Monday, July 25, 2011

A Month or So

since we moved.
A few random things:
  • My hair has made peace with the humidity.....or salty ocean air.....or whatever other unknown force was causing it to resemble something out of an 80's rock band. For awhile there I almost purchased a crimper......just so I could feel fully retro.
  • Do not despair however. I did not buy one. Or find one. Or even seek one. But if I did I think it'd be fun to bedazzle it, wrap a scrunchie around it, and keep it in my drawer right next to my fluorescent green socks and my NKOTB album. 
Did I ever tell you by the way, that when I was in junior high, I had a dream that their tour bus broke down and Joe walked up to me to ask for help?
I did.
True story.
True pathetic story.
  • My BFF the GPS is slowly being replaced with my own natural ability to remember how to get from here to there and back over here. By the time our AF days are over I should be able to fully navigate most cities in America from memory.....or I will be so confused by that point as to what is what and where that I won't be able to get out of my own driveway without it. This is gonna go one way or the other. 
  • The gas station here on base is running some kind of evil promotion whereupon when you purchase 8 gallons of gas you get a free package of M&M's. Folks, I drive a Suburban. Let's just say there is a lot more of Sonia to go around these days. 
  • I have watched way too much Phineas and Ferb these lazy summer days. I may or may not be as....if not more....excited about their upcoming movie as the kids. Did you know Ferb was adopted? It was that knowledge that planted that proverbial adoption seed in my heart. I'm just sayin. I'm also just kiddin.
  • I still miss hearing the word "ya'll" all around me, being offered fried okra with my pancakes in the mornin, and having massive amounts of sweet tea coursing through my veins.
  • I heart new friends at a new base. Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, new friends at a new base. These are a few of my favorite things. 
  • We think we found our new church. Woot-Woot!
  • I completely forgot to announce in blog land that we got our LID a week or so ago. It's July 11th. Just in case you were wonderin. Technically I guess that makes today only day 14 of the wait for LOA. My counting was a bit askew. 
  • I like using the word askew. 

Askew me now,
Phineas is coming on.
Catch ya on the flip side.


  1. As usual...giggle, giggle, giggle. :-) Please tell me they are going expedite something along the way...the LOA's seem to be taking forever these days...I PRAY you don't have to wait that long.

  2. Daughter Katie- is just starting to date a special forces guy- I really don't know what that is... do you? I think we need to talk! I told her about you and moving and that things just seems to work out!

    Glad you are getting adjusted!!

    I am 3 weeks behind you!! with the process! Would love to see your guy in China! OR when we visit Florida sometime!! Except now we have 10 plane fairs to get... ugh... may have to stay home? Yuck- can't do that! Were gonna have to figure something out!!

    So glad you didn't find the crimper! Whew!

  3. Sonia, just take the LOA process "step-by-step". You're doing a great job, because I know you're "hangin' tough" my comment was a bit askew but I think you'll enjoy it! :)

  4. You are so entertaining!:) Great news that you have probably found a church!!!!!

  5. Step away from the crimper....;) I totally had one too...and scrunchies....and...NKOTB stuff. Oiy. :) I still miss scrunchies though...did I just say that out loud? ;) So glad things are moving along!!!

  6. Having done this military thing for over 20 years now, I will let you know that the GPS will take over. Your brain will mix cities and streets and addresses and phone numbers to the point where you won't even be sure where you live now! I love that look in someone's face when you tell her you don't know your previous address, but would the state I lived in help you. Or how about the blank look the receptionist gave me at the civilian heart doctor's office yesterday when I asked if I can do Mason's one year check up a little early if we move next summer. Not sure what threw her, the fact that I wasn't sure if I would move or that I already thought I might at a year out.

    Congrats on the hair. Stay away from the crimper.

  7. You always bring a smile to my face. We've arrived in AZ and are learning our way around too. I agree - one day I'll really know my way around this country, or I won't at ALL. :)

    Woo-Hoo on a church! The major advantage of Brian moving here first - he scouted out churches without us. Not dragging kids from church to church is fantastic! :) Thinking of you. Praying for you and your family!

  8. Thanks for the smile and giggle.
    You made my day. That, and my TA!!!!
    Go call Lori. She says y'all and drinks sweet tea.
    : ) And is also waiting to get her sweet heart baby.

  9. Oh my gravy on toast your so funny! Off to play 30-million rounds of peek-a-boo with my 17 month old and hold my breath that immigration will hurry with i800a!