Thursday, May 27, 2010


I have been so focused on Packing lately.. I haven't been able to keep up with all the comments I have been getting. I'm pretty much had the computer turned off to keep me from getting distracted and I have just been using my phone for mobile email and facebook. Today, I have to share what I experienced today.

I had to make a run to Wally World to get some more bubble wrap. Today is really my last chance to get everything fully packed up before the move to the townhouse. I almost didn't leave the house today, I started to say.. "Screw it if they get broke" and box them up anyways. Knowing this wasn't the smartest choice for me.. I threw on some clothes (didn't want to go in the Hubby's boxers and a tank top haha) and Finally went.

As I was pulling up to the Red Light to leave Wal Mart, I saw a man sitting at the corner by the light. He was dirty, looked as if he hadn't showered or shaved in days and his clothes were dirty and were wearing holes in them. The man also looked as if he hadn't eaten in a while. His clothes were loose and he had to constantly pull his pants up.

He wasn't asking for money, he wasn't saying he was Homeless. He simply had a small sign that said he was looking for work and that anything would help. 

I knew I had a couple bucks in my pocket, so I honked the horn and the man walked to the window. I handed him what was in my pocket.. which was exactly $2. He teared up as he took it and said "God Bless you". My heart broke. All I had was $2 bucks. What is that going to buy this man?

As the man was walking back to his backpack that was leaning up against the light post, I noticed his backpack was ragged and just dingy as the man was. I also noticed an Army patch sewn to his backpack. I wasn't and am still not sure if this man was ever in the service, but I knew I needed to help. My heart broke for this man.

I went straight home. I had just bought the husband a bunch of little snackable foods for the ship.. and I knew this man needed them far more than my husband would, and I know that my hubby would have smiled if he knew what I was about to do.  I filled a grocery bag with a couple bottles of water, several packages of cheese crackers, tunafish and crackers, a few cans of Vienna sausages and a couple apples. I grabbed the keys and headed out the door. On my way back to the Red light at the Wal Mart parking lot entrance, I stopped at Burger King and got his man a burger, fries, and a coke. Stuck the B.K. bag into the grocery bag and made my way to the redlight. I knew it wasn't much, but I did was I was able to.

I pulled back up to the light, the man noticed me again. I waved him over again and he walked up and I handed him the bag and Said, "I hope you like Burger King!". The man smiled and his eyes teared up as he told me, "You don't know how much this means to me. God Bless you. Thank you so much Miss." I smiled. Said it's not much, but it's all I can do. He smiled and noticed my shirt. I'm wearing a "Navy Wife" shirt. He then said, "Thank you so much, it's more than you know. Tell you husband thank you for his service.".

As I was driving home, all I can think about this man. He is probably in his early 50's. I don't know who he is, where he came from or anything about his past. All I saw was a man that needed help, and all he was asking for was "work" as if he didn't want it handed to him. I obviously couldn't give him a job, but I wasn't going to let this man go hungry.. at least not for today, and I gave him enough that he should be good for tomorrow as well.

It really makes me stop and think about things.. I got the reminder that there is always someone who needs help, even if they don't ask for it.
Makes me think of the quote from the book Dear John that I love:
"When you're struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, & to them, it's just as hard as what you're going through."
... But in this case, I'm truly blessed with everything I have. Some people have nothing.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Todays Color Alert: RED, WHITE and BLUE

Will Finish my blog tonight and reply to comments. But for now, this is more important. Remember these pictures while you celebrate this weekend for Memorial Day:

No need for words, these images say enough.

Just Something to think about this weekend.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Caution: Construction Zone!

Ok, once again, I have gotten bored with my blogger template. So, What next? 

I am creating my own! Yikes!

So, basically, this post is to just warn you that my blog may be a little messy today and maybe tomorrow. Hopefully I will finish it today/ tonight, I need to get back to packing! But.. since I'm not feeling too well today, what better way to get to feeling better than sprucing up the blog some??

