Posted in Asatru, Giveaway, Paganism on November 7, 2009 by aedd

The more research I do on Norse Mythology and Asatru and Heathenry, the more I want a set of runes.  It looks like November might just be the month for me! Two of the blogs I follow are giving away a set of runes! Domestic Witch is giving away a set of beautiful set of rose quartz runes, and Mother Moon’s Message is giving away an awesome set of handmade willow moon runes! I’m super excited, and really hope to win one of them!

Check em out:

Domestic Witch’s Giveaway:
Domestic Witch's Rose Quartz Runes

Mother Moon’s Message:
Mother Moon's Willow Moon Runes


AJ being back and other ramblings

Posted in Marriage, Navy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2009 by aedd

Hubby has been home about two weeks now, and its been great!  Although, and I never thought I’d say this, its been kinda hard to get used to being around each other a bit.  I guess that is somewhat expected considering we’ve been apart more of our marriage then we’ve been together.  We’ve done a bit of arguing and getting on each other’s nerves, but nothing an I love you or a kiss didn’t take care of!

He has to report to TPU on Monday, so he’ll actually be working (somewhat).  After that we’ll find out when he actually get flown out to his ship… or if we’re really lucky, we’ll find out he doesn’t!  I’m not getting my hopes up since they’re still out for around 3 months (give or take).  If he stays, we’re gonna start house hunting… or at least apartment hunting!  I can’t wait! If he does get sent out, we’re gonna find a place as soon as he gets back.  I’m really hoping he’ll be here long enough so we can find a place and get BAH, that way we have a home for him to come back to!

I just started my 3rd module in class.  I’ve taken two tests and done fairly well.  I got a 90 on the first, which was over Cisco, the second, which was Windows Server 2003, I made a 82.  We’re working on Windows Server 2003 Infrastructure now, and our test is on Wednesday.  This class is going by so fast!  October is going by extremely fast.  Before long I’ll be reporting to my command.  I’m hoping I’ll get a bit of time off for Thanksgiving and Christmas, especially if AJ is still here!  I’m really hoping we don’t end up having to miss all of our first holidays as husband and wife… especially our first anniversary.

Speaking of which, I need  to figure out what I’m gonna get him!  Since the first anniversary is traditionally the paper anniversary, I’m clueless!  I really wanted to get him something to remind him of me, something that included love and protection symbolism, that he could keep close to him at all times. I’m thinking maybe of doing a traditional paper gift, and then another that is more along those lines. Any ideas?!  I’d love to hear them!

He’s coming home!

Posted in Marriage, Navy on October 9, 2009 by aedd

I’m very excited right now, and I can barely sit still! My hands are starting to shake a bit, I have butterfly’s in my stomach, and my heart is pounding.  I’m doing everything  I can to keep myself busy, and to make time pass faster (including laundry, which I HATE).  So why am I so excited?  My AJ is coming back!

He left Florida at about 10:45 CST, and has only stopped for about 4 hours to get some rest.  He will be here, if my math is right, in about 1 1/2- 2 hours! I haven’t seen him for three months, so I’m so excited I can’t control myself.  My poor tired husband will get attacked when he comes to pick me up.

Amazingly, not only did he get 6 days to travel, he also got 12 days of leave!  So I get to keep him for almost 3 weeks!  Or maybe at least three weeks! I hope he doesn’t get flown out too soon after he reports to TPU, I want him to stay here as long as possible!

We’re planning to get a hotel on the weekends, and he is going to stay with me during the week (when I have class) since he doesn’t have a room until he reports.

I’m sooooo excited! Jumps up and down.

Time simply isn’t passing fast enough! Although I shouldn’t complain considering I wasn’t expecting him til Sunday evening.  He is also coming on  weekend I don’t have to work today and Monday, so the timing is perfect!

I don’t know what to do with myself at all!  I need a way to make the time fass paster… er pass faster!

More awards!

Posted in Awards on October 8, 2009 by aedd

Rue from Rue and Hyssop stopped by my blog and was delightful enough to share the awards she just received with me.  Now I’m a bit of a cheater, mostly because I don’t know who to pick for these awards, its such a hard decision, so anyone who wants them can pick them up. Let me know if you do, and I’ll link you in my post.


For this award, you’re supposed to answer each of these questions with a single word. I tend to be long winded so its gonna be hard!

