Saturday, October 27, 2012

It's a small world after all

The hubs & I spent the morning cleaning out the shed & garage. I've got about 6 huge bags ready to go to goodwill. We're both so ready to get out of ft Bragg! Alaska here we come.

The hubs then went out & checked his trail cameras on our 10 acres, and he had almost 100 pics of deer on there, so he called up his friends & planned an excursion to the wilderness. One of the guys wives said he couldn't go, so his friend Crickson asked one of his friends to join them.

Me & the critter were sitting in the garage waiting with the boys, and the friend shows up... Well ladies (& maybe a gent or two who stumble along) said friend happened to be my ex boyfriend from when I was 17. I'm now 27. Talk about a blast from the past.

We asked how the other was doing, and I of course had to explain how we we knew each other to the hubs. Talk about awkward.

We met in NY the summer before I went off to college. I was only 17, he was 20. I fell hard & fast in that typical summer fling kind of way.

This guy & I had a roller coaster of a relationship, mostly bc he was going through some really hard times. I even almost dropped out of college in an attempt to save our mess of a relationship.

Now here we are, 10 years later, 700 miles from where we met, and he waltzes into my garage with his guns ready to go hunting. How nuts!

Of all my exes. This is the one that makes the most sense being friends with the hubs bc they are soooo similar. Not just them, but the things that have happened to them in their lives.

He's now married, and seems to be doing well. There are definitely no feelings there on my part (heck it's been 10 years!) but he actually messaged me on MySpace when the hubs and I first got together & wanted to hang out, so I'm glad he's moved on & is happy now as well.

Oh what a day!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Married to the Army Alaska

Sneak Peek: Watch the First 5 Minutes of Married To The Army: Alaska
Alaska is home to more than 10,000 active-duty soldiers, about 7,500 of whom are currently deployed in Afghanistan. For the women whose husbands serve in the U.S. Army, "deployment" is not just an abstract word heard on the evening news. It's real, it's tough, and it turns their world upside down. Now, for the first time, the Pentagon allows cameras unprecedented access inside the lives of real-life Army wives in this new OWN docu-series. 

 On the series premiere of Married to the Army: Alaska, meet 7 women who find themselves in a unique sisterhood that only they can understand. From those who step into Army life for the first time, to seasoned Army wife veterans, watch as women come together and form the tightest of bonds. They share everything from life-threatening deployments, to the realities of motherhood in Army life, to navigating the emotional roller coaster of homecomings. This, and more, all set against the backdrop of the rugged, demanding and extreme conditions of the America's last frontier: Alaska.

 Watch the first 5 minutes of the premiere episode right now, before its television debut! Then, tune in for the special, two-night premiere event beginning on Sunday, November 18th at 10/9c and Monday, November 19th at 10/9c. You won't want to miss a moment of this powerful new series.

I saw this floating around facebook yesterday, and since it is filmed at our soon-to-be duty station, I followed the links to the OWN network page and watched the clip. The show has so far received only negative comments (mostly from Army Wives) who are sick of seeing "entitled army wives" being showcased. While watching the clip, I was really put off by Lindsey. Something about how she talked about being a major's wife was really off-putting... which is not so good for me, since she is the one I will probably end up meeting while being in Alaska. Her husband is going to one of the officers in the battalion that my husband will be in. Here's to hoping she doesnt act so "entitled" in person... I did actually go and read her bio, and judging by her upbringing, I'm hoping it was just the way the producers portrayed her.