military

Christmas Dinner for our single Soldiers

I just finished decorating the Dinner Table and made the best use of what I had. I hope that the dinner will turn out as good as the Turkey Dinner we had Thanks Giving.

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For dinner I am going to cook ham (pot roast), chicken breast for those that don’t like pork, potatoes, bread dumplings, red cabbage and gravy. Quasi wants his macaroni and cheese and some dirty rice. I have no ideas what the others are going to bring but I am sure we will have enough food to satisfy everybody.

The stockings are sponsored by some very nice TLC Angels from Soldiers’ Angels. I filled them with three oranges, an aple, nuts and candy. That is what my mom always put into the Nikolaus bag for us so I thought it would be nice to have the same for our single Soldiers.

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Categories: Army, christmas, military, Soldiers Angels, Weihnachten

An amazing night

You know what, last night was one of the most amazing nights I have ever had in my life.
Q re-enlisted yesterday. First they wanted to do it before the Christmas Social but than they changed plans to do it during the Christmas social end everybody knew I was going to be recognized too but wouldn’t tell me. I did not know until the retention NCO said (he was sitting with us) that I would have to get up because they have a gift for me.

After the raffle and the first short speech the Battalion Commander called Q and I had to follow. So we were in front of the entire battalion including wives, some kids, civilians and waiters and they were all looking at us. The Battalion Commander swore Q into the Army and than he asked me to step forward. He introduced me to all these people as Q’s fiancee, that we’d get married soon and thanked me for all the support and that he hopes that I would keep on supporting him for many many many more years. I was so nervous, excited and thrilled that I barely got a word out.. Than he gave me a certificate of appreciation and shook my hand. Everybody applauded and congratulated us. So I have official order from the Batallion Commander himself.

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The dress turned out great after it got altered. People walked up to me saying they’d love that dress. The colors are very festive and it is definitely an eye catcher especially since so many women wore black that night.

I think I am safe to say that his re-enlistment was special and very unique. Not everybody can say that he did it at the Christmas social in a castle in front of so many people. I am sure he will never forget that. I know I never will.

Categories: Army, Army Fiancee, military, support, Weihnachten

Sheeesh….I can’t be everywhere at the same time

So I really don’t know how to work and to support my fiancee the same time. This week is pretty stressful. My dress wasn’t the one I really ordered but we don’t have the time to send it back so I had to bring it to alteration. Since the ball is thursday I had to take half the day off but still make sure that I get the 35 hours together. So I had the idea to work longer than I actually wanted on thursday, skip the hairdresser, change at the office and go straight to the castle from there. Than I get the news that Q will be re-enlisting on thursday and he likes me to be there, but I don’t have to. It wouldn’t be a big of a deal if I can’t make it and he knows that I support him nontheless. He may have said that it is not a big of a deal but of course he wants me to be there but he also understands if I can’t make it. Of course I want to be there hell, I want to support him. So I, again, re-arranged the schedual and talked to my project manager pretty sure he would chop my head off because I am asking for so much. So I worked long hours today, am working very long hours tomorrow and on Friday. I don’t even know when or how we make it back from the ball, all I know is that I have to be back at work at 0800 Friday morning.

Oh yeah and tomorrow is that basketball game of his unit at 2000 and of course he wants me to be there too. I would love to be there and see him playing but I don’t know how long a basketball game is and I have to be at work at 0800, means I have to get up between 0400 and 0430. We are not married yet but I already get an idea of what it is like to be an army wife. It seems to be a full time job. I know what I get myself into, don’t get me wrong but I have a job. My counselor said I have to set priorities but the Army (I figured) will probably be priority No.1 and I have no idea of how to explain that to him. My project manager is cool with everything. I am doing a great job but I don’t know for how long it can be like that. All the exception I am asking for. I fullfill my contract with working 35 + hours a week. I don’t even want to think about the two weeks after we got married. I probably have to take them off because of all the paperwork that has to be done. The move and everything… I love supporting him I really really do. I love doing all this I just wished this week would be over…

Categories: Army, Army Fiancee, job related, military, support

I hate when people do this

Something that really pisses me off is when people try to take advantage of me just because I am engaged to an American soldier. They assume that I have access to the PX and the Commissary. Yes we do go there but only when he needs something like a haircut or military clothing or when he is buying the food. We went there together to get the food for Thanksgiving dinner but that is a huuuge difference. Or I make him a list of what I am going to cook for him and his battle buddies and they go to the Commissary. I never make him buying anything there for myself but people assume I do. Now people ask me if I could bring them something and I have not heard from them in forever. That never even thought of me and now all of a sudden that the word is out that I am engaged to an American soldier they all want a frickin turkey or this and that ice cream. They are telling me that they had this or that friend in the Army who took them shopping and it sure wouldn’t be a problem if I took them shopping too.

HELLO???? This is not how it works. I know they all love American food but I don’t even know these people. They are co-workers or some kind of relatives that never really cared. They never even called me once. Not even to my birthday, new years or Christmas so why should I ask my fiancee if he can get them something from the commissary?

I am not going to make him do something that could get us into trouble! PERIOD!!!

Categories: Army, commissary, german people, military, px

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