Monday, March 30, 2009

I Heart Faces---Week 12 (Pouting)

I came across this Photography Challenge blog, and found that I have the PERFECT picture to match it!
According to their "About Us",
I ♥ Faces was founded by two women, Angie & Amy, who met through blogging. As moms, our photography usually centers around our children... and the wonderful emotions that their faces convey. We realized there wasn't a photography sharing web site for people's beautiful and unique faces. That's when the idea for I ♥ Faces was born.

The theme for this week is Pouting.

Here is my submission:

Note the irony in this pic. She was pouting because we wouldn't buy her a Thomas backpack (she has about 5 backpacks...and she's not even in school!!) Now notice what her shirt says!! "What Baby Wants, Baby Gets"... I love it!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

365---Day 27

This one is all about texture. The challenge--Try to incorporate 3 different methods of adding texture to the paper on your card.
Here's what I did:

I incorporated corrugated cardstock, satin ribbon, a metal brad, and layered chipboard. The colors didn't come out too good in the pic, but it was a good challenge in that I finally used the cardstock, which has been sitting in my stack for quite some time!!

Check out 365 Cards for other creations!

Small Talk Six---Getting Nekkid

Over on Mom Blogs, they have what they call Small Talk Six. Every Saturday a new topic is announced and you respond to each topic with a list of 6 words, 6 phrases, 6 sentences, 6 paragraphs, or 6 photos, whatever your heart desires. You can check out the Small Talk Six announcement to see all of the pre-scheduled topics for 2009. Don’t forget to stop by and see this week’s responses!

This week:
6 things you would do naked if you lived alone

1. Sleep. Right now I wear pjs because I get up at least once a night for the monsters.
2. Make-up. It would make it so easy and ensure I don't get any on my clothes!
3. Exercise. In front of a mirror. It would be kinda cool to see my muscles (ok...fat) ripple.
4. Dance. With Ellen DeGeneres while her show is on.
5. Sunbathe! Of course, I'd have to have a privacy fence around my yard, and throw in some hot, young male neighbors for good measure.
6. Spy on the neighbors. I don't know!! I can't think of a number six, but if I WAS a voyeur or peeping tom, I guess I'd do it nude. Isn't that what they do? Hello? Anyone??

Your turn!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Fragments---3/27

Friday Fragments are bits and pieces of your week that are usually brief; too short for a stand-alone post, but too good to discard. Collect humorous observations, "Heard" items, and other small gems and put them together in a Friday Fragments post.

--Surgery on Monday went well. Three tendons were stuck to the plate, one was badly frayed and had to be stitched. Now I begin recovery...

--Had my first physical therapy following surgery. OMG. It hurts soooo much! Everytime I move my thumb up (using the repaired tendon), it feels like razors are cutting the inside of my wrist. Owwwwwww!!!

--Went to IKEA and spent way too much to redo my bedroom. I'm going with red/black/white colors. It better look badass!

--Mom has been a huge help here. She's made DELICIOUS food and has really helped with the monsters, too.

--Speaking of monsters, I went to watch Monsters vs. Aliens with the monsters and my Mom and hubs. I saw 15 minutes before Monster #2 wanted to walk out. We ended up leaving about an hour into it when Monster #1 decided she had enough too. *sigh* Remind me again why I even leave the house with them?

--This is funny:

--This is not:

Hmmm...maybe I should put a warning up before posting that pic.
Then again, I've seen MUCH worse out here in Blogland, and really...I'm assuming you have SOME sense of humor if you read my blog. Beides, I need to generate as much pity as I

Until next time....

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thursday Thunks #4

Remember last weeks last question? Well... every question submitted is this week's Thursday Thunks.

1. What is your favorite type of soda (if you drink soda)?
I drink Coca-Cola. Don't really like any other kind of soft drink. I'm a Coke-head!!
2. Do you believe in astrology? If so, what does your sign say about you?
Leo are warm of spirit, eager for action and are driven by a desire to be loved for what you bring to others. Leo are a magnanimous leader and a faithful servant. Once scorned in love, however, Leo will withdraw your affections and the light, once brilliant, can go cold.

