Friday, September 14, 2007

Navy Life

Navy life as a 23-year-old with no children: Flying off to Mazatlan for the weekend because the ship is docking for a few days. Greeting your husband at the dock wearing beautiful, flowing skirt, him in his crisp, white uniform, reminiscent of Top Gun.

Navy life as an almost-30-year-old with three kids: Getting all the kids into the car at night in the rain by yourself to go to the store to buy a plunger because you either don't have one or you still haven't unpacked it after four months. Getting home and realizing that you have no idea how to plunge a toilet.

I'm livin' the dream, people.

Livin' the dream.


Mary@notbefore7 said...

LOL!!!! So true girl! So true.

Mikki said...


But seriously. THANK YOU for the sacrifices you make as a Navy wife. I'm sure only those who have walked in your shoes can totally associate these things... but please know we appreciate your sacrifice and your DH's.

To plunge: Stick the plunger in till it covers the whole. Push up and down hard a couple times. Listen to hear movement of whatever. Try flushing again. If still not clear - push and plunge again. Keep doing this till it clears. Have some towels handy in case water spills over.
This actually may be a good thing for you.. plunging can release some pent up energy..LOL.


Bethany said...

If you don't call me next time something like that happens, I'm gonna hurt you!! Seriously.

The Small Scribbler said...

You have such an awesome sense of humor! I don't know if it came to your rescue as you were headed out in the rain with the three kids or when you were actually trying to plunge the toilet but it came through loud and clear here. The same with the forearms and svelte wrists. I was laughing so hard I had to cover my mouth or I was going to wake up the whole family.


Sheree said...

did you really get to do the Mazatlan/ Top Gun thing? Makes Navy life seem romantic. I hope you successfully unclogged your toilet!