Sunday, April 25, 2010


Oh my heck. Today is the day. The day I have been waiting for the past 7 months to come. I got a call this morning from TJ's cell. No more crazy satellite numbers, no more awful connection, no more operators coming on the line telling us our time is up. I am so excited but at the same time nervous and scared, roll all those feelings into one and they almost want to make me barf. It is like that feeling when you have to go up in front of a large group and wing a speech (I do this a lot, don't judge me). Or its the feeling you get when your tied 50-50 with 10 seconds remaining (aww, I miss my basketball days). It is nervousness mixed in with so much adrenaline you feel both sick and like superman.  Never the less, I am incredibly happy! This day seemed like it would never come, AND IT IS HERE!! I still have 18 billion things to finish so I am going to keep it short and sweet. In 9 hours I get to have my baby back!!!!!

P.S This is my last deployment post for (hopefully) a long, long time. Who's excited?! Me =].

My Week In Short

Yes, I know, long time no post. This week has been crazy and hectic. What have I done?
  • Get yelled at by a crazy foreigner at work then proceed to run to the bathroom and cry. Check.
  • Get beautiful, extra long extensions. Check. 
  • Have a not so happy conversation with TJ then proceed to cry. Check.
  • Brazilian wax (ouch). Check! 
  • Go to church to see my Dad get baptized (such a wonderful service and sermon today!) Check.
  • Try to find the parade deck to hang my wonderful banner, never find it, go home defeated,Google it when I get home and learn that I was 10 feet away from it. Check.
  • Realize I have no shoes for my dress. Check.
  • Finish all school work. Check.
  • Secure beach rental. Check.
  • Iron and pack clothes until the wee hours of the morning. Check.
In short that is what I have been doing.

And on another note. TJ comes home TOMORROW!!!! In 15 hours (hopefully) I will be able to see, hug and kiss my baby again!!. I shall blog about that tomorrow morning.

Much Love,

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

This is the Rainbow that greeted me this morning on my way to work. Do you see the second Rainbow right next to it? 
Beautiful eh?

Monday, April 19, 2010

To Do Now & To Dream Later

Alright. I have many things I have to accomplish before TJ gets home. It's amazing, this whole time I have been screaming from the rooftops "ONE WEEK!!!!". Yet this week has creeped up on me fast like a cheetah stalking his prey. (I have been watching a lot of Life on the Discovery channel, can you tell?) Anyhow, now I have roughly 3 days to do finish a whole bunch of stuff. (it's not really 3 days, I am just telling myself it's 3 days away so I can get this shiz done. In reality, he is still grounded in Afghanistan, with no word of when their flight will be, because of this stupid Icelandic volcano that has decided to muff up all the airspace the week TJ is supposed to be home. As you can see from my PG curse words, I am slightly pissed.) This is what needs to be done:

1. New extensions, beautiful long ones.

2. Operation cleanup. If you catch my drift.

3. Sew new straps on the dress. I'm not entirely sure I will accomplish this. If I do not find the fabric at Joanne's I am not even going to bother. Although I would really like thicker straps on it.

4. Beach Rental. I found this CUTEE rental right on the beach. The owner was so nice she said to just give her a call when I knew TJ would be in town and she would make it work. I just hope she isn't all booked up, seeing that our reservation will be VERY last minute.

5. Wash and Iron TJ's civilian clothes.

6. Pack our bags!

7. Clean the car. We cant be picking him up in a dirty vehicle. I am also super excited to write something cute on my back window about picking up my sailor. I even bought the window paint and by bought I mean borrowed from our ASG art room.

8. Take care of the odds and ends at work and school before I go MIA for a week. I need to finish 2 essays 1 extra credit assignment and finalize banquet plans.

I am almost certain more tasks need to be added to this list but for the sake of time, and my sanity, I will keep it to these 8 things. Oh, I should maybe throw in a few last minute workouts because, lets face it, I must look good! SO MUCH TO DO!

On an unrelated note. I am totally obsessed with real estate. When I am not watching Judge Judy, or even when I am, I search listings. This is my favorite one so far:

Isn't this house a gem? It sits on 23 acres of beautiful Virginian land. Some day I will have a house like this, with a salad garden out back, some rows of corn and hens to lay eggs for my freshly baked pies which I will place in the window sill to cool. All while all my kiddies run around the fields and enjoy the wonderful outdoors.

One day.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Ladies, I have found it! I have found THE DRESS. My Dad must be my good luck charm because we went to the mall together today and  the dress just jumped out at me. It is amazing, tight and beautifully seamed in the bodice then it becomes slightly loose right above the hips. To top it off it has my two favorite things, it is royal blue, TJ's favorite color and it has pockets! The only thing I don't like is that it is a thin spaghetti strap, which I am not too fond of, but I may just sew a thicker strap on. OOOO, I am soo enthused!

Okay I need to lay off the posts. I just had to let the world know my excitement!