Leo motto might be "What you see is what you get." You tend to live your live straightforwardly and with a flair for drama. In fact, many Leos are attracted to the theater, the performing arts and public relations, for you truly understand the importance of putting on a good presentation. As you blaze gloriously through your life, remember to take time to acknowledge the feelings of those around you. If you forget, you could unconsciously hurt someone you love. But, if you remain aware your impact, others can benefit from your presence.

3. Who is John Galt?
OK...I cheated. I had to look it up. He was a novelist, but is also the name of the hero in Ayn Rand's book "Atlas Shrugged", which, incidentally, I have always wanted to read but keep forgetting about.
4. What is the last thing you do before you go to sleep at night?
Close my eyes. *groan* No, really, I usually read a book.
5. Who's your Daddy?
Rest In Peace, Daddy!
6. Jelly beans or Jelly Bellies?
Jelly Bellies all the way. You can make combos that are out of this world!!
7. What do you think about yellow car? Why car manufacturer actually made yellow cars?
I wouldn't buy one, personally, but they do look neat on Lamborghinis and Ferraris.
8. Holding on or Letting go?
It depends. Hold on to the memories, let go of the pain.
9. What kind of underwear, if any, do you wear?
Usually boy shorts, unless my pants are tight. Then I do the butt floss thing.
10. Who is your daddy and what does he do?
My Daddy's name is Bill Duran. He did a lot of things in life, from a Navy sailor to a ship electrician to a realtor.
11. Spring - is it here yet??
Supposedly, but I'm not quite convinced.
12. Does Google Streetview scare you?
No! It helps my stalking quite a bit!
13. What is your favorite brand of ice cream?
Ben and Jerry's. Specifically, creme' brulee!! Heaven in a carton, I tell ya!

14. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Ummm....see above?
15. Do you ever get tired of your everyday routine?
Yes, I do. That's why I like to change it up so much!
16. What inspires you?
My children, fellow Marines, my family, God, nature.
17. It’s springtime-do you spend more time outdoors?
I would if I didn't live in Boston a.k.a. The Frozen Tundra! I miss San Diego sunshine!!
18. When do you think Bud will let us see the DVD of him and the french twins?
I think Bud is lying and there is no DVD. Or French twins, for that matter. (Pssttt..who the heck is Bud??)
19. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you, and why?
Thailand. The people are AMAZING, it's very very cheap, and there are amazingly beautiful areas.
20. Why do you blog?
To kill time, to appease my narcisstic tendencies, to keep in touch with friends, to document my life, to do reviews soon, to be me.
21. What are electrolytes and why are they good for us?
They are salts and minerals that conduct electrical impulses in our bodies. There! Now I have a headache from thinking.
22. Do you twitter? Why or why not?
I do to spread the word about contests. Thats about it.
23. What did you dream last night?
I cannot recall, actually! I remember my dreams about half the time. Last night I knocked out, though, and slept like a rock.
24. What is the strangest thing you've eaten?
This was my question!!! Me---escargot, frog legs, dried grubs, gator tail. I'm an adventurous eater.
25. What was the last picture that you took?

26. what is your favorite part of spring?
The colors..everything looks so soft and pretty! Oh..and little girls' spring dresses!
27. what is one thing that you did this past week that no one knows about?
Bought more scrapbooking/card stuff from Michael's. "My name is Estela and I'm a craft addict."
28. What kind of bandages do you typically have in your household?
Band-aids, usually with characters!

Your turn. Let's see what you thunked!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ten on Tuesday: Vacations!

Time for another meme. Today's comes from Ten on Tuesday.

10 Things You Like Doing On Vacation

1. Try out new restaurants.
2. Take trolley tours.

3. Sleep in!
4. Buy souvenirs (shot glasses/snowglobes)
5. Take lots and lots of pics.
6. Go to amusement parks.

7. Order room service!
8. Visit museums.
9. Walk around downtown.
10. Do a lot of reading!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Surgery pretty much stinks...

Went under the knife AGAIN at 0730. A 60-90 minute surgery turned into over 2 hours. *sigh*
So today they went in and found that THREE tendons were stuck to the metal plate they used to fix my broken wrist. Totally explained why I couldn't move my thumb!
One of the tendons became frayed from the adhesion, so the surgeon stitched it up, and it should be fine after it heals.
They didn't put me under completely and they didn't do a nerve block this time, just Novocaine and a mild sedative. I woke a few times during surgery. THAT freaked me out! SERIOUSLY!!
But because I only had the Novocaine, I am now feeling some major pain. I am resting at home, my Mom (visiting from San Diego) is babying me (THANKS, MOM!!!) and I might just take a nap with Monster 2 when she takes hers.
I just hope I'm done with this surgery nonsense!! LOL

365 Cards---Day 22

If you love cardmaking like I do, check out 365 Cards. They offer up a challenge every day...and the people are amazingly talented!

