Diaries of a DLI wife: a typical Saturday night
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Diaries of a DLI wife: a typical Saturday night

It’s a typical Saturday night in Monterey, California. Which means it’s been raining for a week and a half straight. I saw the sun briefly on Wednesday, as it was setting through the clouds, and I quickly went into Vitamin D shock. After consulting WebMD, I decided the best recovery route was to sit on … Continue reading »

The fastest way to a man’s heart is not through quinoa
Autobiography / Cheese-y / Cry for help / Food and recipes / Relationship advice

The fastest way to a man’s heart is not through quinoa

Transitioning from a lifetime of civilian conveniences into a strictly military environment is a huge hurdle I’m preparing to jump for my impending marriage to Jonathan. What you may have guessed, however, is that this is not the only lifestyle difference we’re soon going to mesh. I’ve mentioned that Jonathan is the gun-weilding, country-music-listening type, … Continue reading »

My fiancé went to Afghanistan and all I got was this iPhone armband
Coping mechanisms / Cry for help / Deployment

My fiancé went to Afghanistan and all I got was this iPhone armband

One of the distractions Jonathan has offered me during his deployments is sole access to his Best Buy rewards. Because, like any man preparing for marriage, he understands that most fears, anxieties, and sadnesses can be soothed by sparkly smartphone accessories and romantic comedy DVDs. When Jonathan’s latest passed-down rewards came my way, I headed … Continue reading »

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2013: A year of resolves to not lose my mind

Happy new year! This morning I received the first great news of 2013: Jonathan went to the board, and is now eligible for his next promotion! Way to set the bar impossibly high for me to catch up on accomplishing things in 2013, Jonathan. (Also, congratulations; I think I speak for all the people in your … 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 »