Side Note:

Side Note:
For those who haven't figured it out, or haven't been here: The titles of most of the blogs here are song lyrics. If you google them, it should take you to the song and the song is good to listen to before, during, or after reading to help set the tone of the blog. I find music to be very cohesive with reading and writing.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

FYI: Bambi was a boy...

Today was mostly uneventful but enjoyable. As I believe I said before, I am visiting family for another week while Erik is at JRTC in Fort Polk, Louisiana. For those who don't know, JRTC is a sort of pre-deployment training where realistic scenes and scenarios are set up for the soldiers to live in for a set amount of time to experience and gain a feel for what they may encounter during a deployment.
Anyway, since he's gone I am back to my usual Erik-is-gone sleep pattern, which by the way, isn't much sleeping at all. It's more like me staying up until my eyes finally hurt from looking at the computer or television so long that I know if I go lay down I'll atleast have a chance of making myself sleep. Then after about an hour of lying in bed, sometimes with a good cry mingled in, I finally fall asleep then around 5:30 or 6:00 AM I wake up and have trouble making myself sleep the rest of the morning until I give in and start the day.
This morning "start the day" time was around 8. A whole lot of nothing happened until I retrieved my computer from downstairs to check my email. I logged on hoping to find a solution to the problem I had been having with logging into the virtual Family Readiness Group website. (vFRG) This site, as well as any connection with the FRG as an Army wife can be very helpful. (It can also be very dramatic and irritating, but that is another story.)  However, if you can't access the webpage because it keeps insisting your husband doesn't exist, its helpfulness quickly comes into question.
A week and a day ago I sent an email to the administrator for aide as well as placing a call to my FRG key caller for assistance. She gave me a direct email to the admin versus continuing to through the site's issue reporting service. Well as of right now I've yet to get that issue solved. My key caller, Cassie, has been a doll. She's been very helpful and doing everything she can to make them help me and get with the program but I guess they simply don't care about the fact that I'm separated and inconvenienced because I'm inconveniencing them by needing help.
After my chat with Cassie, I decided to do dishes so that Beth wouldn't have to look at them when she got home from work. While doing them I remembered I wanted to ask my friend, Amber, if she would be so kind as to post a link to this blog on her blog to possibly drum up some readers. I'm hoping to get atleast a few readers here while I continue to work on my business project.
Which brings me to the rest of what I was doing today.  I've been blowing up my Amazon wish list. I'm doing all the research and planning I can to make sure I really know exactly what I want to do. You see, my hope is to start a small business from home where I can offer my homemade confections, baked goods, gifts and goods for sale as well as offer myself a small events planner where in I can provide the goods for parties myself and also outsource to get what I can't make myself. I think if I take some time and plan it out and use Etsy as my starting place, I'll be better off and not encounter issues financially that I might without the help of Etsy. Maybe if things take off I can get Beth to make unique invitations and the like for the business. That would be nice.
Anyways, the day was mellow after that. We all had dinner together then played a board game. We played Disney Trivia 2. There was alot of picking on John, especially when we got to a question about the name of Bambi's girlfriend. John made the mistake of not knowing that Bambi was a boy and Beth and I simply could not take it. How dare he not know that Bambi was a boy! He had antlers at the end of the movie! I know that the whole dinner and board games thing sounds corny, but I live for that family stuff. Then we played a little Rock Band 2 together. I am completely willing to admit that I am terrible at Rock Band as well as Guitar Hero so playing with me is a play-at-your-own-risk situation. I do good on vocals aaaand that's it. lol
I'm glad I took this trip. Not being home alone let's me visit family but it also gives me a chance to escape the pity parties I give myself when Erik and I are separated. I still miss him constantly and keep tearing up, but atleast here someone is always right there to help distract me. Thank God for family.

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