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Military Monday – We Have Contact Again!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 8, 2010 by juliannah

Well, after a month of no contact I finally received a email from Cpl Honda. Yes, it is Cpl Honda. He was promoted on Feb 1! He said he feels like he can get on with his career now. Career is an important word because depending on the day you ask he would say he might want out or he might stay in. I’m sure other military families reading this will agree with that statement.

He also said they are making their way back to this side of the world and that makes this mommie very happy! There is nothing better than homecoming! I have only been to one and that was for my nephew, Sgt. Red. You literally can feel the happiness and excitement in the air.

So I guess I can start thinking about what I need to get done. Here’s hoping the deployment gremlins will leave me alone. So far, so good. Knock on wood. I think threatening to unleash the cat on them may have worked.

So, yes I will start the thinking!

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Surprise, Surpise

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 6, 2009 by juliannah

So last night my phone rings and it is LCpl Honda. He tells me,  “Make a wish and then tell me when you are done.” So I did. Then he tells me, “Guess what? Your dream just came true!”

Huh? Right about that time the phone disconnects and the doorbell rings. I was thinking, “Who the heck is ringing my doorbell at 7:30 in the evening?” As Corvette went to answer the door, I put the phone down and went out in the garage to open the door to let some of the heat out. Since we live in the Desert Southwest it gets incredibly hot out there and I like to let it air out a little at night.  I stayed in the garage for a few minutes and then went back in the house.

Surprise!, Surprise! LCpl Honda was standing in my living room!

He was supposed to be here on Saturday to bring home some of his things before deployment. He was also only supposed to be here overnight. So lucky us!

My nephew Sgt. Red once surprised my sister Crafty in the middle of the night by climbing through the dog door. Thank goodness his dogs knew it was him. I told LCpl Honda not try any middle of the night entries or come in when we are not home (he has a key) because he will set off the alarm and then he will have some explaining to do. To the cops. Marine or no.

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Oh, that wasn’t exactly my wish, but I will take it.

Just a Fun Ole Friday

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2009 by juliannah

Well, today I don’t have anything very profound to speak about, just some announcements and comments concerning my life.

First of all: Ta Da

I just ordered a new computer! Yes, I decided to take the plunge because:

#1 My computer is about 5 years old which makes it ancient in computer land.

#2 I am pretty sure my current computer has a few creepy crawlers because it does not always cooperate.

#3 New computer comes equipped with a wireless router so I can take that sucker in my bathroom/walk-in closet/”3rd” bedroom (those of you that have seen it know what I mean) if I so desire.

It should arrive either Monday or Tues. Here is a picture of my new favorite piece of electronics.

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Ohh yes baby, it’s red.

In other news, I have an update on the arrival date of Hippie Guy and Flower Child’s twins. Looks like the second week of August if they don’t decide to make an appearance earlier. All is well with mother and children and Hippie Guy no longer has a deer in the headlight look. So we are looking forward to the birth and the baby shower next weekend with family and friends.

Other great news is Sgt. Red should be arriving from the Sandbox in the next couple of weeks. This has been a long year deployment and his family especially Crafty will be glad to have him home. His detachment was successful in the training of Iraqi Army soldiers. Apparently the IA no longer have trouble handling their own weapons as they have quit shooting themselves in the foot so to speak. Congratulation Sgt Red and the rest of your team!

LCpl Honda had been out floating with the Navy for about a week now in preparation for his upcoming deployment. Haven’t heard anything but I expected that.

So I saved the best news for last. Cinderella called the other night to tell me that she will be a college graduate on Oct 23, 2009!!! Way to go Cinderella. We are all so proud of you!!!! Look forward to seeing you in your cap and gown! (and beware, because I am sure you remember what you did to me at my graduation)  😉 She also told me that she bought Miley Cyrus tickets for Butterfly and will surprise her with those in Sept. So everyone SSHHHH!!! It’s a secret!

I think that is about it except Happy Father’s Day to all. Be seeing you on Sunday Dad!

I am going to leave with a joke that was sent to me by my SIL, Ocean Girl (yea sweetie, you got a bloggie name now!) It is about Forrest Gump and considering the name of this blog I just had to post it here. Enjoy All!

FORREST GUMP GOES TO HEAVEN.The day finally arrived.
Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven.

 

He is at the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself.
However, the gates are closed,
and Forrest approaches the gatekeeper.

St. Peter said, ‘Well, Forrest,
it is certainly good to see you.
We have heard a lot about you.
I must tell you, though,
that the place is filling up fast,
and we have been administering
an entrance examination for everyone.
The test is short, but you have to
pass it before you can get into Heaven.’

Forrest responds, ‘It sure is
good to be here, St. Peter, sir.
But nobody ever told me about any entrance exam.
I sure hope that the test ain’t too hard.
Life was a big enough test as it was.’

St. Peter continued, ‘Yes, I
know, Forrest,
but the test is only three questions.
First:
What two days of the week begin with the letter T?
Second:
How many seconds are there in a year?
Third:
What is God’s first name?’

Forrest leaves to think the questions over.
He returns the next day and sees St. Peter,
who waves him up, and says,
‘Now that you have had a chance
to think the questions over,
tell me your answers’

Forrest replied, ‘Well, the
first one —
which two days in the week begins with the letter ‘T’?
Shucks, that one is easy.
That would be Today and Tomorrow.’

The Saint’s eyes opened wide and
he exclaimed, ‘Forrest,
that is not what I was thinking,
but you do have a point,
and I guess I did not specify,
so I will give you credit for that answer.
How about the next one?’ asked St… Peter.

‘How many seconds in a year?
Now that one is harder,’ replied Forrest,
but I thunk and thunk about that,
and I guess the only answer can be twelve.’

Astounded, St. Peter said, ‘Twelve?
Twelve? Forrest,
how in Heaven’s name could you come
up with twelve seconds in a year?’

Forrest replied, ‘Shucks, there’s
got to be twelve:
January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd… ‘

‘Hold it,’ interrupts St. Peter.
‘I see where you are going with this, and I see your point,
though that was not quite what I had in mind….
but I will have to give
you credit for that one, too.
Let us go on with the third and final question.
Can you tell me God’s first name’?

‘Sure,’ Forrest replied,
‘it’s Andy.’

‘Andy?’ exclaimed an exasperated
and frustrated St Peter.

‘Ok, I can understand how you
came up with your answers to my first two questions,
but just how in the world
did you come up with the name Andy
as the first name of God?’

‘Shucks, that was the easiest
one of all,’ Forrest replied. ‘
I learnt it from the song,
‘ANDY WALKS WITH ME,
ANDY TALKS WITH ME,
ANDY TELLS ME I AM HIS OWN.’

St. Peter opened the Pearly Gates,
and said:
‘RUN Forrest, RUN.’

Give me a sense of humor, Lord.
Give me the ability to understand a clean joke,
To get some humor out of life,
And to pass it on to other folks.

It’s Promotion Time

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 12, 2009 by juliannah

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Just got word that on this past Sunday my nephew, CPl Red is now SGT Red!!! Congratulations to you! Way to go and we are proud of you!

Not only did he get promoted on Mother’s Day but he also took the time to send his mother, Crafty a big, beautiful bouquet of flowers. Nice move SGT Red.

So I guess this makes up for the lack of enthusiasm in his unit’s newsletter

 

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