Cheese-y / Cheesy / Coping mechanisms

Home for the holidays for my last holidays at home

It is apt that yesterday was my one-year engagement-versary, because 2012 marks my final holiday season pre-army wifedom. Which means it’s my final year-end that will take place in one stable setting near all my family and friends for who-knows-how-long. Marrying into the military is a lot like graduating from high school, just with more … Continue reading »

Christmas care package: the stuff I’m never doing again
Army 101 / Care package / Cry for help / Deployment / Food and recipes / Histrionics

Christmas care package: the stuff I’m never doing again

To recap, in my desire to over-achieve the crap out of Christmas this year, I prepared Jonathan’s to-Afghanistan holiday care package with both the sweet and the sentimental. So, naturally, I had to prepare an element that melded the two ideas, while also oozing Christmas spirit. Which sounds kind of gross, but I promise it’s … Continue reading »

Army 101 / Care package / Cheesy / Deployment

Christmas care package: the sentimental stuff

In case you missed yesterday‘s Christmas care package post, you should know that Christmas and Hanukkah simultaneously exploded in my apartment during the marathon few days I spent creating Jonathan’s care package. Partially because I was overcompensating for sending him emails filled with possible gift ideas, most of which were cat sweaters. Lessons learned: If your … Continue reading »

Army 101 / Care package / Deployment / Food and recipes

Christmas care package: the sweet stuff

Now that Hanukkah is over and I’ve suffered the annual splattered-oil latke battle scars (Note: never, ever, mistake canola oil for vegetable oil; they are not the same thing, and you will not have a good time.), it’s time to focus on the sweet stuff. In some kind of joint Hanukkah-Christmas miracle, Jonathan’s Christmas care package arrived … Continue reading »

Coping mechanisms

Holiday high tea

Tonight will be the third night of Hanukkah, which means, according to the Hebrew calendar, it’s been nearly a year since Jonathan proposed. Yes; I do expect him to remember all of our anniversaries based on the Hebrew calendar too. He’s doing terribly at this so far. Jonathan’s deployment makes this year’s Hanukkah a bit … Continue reading »