Here's my entry for yesterday...I actually made it yesterday, but didn't post it then.
The card was supposed to follow this sketch:

And here's my interpretation:

And a close-up:

I wish I had a corner punch to round the edges, but overall, I like it.

365 Cards

Thursday, March 19, 2009

365 Cards: Day 18

I've been following a blog called 365 cards for the past 3 weeks. Every day, they put up a new card challenge.
I've seen so many wonderful creations, and decided finally to play along. (I suffer from the crafty version of stage-fright.)

I made a card for yesterday's challenge (I also suffer from procrastination), and wanted to share it for your comments. Let me know what you think.

Make a Card with Green as the Dominant Color

Keep in mind, I'm a newbie, so be gentle! LOL

Thursday Thunks #3

Here's my third edition of Thursday Thunks. It's my way of offering a glimpse into my thoughts I've thunked. ;-)

1. The last flight of stairs you walked up/down - were they carpeted?Yes. I was coming downstairs after having to run up and get Monster #2's baby doll that she was crying for!

2. Green or purple grapes? Green. They don't shrivel quite as much as the purple ones, I think.

3. Do you like Peeps? Ehh...they're OK. I'm very partial to Cadbury Cream Eggs though!

4. The smell of Vicks - like it?Oh yes! If it weren't so greasy, I'd rub some under my nose every morning!

5. Do you put decorative cling-ons on your windows for different holidays? No. It just doesn't look very 'nice' to me. A bit sloppy, haphazard, cheap. Just my opinion now!

6. Finish the sentence - I spent too much money on ________ . My crafting supplies that I don't use hardly enough.

7. Which celebrity should be flown into outer space or placed on a desert island? I can think of so many. Miley Cyrus was the first to come to mind. (And her Dad should follow right behind her.)

8. Would you support schools changing the "open" time? Such as 10am - 5pm, for example? Since my girls aren't school age yet, I'm not qualified to answer, really, but I have read that teens especially benefit from a later start time.

9. Do you go fishing?
I used to with my Dad off of the piers in San Diego. Haven't been in a long long time. I have always wanted to try sportfishing though!

10. What question should we ask next week? What is the strangest thing you've eaten?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

For the Women...

God doesn't give you the people you want, He gives you the people you

NEED. To help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you

into the person you were meant to be.

One Flaw In Women

Women have strengths that amaze men.

They bear hardships and they carry burdens,

but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.

They sing when they want to cry.

They cry when they are happy

and laugh when they are nervous.

They fight for what they believe in.

They stand up to injustice.

They don't take "no" for an answer

when they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have.

They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.

They love unconditionally.

They cry when their children excel

and cheer when their friends get awards.

They are happy when they hear about

a birth or a wedding.

Their hearts break when a friend dies.

They grieve at the loss of a family member,

yet they are strong when they

think there is no strength left.

They know that a hug and a kiss

can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you

to show how much they care about you.

The heart of a woman is what

makes the world keep turning.

They bring joy, hope and love.

They have compassion and ideas.

They give moral support to their

family and friends.

Women have vital things to say

and everything to give.



Please pass this along to all your

women friends and relatives to remind them just

how amazing they are.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Starting from scratch? Yikes!

Over on The Secret is in the Sauce (SITS), bloggers converge to give each other support on all things bloggy and to make new friends.
One blogger needing our help now is Scary Mommy. Just as she was about to hit her one-year mark, her feed got messed up and she lost everything. 700 SUBSCRIBERS!!! All gone. Poof.
Heck, I have 10 followers, and it seems like forever until I'll hit 20, much less 100...or even 700!!! I can understand her being upset. We blog partly to reach others, hoping we can expand our audience. She had done so well...and now she starts from scratch.
She's looking to get back to 700, but I'm sure she'll reach even more. She has a great blog. Plus, she's throwing in GORGEOUS diamond earrings that a new subscriber can win.
So go HERE to check her out and help her reach great numbers once again.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Blog Party Coming Up!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

I'm pretty stoked right now. If you haven't guessed, I LOVE entering giveaways and contests. It's a great way to get exposed to new products, and hey...we all love feeling like winners once in a while! 5 Minutes for Mom is hosting the 2009 Ultimate Blog Party from March 20 - 27th. There will be prizes (WOOT WOOT!) including Gift Certificates, jewelry, clothing, books...all things to make my heart pitter patter! Be sure to head over to their site to discover all of the amazing blogs that will be participating.

