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Being flexible is a part of life. You need to be able to roll with whatever life throws your way. There are times that going against the flow just makes you very tired and frustrated. We all want to stand out so we fight against going with flow but having the flexibility and the confidence to just let go and see where we are being lead . . . it can be freeing.

We are having some major changes going on right now. Deployments are being changed, milestone birthdays are taking place, jobs are in flux, and the weather! Well we all know the weather is doing some major changing!

I wrote about the new classes I am taking. I hope some of you were able to try one. I am using this time to try some new things, ride my exercise bike and walk my dog. Plus hang out with Hubby for a few minutes a day. Hubby and Baby-O are having major milestone birthdays; I love them both so much.

The budget cuts are affecting the girls in major ways. Deployments have been postponed or canceled and we really do not know what the future will hold for them. Congress has/is screwing with so many people’s lives, not just the soldiers and sailors and airmen directly serving but their families too. Canceling deployments less than 48 hours before they are to leave is so not cool.

Thousands and thousands of people are ready to go, they have suspended their lives and then at the very last second they are told “Never mind, you are not going.” So now they have to try to put things back together, restart things. It is time consuming and costly. It is really easy for people in Congress to mess up people’s lives, I am pretty sure that none of the people making the decisions even know any soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen or coastguardsmen.

Congress has made a huge mess; they have screwed over a large group of people just by doing nothing. Please get your act together and fix this because if you keep screwing with these people who have volunteered to keep you safe they may not be there when you need them.

To all of you who serve THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE. In spite of the way Congress has treated you, I appreciate what you do for us. Please continue to be flexible and roll with what life is giving you, hopefully things will get better.

My respect and admiration,


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Well it has started it-the next round of deployments. We had a lovely four days visiting with Navy Girl and Mr. and Mrs. Air Force Girl. And of course when it was time to leave (ok most of the morning) I bawled like a baby. The more I tried not to cry the harder I cried. It is so hard when soldiers, sailors and airmen are deployed. The worst part is not being able to pick up the phone and hear their voices.

Navy Girl pointed out to me that we don’t see each other all that often now, but we can and do Skype so at least then I can see her pretty face and hear her lovely voice. Now it will be many many many months until I get to hear her. We are luckier than many families; her job requires her to check her email frequently so we will be able to get email from her fairly regularly.

We all seem to have caught the sinus version of the gunk that is going around. It starts with a sore throat and moves into the sinuses. That seems to be as far as mine went. As soon as I was coming down with it I started drinking 2 teaspoons of raw honey in some hot water. That helped my throat a lot. I read that if you take 1 teaspoon of raw honey with ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon in some hot water twice a day for three days it will help knock down a cold. It seems to have worked. Plus get lots of rest, I took Vicks sinus stuff and slept at least 8 hours a time. I feel pretty good right now.

Many people have been getting that horrible flu that is going around. Please be careful if you get it, BFF and Mr. Air Force Girl’s mom have both ended up in the hospital with it. Everyone I know that has caught it has been knocked down hard with it. Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands! Cover your mouth when you cough, cover your mouth when you cough, cover your mouth when you cough! It is the best way to not catch things and to not give it to anyone else.

Happy thoughts for a happy day!

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