Monday, October 31, 2011

Such a Long Weekend

The past three days haven't been so great. Let's start with Saturday. I tore apart the whole house trying to find the title for my car. It was crazy madness. Then, we spend 8 hours at the car dealership. Did I get a new car? Nope. Is my car still dying? Yep. I have a PT Cruiser that I'm driving until tomorrow, but then it's back to my dying car... Oh joy. Sunday... Drove to college, got screwed out of some volunteer work... Today, I'm super cramped up and just really not feeling well. I stayed home from school today because it was so bad. I'm just so out of it. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. Oh! And Mia ate more stuff today. Goodbye to the rest of my starfish from Hawaii and my phone cover, and three more pairs of shoes.
Hubby goes to the field on Thursday so he'll be in and out of the house for a while. I hate not knowing when he's going to be home. At least I'll have school to keep me busy. I'm going back lay down now.
God Bless. ♥ Vi

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Finally, the Weekend. ♥

This has been one of the longest weeks yet for school. It hasn't been particularly bad, it's just been off. On top of my car dying, I found out that I'm probably going to get a C in my history class. I'm not to excited about that, especially since I just changed my major to History... I can't focus at all either. It's just not been my week.

I had a Thirty-One party last night... Only three people showed up, and nobody bought anything. I was, well... am.... devastated. This business was supposed to take off like a jet plane, not like a toy airplane that needs new batteries. I was really expecting more of an outcome. I can't lose hope though! I have to keep my head up and push though. That's what life is about right?

On an Army Wife note, hubby is still expecting to deploy in about a year or less. I'm having more trouble coping with this, so we've come up with a plan. For the next month, the word "deployment" will be replaced with "business trip." This way, I will continue to think of the Army as his job, not as something I'm going to hate forever. "Business trip" sounds so much happier and safer. Maybe it will calm my nerves, even though I know the real meaning behind it, I just hate the word "deployment." It makes my stomach turn. I'll let you all know how it goes.

We're almost completely unpacked now! I know I've said that before, but we only have about 5 small boxes left. All that's in them is clothes and shoes and random trinkets that don't need to be unpacked for a while. It feels good to be settled in again.

Well, that's all for now. I'm still planning on getting a new car on Saturday. I'll post pictures if (when) I do! :)
God Bless. ♥ Vi.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Crazy Busy Day

I just thought that I would stop in and update everyone. My car is dying, so I'm getting a Ford Fiesta on Saturday! Yay! Sadly, my AdSense account was terminated because of "invalid clicks" so I really need my Thirty-One business to take off. If anyone (country wide) wants to have a party, please comment on here. I can do online parties very easily! Also, if you're interested in joining Thirty-One, I'm your girl! It's really easy to get into, and the best direct sales company I've ever seen.
This morning I cleaned and did stuff for hubby. Now I'm at school, about to rush off to my next class (which I haven't read for, oh no...). Tonight I'm having my second Thirty-One party! I'm so excited. This morning I also booked another party. I'll be at a photographer's studio doing a "Purses and Pictures" party. I'm really excited to be working with her. If you want more information, feel free to email me! Thanks everyone for your support.
Well, as I said, I'm about to rush off to my next class. Hopefully I can get this reading done in the next half hour. Joy... So long for now!
God Bless. ♥ Vi.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monster Dog...

I'm experimenting on the different features that I can use on here. Check it out ^^ a whole new page for my husband's and my love story! For those of you who don't know, I'm also published in a book! It's the same story but it might be a little different.
Anyway, Mia ate more stuff today. I could have killed her. The warranty and manual for our washer and dryer are gone. Her Halloween costume is gone. A box is gone. Yet, all the toys I put in her crate with her are perfectly fine. I don't know what I'm going to do with her... Ugh.
I'm on a smoothie kick right now. Hubby is on a mission to lose weight, so we're eating healthy together. I'm excited. Well, that's all I have to say right now. So, I'll update later. God Bless. ♥ Vi

Monday, October 24, 2011

Paying for College

A few months ago, a SGT in my hubby's company told me to check out MyCAA to pay for college. It's a program for military spouses. I was really excited since they give you $2,000 per year. Well, I finally looked it up today; it's only good for an Associate's degree. I'm really frustrated because I want more than that for myself. I'm getting a BA in History. I don't think they should limit spouses to two years of school. That's really dumb for me. I understand that it's a free scholarship and there's only so much money in the world, but don't limit it to people who are only getting an Associate's Degree. Even if they only give you money for two years or something.... I just don't think that's right to exclude people seeking a higher degree. Ugh. I'm so frustrated. Oh well I guess. I'll just have to look for other scholarships now. Let's see how that goes!
God Bless. ♥ Vi.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

