Saturday, March 30, 2013

Barnes Review, Todays Top Headlines!

Today's top Headlines

Cookie Dealer, Has put in her resignation!

As the weeks tick down to the final Girl Scout cookie sales. We ask ourselves have there been enough sugar highs in her neighborhood to keep the people happy. If the answer is No, act now before it is to late!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Mommy is on strike today!

There are dishes in the sink, and laundry to be done. You see mommy misses daddy. Day 108 was not starting out looking like very much fun. Mommy made a choice right then and there. This day was not a work day, things could be left undone.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Just for fun! (Me simply being silly)

MOB(Main operating Base), i.e. Home-front Evaluation!

All preliminary data is pointing to a missing cog being the culprit in the malfunctioning operation of this unit. As this cog is irreplaceable this unit is attempting to make strategic arrangement to function until its return.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dentists & Fairy Tales! Or something like that! :)

Kicking back at the dentist today, oh ok so I was not kicking back. I was curling my toes, trying to pretend I did not feel the suction thingy (technical term there) jabbing my gum. Or smell all the antiseptic or hear the sound of the drill working away at my cavity. Just thinking about it makes me cringe and curl my toes all over again. Not a big fan of the dentist as you can tell. Ah but there I go totally off course. Maybe I have ADD, did you see that squirrel?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My plate is full and my cup runneth over! But, not in a good way. “Quick grab the napkins!”

We all have those days or weeks. You know the ones I’m talking about when the kids get sick, you have 5000 things on your “to do” list and then you get a flat tire or your car will not start. I have civilian friends that have this happen as well. But, For some reason It seems our spouses deploying is like an invitation for this. Are there magic fairy’s that run around posting signs next to us or in our yards as soon as our service members leave?

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Breaking News! :) To Do Lists Reproduce!

Researchers at “Mom’s R US” have come up with some compelling evidence to support their claim on the reproduction of To Do Lists.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I'm doing it all wrong!

Last night, I spent some time looking at deployment blogs and forums and the conclusion I have come to is: I am doing it all wrong! Almost everything I read was hostile, angry and or depressed. Then I get on Face book and hear of a woman cheating on her Marine. There I was thinking I was handling this thing pretty darn well, all full of pride in myself. But it looks like I have it all backwards.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Lessons, Bloopers, & Life!

Photo by: A Boy, A Girl, and the Marine Corps
We all have them, the things that go wrong. The things we do wrong and the things we learn from our spouse’s absence. Truth: Deployments can be hard, but a sense of humor can make it easier. 100 days in 265 to go, here are some of my “high points” see if you can relate or at least get a laugh!

Waiting on Orders

I have been lucky little time spent apart,
I knew it was coming and it pulled at my heart.

I found myself waiting! Waiting on the orders, that would take you away.
Waiting on the orders, that would put you in harms way.

Today you told me the words that stopped my heart.
Can it be, My fear comes alive before me.
I try to act strong like these words don't affect me.
truth is it scares me more then I can explain to thee.

I know that you need to go. It's pull for you as strong as my fear!
I talk to other wives, I recognize there sadness and fear.
I hear the news and morn for those who die.
How can I face this and not lose my mind.

I have been told to hope for the best but plan for the worst!
Oh, tell me please tell me. How do i do this!
How do I support and encourage you to go, but plan for you not to return.

No longer waiting on the orders, that will take you away.
No longer waiting on the orders, that will put you in harms way.
Now oh now.. I am just dreading the day!
~Crystal Barnes~