Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Retreat Weekend ♥

This weekend my husband is taking me on a retreat to Hilton Head Island, SC. We're staying at the Westin Spa!  I can't wait to go! We don't know exactly what all we're doing yet, but it should be wonderful:) He's been late at work all week, so this weekend should be a good break from work.
My classes have been good so far. I've got two classes that are much bigger than I expected, but it's not bad. I don't have any classes in the same building and on Mondays and Wednesdays, I have to walk close to a mile across campus in less than 15 minutes. I haven't been late or got lost yet though! I am really enjoying myself.
Mia is doing well. She overcame her bronchitis very well. In fact, she's more hyper than ever. I took her to the dog run today and let her run for a while.... She plays fetch! Now she's finally asleep. I wish I could sleep too, but I have more homework to do before I can go to sleep.
An update on our house, we've got a couch, washer, and dryer. Move in day is less than a month away! Only 3 and a half more weeks!
Also, we might be going to Orlando for labor day weekend! Life is great.
God bless. ♥ Vi

Friday, August 19, 2011

Emotional Week. Warning: Rant.

This week has been full of ups and downs. I don't know what's wrong with me... I want to blame it on PMS, but I'm never this much of a wreck. My hubby didn't have to work Monday or today, but he has guard duty tonight so he'll be gone until tomorrow morning. My emotions are so bad, I cried when he left. He's only going to be gone 12 hours! I don't know what my problem is. I think it's stress that's causing me to be dramatic. What's causing my stress? •Starting school next week •Not being able to find a job •Mia is sick •Lots of talk about deployment, but not for a while •Moving again in a month •Eye infection •Inability to sleep... I guess it's just not my week. I'm so scatter-brained lately. I forget to do things all the time. The other day I went to spit my toothpaste out, but forgot to lean forward. Therefore, I spit all down my shirt and counter and floor. It's all kind of stupid things like that; forgetting to lock doors, rotate laundry, do dishes, buy groceries, get gas, set alarms... I don't know what my deal is. I'm really hoping that once school starts I'll get back to normal. I'm going to be spending about $70 per week in gas, so I really need to find a job. I've gotten so desperate, I applied at McDonald's. I also applied for 3 jobs on campus. I feel that I should be pulling my weight in the house. I can't handle being just a house wife anymore... Well, that's all I have to complain about for now. I need to find something positive to end on... Hmmmm..... Well, this is harder than I thought. Um, I got a new pink and white backpack for college! But it was almost $60. Dang. I'm really racking my brain here. Umm, YES! My hair curled today! This was the first time I've been able to make it stay curly since I chopped 14 inches off. Mission: accomplished. Good night, all.
God bless. ♥Vi.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

♥ Love is... ♥


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. ♥
Just felt like sharing that. Today, I'm going to buy books (yay for spending more money!). Tonight, we're supposed to sign papers on a house! It's just a rental, but I'm so excited to actually have a house! :) I'll keep you all updated and post pictures when we move in. Our move in date isn't until September 15th, so we've got a month at our apartment still. I'm definitely going to miss our pool here, but it will be worth having a house of our own. Now we have to figure out how to get all our stuff down here. Where we're at now, (we have roommates) we're only responsible for a bedroom and a bathroom. We have a few pots and pans here, but other than that... Everything is 1,000 miles away in Michigan. This, as you can imagine, causes problems. It should be interesting to see how this works out... Like I said, I'll keep you posted!
God bless. ♥ Vi

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wonderful College

This week I've ran into some unexpected expenses with my college. The parking pass I thought would be around $30 ended up being $150. My books are going to run somewhere between $300 and $500. Now for the best part: the military waiver that I filed last week hasn't gone through yet. This waiver makes a difference of about $6,000. Since classes start in a little over a week, I'm freaking out. I have a week to pay for classes and right now I owe $6,550. Please pray that it will be filed this week because if it's not, I have no idea how I'm going to afford tuition...
Good news, my husband is getting off work super early today so I'll get to spend some quality time with him! He's been super busy all week with land navigation and ranges and other miscellaneous Army stuff; but as of 14:00 today, he's mine til Tuesday. I'm really excited to have the weekend together. We pick up Mia this afternoon... She's doing wonderful by the way. I posted another picture. My two favorites:) Well, that's all for now everyone. Like I said, please pray that my tuition will go down!
God Bless. ♥ Vi

Monday, August 08, 2011

Lazy Day

Yesterday my husband got called into CQ so I was lonely last night... I've only spend two nights away from him since we've been married. I'm not complaining though because it's 1,000,000 times better than being away from him all the time. I love being with him. Now, since I have Mia, I always have something to do. I love having her, even though she's a pain in the but sometimes... We found out that she's actually 5 months old, not 5 weeks. She's going to be a lot smaller than we were initially expecting, but we're still very happy to have her! She gets fixed in a few days, but that's perfectly fine with us. We don't want to deal with her being in heat. Overall, we're enjoying our happy little family!
On a sadder note, one of my husband's best friends was injured in combat on Saturday in Afghanistan. He was not involved in the helicopter crash that made the news though. He was shot in the face during an ambush while on patrol, but he's stable now. I was responsible for telling my husband which was probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do. He's coming home, but we're not sure when yet. I'm so glad he wasn't hurt worse. For anyone who is actually following this page, I'll continue to update on his status. Please pray for PFC Morris.
God Bless. ♥ Vi

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Miss Mia Puppia

This is Mia. She's the 5 week old boxer mix my husband and I adopted yesterday:) We have to take her back next Wednesday to get fixed, but then she's officially ours! She's a little monster who loves to poop and pee everywhere, but she's being trained. We're looking to move out of this apartment into a house sometime in the next month or so. It should be fantastic:) I love her to death.
God Bless. ♥Vi