Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Small Christmas Miracle

Steven went to Transportation a week ago and was told it was highly unlikely that we'd get the date for our pack out that we wanted. And that he should have come in a week before, but he couldn't have done that because he didn't have his orders until that week. He kept getting the run around, he was told he had to have orders before his leave form could be signed, but he couldn't get his orders until he had a signed leave form. Thank goodness they finally got their crap together and signed his leave form, or we could still be waiting on that, AND the whole Battalion is on leave until after the 1st of the year. Bullet dodged!

Luckily we got a phone call today saying that they'd be here FRIDAY! Which happens to be the day we wanted!! We are having most of our stuff packed and put in storage until we figure out where we will be headed. But for the time being, it's back to his hometown until he gets a job. Don't know where we will end up, and we don't really have a preference. Just wherever he can get a job.

Now if we could just have Santa come and clean our apartment for us, that'd be a great Christmas Miracle!

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 8, 2013


With Steven getting out of the Army, and transitioning into the Civilian world, I think it is time to say goodbye to this blog. I have another blog, and I think having 2 blogs kind of burnt me out of blogging. So I'm going to take a break from blogging until the first of the year. If you want to continue to follow me, please do so at my other blog, Life After Placing, I'm not sure what I'll do with this blog. Probably keep it around, just not do anything with it, that way I don't lose the posts.

I want to thank you for following me on our journey, it's been a fun 4 years. I hope everyone has a great Holiday season!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Dinner Disaster

You ever make something for dinner that just wasn't what you thought it would be?! Well, I made this Tuesday, and it wasn't that great. Now my friend Jane recommended it, and I hope she knows I don't blame her at ALL! As the recipe I made Monday that she shared was a SUCCESS (minus the potatoes I made, which weren't the ones recommended)!

See, I made the Meatball Sub Casserole, and I didn't read the recipe very well, so the frozen meatballs weren't thawed. I also think I should have only used 1/2 the bag of meatballs. I also know Steven doesn't like Cream Cheese or Mayo, but I left the Mayo out. The recipe said to use an ungreased casserole dish, but the bread stuck to the bottom.

So when I make it next time, I'm not going to make the cream cheese/mayo mixture at all. Instead I'll only put Mozzarella on top of the bread, then only use half the meatballs (that I've thawed), then sprinkle more Mozzarella on top of the meatballs. I'll also only cook it for the 30 minutes, I ended up putting in for about 15 more minutes because the cheese didn't look melted enough! Ha!

Chalk this up to lessons learned!! Ha!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

50-ish Days

Steven and I have made the decision to move to his hometown, in order to save a little money until he does get a new job, and he is officially separated from the Army in February, we are going to leave our apartment a few days before our lease it up (Thank God for the Military clause in our lease!) and move in with his mom. We are so grateful that we have our family to support us.

Steven put a waiver in to try and go either IRR or Reserves, but that was denied, not sure why. But he started ACAP this week and has given his resume to 3 recruiters and is going to be putting a packet in for a job in his hometown. We are hopeful he'll get something soon.

The outpouring of support has been awesome. And we are so grateful for everyone and everything! So thank you!

In a little over 50 days we start a new chapter. And that is both exciting and nerve-racking!

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