Oh, and to make this post not completely about me "remodel" I guess you can say... Moving in less than a week!! Woo-Hoo!!
Woo! I just got a call from curves! I won a free trial! lol I entered a drawing at the "Evening Under The Stars" (MIL Spouse appreciation night in Hampton Roads) not too long ago.. and I won! I actually won something?! ha!

P.S. I'm so glad that so many of you enjoyed my last post :)
Glad I could help out those of you who like to read!  Woo!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Military Spouse FREEBIE- MyCaa Books

I am not sure how many of you are familiar with MyCaa (Military One Source), but I'm going to post this anyways because I know there are several people who don't know about this. I had 4 friends email me this week alone to ask about it, so by posting this, I'm sure that at-least one person will learn something new.

First off, let me start off by saying I love MyCaa. And not just because of the $6,000 spouse grant you can get for schooling.

If you like to read, you're going to love this.

Did you know that MyCaa gives away 10 books a year of your choice (from the options they have) to military spouses every year? Yes, 10 free (even shipping!!) books every year!

It's quite awesome.

The books change regularly, Sometimes they may not have a lot that you are really interested in, but the next week they will have TONS. I have already had 6 or 7 sent to me this year. Mostly military related, but not always. They have a Fiction and Nonfiction section. in the Nonfiction they have a lot of self help books. Like things for stress, deployments, PTSD, money management, etc. (I recently got one, "What to expect when you're pregnant".. no, not pregnant.. I'll blog about that later.).

A few ladies and I were chatting about books the other day, and I was asked for some recommendations, I gave a few suggestions and then remembered MyCaa. Thought it would be a good idea to share with all of you. None of these ladies knew about it, so I was happy to help.

You do have to have an account with MyCaa. The website made me make a separate account from the spouse grant portion. If you're just searching the site for the free books, it's a pain to find and you may actually never find them. I honestly cannot remember how I got to them. I've known about it for almost 2 years now. {side note.. Wow, I've been married almost 2 years!! :D <- big cheesey smile}. So, I will also share links to the Fiction and Nonfiction books.

Remember, the book list will change often, so I don't suggest getting all 10 at once and having to wait until the next calendar year to get more... unless you see 10 you absolutely want. I know right now, Chicken Soup for the Military Wives Soul is currently on there. That's a must read in my opinion!

Ok, now for the links:

For fiction books:
(Like I stated earlier, they don't tend to have as many fiction books)

For Nonfiction books:

Ok, there's my post for today. :) Hope someone learned something new, and is as excited as I was when I first found them!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

You're so Vain, I bet you think this blog is about you!

 (blog title change thanks to the ones who commented and got it stuck in my head! haha)

First off, I was to thank everyone for commenting on my blogs. I love writing my blogs, and it's one of those things.. if you don't like what I have to say.. No one is forcing you to read it.

I know you're sitting there wondering "What the heck are you getting at?!" So I'll get to it.

I write about my own feelings, my own experiences, my own beliefs and Military life as a Navy wife. When I blog, I am not blogging about anyone. I will blog about situations I see (usually lots of the same situations until it builds up and triggers a blog), and I blog about my beliefs. Like my last blog, things I see happening triggered me to write on my beliefs. My belief being that  No one, military wife or not, should put their personal confrontations with their husband out there for the world to see on Social Networking sites, this include harsh name calling. This is just my belief and everyone has their own beliefs. You have the option to agree with me. And you don't have to agree with me in the comments you send. We were given something called "Free will", meaning you are your own person. I like hearing other's take on things, even if it means disagreeing with me.

Ok, that is still not the main point of this. Evidently {exaggerated), 2 of my blogs are a little too "touchy". My blogs "Making Problems Public Domain" and "Blame Yourself", have sparked a little unwanted drama. And no, it's not here on Blogger. Someone, somehow got it in their head that both blogs were about them. When in all actuality, my blogs are about noone. I take that back.. there are a few about me and my husband, so Technically they are about MY LIFE. Repeat: My Blogs are about MY feelings, My experiences, My >beliefs< and being a Navy wife. Nothing else.

