Monday, January 29, 2007

The day has arrived

The day has finally arrived!! Dalton startes school today!!!!!!! I really don't know who is more excited, me or him. I think he is a little nervous though. He needed to be up at 6am. Right now it's 6:03 am, he has already walked the dog, ate breakfast, brushed his teeth, gotten completely dressed, made is lunch, and is waiting. They don't go to the bus stop until 7am. I really hope is day goes well. I'll let everyone know how it went this afternoon.

Friday, January 26, 2007

A good day for Brian

Today was good day for my Honey! He was promoted to E3, Private First Class (PFC). Janurary 10th completed his first year in the Army. When the pinned him with his new rank today they also presented him with the Army Achievement Medal. We've gotten a kick out of reading why the award was presented to him. The award states: "Due to PV2 Rimmer's selfless service and personal couragehe reacted without hesitation to a dangerous situation, enabling him to save an entire family. PV2 Rimmer's selfless service set an outstanding example for others to follow. Your exemplary performance reflects great credit upon yourself, the Nightmare Battalion and The United States Army."

Okay, this is what happened. The unit Brian is in was out in the "field" for week or so in September. Brian and several other soldiers were by the river when the heard some comotion down river. They headed down to see what was going on. When the got there, they found a Korean family who had gotten their 4wheel drive minivan stuck in the river and were in danger of being taken down stream by the current. Brian and the other soldiers hooked up the the van and pulled them out. And so it is that he saved an entire Korean Family. Basically it's good public reealtions.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Tid bits

I love tidbits of information! You know the kind of information you don't NEED to know, but are just fun to know. Some would say I have way too much of this type of information in my head, right Jae! Anyway in one of the blogs I read daily, I came across LOTS of tidbits I'd like to share with ya'll. I highly recommend this site called "meanderings" to everyone. I do not know the author personally but in a round about way. She is the sister-in-law to one of my favorite people in the world, Lawana. Valerie, the author, has a great since of humor. She writes about so many different things, sometimes seriuos, sometimes funny, but always entertaining. To get to her site just click on "meanderings" on the left side of my page under links. To read the tidbits scroll down to "Just Trivia". I promise you will enjoy.

What the !*&$#@%!

Okay, I knew when we moved here things would be different, but the longer I'm here the crazier things are getting. Let me explain:

This past Saturday night we were home watching a movie, (for me that means nap time). I wake up to what I thought was Brian continuiously shaking me, ( he hates when I sleep during movies). I looked at him, and to my surprise he had a strange look on his, and asked ME what the shaking was. Hell, I didn't know. So we sat real still and watched as things on the walls and on top of the refridgerator shook. First thing through his mind was the North Korea was testing bombs again. Brian muted the tv to listen for the alarms on post to start sounding off. This really gave both of us an uneasy feeling. Well no alarms ever went off. We found out the next morning it was an EARTHQUACK! (The possibility of this never crossed our minds.) It ended being a 4.4. Who knew the had earthquacks in Korea?!?!? Not me!

And another thing: For the past few weeks, there has been a "haze" in the sky. Could it be pollution? NO! It's yellow dust! What?!?!? It's a dust, sand like substance that comes in from China. They monitor the levels, because if they get too high you're not to be outside! Again WHAT?!?!?!!?

Needless to say I am learning so much being ever here! I can't wait to see what the next 2 1/2 years have in store! ;)

Friday, January 12, 2007

Good day

Well it's Friday, the 12 and the first day of a three day weekend. Cheyanne has finished another week of school and Dalton is another week closer to starting! Today was laundry day, Dalton has become a big help in this area, for this reason I will hate when he goes to school. Brian has been gone for 8 days now, only four more to go, hopefully. I really hate him not being here, but I can handle a week and a half. The weather is really starting to get cold. In the mornings the temp is around 20ish and averages about 33 or so during the day. Everyone keeps saying the cold weather is still to come! I don't know how cold this Southern girl can handle. Speaking of southern, my "wanna" has informed me there is a cajun "place" in Mena, that will start serving lunch soon. I remember seeing this plase before I moved. It's actually across Hwy 71 from the dentist office. I also remember thinking, cajun, yeah right! Well it turns out the the people that own it are from the same town in Louisiana I am from, go figure! So, when they start serving, ya'll all need to go have a shrimp po-boy in my "honor". Trust me! Well today was a good day, hopefully there are more to come.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Hey look at this!

If you know me at all you know I am not the most computer savy person. Imagine how easy this was!

Cool Slideshows

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

My Ring

I have been a little down the past week or so. The usual reasons have kept me this way, but one major thing has kept me from being able to bring myself up. Okay so maybe it's only major to me, but I dropped my diamond ring down the drainage system outside. Yes, I know "why did I have it off outside to start with?" Well, I take my watch and rings off to do the dishes. Anyway we were rushing out the house to catch the next bus on post, and I guess I lost the ability to do walk and do anythong else. I dropped my ring on the drainage grate, when I reached to get it, the ring fell all the way in. My family, not even realizing I'm in major crisis, continued to walk down the street. I hollered for Brian to help, but if you know him at all, the only thing he had to say was, "Why did you have it off in the first place?", and he continued to walk. This ring means ALOT to me! No, it's not this massive diamond or anything, but it's the ring Brian gave me when he asked me to marry him 14 years ago. About ten years ago when I was working at Vicki's in Hatfield, I lost the diamond out of the setting. Thankful to still have the ring it's self, I knew one day I would be able to replace the diamond. Well I eventually did have the diamond replaced. It really made me sick to think my ring was floating in the Korean drainage system. I close friend back home reassured me, this was NOT a sign of WORSE things to come here in Korea. A couple of days ago, Brian caught me looking down the drian outside, hoping to see a glimpse of my ring. Well today Dalton put a pair of rubber gloves on, got himself a flashlight, and went ring hunting, let me remind you it's been over a week since I dropped it. He was not even out there 15 minutes, when I hear him running up the stairs to our apartment. I met him at the door, the minute I saw that Dalton Rimmer grin, I knew he had found it!!!!! It needed a good cleaning, but I have my cherished ring back!!!!! When I showed Cheyane this afternoon, all she had to say way was "Now don't take it off again!", she is her daddy's daughter! As of right now Brian doesn't know, I can't wait to tell him when he calls tonight!!

Friday, January 05, 2007


A New Years resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project, a habit, or often a lifestyle change that is generally interperted as adventageous. The name comes from the fact that these commitments normallly go into effect on New Years Day and remain until the set goal has been achieved, although many resolutions go unachieved and are often broken fairly shortly after they are set.--Wikipedia

Well, it's that time of the year again. We are supposed to decide what we are going to change in our lives to make ourselves "better". I have, through the years, made my fair share of resolutions. I have made small resolutions, such as, to do at least one load of laundry a day, or do the dishes as soon as they hit the sink. I have also made some rather bigger ones such as to be a better wife and mother. God knows I have slipped on the small ones, but I would like to think I have kept the ones that matter most. My family may feel other wise.

Brian asked me on New Year's Day what my resolution was. The usual things went through my head, but I was unable to tell him one. I think with all the change in my life the past year, does it really matter if the laundry is kept up, or if I have a few extra pounds? So this year I've decided not to make a resolution. Any change I make in my life, needs to be done when the time is right, not because it's a certain day year.