The Family

The Family
This is us about 6 hours after Elijah arrived. I'm happy because the phenergan had worn off and no I'm not on pain meds here.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Update time!!

Well I figured it was time to bless everyone with an update. Things here are, for lack of better words, interesting. Elijah has had his first set of tubes and stitches. Kale is actually starting to fight back when Elijah tries to take something from him and the both somehow changed the answering machine to speak spanish instead of english. Aaahhhh the joys of having boys!!!

Elijah fell and hit his mouth on the toybox so off we went to the ER. Blake was on duty that night so I called to let him know what had happened. Of course he came to the ER to check it out for himself, and in true Army form, his Staff Sergeant promptly chewed him out for it. I get a kick out of every time I see something on TV about how the military supports their families cause the families support their soldiers. HORSE SHIT! All we are considered is extra baggage that gets in the way.

Kale is doing awesome and will be headed to Granny and Pop's house before too long for a visit. A teacher's assistant from his class has been coming and babysitting here and there for us. Its good for us, but Kale is still trying to charm her out of makin him work(just like a man).

I have come to a huge crossroads in my life and have no idea what to do. If anyone has a road map I would greatly appreciate it! I dont know what to do and no matter what I choose someone will not be happy with it. I just wish I had a little help in making some decisions. ugh its so frustrating at times!! There hasn't been much going on that I care, or am willing to talk about. I find myself closing off to the world more and more every day........oh well. I guess that is about all for now. Blake will be home this weekend for a day, he is at WLC(warrior leader course) and will graduate July 22. I am off to fix the kids a snack then finish some laundry. Peace out!

Monday, May 11, 2009

copy cat

Since I haven't posted in almost 2 months I thought I would steal Steph's blog thingy and post it. I promise to get better at posting, but we have been busy with military stuff YAY...yes that was sarcastic.

1. I have come to realize my job…is recession proof-stay at home mom's are never out of work.

2. I have come to realize when I’m driving…I either sing or talk to the boys SOMETIMES yell at other drivers.

3. I have come to realize that I need…to learn to trust more

4. I have come to realize that I’ve lost…my identity

5. I have come to realize that I hate it when…i get behind in house work

6. I have come to realize the people I like…are hard to find

7. I have come to realize that money…doesn't make you happy

8. I have come to realize that people...are looking for someone's lead to follow

9. I have come to realize that I’ll always be…outspoken, bitchy, black sheep, best friend, and worst enemy

10. I have come to realize that my Mom…is very critical of me, but one of the smartest people i

11. I have come to realize my cell phone…is one its last leg

12. I have come to realize that when I woke up this morning…i didn't sleep well, damn bad dreams

13. I have come to realize that last night before I went to sleep…i watched tv

14. I have come to realize that right now I am thinking about…how to find myself again

15. I have come to realize that my Dad…can be the biggest ass, but is my biggest fan and strongest supporter, although we butt heads alot

16. I have come to realize that when I get on Facebook…i miss the people i worked with in the ER more and more

17. I have come to realize that today…is Monday, it rained and stormed, Blake worked late(that is the trend since he got back), and I missed a get together because of it

18. I have come to realize that tonight…will be boring

19. I have come to realize that tomorrow will be...alot of the life is like that movie groundhog's day

20. I have come to realize that I really want to…get my identity back

21. I have come to realize that my life…is good for the most part, all in all i am blessed

22. I have come to realize that this weekend…we have a parade to be in, uuggghhhhh

23. I have come to realize that my ex...needs to speak up

24. I have come to realize that the best music is…anything i can dance to

25. I have come to realize that my friends…are always there for me, without them I wouldn't have made it this far

26. I have come to realize that 2008...had some of the highest and lowest points of my life

27. I have come to realize that the last person I kissed…needs to shave

28. I have come to realize that when people walk out of my life…they are gone, i don't let them back in

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A few things that chap my buttocks

So, again I have been set off....I know what you're thinking...not Lindsey!!! So first of all there was the Special Olympic comment made by no-bama! Honestly, I was floored!!! I thought there you go trying to win cool points by going on Leno and you say that, what a douchetard!! I was PISSED to say the least and then I watched CNN where a mother of a Down Syndrome child spoke how her son had to bowl a 139 or 140 to qualify for the Special Olympics. She just smirked and said, he was so wrong he can't even make the points to go to the Special Olympics, now what!!! Shows how much he really knows!! I thought you go woman!! And of course I added my own amen sista in there.