My First Thirty-One Party

I had my first Thirty-One party today! I'm waiting for online orders to come in, but I'm really excited. I think I got two more bookings for November and January. I really want to get my name out there and start selling a lot more. I have to push myself and not lose hope. I need to keep reminding myself that I can't give up early. I know it takes time for a business to take off, like this blog. It's taken since May for it to start growing, but I'm really impressed with how it's turning out now. Anyway, I was really happy with how today went. If you don't know what Thirty-One is, comment on here or email me. I'd love to host an online party for you or an actual party if you're in my area. I love this brand! I really want to get this out there. 
Hubby is on a 12 mile march right now (yes, it's saturday...). Hopefully he won't be too tired tonight. Gotta love the Army!
Mia is wonderful still. She ate a bunch of my stuff last week, but since then she's been great. Her and her boyfriend Charlie are still madly in love. She is my angel. Look at this face--->

I love her so much! Well, that's all for now. God Bless. Vi. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Recruiting

So, I'm at an awesome point in my life right now. I'm sort of recruiting for two thing right now. With Thirty-One, I am looking for girls to sign up under me. It's pretty exciting starting my own business. The more girls I have signed under me, the more profitable it will be for me.
Also, I'm kind of recruiting people to start blogs. I know I shouldn't post this too much, but I'm a broke college kid and newly wed so I don't care. I've made over a hundred bucks off this blog so far. I'm super excited. People, please don't stop coming to my page though. It is going to start paying some of my bills. I've got a few new people to start blogs now. It's something great to do in your free time and it's an easy way to make money It takes time, but if you've got the patience, it's great. I'm super excited about all of this. My life is going great right now.
Tomorrow I'm hosting my first Thirty-One party. If you're in the Fort Stewart area, check us out. You can comment on here with your email address for more information if you'd like to come. I can't wait to get this business rolling.
Our family is doing wonderful. Mia is growing like a cow. She is up to 28.5 pounds now! She's doubled in size since August. I'm such a proud little mamma. Hubby is doing fantastic too. We're all just one big happy family. I'm going to go help Ann get ready for our party tomorrow, so that's all for now! God Bless. Vi

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tanker Project

I'm not sure I've mentioned it before, so I'm going to now. I'm taking Composition II at college. The entire semester is working towards one project: an ethnography on a subculture of our choice. For my project, I chose my husband's company. He's a tanker, so I've got to spend a lot of time on the tanks
 It's really cool to learn about. AND not to mention, I get to spend time with my hubby. I have to take notes on how he acts and how the other soldiers act, how they communicate, what everything look like, smells like (which isn't always so pleasant), and sounds like. It's an awesome project to say the least. If any of you ever get the chance to actually study what your SO's do, take it! This has been the most fun I've ever had on a project. Tanks are a lot bigger, yet smaller than I expected. Let me explain, I had seen a tank up close once before this project. This tank was at Jimmy's graduation from OSUT. I didn't go inside because I was wearing a dress and I didn't want to show everyone my.... yeah. Anyway, I'd climbed on top of it and looked inside the driver's spot and the turret, but I didn't go in. Last week, I was allowed to go inside my husband's tank. Coolest. Experience. Ever. Not only did I get to meet the guys he'll be deploying with next year, but I also got to see where my husband will be spending nine months of his life without me. It was truly an experience.
On another note, he's still at work and I was super bored, so I felt like taking pictures with Mia. This is what we came up with:

She's getting so big! I just can't believe it! Well, that's all for now! God Bless, ♥ Vi.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hard vs. Painful

People ask me if it was "hard" to watch my husband leave for basic, or if it was "hard" to say goodbye again and again, or if it was "hard" being away all the time. I used to say yes to these questions until one person asked me something that really ticked me off: was it "hard" not to cheat on him. NO! The more and more I thought about this, the more I realized that "hard" isn't the right word at all.
Hard, to me, means that I thought about not doing it, or that I struggled doing it. It was not "hard" for me to stay with my husband when he was away. Sure, it was sad and lonely, but it wasn't hard. The word that I would use now is painful.
It was always painful to say goodbye. It tears my heart out to watch him walk away. It's painful to be alone all the time, but's worth it. It was never hard or painful for me to stay with him or not cheat on him. I love my husband with all my heart and nothing will ever change that. While my husband was in basic was one of the worst times of my life, but being with him in the end made every tear worth the pain. Seeing how happy he is with his tanks is worth the suffering I went though. Knowing that I helped him through a rough part of his life makes me so glad. I can't imagine what I would do without him. So, the next time someone asks you if being a military wife is "hard," think twice before you answer. Is it actually hard is it just painful?
Oh! On a high note, I'm officially a 31 consultant now! If you want to host a party, email me or comment on here. :)
And one last thing, my husband got his tanks so I thought I'd post a picture. Like I said, he's so happy to finally have something to do. He's way down at the end, you can barely see him, but I though it was a cool picture.
Enjoy:
God Bless ♥ Vi.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Working on Working

I've been down in Georgia since July 5th, but I still haven't been able to find a job. I've been getting really frustrated with myself because nobody will ever call me back. I don't think it's fair to ask my husband to support me entirely. I know some people do, but that's just not who I am. I don't want to be 100% financially dependent on anyone. Obviously I'm not going to try to go to school full time and work full time so I can pay for everything, but I want to pay for some stuff. It's just hard finding something I can do when I want to but I think I may have found a solution though. I think I'm going to start selling Thirty One products. They sell purses, totes, wallets, baskets, luggage, and more stuff. Most of it can be personalized too. Their stuff is super cute and really inexpensive (well, for the most part). Anyway, the benefits are great though! I went to a party last night for Thirty One and sort of fell in love. I have a friend who is selling it now and she's throwing a party at my house next month. Depending on how that goes, I think I might start selling it. I'm only hoping to make about $400 per month, just enough to make a car payment and pay for gas. Hopefully it will all work out! I'm really excited. I'll keep everyone posted about what happens with that:)
God Bless. ♥ Vi

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Something Sad, Something Happy.

