Category: Ten things Tuesday

My Haven of (earthly) Rest

I am often cold, Peter would say “always.” However, I would argue that I did get too warm living without A/C in Germany and during the summer here in our apartment with its goofy air circulation. When I get cold, especially my feet, I feel as though I’ll never...

You want me to be aware of What?

December is Awareness of Awareness Months Month. Seriously? When I read this on our Tuesday Ten Facebook Page, I thought, “Surely you must be joking.” A quick google search verified this “new” awareness month and solidified my idea that the world really has gone crazy. I am all for...

The Time I Did Not Kill the Movers

One Year Ago we returned stateside. Five Months Ago we received our household goods, not quite in the condition we expected. A month and half ago, the JAG office approved our damage claim, though the claim check took a little over a month to get to us. The replacement...

Facing Fear: Becoming and Unbecoming an Army Wife

Today is “Face Your Fears Day.” Many things I have overcome, attacking at full force, initially have little to do with choice. Like Rafiki in the Lion King said, “You can either run from it or learn from it.” I suppose a third choice is standing still, letting life...

What Will my Future Be?

After looking back last week and remembering the past, this week we look forward. Imagining the distant future has always been a challenge for me. I cannot picture or even fathom what life might be like in a year or two or ten. Even though I cannot visualize how...

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

I did not have a Facebook account yet. I had to dig through my picture box of CD’s and scrapbooks for these photos. Facebook opened to the general pubic in September 2006, and I joined (to keep up with my still in college/grad school friends and family). To be...

Arguments That Never Die

Do you have any long-standing, never-ending arguments? Maybe you enjoy stirring the pot and keeping the feud going day after day, year after year. Today is “Kiss and Make Up Day.” In that spirit, here is the Top Ten Arguments That Never Die in the Caswell Clan. The who...

Lessons from The Muppet Movie

Being a child of the Eighties, I grew up with Sesame Street (I believe older episodes were better). Jim Henson’s Muppets made the show, in my opinion. Kermit the Frog was among my favorite characters. The Muppet Movie (the original) remains my favorite of all Muppet movies. I’m surprised...

Not on this Blog

Time for a Tuesday 10 Post. This week, our hostesses chose the topic “Ten Posts I will NEVER Write.” Here are a few things you can expect never to see on this blog. Anything related to the bedroom relationship between my husband and me. Not because I am a...

More about this Transitional Life

Ten Things That Surprised Me about Our Transitional Life This list will include items from our transition from living in Germany and returning to the states in addition to leaving the military culture. Though I married into the military, leaving it and getting used to civilian life again has...