Last year, the Ultimate Blog Party 2008 had over 1500 bloggers participating and 5 Minutes for Mom's UBP related pages had over 72,000 page views, with the actual party post receiving over 20,000 page views. Unfortunately, I missed last year's party, but I'll make up for it this go-round! LOL

So how do you join the party?
Both BLOGGERS and NON-BLOGGERS can join the party (and be eligible for the prizes) at the Ultimate Blog Party.


Invite your friends
Host a party at your place
Sign the Mr. Linky over at 5 Minutes for Mom
Get out and PARTY!
Have an After Party

If you want to find out more scoop, check out the original post over at the 5 Minutes for Mom website.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Riding On Instinct Contest

Small Talk Six...speaking of GREEN

Note: Thought I'd published this post yesterday, but somehow I only saved it as a draft.

Over on Mom Blogs, they have what they call Small Talk Six. Every Saturday a new topic is announced and you respond to each topic with a list of 6 words, 6 phrases, 6 sentences, 6 paragraphs, or 6 photos, whatever your heart desires. You can check out the Small Talk Six announcement to see all of the pre-scheduled topics for 2009. Don’t forget to stop by and see this week’s responses!

This week:
6 things you love that are green

1. Frogs. My Dad loved them, and he passed it on to his daughters. We always remember him and his humor when we see frogs!

2. Green beans. I thought I hated these until my neighbor Erika made them breaded and fried. Now, they're one of my favorite appetizers. Especially from TGIFriday's. Yummm!

3. Grass. I LOVE walking on a nice lawn in summer, feeling the grass under my bare feet. The smell of freshly-mowed grass always takes me back to my childhood, too.

4. Money. That's a duh answer! While it may not buy love, it sure does buy a lot of the THINGS I love!

5. Green Mile. The movie always makes me cry. Oh goodness..the compassion and pain and love in this movie. One of my all-time faves.

6. Green lights. When I'm driving in the city, I LOVE hitting all the green lights. It's like it becomes my lucky day. I have zero patience...totally Type A. Green lights are my friend! LOL

So there's my 6. What are yours?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Being Green

As a Mom, I am intimately more aware of the ecological state of our world. Parents want nothing but the best for their children, and it's heartwrenching to think of the damaged world we are leaving as an inheritance to our future generations.
I may not be totally green yet, but awareness is the first step. I have found myself slowly making small changes, including using reusable totes at the grocery store, in order to minimize my family's footprint. It's always great, though, to get tips from others as to how to live more eco-friendly.
One such person is Amanda at Natural Mommie. Stop by Natural Mommie to check out the details of her "Naturally Step Into Spring" event beginning March 21st. This review and giveaway event will feature over $2000 in prizes! Head on over now and get an early start by promoting her event and getting a chance to win a GC to Starbucks. Click the links above or the button on my sidebar to get there. And good luck!



Click on the link above to enter for a chance to win a $20 GC to Cinnamon Sticks courtesy of Grosgrain!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

ThursdayThunks #2

Sorry about the lack of posting. I'm on vacay in SC with friends, and have had little time to play online. Here's the Thursday Thunks, though!

