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Saturday, November 25th, 2006

Time:9:16 pm.
Mood: cranky.
Today has just been one of those days... I am moody, don't know why, and everything today has pissed me off. Laura basically talks to me and I go off on her. Josh has been all but ignoring me to play Guild Wars on the computer. On a good note, I finally called my dad about the clogged sink, since I wasn't getting any help from my HUSBAND, and he told me to take a plunger to it with the garbage disposal on, and it worked, so it is no longer backed up, and that makes my day... seriously. It's about the only good thing that has come out of today, except for talking to Sara. I really just want to go to bed and sleep until tomorrow, I want this day over so bad.

To be honest, I think I might be pregnant. I am not due for my period yet, but for the last few days I have just been "off". I haven't felt well, but it has been an odd kind of sick, like random nausea throughout the day, and random mood swings. Today is the first day where it has just been an entire day of moodiness, but still. I don't know, it is probably nothing, but I wouldn't be surprised if there is no period when the time comes.

On another note, Thanksgiving was nice, even though we didn't get to go home for it. Jessica's turkey was delicious, and although I had some disappointments with some of the food, my desserts were delicious too.

We move home in three weeks, and I am not looking forward to it AT ALL. Atleast it is short term, and we will be moving to Columbus in February or so. Ahh, I just need a short term loan...

Ok well that is all. The dog has messed on the floor and I must go tend to it before my daughter steps in it... again.
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Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Time:6:38 am.
Mood: excited.
Well today is the day... Josh comes home. I got up at 4 a.m. and have gotten alot done really already this morning. I was gonna paint on the car windows, but it's raining so that didn't work out. I put supper on already, and made my bed, and folded clothes. I actually have nothing to do for the next 20 minutes, so here I am updating on here. Laura woke up on her own about 6 a.m. so we are both up and ready. I think she must be as excited as I am, because there is no other reason she would wake up that early on her own. We've got our stuff in the car already, and are now just waiting for it to be time to leave. Oh, I bought the UGLIEST shoes ever last night at Wal-mart, but I needed something to go with my outfit and it was the only thing they had that matched. Ahh well. I seriously don't think Josh is going to care about my shoes. These next few hours waiting for the plane are goingto be SOOO much fun. Seriously... 2 hours early? Man... I packed Laura's game boy and some toys for her, because it is going to be a wonderful wait for her and all. OK, well I am off, see you all on the flip side!
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Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Time:4:41 pm.
Mood: content.
Thought I would update on here. I figure if Sara can find the time to do it, then so can I. LOL

I haven't been up to too much lately. Going to school, trying to get through all of our junk and get rid of it. Josh will be home in a month, which I am of course excited about. I just want it to be over with already. I think this last month is going to drag out for me and that is going to suck.

We still don't know what we are going to do once he gets out. We basically have 3 options: We can stay around here, we can go back to Ohio, or we can go to Florida with his parents. There are pros and cons to all of the choices really. I had thought before moving back here that I wanted to stay around here and maybe move down closer to Nashville or whatever, but now that I have been here I am just thinking that I don't think it is the type of environment and such that I want for Laura. We would always be around Josh's Army friends, and although I like most of them alot, there are some who don't give thought to the types of things we do and do not want said around Laura. It's just not the type of environment I want for Laura. We had thought maybe we would go back to Ohio and live up near Columbus or something. We figured the job market would be better, and we would still be relatively close to family. And then his parents are moving to Florida (Ocala) and of course want us to go down there. I don't know anything about Florida, since I have never been there. I assume that being pretty close to Orlando that the job market should be ok. I just don't know. But Josh doesn't worry about any of it, and says we will figure it out later. I just hate not knowing what is going on. It drives me insane.

So yeah. I have a good bit on my mind right now, even though I honestly am the happiest I have been in a long time. I feel like things are finally working for me, and I know that it is all God's doing.

Well then, I am off. Gotta get to something or another or I am going to fall asleep. Later days.
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Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Subject:Casey and Noah
Time:4:47 pm.

Casey had her baby today.  Noah Wyatt Ruble was born at 1:01 pm.  He weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long... and that was at 3 weeks early!  I can't even imagine how big he would have been at full term.  They say that in the last month a baby gains a pound per week... so that would be 10 pounds... Sheesh.  Good thing for Casey he came a little early.  But mommy and baby are both doing good.  He is a very alert baby and is already making noises at people.  These pics were taken right after a crying fit so his face is still all wet.  But yeah... he is a cutie!



So one pregnant friend down, 2 more to go... LOL. 



 




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Saturday, April 1st, 2006

Time:11:40 pm.
No one ever writes on here anymore... wonder why that is.