So, if anyone thinks anything I write is about you.. well, then maybe you have some personal guilt that ties you in with what I post about. BUT it WAS NOT WRITTEN ABOUT YOU. YOU made it about yourself. (Guess that makes you selfish?).

And to end this, this post was to clear up any "Confusion" if there was someone else out there who is hellbent over this being about them. Once again, this isn't about you.

End rant.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Making Problems Public Domain

I have several "Blogs" going on in my head. Eventually I'll get them all out. Every time I got to type about something.. somehting else pops up that I feel like writing about even more.

The blog I'm writing now, I wasn't going to blog about it... But I read This post (linked) by Navy Doll  and after commenting her blog, I couldn't resist. It was a situation both she and I witnessed on Facebook this evening that I totally disagree with. I would like to know what others think about it as well.

There was a Navy Fiance that posted a vulgar status update toward her fiance. By vulgar.. I'm not meaning sexually or anything good. Evidently they were having a little spat and she decided to air out their "Dirty Laundry" (as Navy Doll put it) on Facebook for the world to see.

And of course, when you update your status.. You welcome comments. If you don't want someone to comment your status or "like" your status.. Why do you post it?

Everyone started posting comments on what she needed to do.. etc. etc. You call someone a "F***ing A**" of course someone's going to say "leave him".. someone's going to say "why are you with him".. blah blah.

I simply posted that this struggle they were going through didn't need to be up to the decision of anyone but her and her Sailor. It's their problem, and basically by posting it on a social media site is just fueling the fire. She needed to be the one to make the decision based on what she wanted and what was best for her.

After I posted my comment, I noticed a comment before mine that I must have skipped over. A girl posted something similar to "They are all a**es" and went on to say "The wives are the 'Power of the Navy'" some BS like that. I wanted to snap, but bit my tongue. Evidently I wasn't the only one who was offended. A couple other girls lashed out. One girl posted what I was thinking. Went something like: "To [person posted the BS comment], if you seriously think that, then what the hell is my husband and so many others out there while were here, since we're the 'Power of the Navy'".

Just out of curiosity, Why do people Post about things that should really be kept Personal? Every couple has problems at some point. Do you honestly think that by making it public record that you are going to make the Situation any better? Or when you are having a hard time with your SO you change your relationship status to "It's Complicated". Are you just wanting attention?

I could continue on with this blog, but it would turn into a repeat of a blog I wrote back in January called Blame Yourself. By the way, I wrote that the same week I opened my blog on Facebook. I caught hell for it, but all the girls that got their panties in a wad over it, were some of the girls I had in mind as I was writing it.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Even Superwoman has a Bad Day

Today was the day I finally allowed myself the chance to process that my husband was away. So, in other words.. today was a not so good day. I started this blog so others could see the ups and downs of my life. To see my Journey as a Navy Wife. Well, here's my first "down". I'm going to write this as if I was writing my husband, because he knows me best, and understands me more than anyone in this world. That being said, I will be able to express how I feel a little better and feel comfortable writing.