1. You are walking down the road and you look down. There is a bug. Do you step on it? Depends on the bug. Spiders (especially black ones), yes. Ants, definitely. Ladybug, no way! Cockroach, jump over and squeal before running off. (Who wants big bug guts on the bottom of their shoe?)
2. What is one fantasy that you want to come true more than any other? Becoming a Drill Instructor. It's in my blood, I think.
3. Someone knocks on your door. Do you look out the window to see who it is before you open it? Do you open it regardless of who it is? I rarely look, but always answer. Bad habit, I guess, of living in base housing. We tend to be a bit TOO trusting.
4. Have you ever eaten Play Doh? No. It was never mentioned in any of my food groups!
5. What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon as a child and why? The Snorks? Was that the name? With the underwater guys with the funny things on their heads? That one comes to mind. The Gummibears too, but only cause I loved singing the song.
6. Are you a "people watcher"? Oh yes. And I can be terribly catty!!
7. I have a bowl of fruit. There are apples, oranges & pears. You help yourself to one - which one do you choose? The orange, but I'm left wondering where the bananas went.
8. What is your biggest pet peeve in the blogging world? Playlists that start automatically. I wish they'd shut them off. It's a bit startling to be blasted by rock music when you go on a page.
9. What is one religion that you could just never see yourself joining? Jehovah's Witness. They have a terrible rep.
10. What word do you use far too often? So and seriously. I use both a LOT. So, I guess they're tied...seriously!
11. How long do you spend in the shower? 15 minutes or so. I like to relax but then remember all the other things I could be dong.
12. If you were to write a personal ad about yourself, what would it say? Gorgeous, size 0 millionaire cover model with multiple homes around the globe seeking gullible male.
13. Your favorite flavor of soup is....? I had She-Crab for the first time yesterday...yummy!
14. You are sitting on a bench in the park and a bug walks in front of your feet.... do you squash him? Walking or sitting, most bugs get it from me. (Size matters, of course!)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Sharing Again...

Wanted to show off my latest scrapping creation!

Show and Tell Time---

Products used:
Sentiment: Cloud Design
Jewels: Heidi Swapp
Princess sticker: Making Memories
Snowflakes: Cricut Doodlecharms
Wooden snowflake: ProvoCraft
Ribbon: Michael's Textured Trios
Papers: DCWV
Gliiter Cardstock: DCWV
Rub-on: Unknown

I feel like sharing today!

I cam across a blog today that had me chuckling. The author holds a meme of sorts called "Friday Fragments". According to her,
Friday Fragments are bits and pieces of your week that are usually brief; too short for a stand-alone post, but too good to discard. Collect humorous observations, "Heard" items, and other small gems and put them together in a Friday Fragments post.

Sounds's my Fragments:

~~My daughter fell into the toilet on Wednesday night. She's potty trained now, but she still uses her potty seat and she still gets excited about going. I guess in her gleeful run to the bathroom, she forgot to put her seat on, and next thing I heard was a "Splash!" I ran in to find her desperately trying to clamber out. Am I a bad Mom for laughing til I cried? LOL

~~Overheard at Bertucci's: "Why do I pick all the losers? I'm going back to my ex. At least he got his degree while he was locked up."

~~I'm freaked out by how my surgery scar will look. It's on top of my wrist, for goodness' sake! Yes...I am officially vain.

~~I love watching MTV's reality competition shows. My current obsession? I love Money 2. Trainwrecks=realization that my life is pretty sweet!

Let's hear your FF!
Friday Fragments?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thursday Thunks

I will post back later with my TTT bargains, but for now, we interrupt this program for an important

From Life In A Zoo...

1. This cat- Link- scary or cute?
Hideous. Scary. If I found it under the bed, I'd call an exorcist. Seriously.
2. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes reproducing again. Good idea or don't care?
My youngest is CONSTANTLY compared to Suri,saying they look alike. And I think Monster #2 is the most adorable thing (along with #1, of course), so I say bring more cuteness into the world. Besides, we only get a small glimpse into their lives, so who are we to judge? Suri appears to be a joyful child, so they must be doing something right.
3. Do you smile at strangers when you make eye contact?
Usually, unless I'm just in a rotten mood.
4. What percentage of your sarcasm isn't really sarcasm at all?
A healthy dose of it. At least 70%. There's a glimmer of truth in every joke, and in every sarcastic comment.
5. If you were to be a dog breed, which breed would you be?
A rottweiler. Elegantly beautiful, but with a sense of danger.
6. Go grab the closest book. Open up to page 27. Whats the 4th sentence?
"She didn't sing the way she usually did, her sweet soprano filling the house as she washed the dishes." From Change Me Into Zeus's Daughter by Barbara Robinette Moss
7. When's the last time someone put one over on you, told you a story that you totally fell for when it wasn't anywhere near true?
I've fallen for quite a few things, but can't recall the last time.
8. Ever seen Michael Jackson in person? No. Thank goodness.
9. Do you have a gut?
Yes. :-( I like to say it's baby weight, but I think I've surpassed the statute of limitations on that excuse.
10. What is one thing in your kitchen you have too many/too much of? Cups. Two whole cabinet-fuls. And cookbooks, but in reality, you can never have enough of those, right?
11. Ever had a colon cleansing?
Not quite. I tried a body cleanse regimen once. Uh..yeah. They work. LOL TRUST me.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It Had To Be Me