I guess it is possible that we are all just growing out of it and moving on... hmmm... that is likely it.
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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Subject:Thought I would come back for a bit...
Time:6:18 pm.
Mood: contemplative.
Hello.
I found out yesterday a guy we know from Josh's unit was killed over in Iraq. We weren't really close to him, but we had hung out some and I have talked to his wife and played with his daughter and all that. We had a barbecue once. It is just that we have been lucky so far and no one we have known has died and so it is kind of... unsettling, I guess. It makes Josh think even harder on what he wants to do. He isn't sure. In some ways it makes him want to get out of the Army even more, cause it could be him, and in other ways it makes him feel more patriotic and want to re-enlist. He says he has been praying about it, which is good. Can't ask for more than that.
OK, well that is all I wanted to say.
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Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Time:12:47 pm.
Mood: amused.
Ok, so this is just hilarious.. out of all the people... lol


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Time:12:39 am.
Mood: happy.
So I feel bad, cause I posted that and I just talked to him and he told me I could go and he was just being so sweet and nice... but I still don't think I am going to go, cause who would I go with?

Ahh well. Such is life that even when I finally can do something, I can't.

But Josh says I am his musical inspiration, and everything he has been writing lately has been soft. I think it is funny. I told him it was cause I am just so love-able.

Well, later days.
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Subject:in being told what to do
Time:11:38 pm.
Mood: frustrated.
So I promised Josh a while back (ehh... about 2 months?) that I would no longer go out, except for special occasions or whatever. He didn't really feel comfortable with me doing it, and I decided that it wasn't really fair for me to be going around acting single when he is over there doing all that... for me and Laura basically. So far I have kept my promise... I have not went out, I have not done ANYTHING. Well, I want to go to the Fishbone for New Years, and I would have thought that it would count as a special occasion and all, but I guess it is TOO special or something, cause he says he would rather me not go. Maybe it's cause typically New Years is CRAZY and there is alot of stuff going on, but I can handle myself, and he should trust me to do so. It is NEW YEARS, for goodness sake. I NEED to celebrate... I NEED to do something. I really want to go hang out and see people I haven't seen in forever (like Elizabeth... I was looking forward to seeing her after so long)... but I guess not. I don't know. It is frustrating. Maybe it is just that he is jealous cause he can't be here and do anything. I don't know. But I guess I will be a good wifey and do what I am told....
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Time:11:46 am.
Mood: aggravated.
Paul Harvey says:
I don't believe in Santa Claus (I do!:) , but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I don't agree with Darwin, but I didn't go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his theory of evolution.

Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game.

So what's the big deal? It's not like somebody is up there reading the entire book of Acts. They're just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game.

"But it's a Christian prayer," some will argue.

Yes, and this is the United States of America, a country founded on Christian principles. According to our very own phone book, Christian churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1. So what would you expect-somebody chanting Hare Krishna?

If I went to a football game in Jerusalem, I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer.

If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad, I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.

If I went to a ping pong match in China, I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha.

And I wouldn't be offended. It wouldn't bother me one bit. When in Rome...

"But what about the atheists?" is another argument.

What about them?

Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We're not going to pass the collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds. If that's asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the concession stand. Call your lawyer!

Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do. I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world's foundations.

Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating; to pray before we go to sleep.

Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now a handful of people
and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.

God, help us.

And if that last sentence offends you, well ... just sue me.

The silent majority has been silent too long. It's time we let that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard .... that the vast majority don't care what they want. It is time the majority rules! It's time we tell them, you don't have to pray; you don't have to say the pledge of allegiance; you don't have to believe in God or attend services that honor Him. That is your right, and we will honor your right. But by golly, you are no longer going to take our
rights away. We are fighting back ... and we WILL WIN!

God bless us one and all .. especially those who denounce Him. God bless America, despite all her faults. She is still the greatest nation of all.

God bless our servicemen who are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God.


May 2006 be the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as the foundation of our families and institutions.

Keep looking up.



OK, so I got it in a n e-mail and just thought it was interesting.

Merry Christmas everyone!
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Time:8:28 pm.
Mood: bored.
Ten days until Christmas, and I am behind in my shopping.. of course. I have pretty much all of the toys I am getting Laura, but I need to get some clothes for her and stuff like that. I haven't bought anything else for anyone but Trinity and Sara. So Sara, you should feel lucky. I am not worried too much about it though, cause there is still time. Sara is supposed to come in, and I plan on stealing her and dragging her to all the celebration... since I wonder if maybe my family is more excited about her coming home than her own... but that is how it has always been.... Sara, you so should just change your last name to Leister and be done with it. lol Anyhow. I am bored. I ran out of books to read. I am reading way too much right now. I guess it is an escape of sorts. But ahh well. I really don't know what else to say, cause my life is rather boring. So bye.
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Sunday, November 6th, 2005

Time:6:06 pm.
Mood: loved.
So hello. I haven't been doig much really. Kind of bored out of my mind. Not much has been going on really. Talked to Josh today for like an hour which was nice... and then I got an e-mail from him confessing his love for me. It was sweet, and made my day, and re-inforced why I go through all of this for him. I am very sick and can barely talk. I need to get a job or something. I need something to do to keep myself busy. I think I might join tai-chi. Should be cool. Depends on how much it costs and all. I am watching Pittsburgh play, and it is a close one. I love me my football. Well, I am done.

