood and test me for whatever she thinks could be wrong.

What do you miss the most: Sex. that point now.

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Floyd is a pain in my ass. I took him to the dog park yesterday and he found a mud lake behind a bunch of stuff and wouldn't get out of it. I had to clean the car, him, and myself when we got home. I'm pretty sure Floyd will be our one and only dog.

Pictures from this week: Here are two pics from Cocktails with the Whales at the aquarium last night. Those are belugatinis we were drinking :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 8

Emotional: Hmmm...well I was doing pretty well til the schedule changed. So now I've decided to just pretend that it didn't as best as I can. We also found out that Jimmy's uncle has cancer so more bad news and I feel awful for my husband because he can't call his aunt/uncle for a while. Life events and the Navy never seem to work hand in hand.

Physical: Pretty good! I went to the doctor about my eye and found out it was a sty so no big deal. I met with a personal trainer on base and so I'll be doing more exercising, and I lost another 1.5. Slow and steady.

Communication: As best as it can be right now. I'm grateful that I'm still getting emails because you never know when they go on mission and stop transmitting. I'll take all I can get right now

What's something fun you did this week: I spent all day Wednesday in Providence shopping with Heather. I found this awesome skin/hair/beauty store called Lush and I got to go to Sephora which is always a treat. I went to see movie I've seen in years. Yesterday I went with Joe, Sam, Josh, Savannah, and Joe's Mom to Stonington Vineyards for a wine/food festival. I had a great time drinking and laughing with good friends.

What are you looking forward to next week: Getting my hair cut, cocktails with the whales at the aquarium, and going to a small get together.

What made you happy this week: Getting an A in psychology and a B+ in my arthurian lit. classes that I took last month. Glad all the hard work paid off.

What made you sad/mad this week: Probably schedule changes. Lame. Totally lame.

What do you miss the most: Doing all this fun stuff without my husband. I know he would have really enjoyed the wine festival yesterday.

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Both obnoxious and shedding

Pictures from this week: Here are two from the festival yesterday!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 7

Emotional: Pretty good. Saying goodbye to Jimmy via skype kind of blew...but, what can you do? My brain hurt after writing all of my papers last weekend..but those are over and my online class is starting and it looks to be a cake walk.

Physical: I was doing ok. I only lost a pound but at least it is something. I plan on going to the gym this week since i have oodles of free time but that is after I pay a trip to the doc tomorrow. I woke up with my left eye swollen and it hurts like a mofo. So it's either pink eye or some problem with my tear duct...sweet!

Communication: Not that great since he went back out to sea. I got my first email from him today and I'm sure I won't get many more cause they'll be busy doing secret submarine crap.

What's something fun you did this week: I went to the fireworks at Sailfest with Heather last night. Probably the best display I have ever seen. We had a good time people watching.

What are you looking forward to next week: NOT driving to New Britain. Other than that..I am free to do whatever. I think i might try to meet with a personal trainer on base or try one of the exercise classes.

What made you happy this week: Buying new flowers and seeing that I FINALLY have a baby tomato growing. It really doesn't take much to make me happy.

What made you sad/mad this week: husband trying to skype me after he had a few. I refuse to talk to him when he's drunk. So, he set his alarm for 4am and called me when he got sober. Oh, and not being able to get into the doctor's today because it's Sunday and the clinic isn't open. And crying while watching Bethenny Getting Married...I'm a loser who misses her husband.

What do you miss the most: Having some help around here! Seriously..pulling weeds is a two person job!

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Layla has been refusing to come in at night so she has slept outside last night because I refused to chase after her..HA! I just bought Floyd a spill proof water bowl...I'm sick of cleaning up after his splash-a-thons

Pictures from this week: None cause my internet connection is a piece of crap...grr

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


So I'm skyping with the husband last night and we get on the subject of hookers since there are plenty of them in Bahrain. Mostly, I ask if he's seen "me-love-you-long-time" since being back there (my nickname for this hooker who kept staring him up and down when we were at a club in Bahrain during last deployment). He laughs and says no. Last night I asked if any of the single guys were living it up and getting hookers. He said he only heard of a few guys who got hookers. I reply with, "they're single right?" to which he says, uhhh no, one guy has someone. SERIOUSLY??? This just makes me so mad and of course he wouldn't tell me who it is (tho I doubt it's anyone I'm friends with) because he knows I would do something about it. This whole stupid not spilling the beans crap they have doesn't work anyway. People always find out. It just really upsets me that some poor girl is sitting here writing love letters and taking care of the home while her husband/significant other is DELIBERATELY spending money for sex. It's not like it was an unplanned, drunken's intentional!! I swear the Navy brings out the worst in a lot of these guys..and some of the women too. Stuff like that just really makes me sick and wish he had a normal civilian job and wasn't involved with these people or situations.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 6

Emotional: Not the best week, between school finishing (I'm still writing papers) and some external situations, but I have a awesome friends and family that drag me away from life, even for a moment.

Physical: Better...I started going to WW meetings this week and was welcomed into a room of mostly Grandmas who were pretty freakin hilarious and very supportive. I'm quickly finding that I don't think i was getting enough calories..but we will see when I weigh in next week. If I haven't lost anything, then I plan on getting a plethora of blood tests when I go to the doctors in a few weeks

Communication: Jimmy has been pretty consistent with the skyping, but the internet connection throughout Bahrain is pretty crappy. It makes his face all pixelated. That and we are on our 3rd pair of headphones/mic that aren't working with his laptop. Hopefully he will fiddle with them some more because talking to him in a bar is kind of difficult when I can hear everything in the background

What's something fun you did this week: I went to Block Island yesterday with Heather and it was exactly what I needed. We took the ferry over, drank a bit, rode mopeds, and ate good food! I have no idea why I haven't gone here sooner! Heather is great to remind me to get out and do stuff besides homework.

What are you looking forward to next week: Hmmm...I would say starting my new class but I'm still burnt out from these two. So, I am looking forward to handing in my psych paper tomorrow!

What made you happy this week: Fun in the sun!

What made you sad/mad this week: A whole mess of stuff that i don't have the energy/nor privacy settings to get into.

What do you miss the most: Living a normal of deployments.

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Good! Hanging outside as usual.

Pictures from this week: