Year: 2014


Anniversaries  and Army life

Anniversaries and Army life

I think that Army marriages should have some kind alternative numbering system.  I wrote a status about our anniversary on Sunday, joking about how rarely we are together for it.  Counting this year, we have been together for exactly one half of our anniversaries.  The balance is starting to tip in our favor! I mapped […]

Posted 10 April 2014 by Kim Deister in Camouflage Life, Family Stuff / 0 Comments

Saying goodbye…

Saying goodbye…

This weekend was pretty awful.  We had to say goodbye to our beloved Steer this weekend.  In January, he came down with something that no one could diagnose.  Extreme weight loss and what seemed to be rather extreme dementia and personality change.  In the last several days, it seemed as if his lungs had begun […]

Posted 10 March 2014 by Kim Deister in Family Stuff / 0 Comments

Where do you go from here?

Where do you go from here?

I suck at letting go.  I can also torture myself with the best of them.  I can make connections between things that happen that will lay me out.  No matter how hard I try not to, I let the asshats get to me.  Add to all of that, there are the nonstop reminders of what […]

Posted 7 March 2014 by Kim Deister in Pondering Life / 1 Comment

Meh…

Meh…

I feel like all I ever blog about is sadness and negativity.  I hate that, but it is the reality of it sometimes.  The plus side is that the balance seems to have tipped for the better.  I have more good days now than bad, but those bad days, when they come, SUCK.  They hit […]

Posted 4 March 2014 by Kim Deister in Mama Drama / 0 Comments

A little R&R…

A little R&R…

I have been neglecting my blog lately, and I should know better.  Even if no one else can see the words that I write, I should be writing them, releasing them, letting them go. I’ve been a bit overwhelmed lately.  Not really with any one thing, but with life itself.  Fortunately, I recognized it for […]

Posted 25 February 2014 by Kim Deister in Mama Drama / 1 Comment

Owning it and accepting it…

Owning it and accepting it…

This has been one of those days when I have had moments of being inexplicably angry and unbelievably sad.  I spent most of the morning trying to ignore it and it has gotten me nowhere except throbbing in pain from a stress neck ache.  That’s no good. Owning it… I read a post early last […]

Posted 16 January 2014 by Kim Deister in Pondering Life / 0 Comments

A down day…

A down day…

There is a down side to being reflective.  Memories.  Frustration.  Sadness.  The reminder of how little faith in humanity I have these days.  As much as I don’t want to revisit these things, there is no way to cope and to heal without working through them.  But denying it or ignoring it won’t help.  I […]

Posted 8 January 2014 by Kim Deister in Pondering Life / 0 Comments

Reflecting…

Reflecting…

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about life and relationships, all kinds of relationships… family and friends.  The last several years have had their ups and downs, often more downs than ups.  I watched The Perks of Being a Wallflower recently and a quote from that really struck me. “We accept the love we think […]

Posted 7 January 2014 by Kim Deister in Pondering Life / 0 Comments

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

For the love of 2014 I don’t believe in resolutions.  They are a setup for failure.  I believe in goals.  And I have several… Do what I need to do to get healthier, but not be so hard on myself.  I need to accept my limitations and stop expecting too much of myself. Start devoting […]

Posted 1 January 2014 by Kim Deister in Pondering Life / 0 Comments