jo_anne_storm: (Pixar -- Laugh)
So, Brigade has these occasional "resiliency" meetings.  A lot of times it's organized by one of the chaplains and revolves around family support, building a strong marriage, overcoming obstacles, etc.  DH got really annoyed when he was in charge of a Basic Training Company because with new soldiers it was all things that their parents should have taught them.  How to set a goal and work towards it.  Stupid things like that.

They're not a bad thing, per se.  Just...  Not something I'm interested in.  (Though, the weekend trips to sunny locals and free childcare does catch my attention sometimes.  Not sure it's worth the "get in touch with your feeeeelings" type of thing, though.)

Anyway.  This one just came up on the FRG FB page:
 
1 BDE/ 1 AD         Couples Event
Who: Couples of the Ready First Brigade
What: Building Relationship Resiliency and Lunch of Provide [sic]
When, Where, Blah, Blah, Blah

This event has no childcare provided.

OK, easy enough.  Couples resiliency.  Got it.

Here's what the person who posted it wrote:
 
NO child care is available for this one...if your spouse is deployed, I recommend using some of those 16 hours a month of FREE child care we get through the CDC (must call the CDC to schedule, please do not contact CH Xxxxxx with questions about child care). But remember, spaces fill quickly...so call ahead.

Anyone else seeing the funny?  And, no, not the CDC part.  For us in the Army community, it means "Child Development Center".  AKA: daycare.  Which is still funny.  DH especially liked it when the old Class 6 (liquor store) on Benning became the CDC offices.

Ah...  The official email says "couples" is misleading.  I still find it funny.

On that note:

The Military Wife
Yeah, pretty much )
 


There was something else...  Oh!  That's what it was.

Skinny Models )
The local news station asked if it was something we wanted to see in the US.

My response: It wouldn't matter. Magazines would just photoshop the perfectly healthy models into something out of a Tim Burton claymation movie..

Because you know that they would do it!  They've already done it with several actresses who have raised an absolute fuss over it.  Good for them!


jo_anne_storm: (BtVS -- Babble)
Lots of F words in here. )

OK.  I have ranted and babbled and dealt with some of my built up feelings.  Now I feel like I'm going to pass out. 

jo_anne_storm: (BtVS -- Babble)
As in Security Clearance.  My husband's is due for an update.  So, he's filling out the paperwork right now.  And constantly texting me things to look up.  Like addresses from when he was deployed.  And my birth information, as well as my parents' birth information.  And his parents' birth information.  And Mom's address.  All stuff that I have or can find...  But still.

Me: Do they need to know my bra size as well?

DH: Yeah, by year, but I didn't have to look that up.


*sigh*

It would not have been so bad if #3 had not been actively fighting sleep by doing all the things he knows he's not supposed to do.
jo_anne_storm: (Baaaaa!!!!)
Comment to this post, and I will list five things I associate with you, They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your LJ (or just add a reply back to me). Other people (including me) can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

I got Luna, boys (as in your own), army, Tennessee, pictures from [livejournal.com profile] dream_mancer.
Words, Words, Words )
That was kinda fun, to see what words Laura associates with me.  Anyone else want to give me words?  Or want words?
jo_anne_storm: (Baaaaa!!!!)
Comment to this post, and I will list five things I associate with you, They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your LJ (or just add a reply back to me). Other people (including me) can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

I got Luna, boys (as in your own), army, Tennessee, pictures from [livejournal.com profile] dream_mancer.
Words, Words, Words )
That was kinda fun, to see what words Laura associates with me.  Anyone else want to give me words?  Or want words?
jo_anne_storm: (Toph -- Upside Down)
So, there's this Hail and Farewell tomorrow that I have to go to.  Bleh.

Oh...  Must remember that not everyone is up on Army Jargon.  A Hail and Farewell is exactly that.  They welcome the new soldiers who have just started in the company and say goodbye to the soldiers leaving.  This will actually be the first one I've gone to.  The joys of having built-in excuses.  Known as Eldest and Youngest to the rest of the world.  Well, no, not really, but I do have a few instances of paranoia and therefore refer to members of my family as something other than their given names in LJ.

So, Hail and Farewell, in a kid-friendly environment.  When means I can't get out of it.  *pout*  Even worse, they're going to judge me!

Yeah, those instances of paranoia?  Happening right now.  They are not judging me.  They are not judging me.  The other wives are going to be judging my appetizer.  Which, seriously, if I'm shelling out $8 for dinner, why the hell do I need to supply more food?

Anyway...  I'm in an odd mood tonight.  Don't ask, I have no idea why.

The appetizer I decided on is this.  It looks yummy.  I'd eat it.  And if nothing else, I know that Eldest will enjoy the cinnamon chips. 

And now for something completely different... 

I checked out [personal profile] slythhearted's recs on del.what.ever.it.is.org.  And have been slowly making my way through "Blood Magic", a very good Severitus story.  Yes, Severitus is silly, but, what can I say...  Anyways, very good fic.  I'm almost done.  "Almost" being a relative term.  The damn thing's 84 chapters long!  I've made it to 77.

I think that's it for now...  Waiting for someone to come on-line so that I can do a scene.  Twiddling my thumbs and getting caught up in Caliga.
jo_anne_storm: (Toph -- Upside Down)
So, there's this Hail and Farewell tomorrow that I have to go to.  Bleh.

Oh...  Must remember that not everyone is up on Army Jargon.  A Hail and Farewell is exactly that.  They welcome the new soldiers who have just started in the company and say goodbye to the soldiers leaving.  This will actually be the first one I've gone to.  The joys of having built-in excuses.  Known as Eldest and Youngest to the rest of the world.  Well, no, not really, but I do have a few instances of paranoia and therefore refer to members of my family as something other than their given names in LJ.

So, Hail and Farewell, in a kid-friendly environment.  When means I can't get out of it.  *pout*  Even worse, they're going to judge me!

Yeah, those instances of paranoia?  Happening right now.  They are not judging me.  They are not judging me.  The other wives are going to be judging my appetizer.  Which, seriously, if I'm shelling out $8 for dinner, why the hell do I need to supply more food?

Anyway...  I'm in an odd mood tonight.  Don't ask, I have no idea why.

The appetizer I decided on is this.  It looks yummy.  I'd eat it.  And if nothing else, I know that Eldest will enjoy the cinnamon chips. 

And now for something completely different... 

I checked out [personal profile] slythhearted's recs on del.what.ever.it.is.org.  And have been slowly making my way through "Blood Magic", a very good Severitus story.  Yes, Severitus is silly, but, what can I say...  Anyways, very good fic.  I'm almost done.  "Almost" being a relative term.  The damn thing's 84 chapters long!  I've made it to 77.

I think that's it for now...  Waiting for someone to come on-line so that I can do a scene.  Twiddling my thumbs and getting caught up in Caliga.

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