So I know it’s been awhile since I’ve last blogged… (SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED!) And thanks to a co-blogger Eliza Shane ~ Finding myself at 40(ish) I realized I missed reading about others daily lives/musings, as well as sharing mine. So, thanks Eliza Shane! 😀
So a real quick download of what’s happened since my last post on December 1, 2011 Hello my blogging friends.
I finally bought a computer and received it Mid-December.
Then I went to Cherokee, North Carolina to surprise my daddy for his birthday!
I held my annual Naughty Or Nice Party. It was awesome. It’s basically a gift exchange where people bring a naughty or nice gift (most of my friends prefer naughty…hmmm?) and we put them in one big pile. I draw one of their names from a jar and that person then gets to pick from the pile of bagged/wrapped/bowed vibrators, dildos, and sex games and the rest of us oooh and ahh, or just laugh at the absurdity of some of the gifts.
My beautiful and incredibly smart cousins came, which is awesome because we don’t get to see each other too often.
These are some cute pics of Brian and I that my cousin took.
Speaking of which, Brian and I won boob and penis coffee mugs, as well as this awesome little toy that has rows and rows of buttons. Each button that’s pressed screams out some horribly entertaining insult followed by every dirty word known to man. I think even sailors would blush at these obscenities. My favorite is, “SWALLOW MY BABY BATTER!” I guess….. maybe (just maybe) you have to hear for yourself to get the full effect.
Brian came home with me for Christmas; after a tug-of-war battle between the mothers–his and mine (Scary future wedding planning pops into my head and causes occasional nightmares and cold sweats). We ended up giving in to both of them and had to rush around all weekend, driving from one family to the next–or should I say from one state to the next. It was one of my most favorable Christmas’s though. ANNND. I must have been a VVVERRRRRRRY good girl.. Just saying. My moms living room was filled with presents (took up half the room!)
New Years Eve was just as wonderful! Brian and I spent it with his friends and family. His sister-in-law’s parents own a Condo at Seven Springs Ski Resort; absolutely beautiful place! The theme for the evening was bow ties and cummberbunds, which then turned in to moustaches (the White Elephant gift exchange revealed a party pack of assorted ‘staches, which everyone needed to utilize ASAP of course) and dirty blow-up doll pictures. What’s a party without those things..?
On January 19th, I had surgery on my shoulder. The doc originally thought I had a S.L.A.P. tear, which is a fun little acronym for a tear in my labrum. So surgery came and went. Found out my labrum was stretched, and I had bone spurs and bursitis. So instead of stitching; shaving, and smoothing were the course of action. My mom came up for a whole 8 days (and yes, she actually went home–alive and healthy). She was a great caregiver and I couldn’t have done it without her. It didn’t help that I had surgery on my right shoulder, so it was about 2 weeks before I could even really use my right arm/hand for everything. And seeing that I use my right hand for pretty much everything.. it was a struggle. Hey! Try wiping your butt with your left hand–you’ll see! No, seriously! Try it.Not an easy feat, I’m tellin ya.
I’m doing okay now, back to work after being off 45 glorious days… Just started on light duty a couple of weeks ago and will be heading back to full duty April 2. Boo! It’s still probably too early to go back to full duty–for those of you just starting to read my blog, I am an active duty military cop, but our manning is down and my shift is really hurting for people. So back to work I will go.
My birthday was on February 8th. Brian planned (all by himself!) a romantic birthday weekend in Deep
Creek, Maryland. It was so amazing. He done good, folks! The condo we stayed in had a view of a partially frozen lake, and beautifully lit ski slopes. To include a fireplace and a ginormous jacuzzi tub. We made a delicious seafood dinner (lobster, crabs, scallops) our first night, and some incredibly tasty jalapeno and cheddar burgers the second night. We did nothing but eat, drink, and… well, yeah I think you know the rest, shop! We found these awesome little shops that had a bunch of touristy inventory and explored pretty much all of them within a mile from the condo. Really an awesome weekend.
While I was off from work, I received a phone call from my supervisor telling me that the Air Force wants to shut the base down because of budget cuts, and blah, blah, blah. Now, that I’m back to work, and we’ve had meetings upon meetings about the base closing, and dream sheets for our future job assignments have been requested of us approximately a dozen times, my future that I had planned out until retirement is slowly starting to disappear. I thought I was going to stay here, get my twenty, achieve my Ph.D, become a professor at some local university, and live a boring, yet, secure and successful life. Yeah, once again, life throws a curve ball.
But I still see light at the end of the tunnel; it’s not completely over yet. Congress has to approve the budget cut first. Then, and only then will the base close. My commander is pretty dead set on the fact that the base is closing and that they’re only keeping up the perception of waiting for Congress to decide. I’m going to write more in my next post about this. Otherwise my “quick download” that has slowly morphed into a novel, will then become an epic.>
So I’ve had to deal with the stress of figuring out what I’m going to do with my life, IF the base closes. Big choices and changes coming up boys and girls.
And that is pretty much the extent of what happened since December. I’m looking forward to writing more frequently now that I do have a computer, the holidays are over, and I have full use of my right arm again. I’m excited to start reading the blogs I used to follow and all the new ones I encounter on the way!