Later days
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Monday, September 26th, 2005

Time:7:34 am.
Mood: happy.
Hello from Marietta, Ohio, all! I am back... again. Got things unloaded last night, gotta start organizing today. My aunt Laura says it will ALL be done today... lol I think she is crazy. I have so much stuff it isn't funny.
Josh called from Kuwait last night. He is doing good. He said yesterday wasn't so bad... it was only 125 degrees. lol I would DIE in that kind of heat. I have zero heat tolerance. But I got to hear from him, so that made me happy. I am doing better now, not just because I heard from him but I have had time to just let everything settle and all. I am actually not depressed, which is amazing for me, and I hope that will continue. I would think that if I can be ok now then I should be throughout.
Sara might come down this weekend. I am hoping, cause I always like to see Sara.

OK later days
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Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Time:8:47 pm.
Mood: sad.
Josh left today... we have been loading up the U-Haul and getting things packed up. Doing ok, I guess... just feel like I am going to die and all. lol Yep. But all will be good... I will survive. I am here all by myself now, cause I wanted to stay in case he got to call. It is quiet, and half my house is packed up so I don't have much to do. I was hoping someone would be on to talk to but no... I guess it is a Friday night and all. Wish I had someone to drink with. Getting plastered would be good right about now. But ahh well. Will have to wait for another day. OK I am done, I have to find something to do... books are good. I think I will go read one. Later days.
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Friday, September 16th, 2005

Time:6:24 am.
Mood: tired.
T-minus one week and counting until Josh leaves (YAY). Time flies and now it is here and I am not ready. Of course, I don't think I could ever be ready, but that is not the point. Josh has been all lovey-dovey and all lately, which is ALWAYS good. He said last night that it was going to be a long year cause he thinks about it and misses us already. Sweet stuff. We have plans to go do some stuff this weekend but are having issues with our bank AGAIN so we will have to see how things turn out. Chuck-E-Cheese BABY!

So I learned that what I have been calling locusts ALL MY LIFE are not locusts at all, they are just Cicadas... which I knew that they were also called that but I called them locusts too. I guess locusts are nasty grasshoppers that eat EVERYTHING. All this comes from us finding a whole one outside on the ground dead... freaky, ugly-ass thing that Josh thought was a horse fly. So we got into a "heated discussion" about it and it turns out they are just Cicadas, not locusts like I have been told all my life. It is a huge, tramatic thing for me, k?

It looks like me and Jessica's "Titanic" day will have to be sometime after Josh leaves, cause he gets home so early now we will never get it done in a week. *sniff* *sniff*

So I woke up when he went to PT at 5:30 this morning and now can't fall back asleep... which means I will drag ALL day until I go back to bed for a nap later and sleep half the day away. I need some of Jessica's no-dos. lol

OK, well I am done on here. Later days.
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Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Time:1:02 pm.
Mood: hyper.
So howdy, ya'll. I have like 2 more weeks left here in Tennessee and then I am coming home. I dread it in ways, just because it is Marietta and I loath going back to nothing, but it is what makes most sense to do while Josh is gone, and so I am sucking it up and doing it.
I am going to miss Jessica, who has become one of my best friends in like no time at all, but I guess it will be ok. I know that once home I will be limited in friends, mostly because all are either gone or married or whatever. I am hoping that Erica and I can arrange something like going to lunch once a week or something, but besides her there is basically no one but family.
But such is life, and it will be ok.
Rumor has it Sara is turning democrat lol Thought everyone should know
I am hyped up on caffeine pills right now cause I have to stay up to take Jess and the kids to the airport so I am just rambling on about nonsense.
My head hurts though
I just watched a Meatloaf video. It was WONDERFUL.
AHHH indeed Jessica is walking around scantily clothed and it is turning me on TREMENDOUSLY. If I knew how to put pictures on here I would probably sneak and put one one here and embarrass the crap out of her. I would be great.
We are listening to baby making music right now.
I WANT THE BABY JUICE!!!
lol
ok I am so done beyond belief cause no one will know what the hell I am talking about anyway.
Later days
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Friday, August 19th, 2005