So, tonight after mine and Kristen's gym "date" we headed to subway to grab some dinner for us and Blake. We are on our way back to post when she realizes she doesn't have her driver's license on her. The Barney Fife rent-a-cop at the gate said no she can't come on post without ID. So, I left Kristin at the gate while I came to the house, got her ID, and took it back to her. THEN her flippin ID wouldn't scan.....of course the old man looked at us like we were terrorist!!! uuugggghhhhh I mean half of the time they barely glance at your ID and tonight they wanted to be pricks about it! Just another douchetard!!

My last one is I went Saturday and bought a big, nice, bookcase for over 300 bucks to get it home and pieces were missing. So, me thinking Blake can't count I looked it over, not only were we missing 2 pieces one of the anchor, hole, thingys is stripped....uuuuggggghhhhhh They are only open half of the week, so tomorrow when they open I am going to be calling!! To me, thats alot of money to spend on something that ends up to be faulty. I don't want my money back, I look the book case, I just want to swap it out for a new one....and they better let me or I just might judo chop someone. hehehe

This is all that has irritated me so far this week......well except for the migraine I have been fighting for 3 days now, and now its getting hard to read and drive I am so dizzy. Damn I sound like a freakin Jerry Springer episode!!! Well I am off to wash the gym stink off of me and try to rest some.........I hope I can get the bookcase and entertainment center before mom gets out here next week....keep your fingers crossed!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

An update from the other half

As you all may know, I made a few posts on here a while back talking about my trials in Balad. So much has changed. To get you up to speed, after my month or so in Balad, I was sent to Tikrit to finish out the rest of my tour. Little did I know that my tour would be cut short. We basically trained to come to Iraq to train some more. It wasn't much of a deployment when compared to others I have done. We had time to not only practice for football games, but to play them. Doing sports in your spare time is one thing and is a good stress reliever, but having time to practice for them? you have way too much time on your hands. I pulled a lot of duty, that's for sure.

I won't go into detail about everything I it would be fairly boring. I came back to the states Jan. 25th mainly because of my new promotion put us over strength and overmanned. I understand why the BC did what he did. At the time, I was pissed, but later on I grew to understand it. Looking back, I don't regret a thing. While coming back closed one door, it opened many others. I got promoted finally! Now I look at the army as a possible long term career opportunity instead of feeling like I was in Specialist Limbo. Also, I can start learning how to lead and train other soldiers. Not only this, but I get to be with my boy Elijah. He is something else, lemme tell you. You can't put a price on being with the kids. For kale, I am finding that I am starting to know and understand him. Going through the tough things with him makes you want to love him and appreciate him more. He is usually the easier of the two to deal with unless he gets sick. Even though he doesn't talk and doesn't always show me affection, I can not see how someone could not love him once you have been through hell and back. He is a walking miracle.

While all this is great, coming back has shown me that it can be more difficult than I thought to adjust. Things haven't always been hunky dory between everyone in the house. I don't want to get into all kinds of details, but people who are in the know understand what I am talking about.
Along with this is my lazy, inconsiderate, pain in the butt (and that's being super nice) ex, D.
She fills Eva's (my daughter) head with lies and makes it difficult for me to see her. Now...lets see. what am I leaving out? My job. What I have noticed is that things are in full swing and haven't really slowed down any. I deal with a lot of stress and high expectations...some of which I put on myself.

So, for all of you out there who have any questions or concerns or what have you, just post them in the comments. You can email me via contacting Lindsey.
I don't plan on posting a lot on this blog, but every now and then I'll show up.
P.S. Fireproof the movie may have some bad acting, but it is a great movie. Go see it.
Peace out!

SGT Edwin B. Brietz
U.S. Army

Monday, March 9, 2009

Things I have noticed........

So it has been 5 forevers since I have blogged.......between Blake coming home, our trip to Arkansas, and getting readjusted to Army life things have been a little crazy. So I am sick with a horrible cold and hope I am not getting strep throat. A little warning about this blog-I am under the influence of cold goes....

I was watching CNN and saw how everyone is cheering for Obama about the AWESOME job he is doing and he hasn't been in office 100 days yet and this and that. Well I was half listening when I heard how he is bringing 20 thousand troops home by Sept of this year. I know what most civilians are thinking...You rock Obama.....but think about this. Out of those 20 thousand how many were suppose to come home anyways because their tour was ending. I know of three batteries here at Ft Sill that are due home by then, and that is just off the top of my head. So my thing is he isn't bringing anyone home, their tour is ending as scheduled...don't be blinded by this. BUT at least I got a good chuckle about on to the next.

