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The College Spouse: AWOL Motivation

Have you ever gotten to the point when you know something needs to get done, but don’t have an ounce of motivation to do it?

Yep, that’s me. And the motivation has been missing since, oh, the start of summer vacation!

I don’t know what it is. Perhaps it is not having to get up early and get the kids off to school. Or perhaps it’s the ridiculously hot weather that is draining me. Whatever it is, it’s not good.

I find myself waiting until almost the last minute to do my homework assignments, or worse, I am not giving what I believe is 100 percent effort.

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There are women in my neighborhood, lots of them, who want nothing to do with Army life.

They don’t attend FRG meetings. They don’t attend teas with the commander’s wife. They may not even know who their husband’s commander is.

Deployment Soundtrack: Good Times

         Good Times

            Chic, 1977

            Preview Song

The College Spouse: Who has time for midterm exams?

Do you ever feel like there are not enough hours in the day? Well this week, I am feeling exactly that. It is midterm week, and I have two. Thankfully, my college has two quarters as opposed to one semester. That makes studying easier with just two full-time classes to juggle each quarter as opposed to four in a semester. But that also makes the classes move along at a faster pace. Add that work in with everything else that’s going on this week and I feel like I am doing all I can to keep up.

The Amazing Military Spouse

About 48 hours into the deployment, Murphy’s Law supplanted itself into my friend’s life. Her husband had been gone about two days when the pain in her hips got so bad that she scheduled an MRI. 

The tech examined her hips, searching for the source of the pain and found a “thing” on her spine instead. Docs called and demanded she return to the hospital, immediately, for another look.

Four MRIs later, she was told her spinal cord was sitting outside of its protective shell and completely exposed. This is not good.

Deployment Soundtrack: Running on Empty

   Running On Empty

    Jackson Browne, 1977

            Preview Song

The College Spouse: Life, interrupted - again


Editor's Blog: Beware where you swear

Beware, dear reader, for I’m going to swear. A lot.

You, I can warn. The general's wife who stumbled across me pitching a fit last month had no such luxury.

Lucky for me, she had an excellent sense of humor.

Deployment Soundtrack: Hold On Loosely

     Hold On Loosely

         .38 Special, 1981

            Preview Song

The College Spouse:To use or not to use his GI Bill

When people ask me how I am paying for school, I have no problem telling them that I am using my husband’s GI Bill. Thanks to the Post 9-11 GI Bill, my husband was eligible to transfer part of that benefit to me and it truly has been a gift.


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