" I am doing okay. just heavy winds and rain where I am. Son and daughter in law have no power. Her dad brought them a generator...they are patiently waiting for Feb when baby girl arrives on the scene.…"
Sorry you haven't heard back from me in so long. These semesters & kids are just running me ragged. Every day it's more stuff. I now have to go to school full time or my student loan funding will run out and I…"
"How's things with you? I am doing okay.. got denied again for SSDI.. going to appeal it this time. Kids growing like a weed.. grandkids getting big. Joshua will be 18mos soon.. o the 20th. Rj is in NJ now working…"
"Hey Barbara, how are things? How 'bout your daughter? And that precious grandson of yours? My daughter and grandchildren keep me very busy. I am back at work after summer vacation which was also very busy. I did…"
" so how are you doing on FArmville.. That game is addicting at times.. I am trying to curb myself though, otherwise I would be on it all day long. Look me up.. Anita Lopez.. I have sasquatch attached to me in…"
" Hi BArb. How's things, hope you are doing well. Hearing aids are doing okay.. waiting for the right one to get back. I took them in to get adjusted as I hadn't gotten them adjusted since I got them in MArch..The left one one is…"
My daughter Kim graduated Boot Camp, June 6, 2008,HOO YAH!
I was a licenced phlebotomist/ EKG tecnhician for years. I am a steady writer here on Navy for moms, and enjoy sharing information about Boot Camp and graduation.
I am happily married to my husband Doug, I have three children, Darlene, Kim and David. And I'm having a new addition coming soon, a grandson. I am so blessed, God's been so good to me.
I am also a Christian and enjoy talking about God and Jesus.
For all you new Boot Camp moms, please, stay in contact with the other Navy moms. We will happily help you out and share our experieces about our Sailor children.
God bless all of you, and God bless America.!
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I am doing okay. just heavy winds and rain where I am. Son and daughter in law have no power. Her dad brought them a generator...they are patiently waiting for Feb when baby girl arrives on the scene. I went for my SSDI hearing last week. and found out on Monday that it went thru. Yesterday found out that they gave to it me back to when I went out on disability May 2010 IS that awesome or what?? now I am waiting for it to get into my checking acc't so we can get caught up on mortgage, bills and Nita can get a new washer.. I hate having laundry piling up. Its bad enough I have dishes in the sink and my house looks like a " hoarders castle" But I can only stand for 10-15 minutes at a time... so nothing really gets done. Luckily my sister is coming in December to help me for a few days. I also have a craft fair scheduled, but haven't done all that much sewing. I made a bunch of crocheted dish clothes. but I have to get some other stuff made. I really should be taking my Zolof to calm the edgey. feeling I have been having with all this stuff getting ready for my hearing. You would think I would have calmed down by now.. but I am in a cloud... trying to figure out what bills to pay off and stuff. To sit in front of a sewing machine right now would be a disaster. To top it off , my wrists cramp up after awhile, so I can't sew or crochet that long before I have to stop what I am doing. Its freaking depressing. especially because I really liked to sew, crochet and stuff. Well 2 yrs ago today my mom passed away. Dad's 9 yr anniversary was the same day as my SSDI hearing(10/25) is that ironic or what.? Well grandsons are getting big, Tyler hasn't been home much.. In a few months he will be 17.. in fact the 11th of Dec. he will be 17.. He is working at the same Mcdonalds as I worked before I left. HE is waiting til he has the money then he istaking his 5 yr class to get his licence.. but he needs to be able to pay insurance before his dad will let him take his road test. He also has to have money for his GED classes as the little darlin decided that was the "yellow brick road to the emerald city "for him.. I am hoping the wizard ( his Common sense) steers him the right way or maybe the scarecrow can kick his butt. We shall see. Who knows.. Maybe this is the route he was supposed to take.. God only knows what's happening there.... just have to wait and see...
