Friday, May 28, 2010

# family life # military life

{ Promotions, Pity Parties and Perfect Coffee }

How's that for a blog title?

First I have to start by announcing that the USAF has a new Technical Sergeant. My wonderful hubby, Curt. He has worked so hard for the past 19 years and has devoted his life to serving his country and protecting us all. He more than deserves this promotion and I'm so proud of him.

Tech Sergeant Stripes

He's so handsome....and he's all mine.
My wonderful soldier

Now for pity parties.

I have come to realize that I'm not a very patient person, matter of fact I can't stand anything that gets in my way, that interferes with my daily life, that leaves me feeling yucky or with no energy, or just not in the mood to do anything.

Hence the reason I just don't have the time or patience to be unwell. Yes I'm sure you think I'm a whiny baby and usually I'm not but teeth things.....oy vey.....teeth things are just so annoying.

Technically it's only been 3 days since my tooth was pulled and I'm not going to say that I'm really in a lot of pain. I'm not, I'm just annoyed with the wound in my mouth, and tired of eating on the opposite side and washing my mouth out with salt. I am thankful that it is healing well, but I'm just impatient and want it healed and done with already. I really am a whiny baby aren't I?

My kiddos have been enjoying the pool and I haven't been able to go in there. Not just for teeth issues but other womanly things. I don't need to spell it out.


I have to sit out. Watch them having fun. At least I get to work on my tan.

And then the punks started gloating about being in the I splashed them. Cause that's what mommies do right?

Yeah take some of that!!!

Then I got too hot and moved my chair under the canopy and pulled out my book. The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn. I love her....Miss Quinn I mean, not Miranda, well I mean I really like the character, but I was referring to the author.

She is my favorite Historical Romance Author.


And then I got really thirsty for something sweet and yummy. Not just plain water. So I moved inside and pulled out the Iced Coffee recipe that the sweet Jen had shared with us through a link on Facebook.

I made myself one and halfway through it hubby walked in the door and took a sip. Then asked me to make him one too because it was oh so good. I asked him if I look like a waitress.

Iced Coffee

I'm kidding! I got up and fixed him one too. Now he thinks I'm the best cook in the world cause I mastered Iced Coffee. HA!

No really, if you love Iced Coffee but don't want to go spend money at McDonald's or Starbucks or whatever, go try this recipe. So good and so easy.

Now you're all caught up with my day and I'm out of things to say. And after that little doozy I feel like a poet LOL

I'm out of here, I have to start grilling chicken breasts and pork chops for dinner, gonna throw in some baked potatoes too and some grilled corn. Yummy!

Go on now skidaddle, go make some coffee and then come and tell me if you like it. Okay????


  1. Great title!
    Congrats to Curt, he does deserve it!
    Sorry about your issues. You aren't a baby though. :)
    As for the coffee, I'm weird and don't like it - hot or cold. But, I bet the recipe will make lots of people happy!

  2. GASP Mari, you don't like coffee??? LOL

  3. Congrats to Curt Sandra!!

    Mr. Ambitious is getting promoted as well. :)

    WOOHOO for celebrating!

    I don't like coffee either. LOL

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend and back to 100% soon.

  4. Congrats to the new Tech Sgt.Iced coffee is great to have on a hot day.

  5. Too funny... Brandon sews on in July AND I had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled on Tuesday!! So I know what you're feeling, lol.

  6. Anonymous10:53 PM

    Congrats to your husband. I am sorry about your tooth and I am noticing an attitude problem when your monthly comes. I think they call it PMS? Just take care of yourself and by this time next week things will be all better. I promise.


  7. Good morning Sandra ~ Congrats to your DH on his promotion.

    Hang in there, be patient, let your tooth wound heal. Healing takes time, before long this will be just a memory.

    Have a wonderful weekend ~ FlowerLady

  8. Congrats to Curt! Saying prayers for a speedy recovery for you.

    Thanks for the recipe! My hubby was just asking for iced coffee the other day. We'll try this one out this weekend.

  9. Oh you poor girl! I had my wisdom teeth out in April and they still bother me! So annoying! It will get better once you get through this gross phase (ha I almost spelt that with an f - fase just didn't look right :)

    Anyhow, Have a wonderful weekend and congratulations to you and your husband on this promotion. What a blessing for you and your family.

    Now, off to make an ice coffee.

    Hugs, The Lady of the House

  10. Praying you feel 100% better quickly! I love iced coffee so I'll need to try your recipe this summer. And your dinner sounds amazing.

  11. Congrats to your hubby - look at all those STRIPES!! :) Yeah!!! And a little pay raise will be nice too, eh?!
    MMMMM- thanks for sharing the iced coffee recipe. It just needs some WHIPPED CREAM on top :)
    Hope your teeth heals soon. And you can get in the pool soon too.

  12. First off congratulations to Curt. That is too awesome. What a great summer surprise.

    Sorry about your tooth but you should feel better soon. It does look like you are having a fun start to summer anyway. The book, the iced coffee, the backyard pool, the grilled chicken. Wish I was your neighbor.

    I want one of these pools but we have a huge ditch in the middle of our yard, as does everyone here, compliments to Uncle Sam, so we don't even have a 5 ft. level spot. Anyway I'm hoping when we move we have a bigger yard. We are in a 5 bedroom and they chop off some yard to fit the extra rooms.

    Looks like your summer will be very similar to mine. Can't wait to see where you travel too.

  13. Congratulations to your hubby! That's fabulous! I respect people like him so much, and not just him but you! The entire family makes so many sacrifices for our county and it's fabulous!

    I tried the Iced Coffee recipe!! THANK YOU! YOU ARE MY SAVIOR! :)

  14. Congratulations to Curt. I remember how excited we were when K got another stripe.
    I hope you're feeling better soon.
    I'm with you though--I have no patience with things that slow me down or don't let me do what I want when I want.
    I'm going to try the coffee today--I love icy cold Starbucks--I hope to love this recipe--it sure will save me some money!!
    Have a great day

  15. Congratulations to the hubby! that's awesome. I am sorry you're not feeling the best. I stuggle with patience in the same way. It's something I try so hard to work on but seem to fail.

    Have a great rest of the weekend. Stay cool! :)

  16. Thanks for sharing the coffee recipe! I am going to give it a try tomorrow. Can't today, don't have everything I need to make it. I have nothing except the milk to make it in the house right now lol.

    It sounds yummy, though. Anticipation....

  17. congrats to Curt on the promotion!


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