Much Love,


I woke up this morning (no, not feeling like P-Diddy) but feeling SICK! This can't be happening, I can't be getting sick. Boooo. My throat hurts, my nose is stuffy and I have the dreaded itchy ear. Fun NOT FUN! I have been getting a lot sick lately. Possibly because I am stressed or maybe because I sleep with my window open or the cold weather we have been having or maybe its because I've been eating tons of crap lately. I normally don't eat poorly but I just had to go to Farrells last night. This ice cream parlor was so much fun, it's kinda nuts the wait staff is always making a ruckus, running around with drums and ringing bells. Kaleb, my wonderful 10 month nephew hated it at first but alas he ended up enjoying all the new sights and sounds and the company of Gina and Courtney. But the moral of this story is. I WOKE UP SICK. I think it is time to take some Buckley's:

This stuff is AMAZING. Sister Tucker from Church introduced me to this stuff many moons ago and it is like magic in a bottle. Although it does taste like you just ate a spoon full of Vick's Vapor Rub, yuck. Hopefully it will (which it always does) kick my coldish symptoms in the butt because if I am still sick next week I am not going to be a happy camper. Time to take some Buckley's and sleep this off. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Every Monday or Tuesday I tell myself, "Delainey, don't forget about Wordless Wednesday." And low and behold, Wednesday rolls around and it is literally wordless, as in, I post NOTHING. Call me crazy, but I marked Wordless Wednesday on my wall calender in red expo marker. Today at work I could not stop thinking about the perfect picture to post, productive workday right? Anyhow, after 3 days of planning I found this one:


All my recent posts are about TJ, can you tell I am excited? Well this Wednesday was not entirely wordless, but I must say, it has been a success.

Much Love,

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Perfect Dress?

I don't normally go shopping. In all honesty, I HATE spending money on myself. I am not exactly sure why, but I would much rather buy someone a gift, or a fun adventure with some friends. My mom has to constantly remind me to "Invest in myself" because it is something I never do. Anyhow, today was slightly different. I was excited to go shopping! Why you ask, well, get ready for it....


AHH, I have been so excited (and anxious/nervous). I have been on cloud 9 and yesterday I officially took off of work the days of his homecoming and 96. Needless to say, this homecoming I've been dreaming about for the past 7 months slowly becoming a reality. So today I was exciting to go shopping for the PURRRFECTTT homecoming outfit. Courtney and I went to the Spectrum, I found a few things (2 to be exact, 1 shirt and 1 belt), but NO DRESS!! Nothing!! I'm not sure what is up with the fashion these days, but holy moley, everything is an extremely short, strapless, printed or color blocked, disgusting mess!! Would it kill someone to put a cute dress with straps in their stores? Or maybe something that covers my crotch, which should be easy, I'm only 5'2. What is going on?? I am quite upset. I guess my search will continue for that perfect dress.

Monday, April 12, 2010

My Not So Secret, Secret.

Now I must admit I have a crazy obsession. An addiction, if you will. Not with any type of substance, or any type of food (although my love for Twizzlers and water could be classified as an addiction). I am addicted to Judge Judy and thanks to Youtube, I can watch her ALL THE TIME. Which I have been doing for the past month (Amanda knows). I watch an episode while I get ready in the morning. At night I turn her on and watch while I work. The weekends, don't even get me started on the weekends. Needless to say, Judy is on every second of every day at my house. She is a no nonsense gal, smart, sassy outspoken and opinionated, all of which I love. She provides swift justice to small claim cases. In the hundreds of Judge Judy episodes I have found a pattern. Most of the cases have reoccurring themes. This is what I have learned:

1. Um is never an answer. Not only does it make you look stupid, you also look like a liar.

2. Co-signing is NEVER smart idea. Not even with best friends, family or significant others because co-signing normally leads to royally effed up credit all in the hands of an angry ex or family member.

3. Loans always turn out as a "gift" to those in debt. This is the debtors slick way of getting out of paying you back. Keep note.

4. Helping a boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse out financially doesn't mean that turns into a loan after you're broken up.

5. You don't need a good memory if your telling the truth. She says this often in her cases and it's true. Liars can never keep their stories straight. Its impossible to remember all the fake details but one can never forget the truth.

6. Don't be an idiot! It's amazing how underrated common sense is. Just act in a sensible manner and you wont ever be in front of a judge, Judge Judy none the less.

So there is the lessons I learned (or more like were reiterated) by my favorite woman. I plan on never detoxing from my Judge Judy addiction.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Amazing (Amish) Grace

First of all, yes I am blogging on a Friday night. I am way to exhausted to go out. All I want to do is cuddle in my blankie, hangout with my family and possibly share my thoughts with the world. So that is what I am doing =].

Anyhow, Last night I was watching "Amish Grace"  on Lifetime (btw, in my opinion Lifetime makes the best movies EVER). This movie is AMAZING. Every scene made me cry, which, granted, doesn't take much, but I could imagine what this Amish community felt during the school house shooting of 2006. I am absolutely amazed how these people responded, not with hate, but with complete forgiveness of the shooter. Forgiveness is something deeply rooted in the Amish culture and faith. This swift and unconditional forgiveness is something that the modern world might find hard to understand. I sure do. But their view of forgiveness can be paralleled with the account of Joseph in the Old Testament. He was sold into slavery by Ishmaelites and instead of harboring angst in his heart, he accepted it as God's will. To the Amish (and to me as well), everything is God's will, it is what he wanted to happen, that is why we have to accept what happens to us in this lifetime.

I feel like God's purpose of the school shooting was to shed light to the world how the Amish forgive and learn from them. I believe this is why they live such a peaceful and fulfilled life. They leave everything to God, accept his will, and essentially, move on. I am amazed and in awe of these people. I want to live my life Christlike as they live theirs and if everyone did the same it would bring such peace to this world.

Much Love,