Transition recap

Since M and I made the transition from active duty to now civilian life, it has not been “a walk in the park”.

From budgeting for the move to still unpacking, it has been a stressful process.


We had to budget just in case we went over our alloted weight limit and it is hard to find space when you are merging two households. Which is why we rented storage space to put things that wouldn’t fit, no matter how hard we tried. It also helped us budget M’s pay while on terminal leave enabling us to stretch it until both of us were offered employment. In the process, we could try to revive our savings to help us during the transition process.

We had been meal planning for a while before we moved but decided to continue once our final move was complete. It would help us to continue budgeting and not purchase so many duplicate/triple items every week. I can also incorporate so many delicious slow cooker recipes too.

Overall, the transition process has had some hurdles but has been better than expected. We have made wonderful friends here while keeping in touch with friends everywhere (and I mean everwhere).

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My To Do List for the next year…

Since my darlin’ husband is playing in the sand this year (again), I thought I would write a to do list for the next year while he’s gone.
1. Do not lose my wedding ring. I repeat, do not lose my wedding ring.
I say that because I have lost my class ring (high school) at church before so I need to be super careful putting my wedding ring down or even taking it off..
2. Do good in my last year of classes. Which should be so far easy. 🙂
3. Prepare for the GRE by studying.
4. Take the GRE and finally figure out what schools to apply for.
5. Apply for the final list of grad schools.
6. Not go crazy waiting on our next PCS orders…not getting impatient….
7. Try not to buy any more clothes…this is for your ease of mind, darlin’
8. Go home every weekend. 😛 (Not something you want but oh well, we live 3 1/2 hours away from my family,honey.) 🙂
9. Prepare for the craziness of R&R and not knowing when the other half is coming is not fun in the logistics section of my mind.
10. Be a volunteer with the children’s ministry at my home church again. 🙂 Hence, the driving home every weekend. 😛
11. Listen to lots of different music and watch NYPD Blue Season 1 (thank you Netflix!!)
12. Not to drive my other half crazy while he is playing in the sand..maybe get him to be a guest blogger for me. 🙂
13. Not get sick while the husband is away. 🙁
14. Organize/clean our apartment and organize/clean his gear while he is away. 🙂
15. Not the last thing but not an immediate thing on my mind right now: get the restrictions off my license by taking the driving exam already.. 🙂 While in the process, not freakin’ out my family or husband or friends/neighbors who are in the car with me.
16. Figuring out if I can even do OCS (after having a long discussion with my  husband..) 🙂
17. Go to A&M or Austin for the weekend to see friends from way back when. 🙂
18. SEE MY HUBBY FOR R&R !!! 😀 Can’t you tell I am close yet so far away…
19. See Dirty Dancing (all of it without eating chocolate or falling asleep on the  couch..)
20. Not eat a lot of chocolate..the husband’s orders. 😛
21. Have a good savings account after this year is done 🙂 So we can be financially  stable. 😀
22. Thank God every day that we are safe and sound and it is one day closer till my  other half comes home. 🙂
Whew..that was a long list…
Now to get started on it. 🙂
And Gilmore Girls is reminding me of playing racquetball with the husband… 😛


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This week

This week so far has been hectic. It’s had it’s scary moments as well unfortunately. M called me and told me he was okay though, thank God. I scared him yesterday cause I told him what happened on the way back home; he asked me if I was alright. I was a bit shaken by the whole incident but thanking God that we were all okay.

It was a close call for me and the women I was with though; we didn’t see the driver and the car we were following with our friends in it almost flipped. We almost crashed because the driver decided to swerve into our lane as well. I called my mother and M’s mother to tell them I was okay.

M’s mother read my status on FB because I had put on there about being thankful for all of us being okay. I got her a bit worried and my mother kept asking me if I was okay. I slept okay, went to sleep close to 1 am though.

Overslept and didn’t go to church this morning 🙁 Oh well, there is still a service available later today. I have a lot to do such as thinking of packing. The move back home will be interesting, to say the least. At least there won’t be any Northeastern winters there for me. I love the snow but it gets too hectic here.


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