O, The Places We’ll Go…

The Commander and I just came back from an epic, much-needed adventure in Utah. It was our first break together in nearly two years. We’ve had a few long weekends here and there, but not a proper getaway where “Vacation Commander” could come out. I’ve missed Vacation Commander. He’s a riot, and I haven’t seen […]

There is beauty in the broken

I almost titled this post “I blame my mother”, but then thought better of it. I’m a collector, I always have been; I get it from my parents. Last year, I took a trip to the Lelanau Peninsula with my mom, aunties, and cousins. One day we took a walk on lake Michigan, and in […]

My heart is rooted elsewhere

Since 2009, I’ve lived in six different states and driven through/visited twice as many others. We live in a beautiful country. The Commander and I often talk about where we’ll settle once he retires from the Navy; there are so many options, so many possibilities. The world is our oyster… or something like that. And […]

I can see Mexico from my house

As many of you know (because, let’s face it, I’m related to 90% of my readers) I joined The Commander in California a few weeks ago. We haven’t lived under the same roof since last October. I have to say, it’s quite nice. I like it. Also, I LOVE it here. It’s 75 and sunny, […]

Getting Edumacated

The Commander has been in SWOS (Surface Warfare Officers School) since October. He’s mostly been in RI, but he’s also done stints in San Diego. This week, he’s in Norfolk. Instead of flying, he opted to drive down and pick me up along the way. HOORAY! The Commander and I have had our share of […]

What’s a party without an Oompa Loompa?

All right, one more post about the end of 2012, then I’m moving on. Unless I remember something else to share. November was crazy busy for The Commander and me. Even so, when he had some time off and was able to come home, he drove me up to Michigan for a few days (I […]

Stop and Savor

I’ve been neglectful of my blog. I hope that the handful of you that actually read this haven’t forgotten about me. I’m still here. The last few months of 2012 were stressful. I won’t go into all of it, but I’ll just say that it was a lot of stuff at once. As a general […]