Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tagged -

I've been tagged by Army Wife so here goes...

The rules:

1. Link to the person that tagged you Done
2. Post the rules on your blog. Done
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself. Done.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs .sorry, have a policy against doing this. BUT If Kimba, Sis B (after SB goes back) Lawyer Mama, idealistlefty, Tucker and NEE want to ---- consider your self tagged.
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website. If any of you want to do this... go for it! Just let me know.
6. Let your tagger know when your entry is up. Done.

My 6 Things:

1. I love musicals. OLD musicals - Gene Kelly - ANY musical with him - but I detest The Wizard of Oz. Cyd Charisse, Ann Miller...

2. I love Country Music up to a point - but to relax - it's gotta be Sinatra or even better - Dean Martin. That man was cool to the nth degree.

3. I am a Nora Roberts/JD Robb fan - love my brain candy reading.

4. I love prunes. Yeah, prunes, pitted prunes. but ya gotta be careful with those...

5. I hate to drive here in DC. This could be a problem when DH deploys!

6. Love NCIS, CSI (except Miami... tell me who wears a dark suit in Miami in the summer...) and my secret vice - Organization shows, Clean House etc. But BBC dramas - especially Jane Austen and that ilk... yeah, I could watch those all day. And if anyone has seen the Sharpe series - that's another goodie (Sean Bean was just ... just....hmmmm)


Sunday, December 07, 2008

You will have fun, dammit

The enforced merriment of the unit party was yesterday... we lasted 1/2 hour. Truly, truly awful. I was chatting with the outgoing FRG leader, and realized - that no one wants to take it on (including me) because NO ONE GIVES A DAMN! We've been trying to get command to approve a vFRG - I offered to be the person responsible for it - but we keep getting told.. no one wants it. No one comes to FRG meetings either... We are, for some reason, getting a paid Family Readiness person... why? This unit is not the norm in the Army, so I'm told. We don't deploy as a unit, just in little groups or individually (as my DH is doing soon) There is little or no contact - one reason could be that we aren't permitted to have a phone tree. No phone list, no nothing.

So - That's that. I've realized that I'm on my own with this upcoming deployment. The Red Headed Step Children group - are back in MN and getting on with their lives, outside the Army. So this will be my support - just like the last time. You - my few and faithful readers - and the Spouse Buzz group and the BSF4O (I hope to get more involved with them). So - those of you who have done this Individual Augmentee bit - any and all advice would be greatly appreciated!