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2/28/08 06:24 pm - TT


Thirteen Things about Dawn


My 13 favorite shoes

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2/23/08 03:52 pm - Alone

I'm feeling a bit alone this week. Haven't seen Lee since last Tuesday night, so almost two weeks. I know that compared to the deployment this isn't long at all, but I'm still lonely. It makes me think of the deployment and that was a lonely, scary time for me. He gets to come home tomorrow though, seven am to seven pm. I'm going to pick him up and I'm running around today trying to get the house cleaned up. I'd like it to be spotless, so that I can just have a clear mind and relaxing day. Unfortunately, I'm the world's worst procrastinator! Its almost four and I haven't really made a dent!

I think spending the day with him tomorrow will be good for both of us. He's mmore than a bit frustrated about failing his PT test. The guy holding his feet let them come off the ground and so they disqualified Lee. I tried to tell him it isn't his fault, and I don't blame him. However, I think he blames his self because he insists on believing I'm upset with him. His been quite moody! I'm hoping that a day of relaxation and good food and sex will put him straight!

2/20/08 11:10 pm


Thirteen Things about Dawn


13 Movies I'd like to see (in no particular order)

1.Bonneville
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2.American Gangster
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3.August Rush
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4.Charlie Wilson's War
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5.Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
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6.Atonement
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7.Fools Gold
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8.Vantage Point
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9.The Bank Job
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10.The Other Boleyn Girl
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11.The bucket List
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12.Step Up 2 the Streets 2
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13.Jumper
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2/14/08 09:13 pm - TT


Thirteen Things about Dawn


13 Lessons learned from the History Channel

1. A pig is as smart as a three year old human.

2. Valentine's Day 1929: not a good day for gangster Bugs Moran. On this day Al Capone used his trademark tommy gun in to take him and his men out in the St. Valentine's Massacre.

3. The Russian Red Army snipers, known for patience and stealth, helped to break the siege of Stalingrad. However, there is a little known force--the Red Army's deadly women snipers, who fought alongside the men.

4. We eat about 7 million tons of candy yearly.

5. From 1300 to 1850 there was what scientists now call the Little Ice Age. It froze Viking colonists in Greenland, accelerated the Black Death in Europe, decimated the Spanish Armada, and helped trigger the French Revolution. New York Harbor froze and people walked from Manhattan to Staten Island, Eskimos sailed kayaks as far south as Scotland, and two feet of snow fell on New England in June and July during "the Year Without a Summer".

6. Toxic traffic is everywhere! An average of 800,000 shipments of hazardous materials hit our highways and railways daily.

7. Mail order pornography first took of in the 19th century, in Victoria's England.

8. Today, vacationers travel from British Columbia north through the Yukon Pass on their way to Fairbanks, Alaska, thanks to one 2-lane roadway, the 1,522-mile long Alaska Highway. A bit treacherous in spots and best driven in the few summer months the region provides, it's an unrivaled engineering feat that took 11,000 soldiers only eight months to build in 1942.

9. During the Vietnam war, there were hunderds on underground tunnels where many of the most important battles were faught.

10. Virginia was not only the home of the first permanent British colony; it was the birthplace of eight presidents of the United States.

11. Discovered around 18,000 years ago, tobacco was first cultivated in the Andes between 5000 and 3000 B.C.

12. Freemasons are the world's oldest secret society. They led the Revolution, framed the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, designed our nation's capital, and in the early years of the Republic, grew to unmatched heights of influence and power.

