When I married Hubs, I knew NOTHING about military life. I did not understand deployments, his crazy work schedule or even what PCS meant. I wish that when Hubs deployed a few days after we said "I Do", I would have had someone to talk to that understood and could have shared their knowledge with me. Not a formal conversation, but like a good friend to sit down and have a cup of coffee with while explaining a lot of new things to me. That is what this book is like! Now you tell Continue reading
Things that have to do with the Army
Army themed posts, as well as our Army life.
There is not enough coffee in the world, to make up for a good nights sleep. Surprised to see me, of all people, say that? Well, today and over the past couple months, it is exactly how I am feeling. Since the beginning of August, Hubs has been unable to drive due to Hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness). This has made me the primary driver around our house, and with mornings that start around 0400, I have come to see just how important sleep is for myself, not just for Hubs. Continue reading
Viv here today! I know that it has been a very long time since I have posted anything, but my husband has been deployed and with taking care of my daughter and pets life has been craaaaaazy! I am nearing the end of this deployment, which I could not be happier about, but it also means I need a great outfit to welcome my Soldier home. I don't know about you, but when I see my husband for the first time after almost a year I do not want to be wearing something he has seen me in 100 times Continue reading
Mesothelioma is a growing problem among veterans in the United States. Asbestos exposure is the primary factor in mesothelioma development. Since over 22.7 million veterans have been exposed to asbestos, mesothelioma must be addressed in the veteran population. Veterans were exposed to asbestos while working in the naval shipyard with fireproofing materials and insulation. In the 1970s, asbestos use decreased, but the damage to veterans who had inhaled the mineral while on the job had Continue reading
"Just tell your wife to sit in the parking lot all day, and take you to appointments when she is needed" The above statement is what has me blogging with passion this morning, and was said by an NCO here at Fort Bliss. I know the name of the man who said it, which I will not post because that is not my style, and I also know he was not joking with the comment. Currently, Hubs is on an Army Physical Profile, profiles say what a Soldier can and cannot do for a given amount of Continue reading