Well how is everyone in your family doing? How's hubby, is David behaving, Darlene doing well, and Kimmy, how is she doing? If I remember right, you told me she got married.. How is your grandson? My grandsons are doing well. The youngest one is 2 and the oldest one is 9. and I am not sure if I told you or not, but seabee and his wife are expecting their first child on Feb 8. How are you doing? How are you cochlear implants doing? I kinda gave up on the hearing aids as they hurt my head, and I still have to look straight at a person when I talk to them.. with them or w/o the hearing aids. I know you should look at someone when they are talking to you, but if a person is standing behind me or next to me, I can't make out what they are saying.. Well I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know I was still among the living. The top part of this note, I have to admit I copy/pasted from another post, I didn't want to type all over again as my hands hurt from typing it the first time around. stay safe and I hope you didn't get hit too bad where you are. talk soon
Greetings from New Orleans, Ms. Barbara! It's been awhile and I wanted to stop in and see any recent photos of your beautiful grandson....did you put up any? We are still dealing with some heat but Hurricane Isaac did bring in a hint of cooler weather so there's hope! My son opted out of the Navy after finishing Nuke School. It's a frustrating issue for him but I always believe God has plans we don't always see coming. He was being transferred to Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean and his wife was transferring to Japan. At the very last minute they found a medical issue on his records and the rest is history. They are doing well in Japan together and she is loving her job with the Navy. Bobby wishes it could have ended on a better note but in the end the fault was not his. He still has his military benefits and will put the education to good use by attending classes for further studies in Nuclear power. Can't believe my middle son is now 20 years old and my baby girl is 13. I pray Kim enjoys every moment with her son - time flies so quickly, doesn't it?! Hope you are doing well and not hurting too much. I love the Christmas season coming up - it makes everything seem so peaceful. I wish a wonderful Holiday Season to you and your lovely family. You certainly deserve all the best in love and happiness. ((hugs))
Sorry you haven't heard back from me in so long. These semesters & kids are just running me ragged. Every day it's more stuff. I now have to go to school full time or my student loan funding will run out and I won't be able to graduate so I had to add more credits so I could finish school. I have the next calendar year to finish up. If all goes well, I can graduate by next December (2012). I hope all is well with you, the girls (Kim & Darlene), your son (David) and Aiden. I would love to write more but I have to go to the doctor for my yearly check-up then off to work. Never a dull moment. I'm fine, but super busy. I have classes until 8pm three times a week. It really sucks. All the kids are all getting over this lousy virus that's been going around but are fine now, except Nick who just broke his ankle last Friday. Never a dull moment around my house. These kids refuse to be kind to their bodies. They play so rough, they think they'll never get injured...then they do. When will these roughians ever learn? I will try to write again when I have a bit more time.
How's things with you? I am doing okay.. got denied again for SSDI.. going to appeal it this time. Kids growing like a weed.. grandkids getting big. Joshua will be 18mos soon.. o the 20th. Rj is in NJ now working as a recruiter. I hope he likes it.. I don't see him doing this.. but maybe God will make it work for him. who knows. I am just happy that he is i the Northeast now.. closer to home.. MS was a long ways from home. But everytime I talk to him.. he asks me how the job hunting is going.. It isn't.. IF God meant for me to work.. wouldn't I be there now.. or am I doing something wrong.. maybe I should be asking more of him.. but somehow it will all work itself out. i am trying to work on the crafts. Mom was gone a year this past October and my DAd was gone 8. Christmas is right around the corner... I spent a week at my sister's in Ct in Oct. It was fun.. I can't wait to go back.. I have gone lazy since I came home... but somedays I feel great others.. no.. hearing aids suck.. talking is another adventure because I feel like I am a tunnel.. I can hear me fine.. but evidentally others can't hear me all that great...
so what's new with you.. how's Doug doing.. and did Darlene get married.. how's kim doing and your grandson.. he's going to be 2 soon right? is DAvid staying out of trouble? What are you doing to keep busy? well gotta get these Christmas presents finished.. TAlk soon.. Nita
Hey Barbara, how are things? How 'bout your daughter? And that precious grandson of yours? My daughter and grandchildren keep me very busy. I am back at work after summer vacation which was also very busy. I did find time to go down to VA and visit my son since he was unable to come home because he is in security. Wanted to let you know that some hacker must have gotten into your personal email account because when I get mail from your address it is inappropriate mail and I'm sure that is not coming from you, therefore I don't even open mail from your address anymore, frightened of a virus.
so how are you doing on FArmville.. That game is addicting at times.. I am trying to curb myself though, otherwise I would be on it all day long. Look me up.. Anita Lopez.. I have sasquatch attached to me in the picture so you know its me. hope to see you there soon.. nita
Hi BArb. How's things, hope you are doing well. Hearing aids are doing okay.. waiting for the right one to get back. I took them in to get adjusted as I hadn't gotten them adjusted since I got them in MArch..The left one one is working freat.. How is Aidan doing, and Kimmy and Dave, Doug and darlen. Hope David is behaving.. How's married lie treating Kimmie.. RJ is back in states and in school. Hope to see him soon. well gotta go, 3 am comes early, still out of work.. neuro guy found nothing wrong except carpo.. have a nice nite. Hope to hear from you soon