Dear Mr. Amazing (yes I really do call my husband this. He truly is.),
Today I got really bummed out when you didn't write. I got my hopes up for an email when I started to feel a little Blah. I had to remind myself that everything is ok. That I'm strong enough and it's ok to have days where I feel alone, that it's normal. I know you're not going to be able to email me every day. I just have to remind myself of that on the days it feels harder. I just have to think positive and not let negativity fill my head, because it will eat at me. I'm better now, I promise. I guess I was due for a little time to just let it out. I've been doing so well at just keeping busy and staying positive, I was bound to crack at some point. I know you love me, and that if you could you would email me or better yet call me if you could. I know you have only been gone a short time, but I didn't get the chance to process the fact that you were even leaving. That you weren't on a "Duty" day. That's what it felt like. Every day I have felt like you were going to come home the next morning. Even though I know you haven't had Duty in Months. I guess that's a good way to look at it, I wish I felt that way earlier so I wouldn't have almost broke down.
We both knew I had a day coming. And I really tried my best not to let it bother me, but this is the first time I have sat down long enough to let my mind wonder. I hope that by me writing you this, it will help me and also help you to understand that I am ok even on my "off" days. I want to be positive and supportive. I want to be understanding, and I know I am.. I just need a day to recollect myself I guess. I can't rely on an email to come to make me feel better. I have to rely on myself and our love, thoughts of you and of us to help keep my head up and be the best damn wife I can possibly be. I know we joke that I'm "Superwoman" or whatever. But I guess even Superwoman has a bad day every now and then. After all she is a woman.. and we both know that sometimes hormones get the best of any woman. I guess the constant going and staying busy has physically and mentally drained me. I guess at some point, you have to take a step back to think about things, let it out and pick up where you left off. Process the fact that you are away.. let it out, process.. process.. grasp the fact... pull yourself together and get moving. I almost felt sorry for myself. And oh boy, wouldn't that have been a complete blubbering mess. But luckily, I snapped back to reality. I think I needed the time to think about it.. get it out.. and then be able to realize I can't let it hold me back or make me feel sorry for myself. Well, now that we've had our little therapy session, I'm going to go back to packing now. Superwoman is moving in about 2 weeks and has only 1 room packed completely. 

Well, I hope I didn't loose anyone there.. I'm sure if this was actually going to be given to my husband it would have been full of mushy stuff and I love yous.. but I avoided all that so I wouldn't make you all sick (haha) and to prevent this from being a never ending post. Maybe someone will relate to how I feel. Even in my days that I don't feel strong enough, I still see the positive in myself. I just hope I never loose that.

Yes, I do really get called "Superwoman" and not just by my husband. I guess one day I will post about that. But for now, this is it.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Furman Update

I haven't updated in a while. There has been a lot going on. Let's just start from when my cat went missing.

After Musket went missing, I just couldn't keep up with anything, especially my blog. So, I promise you I will get around to commenting everyone back and posting the blogger awards that some of you have sent me. Thank you btw. They are much appreciated. Anyway, back to what I was getting to. The husband left early this week for a workup. Didn't have a chance to process that he was going to be gone a while because we were so focused on finding Mus. I was walking our apartment complex numerous times a day, hanging flyers, posting rewards.. my attention was 100% devoted to finding him. Well, Hubby left.. and I still kept my focus on Musket. Which is what he wanted anyway. Come Wednesday, I was physically and mentally drained. I think my dog, Roo, was too. She wouldn't eat, she wouldn't play. She would get Musket's toy and lay by the couch with it and whimper. Absolutely broke my heart. He had been gone 4 days and I was giving up.

Wednesday night, Hampton Convention Center hosted an "Evening Under The Stars" for Military Spouses. A bunch of booths set up giving information, some selling stuff, and LOTS of free stuff. I forced myself to get out of the apartment. I couldn't keep torturing myself looking for Musket nonstop. I still hadn't even processed the fact that the Husband had left. I knew I needed to get out. I ended up having TONS of fun. Met up with several girls that are wives of the Big E. A couple of the girls, I had met for the first time. It was great. I finally was able to relax. I was invited to go out to eat with a couple of them, but decided to go home and beat the storm home. When I got home, I was chatting with a friend on Facebook, Worrying about Musket again. He's fine with rain, but my little furman is scared of lightning and thunder. I didn't want to give up, but he is the first cat I have ever been this attached to. He's my little guy. I found him when he was small enough to fit in the palm of my hand, barely weened. He was Roo's best friend. Like I said. I was just absolutely mentally drained.

About 10pm Wednesday night, someone bangs on my door. Of course I freak out, but run to the door. It was my neighbor who lives below me. "I think your cat is on our balcony", he said. I didn't even grab any shoes, I just jetted out the door. No shoes, in a tank top.... and it was pouring. By the time I had got downstairs, Musket had jumped over the balcony. I'm out in the pouring rain calling for him. I hear him whine from the bushes. He has a very distinct whine.. it's not a "meow". He sounds like a baby. He wouldn't come out because he couldn't see me. So I had to get on my hands and knees and look into the bush. As soon as he saw me, he sprinted out. Right into my arms. My little man came home.