It had to be me. LOL. That's my latest mantra. Someone going to break a wrist snowboarding with the unit? It had to be me. Someone needing surgery to fix that fracture? It had to be me. Someone's tendon adhering to the metal plate? Yup. It had to be me.
Surgery scheduled for the 23rd. They'll try to "unstick" the tendon, so maybe I'll get movement back in my thumb. Yay. This for someone who had never broken a bone or had surgery before. Now I get to check that off my NEVER-want-to-do list!! *sigh* Pardon me while I roll my eyes.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sunday Stealing....Meme #1

As a fairly newly initiated blogger, I have been in the dark in terms of the wold of memes. I recently came across the term, and find that this might be a cool addition to my blog. For those of you who don't know what a meme is, here's what The Daily Meme says on the subject:
In the context of web logs / 'blogs / blogging and other kinds of personal web sites it's some kind of list of questions that you saw somewhere else and you decided to answer the questions. Then someone else sees them and does them and so on and so on.

Here's today's meme, found on a blog called Sunday Stealing.

1. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? I love Cheesecake Factory...MMMM!!

2. What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it? My mom's chilaquiles....and flan. Mmmmm...
(This meme is making me hungry!)

3. Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Just two moles. I recently had a metal plate put IN my body, though.

4. What is the last heavy item you lifted? Does my 30-pound daughter count?

5. Have you ever been knocked unconscious? No...thank goodness! Never even fainted.

6. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? Yes...if it were to be omorrow it would DEFINITELY change my to-do list today. LOL

7. If you could change your name, what would you change it to? I don't know..I didn't like my name growing up (too many playground jokes rhyming Estela and Fella.) but never considered what I'd WANT to be named instead. I do like my name now, though!

8. What’s your goal for the year? More family time with my girls, getting them involved in activities, too.

9. Last person you hugged? My youngest daughter.

10. First place you went this morning? Downstairs to grab chocolate milk for the oldest.

11. Do you always answer your phone? I have caller ID, so I tend to screen calls.

12. It’s four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it? My bff Olga!

13. If you could change your eye color what would it be? Hazel green. Or gray.

14. What’s on your wish list for your birthday? The Cricut Expression machine. I have the smaller Personal model, but want the 12x12 one. Or a treadmill. LOL

15. Does the future make you more nervous or excited? Both...financially nervous, but excited to see my girls grow!

16. Do you have any saved texts? No. I usually delete them all once a week.

17. Ever been in a car wreck? Yes. One. Totalled my Sebring convertible. I'm still traumatized.

18. Do you have an accent? Nope. Although people expect me to.

19. What was the last song to make you cry? The Promise by Tracy Chapman.

20. What did you do last night? Had friends over for tacos. Read a book, relaxed.

21. Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom? Yes, and it's a horrible feeling I never want to experience again.

22. Current hate right now? The difficulties with the military's Tricare Insurance company. It's aggravating and plain awful.

23. Met someone who changed your life? Yes, from drill instructors to friends to people I've never met.

24. How did you bring in the New Year? It was super boring. At home. On the couch. Watching TV. *sigh*

25. What song represents you? Right now it's 3 Doors Down's "Let Me Be Myself"

So there you have it. My first meme. Feel free to post your answers on your blog, or comment here with any tidbits you feel like sharing!

About Me

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I first joined the Marine Corps in February of 1999. I was stationed at Camp Pendleton for three years and in Okinawa for one. I left active duty in 2003 and joined the Reserves that year. I had my first daughter in 2005, and moved from California to Massachusetts in 2006. I left the Marine Corps at that time, and had my second daughter in 2007. I reenlisted in the Corps in September of 2008 and went Active in 2009. I'm currently stationed back in California, loving the weather and the life!