Friday, April 20, 2007

Cooking for 2

One of the hardest things to get used to when my husbands deployed is cooking for just me and my little girl. The two of us combined, I'm cooking for one. I'm not big on leftovers but I have had to get used to having them often. A few tips I have learned:
Eat Leftovers, for lunch or the next night.
Cut the recipe in half if possible to make a smaller meal.
Freeze half of the meal for another day. I have kept food in the freezer for several weeks. As long as its sealed well it will heat up just fine either in the microwave or in a pot.

Also at our old duty station I had a friend who's husband was deployed with mine. We would get together once or twice a week for dinner at each others houses. Unfortunately I don't know anyone here yet, so doesn't work this time.


Mrs. Marine

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Deployments

We have been through 4 Deployments so far during my husband’s Military career, lasting anywhere from 4-9 months. Probably one of the worst was right after we arrived at our current duty station.
He leaves me and our daughter in a brand new City and State. I didn't know anyone here. My family was far away. I'm a single mom. It was very lonely, but that's the life of a Military Wife. It's the life we chose to lead. Through the ups and the downs.
He has two deployments coming next year and he really won’t be home much throughout the entire year. Every time a deployment comes I tell myself “Ive done it before and I can do it again”.
There is always an adjustment period after he leaves. I have to get used to doing everything on my own, from being a single parent, to household stuff, paying bills, grocery shopping. I no longer have the luxury of going anywhere by myself. I don’t have a babysitter. But I get used to it.
Then one day there back and there is an adjustment period again. It's kinda weird, you eventually get so used to them being gone. Then finally my husband is home and Mommy becomes chop liver, our daughter wants nothing but Daddy. It's cute, "Daddy do this, Daddy do that, Daddy, Daddy, Daddy." I don't mind I need the break. I only wait until her bed time when I can finally have my hubby all to myself again.

All in all, its hardest on our daughter. She is to little to understand why Daddy's gone.


Mrs. Marine

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Pregnant Again!!!!!!

I am currently 7 months pregnant with our second child! Our little girl is very exited about being a big sister. It's so nice that hubby will be here for the entire pregnancy. He missed the second half of my first. He deployed when I was 5 months along. He didn't get home until 3 days after our daughter was born. Luckily I had family there with me during childbirth but I really wanted him to be there. He would have been if it was up to him.
So the second half of this pregnancy will be a new experience for him. Which should be interesting. By the way,
ITS A BOY!!!!! I cant wait to meet him!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mrs. Marine

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Welcome to my Blog!

Sometimes I just need to talk to someone, but there is nobody to talk to. Weather I want to share something interesting or just rant and rave about whatever comes to mind.
Just so you know, I will not tell any specifics of who I am or where I am. Other than I am in the USA on the East coast. That's as close as you get. I am originally from the Mountain Time Zone, I grew up there. My husband is in the Military, I'm not going to tell you what branch. We were stationed on the West Coast. We have a little girl, a baby boy on the way and a fat kitty cat.


Mrs. Marine