Tuesday, February 5, 2008

My First Post

So, here I am, new at the whole blogging world thing... I have been told that this is the thing to do and the place to do it.

I have been an Air Force Wife for the past 19+ years. I have been picking up and moving to new places for the last 19 years. That is a lot of moving for someone whose hometown isn't really a town at all, but a grocery store, post office, gas station, a bank and a restaraunt. There is much more there now, but growing up if you blinked while driving past, you would surely miss it. :0)
Shopping was so much more than a quick run to WalMart or a trip to the Mall. If we wanted to go to the Mall, it was an all day venture and we didn't have a WalMart.

So, when I married the man I love and set out on the adventure of a lifetime, my eyes were opened to some amazing things. We have lived in Texas, Washington (which is where we are both from), Alaska, Colorado, California and Virginia. Each place we have lived has had its ups and downs, but we know without a shadow of a doubt that the Air Force assignments were God's vehicle for placing us where He wanted us to be for that time. I have met some amazing women across this country. And I have seen some of the most wonderful sites, God is an awesome artist and the colors and designs He comes up with are inspiring. I really do love the ocean and the mountains and I think that is what I miss most about home.

My loving husband decided this year was the year to retire. YIKES! I wasn't sure how to respond to that. But after the initial shock wore off, wait, it hasn't completely sunk in yet, I have begun to do what Air Force wives do, plan a move. Think through what items stay and what items must go to lighten the load. This is no easy task for me as I am a pack rat at heart and have stuff, stuff and more stuff. My wise friend told me that this was "The year to get your 'stuff' together". I have taken her seriously and am trying to do just that, but I find other things to occupy my time and put it off.

This is my first Post...I shall get better with time.

7 comments:

Susan said...

Your wise friend sounds incredible!

Glad you're here. Finally. Blogging. Yay!

Love u.

Jill said...

She really is. :0)

Jeni said...

I followed a link from Susan's blog, just to welcome you to the Blogosphere. Hi! I'm an AF brat, myself. So is my hubby. So when we're talking about momentous things in our lives, we're always trying to remember when things happened based on where we lived.

For example:
"I think that song came out while I was in Turkey."
"No, I definitely know that was in 1992, because we had just moved to Alaska."

And that conversation totally makes sense to a military family. :-)

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

Welcome to the bloggy world!

Joanne

Teri said...

Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! Any friend of Susan's is a friend of mine! HAve fun and stick with it...you will find your groove!
:)
Teri

Susan said...

I love seeing my bbff's have come by to check you out and welcome you!
This is SO fun!
Yay.

thouartloosed said...

JillEllen,
Found you when I visited Susan's sight. I hope you make many bloggy friends-because it doesn't matter where we live as long as we have internet access!
Kathy