Riley was so excited to see him! They played and played and played.. almost until 1am. Riley ate 2 bowls of food that same night as well. I was so relieved. Musket is fine too. He didn't loose much weight at all. Which makes me very happy. He's the same troublesome little mess that I have always loved. Musket and I played for a little bit and then him and Riley went to bed. I immediately emailed the hubby. He was so excited and relieved. He loves that little guy just as much or more than I do. We have no babies, but we have our furbabies. This is our family.

Now, it's time to allow myself to process that the husband be out to sea for a while, plus pack for our move, then move alone... and somehow in there keep my sanity. Yes, I miss him.. but I just have this feeling that he'll be home in the morning. I just can't grasp the fact it's not a duty day.. although, he hasn't had duty since January. I guess it'll hit me eventually.

This is all for now. I will be writing a new post later. The contest I held is now over, so tonight, I will post what being a Navy Wife means to me. I couldn't let you all have all the fun with it now could I? ;)

Pics anyone?

Taken with my cellphone. He was soaked!
Ignore the ugly couch. Couch cover was in the wash.
They love each other.
As you can tell.. I was exhausted.
This pic cracks me up. He is so fascinated with my face.
He always paws at me. This is just the first time I caught it on camera.

Now time for the winners!

AND THE WINNERS ARE....(Drum-roll please)

My Life as a Sailors Princess

-A blogger award from my blog. (one made by me for winning my competition)
-2 photo edits. (You send me a picture and I have fun with it) I use Photoshop CS3 for my edits. Large photos are required and will have to be sent to me via email. [email:]
-Custom made Graphic
-A blogger button for your blog.
-be mentioned on my Blog :)

 Mrs. Muffins

-1 photo edit. (You send me a picture and I have fun with it) I use Photoshop CS3 for my edits. Large photo is required and will have to be sent to me via email. [email:]
-A blogger button for your blog.
-be mentioned on my Blog :)

 Goodnight Moon

-A blogger button for your blog.
-be mentioned on my Blog :)


I received an award from Mrs. Gambizzle. I'm honored to accept this award :). My first award! Yay!

Woo-Hoo! My Second Award! Makes me feel so good! (kind of like the feeling I got when I was in elementary school and I wasn't picked last for Kickball! yessss!)

4/14/2010 I received the "Sunshine Award" from Nicole (Flip Flops & Combat Boots).
The award is given to those who inspire others and show positivity and creativity. Yay! Thanks Nicole!

3 awards?! Me, Really? alkfjdaiu! Yay! {excuse me, I just spazed out.} The "Super Sweet Blog" award was given to me by Sarah (

This award was shared with me by for being a military Family member.

The Versatile Blogger Award was given to me by Laina (

The Honest Scrap Award was given to me by Laina (

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Complaint Department, Take a Number

Yesterday I got Really irritated. Okay, honestly I was beyond irritated. I was on the verge of being irate! Ha, just realized.. I have 2 blogs (this being the 2nd) where I am CLEARLY on a rant.. and they both deal with Facebook. Why am I on that site again?

Ok, so it wasn't Facebook directly, but it petty girls on Facebook. I just read Mrs. Gambizzle's Post and this blog is related to hers. We're on the same rant.. and about the same person. Well, actually mine's more than just that person, but that person triggered my reaction. Am I rambling? pssh.

My husband's ship recently left for another workup. This one is one of the long stretches. I decide to get on Facebook yesterday morning, ya know.. to kinda put me in a good mood and talk to some of my military wife friends. Just wanted some casual conversation and maybe make some plans. What do I see as soon as I get on there? A girl posting "I don't need to see people whining and bitching about their guys being gone" She kinda rambled on and mentioned that she had her own problems that "are NOT military related". She has also posted that people need to "Suck it up and get over it. You signed up for this". She's always such a negative person and always Complaining about people "Complaining". Another girl posted something like "So what, your husband's gone.. get over it.".. *raises eyebrow, gritting teeth*

Ok, I agree with the whole "you signed up for this, suck it up" thing. BUT in a totally different sense than she did. I DID sign up for this life when I married my husband. I "Suck it up" when I have a day that the Navy changes plans or something goes wrong, and I don't COMPLAIN. That's how I look at it. But, I IN NO WAY signed up to NOT miss him. No one did.

