Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wow, what a decade of craziness!

So these past 10 years have been a rollercoaster for me.  I would like to sum it down on this may follow if I can't find any on this laptop!


Moved to Germany with my parents.  If I didn't meet my future husband beforehand I wouldn't have tagged along, he moved there the beginning of the year, we got there in July of that year.  We also went to Paris that Christmas.


Married in Geibelstadt Germany.  Our getaway car was a Mercedes Benz 2 seater...the rental cars there are all like that and super cheap to rent.  Taxis are also Mercedes Benzes.  This was the year I realized I would be on my own for awhile due to hubby being in the field.


Visited Amsterdam and went shopping in Cheque.  Still on my own and became more independent.


Moved to Ft. Riley, KS...hated it!  Our apartment there was termite infested and tiny but it was only us two but thankfully the termites were fumigated!  Had no vehicle so relied on fellow wives from the unit(4th ID Dragon brigade)..only to find out they talked shit about me and pretended to be my friend.  Hubby getting ready to deploy, we discussed starting a family when he got back.  My sister came to live with me after he left


Hubby came home after 13 months.  He did not get to come home for R&R(the unit was assholes to him too)  November found out my friend from school died, that same weekend found out I was pregnant with my son after trying for 2 months.


Hubby went to school to change his job.  Lived with parents in California for a few months.  Moved to Ft. Campbell, Ky.  Braden was born that August, hubby left for Iraq that September.  I moved in with my parents(again) and stayed with them.  My dad left for Iraq that November.  Braden's first Christmas was with my mom, sister and I.


Before Tom came home he called to tell us he got orders for Alaska.  I told him he was out of his effing mind.  He refused to deny the orders...thats where the marriage started falling apart.  He came home and got pregnant with baby number 2 fall of that year.


Got ready to go.  Visited hubby's family in Florida then my parents in Texas.  Then started on our journey to snowland.  Was about 5 months pregnant.  Took the 6 day ferry to Alaska from Washington.  Lila was born that July.  Marriage was getting rougher.


Depressed.  Was making exit strategies to get out of Alaska.  Decided that I would leave the next summer.


Moved to Texas that summer, went home to Illinois to visit relatives.  Said goodbye to hubby until he gets back in March(he was supposed to leave earlier but that got screwed up).  Marriage is still a bit rough.


Will it be better for all of us??  We shall see!


Jenny said...

My husband was talking about Alaska, I'd like to visit but I don't think I want to live there. Anyway, I stumbled across your blog and just wanted to say I hope 2010 is the year everything works out for you, in whatever way it's supposed to!

Mamma has spoken said...

My son isn't liking Alaska either, says it's too full of hippy liberals. Though through your review of the decade I saw some positives through the negatives. I'll wish for you a better 2010.

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