It makes me sad to see other soldiers struggle. It's hard for me to sit and do nothing. I don't like to see soldiers lose their sanity, or their physical abilities. I'm so ready to train Mia to be a therapy dog to maybe help some of these soldiers who are losing their minds. I know how happy she makes me, I just hope I can help others with her. She is just wonderful. I fully believe she knows when people need help and love. She always comes and licks my tears away when I cry, and won't leave me alone until I am better. And she is following around the soldier that my husband and I took in for the weekend. She knows he is sad. I just love her to death.
Something else that bothers me is when soldiers complain about their health (physical abilities to be specific), but they abuse their bodies by smoking many packs every day, drinking all the time, and just being reckless. It bugs the crap out of me! I hate that so much. Seriously, if you're going to complain about not being able to breathe after running two miles, stop smoking. Stop stinking up my house. Arg. I hate the stench of smoke more than anything. AH!
Enough with that rant, sorry, I'm just frustrated. If my husband and I are happy to welcome you into our home, don't stink it up with your nasty nicotine smell.
Mia did have her first outing with the TDI therapy dogs on Saturday! We went to the Walk for Wishes at Georgia Southern University. It was a benefit for the Make a Wish Foundation. She did amazing! I'm so excited for her to test next summer. Then she'll be able to go into hospitals, hopefully the one on post, and visit patients who are recovering. I have a picture of her and my hubby that I'll post. I'm just so super excited to train her. If any of you have a dog that you're interested in training, go to TDI-dog.org. It's rather regional, so you might want to look into Delta therapy dogs too. If any of you need information, feel free to comment or email me. I'm really passionate about this! :)
Well, I'll get back to my homework now, so...
God Bless. ♥ Vi.

Friday, October 07, 2011

What I Love About my Husband

I'm not going to take the time to list everything that I love about my husband, but I'm going to say a few. Yesterday, I watched him drop everything to go help a fellow soldier in need. This soldier wasn't dying, wasn't bleeding, and didn't really need immediate attention. He just needed a place to stay. I watched him stop everything that he was doing (okay, I'll be honest; he was sleeping... but I can't do anything to get him out of the bed in the morning) and go to this soldier's house and sit with his family until we could bring him home. I'm not going to go into a lot of detail as to why this soldier needed someplace to stay. All I know is that my husband is one of the most humble people I've ever met. I love him so much.
Also, he's been very cuddly lately. This is odd because usually all he wants to do is sleep when he gets home from a long day at work. I'm definitely not complaining though, I love to cuddle.
He's had the most patience for our puppy since she's still struggling with potty training. It's so irritating because she pees inside every day. We think she has a UTI or something, so we're taking her to the vet next week.
He helps me keep the house looking nice and will do anything for me when I have had a long day. I am just so happy to have him.
He's sleeping right now, but I think it's time to go wake him up for breakfast. I'll update more this weekend.
God Bless. ♥Vi

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Face Lift!

I just gave the site a much needed face lift. I'm kind of redoing the purpose of this site, or... making it accurate. It's turned into more of a "story of my life" page than a "guess what the Army did now" page. I'm still going to talk about the Army and whatever else military related I can think of, but I want people to realize that the military isn't what my life is 100% about. I do go to college and I have a puppy that takes up most of my time. I'm not just a wife, I'm a person too. Please tell me what you think! Thanks
God Bless. ♥ Vi.

Random Thoughts

I'm feeling about a million times better than what I was last week! I finally got some help from the doctor so I don't feel like I'm dying anymore. I am actually super happy right now. It's great to be myself again. I was getting very frustrated with TriCare and the Army doctors, but I think I finally got my solution after a month.
Lately, I've started couponing. In the past month, I think I've saved about $60. Yesterday alone, I spend $28.00 and saved $10 with coupons. I'm really excited about that as well. I'm hoping that I can start saving us over $100 every month. If I can do that, paying for college shouldn't be a problem at all.
I also got a Swiffer WetJet last night. Let me tell you, I love it! :) We don't have a ton of hard floors in our house, but it's enough that we needed more than a vacuum. Since my hubby brings his soldier friends over sometimes, and we all know how clean their shoes are, I needed something. I had a coupon for free refills when you buy the starter kit, and the commasary had them for $3 cheaper than WalMart! I was so excited. I love saving money.
Hubby is home right now, so I should probably go, but I just thought I'd share my awesome fortune with coupons. Let me know if you have any tips!
God Bless. ♥ Vi