1. Where is your cell phone? Desk
2. Your hair? Growing
3. Your Mother? Far
4. Your Father? Passed
5. Your Favorite Food? Sushi
6. Your Dream Last Night? Subnetting
7. Your Favorite Drink? DP
8. Your Dream/Goal? Happiness
9. What Room Are You In? Barracks
10. Your Hobby? Computers
11. Your fear? Tornadoes
12. Where Do You Want To Be In 6 Years? Happy
13. Where Were You Last Night? Bed
14. Something That You Aren’t: Unloved
15. Muffins? Banana Nut
16. Wish List Item? Passing
17. Where Did You Grow Up? Texas
18. Last Thing You Did? Laundry
19. What Are You Wearing? Jeans
20. Your TV? None
21. Your Pets? None
22. Friends? Amazing
23. Your Life? Busy
24. Your Mood? Excited
25. Missing Someone? Yes
26. Vehicle? Pontiac
27. Something You’re Not Wearing? Make-up
28. Your Favorite Store? Fry’s
29. Your Favorite Color? Blue
30. When Was The Last Time You Laughed? Today
31. Last Time You Cried? Seventh
32. Your Best Friend? Husband
33. One Place I Go To Over and Over? Movies
34. One Person Who Emails Me Regularly? Kir
35. Favorite Place To Eat? Home

Whew! I made it through! Now for the second:


Here are the rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 4, 2009 by aedd

Another great day at Mrs. B’s! I kinda missed yesterday, so I’m hoping to make up for it on the rest lol.

Today her give away are:

Don’t forget to make the next stop on the Haunted Blog tour! Today’s discusses tombstone, complete with pictures of some very unique ones!

And learn about the superstition of black cats from today’s guest blogger!

Kreativ Blogger award!

Posted in Awards on October 3, 2009 by aedd


When I woke up this morning, I rolled over, texted my husband, and grabbed my laptop and started going through my routine websites (blogs, web comics, email…) Well, I checked my email and saw I had a comment here (and since it was my second one, it was exciting!), I came here and read it, turns out: Kaleanani from Alpine Sanctum has chosen me to receive the Kreativ Blogger award!

This totally made day, considering the most views I’ve had in one day since starting this blog was 10, and most days it’s between 0 and 2. I had simply written if off as no one was really interested in what I had to say. This has inspired me to continue writing here, and write more frequently when possible. Kaleanani’s words were the real inspiration, and truly touched me. As such, I’d like to share (you can also see it at her blog):

The person in question would be the author of A Sailor’s Heart. I have a special interest in Pagans involved in the services, so that was an automatic draw to her blog. She is also a newlywed who doesn’t get to see her new husband all too much because of their military commitments, so that’s another draw – I remember my own husband’s deployment separations so I feel for her. Finally, she just has a friendly style with interesting links. The other day she posted a link to a website which shows photos before and after they were Photoshopped; I totally got stuck on that site!

So now its my turn to pass the award along. I’d like to nominate Out of the Blue.  I love craft blogs because I love seeing people’s creativity. I also love blogs with pictures, I can’t help it!  Anyway, Out of the Blue has a beautiful layout, and the pics in her posts just draw me in!

I’d like to thank Kaleanani for giving this award to me, and like her and the one who awarded her, I only selected on blogger. It was hard enough to pic one!!

So here are the rules for this award (and yes, I broke them lol):

1. Thank the person who gave this to you
2. Copy the logo and place it in your blog
3. Link the person who nominated you
4. Name 7 things about yourself that no one would really know
5. Nominate seven ‘Kreativ Bloggers’
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them

And the 7 things about me:

  1. I’m a total nerd, every time I see something made our of electrical or computer components, I want to buy it.
  2. I love D&D.
  3. I’ve always had self esteem issues, even as a small child. When I was in second grade, I wrote a story about the ugliest girl in the world and everybody hated her, even her mother… 3 guesses who that was about lol
  4. I love being crafty and creative, but I’m horrible at actually creating things.
  5. I’ve started writing 3 or 4 books (so far). Key word: Started.
  6. I’ve always wanted to be a published writer. I’ve never cared about what I wrote though.
  7. I’m addicted to the internet, even when I have nothing to do, I still feel the need to be online.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 2, 2009 by aedd

Today is the 2nd day of Halloween at Mrs. B’s!  Once again, its awesome! There are three give aways today:

  • A beautiful divination kit from Cauan at Encanto da Lua (a blog, in Portuguese, by a Brazilian young man)

While you’re at Mrs. B’s blog don’t forget to check out the guest blogger, who wrote a story based on True Blood, and the Haunted Blog Tour, which features a great blogger who has posted an amazing story specially for those guests coming from Mrs. B’s! There’s also a Blast from the Past, which features a blog post from last year’s 31 Days of Halloween!

Go check it out! It’s tons of fun!