13. There are hundreds of idiots willing to get on TV and tell you how the alien took them away.



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2/7/08 02:19 pm


Thirteen Things about Dawn


My 13 favorite foods

1. Lasagna
2. Spagetti
3. Potato Soup
4. Steak
5. Mashed potatoes
6. BBQ Ribs
7. Shrimp Dip
8. Chicken and Rice
9. Poppyseed Chicken
10.Black Eyed Peas
11.Chocolate Cake
12.Cornbread
13.Roast




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2/7/08 02:04 pm - Life

Things are going well in Lockhartville. I got another raise at work, and the army upped Lee's pay quite a bit at the beginning of the year. We're getting along pretty well, learning to balance cuddle time and lets-do-our-own-thing time. I've got the the ball rolling on starting school. Not sure if I'll actually start this spring, but if not, summer's cool with me. I'm starting to feel like I have my own friends and my own thing to do out here. That's a big deal to me. At first it was all Lee's friends. Having my own little group that's all mine is important. My mom and Cindy are coming to visit next month-YAY!! They're staying a week and it'll be good for all three of us. Lee starts WLC on the 13th. It's his NCO training. He'll be l=gone the first week, but he should be able to come home at night after that. It's one step closer to being a sargent, and thats the goal. Overall things are going quite well. We have a friend coming over for dinner tonight, so I have to finish the laundry and clean the house-yay (did you notice the complete LACK of caps there?? haha). I'm having a great day, despite the chores.

12/10/07 01:12 pm - Christmas

I love Christmas! I love the Christmas sermon, the spirit of giving, getting in touch with people you haven't seen or heard from in a while. The whole season is just wonderful. This year we did Christmas cards. Sent them to 5 states and 2 other countries! haha Spreading the Christmas cheer! I wish Lee liked Christmas, he's such a grinch! Doesn't wanna buy presents or get presents or even a darn tree! Silly man...like I'm going to let him NOT get a tree. I've got everyone's presents besides my scatterbrained sister. She said she had an amazon wish list, but she hasn't sent it too me yet and if she doesn't do it quite soon she's gonna find herself without a present! *HINT HINT!* So if said sister is reading this: GET A MOVE ON IT WOMAN!! lmao I'm sending everyone else's presents this week!

11/26/07 11:03 am - Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and I have to admit it was very nice.  Usually holidays make me homesick, but this year with Lee and three of his army buddies over it felt...normal.  It wasn't lonely, the little apartment was actually quite full! The boys watched TV and while I cooked and we talked about girlfriends, engagement rings, football, hummingbirds and our families.  Last year the boys were in Mosul, Iraq, and there was a little talk about it, but for the most part the talk was happy and loud.  I was aggravated at Lee for waiting till that morning to decide to invite people over (we had decided not to cook), but looking back I wouldn't have it any other way. I find myself looking forward to Christmas now and hoping that we can feed a few more boys then.  I know what it feels like to be alone on a holiday, and I hate the thought of anyone spending the holidays alone at the barracks! So I sit here today, waiting on DHL to deliver my new cell phone (did I mention I dropped mine in the toilet that night??) and addressing Christmas cards to send out!

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11/2/07 10:31 pm - I want to stay

My whole life I've wanted to live in Smiths Station, Alabama.  Its where i grew up, went to school and church, met my husband and got married.  I had always planned on having kids and raising them their too.  The past couple of years I've been tossed back and forth from Washington to Alabama because of the army.  This time I'm back in Washington, my husband is back from Iraq, I have friends I care about, and a job I enjoy.  I'm putting down roots and I didn't really realize it.  I was just sitting here tonight and I came to a realization. I like living in Washington.  I don't really want to move home any more.  Yes I miss my family, but I they are my family, I know I'll see them.  I feel like an adult out here.  I have an adult job, older friends with families of their own, my own house with my own stuff in it.  Back home its too easy to turn to momma and poppy when things get rough.  I feel old compared to my friends I grew up with.  I love them, but while I was home I realized just how different we've become.  They were worried about missing class because they're hungover and I was scared to answer the door sometimes because I was terrified there might be soldiers on the other side of it.  And there's nothing wrong with that.  They're 21/22, single, in college and having fun.  I'm the odd one.  I guess it just feels weird to admit that I don't want to move back right now. 
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