I kinda lashed out. I have yet to post that I miss my husband, but that doesn't mean I don't miss him, because I do.. Very much so. I think it's normal to miss your husband.. and honestly, If you don't... Something is very wrong with you or your relationship. Just my thoughts. Anyway, back to the point.. I lashed out. I posted:

"gets annoyed when girls "Complain" about other's who post and complain about their men being gone. Do you realize you are "Complaining" more? Seriously. Shut up. Atleast some of us miss our boys."

I went on to say "I do not think posting that missing your SO while he is gone is complaining. I would HOPE that everyone will miss their significant other while they are away.
*OPSEC violations are a different story*
Besides that.. Why not be positive? Negative status updates can effect others mood. Be encouraging and be there for the person who is having a hard time with their loved one gone. Some people actually like having their husband around."

That status update ended up being a bit of a popular post. Several girls thought the same thing I did, but didn't say it. Some of them needed to hear, "It's ok, you're allowed to miss him".. encouragement. It's good for everyone. I like being a positive person. I actually pride myself in knowing I try not to bring negativity in my life (although, sometimes.. it happens.).

The girl who triggered my post ended up deleting her status. I assume that maybe I wasn't the only one who said something. I considered deleting her, but I would like to be able to get along with all "Big E" wives, although.. is that really possible? The reason I want to get along with all possible is because there will be a couple positions on the FRG board opening soon. The president of the FRG said I would be a great person to be on it. The FRG leader's are by vote. So, I need want to get along with everyone.

 So there.. That is my Rant. Weewh... I feel better. ha. 

Do you agree? Or did I over react?

50 followers = Competition time! (a little late!)


Thank you to everyone who entered! I cannot wait to read every one of your posts! I never imagined so many people would get involved!
You can find a list of the entries at the bottom of this blog. 
Voting will begin shortly :)

I've decided to run a competition. Something simple. The winner will be up to a vote from my followers :). So everyone can be involved!

I wanted to do this when I hit 50 followers, but chaos happened in Tennessee and it was all I could think about. Was incredibly worried about my friends and family there. Now I'm at more than 70 followers, and am a little behind! Yikes! I had planned to do another competition when I reached 100 followers, but since I'm already creeping up on it.. it may be pushed off to 150, or I might do another small competition.

Since it's Military Spouse Appreciation Month, I want it to be about YOU!

For my Blogger Competition, here are the rules:
 1. I want you to post a blog. Yes, there's a catch.
You have to write about what being a military wife/ SO and what it means to you.

 2. Link my blog/ this competition in your post.

 3. Tell me the link to your blog! Post it as a comment in this blog post. (I need it for the voting ;) !) I will update this blog with Links to everyone's posts.

 4. Deadline is May 11 (11:59pm eastern time) and voting will start May 12 and end May 14 at 11:59pm eastern time. Voting will be as a poll that I will post in my blog. If anyone cheats and I find out, you will be disqualified.

Oh, almost forgot! PrIzEs! Who-Hoo!!
For now, the prizes are not physical. But In my opinion, and several others.. they are just as great!
Oh.. and I almost forgot.. there's a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize! Awesome right? Totally. ha

Will receive a blogger award from my blog. (one made by me for winning my competition)

2 photo edits. (You send me a picture and I have fun with it) I use Photoshop CS3 for my edits. Large photos are required and will have to be sent to me via email.

Custom made Graphic

A blogger button for your blog.

and be mentioned on my Blog :)
Will receive 1 photo edit. (You send me a picture and I have fun with it) I use Photoshop CS3 for my edits. Large photos are required and will have to be sent to me via email.

A blogger button for your blog

And be mentioned on my blog!

