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    Sometimes You Just Need a Time Out from Military Life

    You may have noticed I’ve been a little quiet lately.  Between the passing of my mother-in-law, supporting my husband, handling military life and dealing with all the feelings of my own, I haven’t had the focus to do much else than the bare necessities. And I have been feeling guilty for taking a much-needed time out from anything that drains me physically or emotionally and just staying in my corner to “reset” myself. The past 2 months took a toll on me in so many ways, but it also taught me so much about myself, my life and the things I’ve done wrong. I guess “wrong” isn’t the best word, but the reality is that since helping take…

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    Military Life: Bittersweet extremes

    Have you ever had a day when over and over you are made aware of something you hadn’t really focused on previously? Somehow it just keeps showing up.  You see pictures, maybe the subject keeps popping up in conversation.  And it’s always in the strangest context. Well, yesterday was one of those days for me. From the moment I woke up and began my morning routine, the reality of my military life and the life of every other military spouse was, as they say, “in my face“. It started out with the sound of reveille at 0630 signaling a new day, followed closely by the shouting of a neighbor hustling her teen out the door to catch…