I was reading out FRG(family readiness group) newsletter when they announced the Saint Barbara ball on March 26th. To make long story short its a ball that its an honor to be invited to because it usually means you are getting some kind of award. Saint Barbara is the patron saint of artillerymen. Here is the problem I have.....The feast of Saint Barbara, or celebration if you will, is actually on Dec 4th...sssssooooo why are they having the ball in March?? AND in case noone noticed it is Lent...Are you really suppose to be feasting during Lent?? hhhmmmm At least it isn't on a Friday and they don't serve fish.......

Just a couple things I have noticed over the past couple of days. I know I know I am so weird, but am I really the only one to noticed these things? Probably so...haha The boys are doing great. Kale is still walking up a storm and is even getting better walking up and down an incline and switching surfaces...which is a HUGE step. Elijah is walking more and saying no every now and then.....he also has a temper on him. I wonder where he gets that?? Blake and I are doing OK for the most part. I hope its just the adjustment period, but we shall see. The Army gives these classes to the wives of returning men and basically teach you to bite your tongue and deal with them being an ass-hell they get a free pass. I want to know where my free pass is?? I get bitchy around Aunt Flo's visit and I never live it down, but you are looked down upon if you ruffle the feathers of a returning soldier....uuugggghhhh Sometimes military life bites BIG TIME. Well I will step down off of my soap box and let yall get back to your life. One last bit of business I have a new email address is SO, hit it up peeps.....outie

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Long overdue update!!

For those of you who aren't in the know the boys and I have arrived in Ft Sill. The house is unpacked, except for 5 boxes, and we are awaiting Blake's arrival sometime next week, hopefully. I knew coming here would be bring relief and challenges. First major challenge was me changing the plug on the washer. WARNING IF YOU HAVE TO PEE, DO IT NOW BECAUSE YOU MAY PISSING YOURSELF READING THIS NEXT PART. So, our dryer is a 3 prong plug and the plug in the house if 4 prong. One of the movers told me how to change the plug out. So, Heather and myself along with Elijah and Wyatt set off to Lowe's. I found the plug and I must say the appliance guy looked SHOCKED when I told him I was going to change it out. So, he told me step by step instructions. The next morning I grab the tool box and set out to change the plug.....all went well and when I plugged the dryer in it worked!! So, of course, I patted myself on the back and said to myself huh who needs a man. I noticed this one green wire wasn't plugged in, nor did it have a spot to plug in. I said huh must be a spare wire. WRONG!!! I put the door thingy back over the wires and it shocked the PISS out of me. It threw me back into the wall, sparks flew, singed my nails and fingers. About that time my cell phone rings and I struggle to get to my feet. It was Heather saying her brother was coming to town and would change the plug out for me. Needless to say I guess I was still in shock, no pun intended, and she asked if I was drunk. Once she figured out I was ok, and laughed her ass off, she told me to call maintenance. So, that afternoon the guy came and changed the plug out for me. Evidently the spare green wire, isn't a spare. Its a ground wire or something and that is what shocked the living daylights out of me. I say oh well I won't do that again.....LESSON LEARNED. He said its a good thing this is a 210 outlet(I think) cause a 11o would've killed you. I just kinda laughed. DISCLAIMER: Elijah was in bed asleep when this happened but the loud POP woke him up. and Kale got here last Wednesday and mom and I unpacked boxes like mad women. I must say I am pretty happy with the house. The boys have alot of room to play, or destroy as I call it, and roam around like they own the place. Elijah's new favorite toy is a dishwasher and LOVES playing in Granny's. Much to his delight we have a dishwasher in our new house. Kale LOVES the low carpet, its so much easier for him to get around on. I like living on post better than I thought I would....everything you need is right here. Mom says its like living in a prison I tell her its called security. I love the fact of actually having another adult, Heather, to talk to during the day.....what a relief for the both of us. And since the guys are gone we take turns cooking dinner.......honestly there is probably a rumor going around about the 2 lesbians down the street haha Other than that I am just working on getting mine and Blake's room and bathroom put together. The boys bathroom and bedrooms are already up and going so now its time for ours.

Please say an extra prayer for Blake that he makes it to the States without any problems. I guess I need to get off my butt and cook some dinner. Peace out homies!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hitting The Road

Well it's 2am and I am off to take a shower, throw a few last things in the car, and head to Ft Sill. I still feel like crapola and Elijah is starting to come down with it also.....uuugggghhhh So I see a dr appt in our near future. Our internet is suppose to be hooked up on Monday, which means it will be Friday, and I will update then on our journey. Say a little prayer that we have a safe trip. I'm excited, but ready to have it all over with. See ya on the flip side. Peace out!!