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post #141 of 238
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ITA. The last time we went to a dining out was when DH graduated from OCS, and the dress code was formal. Otherwise, dress is always casual. It would be nice to have a reason to get out of the jeans more often, but at least I save money this way!
Yeah dining out's can get expensive. When he was a cadet we had one dining out and two fraternity formals every year, so the costs of dresses and hair and shoes all really add up. Getting a LBD is an essential though, I have them in all sizes (even maternity)!
post #142 of 238
Cost of HAIR?

I have a bob. That's just gonna have to work. I can blow-dry it if they really want.
post #143 of 238
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Cost of HAIR?

I have a bob. That's just gonna have to work. I can blow-dry it if they really want.
I no longer get my hair done in updo's for dining out's, but if you've ever seen my hair you'd understand why I did. It's very thick and coarse/curly, afro-like if you will. So it takes quite a bit of maintenance for the upkeep. Now I just curl it a bit when I'm doing the normal straightening, now it's all about the outfit
post #144 of 238
Nevermind.. just venting about something that probably shouldn't be public.
post #145 of 238
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I'm so sorry

It truly is like that everywhere, unfortunately. I'm not involved in our FRG because they are very badly organized, or more like they organize things conveniently for themselves. They expect me to do things that are scheduled at night or when child care is necessary. No one even called me after Laine was born.

I've just had to look elsewhere for support and friendship. Chances are good that someone else is feeling the exact same way that you are or there is a group who would gladly welcome you into their activities.
post #146 of 238
Hey, anyone know if our TV antenna will work in Germany or can we leave it for my mom?
post #147 of 238
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I'm so sorry

It truly is like that everywhere, unfortunately. I'm not involved in our FRG because they are very badly organized, or more like they organize things conveniently for themselves. They expect me to do things that are scheduled at night or when child care is necessary. No one even called me after Laine was born.

I've just had to look elsewhere for support and friendship. Chances are good that someone else is feeling the exact same way that you are or there is a group who would gladly welcome you into their activities.
Thanks . I know you're right.. it's just hard feeling as though I never quite fit in. Do you ever feel like dealing with spouses is sometimes like high school all over again ?
post #148 of 238
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Thanks . I know you're right.. it's just hard feeling as though I never quite fit in. Do you ever feel like dealing with spouses is sometimes like high school all over again ?


You picked the perfect day to ask me that question!

Its typical bored military spouses doing what they do best. There is always one bad apple in the bunch who spoils it for everyone usually. I wish I could just find a group of people that were friends simply for the sake of being friends. It's either people only befriending me because they want to use me for something or I'm being segregated from people because of pay-grade/beliefs. It's like a race you have to keep up with, and if you don't play the game you're the odd man out. I don't understand the intricacies of social interaction, I guess. I hate it.
post #149 of 238
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On a serious note though, I am having a bad day for the exact question you just asked me. I'm glad somebody gets it, as unfortunate as it is.
post #150 of 238

Anyone at Nellis???

We just got orders for Nellis AFB. Anyone stationed there? We'll be moving in the next couple of months. DH is going to Korea for a year unaccompanied and Nellis is our follow on base. My DD and I will be moving there without him
BTW, Nellis was not our first choice...we volunteered for Korea to get our base of preference and the AF couldn't give us any of the 12 (!) bases we wanted...so Nellis is our last resort.
Anyway, just wanted to hear from some people who are there. What do you like/dislike about the area? Best place to live (we're looking at Summerlin). Is it baby/kid-friendly? Things to do with little ones? Any info would be great! Thanks!
post #151 of 238
Hi! I didn't even know we had a tribe, or I would have been here long ago. For those who don't know me, my name is Misti. We are currently being held hostage in the inlaws basement, and my husband is stationed in South Korea. We have 3 kids, Nicolas who is 9, Noah who is 6, and Shelby who is 16 months. We are in the deep dark depths of getting command sponsorship so we can move to Korea with my hubby.

We will also be taking our 100 pound Rhodesian Ridgeback with us. Pet ownership IS possible in the Army, it just takes some ingenuity, determination, and in some cases (like ours), a good chunk of reserved cash.

I am rapidly approaching critical mass in my knowledge of command sponsorship...especially with regard to Korea. So if anyone has any questions about how to get cs...the steps involved...stuff like that, let me know
post #152 of 238
Hi Misti! I feel for you ... I also stayed with my inlaws while my husband was in South Korea. It wasn't that bad, but it is nice to have our own space now! Anyway, my husband did get us CS when he was in South Korea (June 07-June 08), but we didn't take it and I regret it because he's in Iraq now. I've been getting to chat with him quite a bit lately so I'll ask him what he did to get CS next time I catch him online. He wants to go back to Korea, and wants us to all go with him next time. He thinks we'll love it! He did!
post #153 of 238
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Do you ever feel like dealing with spouses is sometimes like high school all over again ?
that is EXACTLY what it's like sometimes It's so hard when you don't feel like you fit in with the lifestyle. I dread the squadron events because no one will ever sit next to me or talk to me- it's like the highschool lunch room all over again.


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We just got orders for Nellis AFB. Anyone stationed there? We'll be moving in the next couple of months. DH is going to Korea for a year unaccompanied and Nellis is our follow on base. My DD and I will be moving there without him
BTW, Nellis was not our first choice...we volunteered for Korea to get our base of preference and the AF couldn't give us any of the 12 (!) bases we wanted...so Nellis is our last resort.
We've never been at Nellis, sorry. But that sounds pretty typical. Dh has never gotten any of the bases on his list either. Hopefully you can find someone who's been there to give you some info.
post #154 of 238
I was wondering if you could take a look at a question I asked about military and vax's. http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1149612
Thank you.
post #155 of 238
I LOVED Korea, and wish so much that my dh's job would go back there!! We were at Humphreys.
post #156 of 238
just got news today that our sponsorship was approved! We should get orders on Monday. Then I have to drive my van to St. Louis to drop it off for shipping, fly back, and set up the movers, book the tickets, book the dog on the flight, and go!

Think I can do that in 2 weeks?
post #157 of 238
Mesa, :yipee: we are soooo there with you- just got through EFMP, are waiting for the final approval from Baumholder, and then we're off. Luckily we only live 1 hr. from Ft. Lewis. I was wondering how people who lived far from an installation managed.

But doesn't the military do the booking for you? I was told that if we booked our own tickets, we'd never see that money again.
post #158 of 238
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Mesa, :yipee: we are soooo there with you- just got through EFMP, are waiting for the final approval from Baumholder, and then we're off. Luckily we only live 1 hr. from Ft. Lewis. I was wondering how people who lived far from an installation managed.

But doesn't the military do the booking for you? I was told that if we booked our own tickets, we'd never see that money again.
yes, but I have to call them and have them do it...we have to have a particular flight because of the dog.
post #159 of 238

Anyone in England

Hi! My husband is AF and we found out that we're going to the U.K. Anyone on here there? Or more specifically at Lakenheath?
We're still waiting on our EFMP to go through but don't forsee anything being a problem.
I'm excited but have a ton of questions. Mostly about what to take/not take. We've done an overseas move before but this is the first time with kids (2 boys ages 5 and 2).

Stefanie
post #160 of 238
I've been at Lakenheath since 2006, if you want to PM me any questions, I'll try to help!
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