Will receive a blogger button

And be mentioned on my blog!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

One of my Furbabies are missing :(

Today is one of those bad days. And it has nothing to do with the military.

He's very playful and loving
I lost my cat today... well, yesterday. I'm beating myself up. I didn't know he was missing until today.

We live on the second floor in our apartment building. So, if the weather is nice, I will open the door to our Balcony and Riley and Musket will go lounge in the sun. We wanted a second floor apartment for that very reason. We thought that since we're on the second floor we won't have to worry about the dog or cat jumping down. A year later.. I was proved wrong. Evidently, Musket jumped.

Musket wearing Daddy's Cover
I had the balcony door open almost all of yesterday. I closed it last night before bed. I thought he was hiding somewhere sleeping last night. So, I didn't bother calling for him. He likes to hide sometimes and sleep for long periods of time. This morning when I woke up, I realized the cat wasn't in bed with me. I still wasn't too worried. Occasionally he will sleep elsewhere. I got up and got in the shower.. usually he's tripping me and screaming for food... but He wasn't there and I didn't realize it until I got out of the shower. The husband said he's probably hid somewhere in a box (we're in the midst of packing to move to a new place).  I know how much he loves boxes, so it was likely. My husband left for work and I couldn't stand not knowing where he was, so I went on a man hunt.. technically, a cat hunt I guess. I have looked everywhere. Every room, every closet and the balcony. Nothing. Calling his name, crying, freaking out. My cat was  is gone. :(

Bird Watching
I have walked and drove all around our apartment complex. I have went to the management office. I have put up flyers around the complex. I have went door to door to our neighbors and even went to the management office to the neighboring apartment complex. Nothing. Noone has seen my little "furman". The management staff has told me that they will have their grounds crew keep and eye out for him. Tomorrow I will be making a trip to the local SPCA in hopes that maybe someone has dropped him off there.

Giving his sister kisses
I am kicking myself in the rear for not getting him micro-chipped. I don't know that that would have really made a difference though. It would only matter if someone takes him to a place that has the microchip software. I wish he was wearing a color with a tag on it. There is so many things I wish I would have done. I keep beating myself up over these things. I feel like this is all my fault. I haven't cried this much in a long time. I don't cry too often.. I hate crying. I'm so scared I will not see my kitten again.

I pray to God that I will find him.

Day 1. Weighed less than 3lbs. Rescued him from dodging
cars. He was barely weened. He was Roo's best friend,
they were inseparable... he was my little man.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Home Update

All of my family is safe and accounted for. Thank goodness.
I feel so helpless being 13 hours away. I feel like I should be doing something. But, what can you do when you're 1/2 a day away?

Tennessee is the Volunteer state. This time of crisis really proves why they are called that. People all across the state are reaching out to help. Our schools are opening their doors for shelters. Random strangers are reaching out to help those who lost everything. People are out in their boats helping anyone in need. The state is being brought together.

They are saying the flooding is worse than Katrina. Unlike Hurricane Katrina, Middle Tennessee is not getting any national attention. Which is sad to me. Seems like Tennessee is left to pick up the pieces themselves. Houses are completely under water. More than 12 people have been killed in Tennessee alone. Some people were trapped in their cars on the interstate, the flood waters covered cars. So many historic places are damaged. The Grand Old Opry, Opryland Hotel, Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Ryman all have water damage. It's such a sad time for Nashvillians.

Now for the Pictures:
Wal Mart in Ashland city before the water really came in
The roads in front of Harpeth High school
The only cow that survived from it's owner's farm. So sad.
LP Field/ Titans Stadium
Grand Ole Opry
What once was the Very beautiful Opryland Hotel.
Had to rescue more than 1,000 people. More than 10ft of water.
All the lower levels where completely flooded.

This car ended up being completely under water.
Country Music Hall of Fame before they were forced to open
the dams.
Opry Mills Mall- Rain Forest Cafe
The water got higher than this.

I could post so many more pictures, but I will leave it at this. Please continue to keep the flood victims in your prayers.