Time:12:11 am.
Mood: tired.
I am sitting here... cause I can't sleep. Insomnia has returned to me and is a regular habit anymore. I guess it is related to stress, which of course is mounting in the household, since Josh leaves in about a month. Plans are set in motion, people are already scheduled to come down to move me, and I have actually already started packing some stuff up. It's crazy... it seems like we just got here, but now he is getting ready to leave again... for what looks like atleast another year. But so far we are holding together pretty well... not getting too grumpy with each other. I am trying to be strong, cause that is what I am supposed to do, and I guess that is going ok, except I know that there will be a break-down after the fact, cause it is inevitable.
Still trying for a baby, dispite disapproval from a few. But we are both excited about the possibility for once, and we're not gonna let anyone rain on our parade. I actually am like 2 weeks late on my period, but I took a test and it said negative so I am probably just screwed up for some reason. Happens.
Josh is talking about re-inlisting again. I don't know how I feel about that, considering it basically guarantees another tour in Iraq. But he could make alot of money doing it while he is over there ($30,000 tax free), and so he is considering it. We will see.
Well, my insomnia has woken up my daughter, so I am going to have to stop. Later days
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Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Time:3:28 pm.
Mood: sad.
Letting you know Peewee died today, so I am going home again tomorrow. bye
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Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Time:9:43 am.
Mood: sleepy.
Hello few people who actually read my journal. Long time, eh? Well, I can't say that I have been too busy to post, but without Sara to respond that takes my fan club down considerably, and so I saw no point. But I will now, just because I said I would, and I have nothing better to do on my Thursday morning, other than watch The Neverending Story 2 with Laura. So yeah.
I haven't really been into too much this summer. Just sitting around mostly. We go swimming some days, I run around with Jessica and go eat on others. Really nothing that exciting.
Josh took his final leave last month. Two weeks back home, which was nice. We went to Warped Tour... which was ok, I guess, except for getting injured by a falling crowd surfer. All for Josh of course. And we went to Cedar Point, a treat from his parents.
Erica got married to Mike Slack on the 9th of July and I went home for that, after having Trini here for a week and a half. I got to watch Brownie's burn down from Harmar Hill, which was sad, but interesting none-the-less. Then Laura decided she was going to the beach with everyone and left me to go home and be by myself for a week. It would have been nice having time alone with Josh, except that of course I started my period, which took most of the fun right out of it. lol
Anyhow.
But Laura is back now, and we missed her like crazy. She is so tan, and she is happy because they bought her a "movie star" bikini... or that's what she calls it.
Josh is supposed to leave for Iraq probably mid to end of September. We are most likely coming home, partly because Laura needs her family, but mostly because I stopped taking my shot and we are trying to get pregnant. He is supposed to be back to get out in May, so we decided since he would be back in time we might as well start now.
So the plan is to move into Peewee's trailer, since it is unlikely she will be around then. Things are aweful with her. She had to go to a nursing home because she is losing her mind. You can't visit her without her crying and begging you to take her home, but then an hour later she won't even remember you being there. Of course my mom is tore up about it, cause she can't do anything to help her. Her and my aunt Laura both are taking it really personally that all this is going on and they can't do anything. So it's a hard time in my family right now, I guess you would say.
Laura can now spell her entire name: Laura Kate Morris. Impressive, I think, for a 3 year old. But then again, she is MY daughter...
Anyhow. I think that is most of it. Talk to you all again sometime. Later days
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Saturday, May 21st, 2005

Time:8:27 am.
Mood: optimistic.
So here I am... a week into my visit and the only friend I have seen is Sara. Beyond that I have done nothing but sit around reading books, which is crap and boring and I hate that I let myself get down into that mood.
But it has made me realize several things about back home or worries I had in general and so that is probably a good thing.
I had been wondering what I was going to do when Josh leaves in October for Iraq.... whether I was going to stay down at Ft. Campbell or whether I was going to come home. Josh thought I should come home and move back in with one of our parents so we can save up money... which I told him was a no-no because I am an adult and need my own space away from my parents. But me and Jessica (my new friend down there) have talked about getting a place together and just having one big house of kids lol.
But I have realized that if I come home I will do what I am doing now... mope around doing noting but wallow in myself all day... because it is so easy with everyone here to do that. So I think that for my own sanity I can't come home. I NEED to stay down there where I have no other option but to go actually GO to school, and to socialize with Laura and I guess Jessica too, and to not let myself sink down into crap. lol
But seriously...
I have also realized that home is not home anymore... and I will never come back to stay. We had already thought that it wasn't likely, I mean there is nothing here, but now I know that I do not WANT to come back. I have grown beyond Marietta, and there is no going back to where I once was... which is what I have wanted for a really long time so I am happy with it. It is about time that I get past my past and move on with my life.
I am joining the Y for $28 a month, and I am going to get skinny, and when Josh gets back from Iraq we are having another baby.... cause he has admitted that he Does want one, it is just his fear of a repeat of last time that keeps him from it... because he would rather just have Laura than lose me, or the new baby. So we made a deal that if I got healthy we would have another. Which gives me something to look forward to also.

Today is Elly's birthday and she is 3. YAY!

Later days
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