Friday, January 16, 2009


I hate 6:30 a.m. classes. I don't have one, but Damm does, and we only have 1 car, so guess who drives him? Guess who gets to get up at 5 a.m.? That's right, the Orclette. This morning was absolutely miserable-I couldn't put her down without righteous screaming ensuing. There is hope-Damm's parents have offered the use of their little brown car and in the future Damm will be driving himself.

Besides this morning everything has been going great. No internet yet .... we'll call them eventually. All the students look so young, so fresh out of highschool. Makes us both feel really, really old.

I think I have a handle on all the homework I'll need to do. Damm is a bit concerned-he's shooting for a 4.0 and he recently discovered that life in ROTC is a bunch of "volunteer" activities. Apparently they're understanding if you really can't make it, which is good for us.

I am considering taking another 12 hours next semester. That's right after Elflette makes his/her appearance. After this morning trying to get both Orclette and Bambi into the car along with all my stuff... I don't know. It was really hard. I guess we'll see. I just don't want to lose momentum.

That's it fo now, folks :D

I tried to come up with something to say. I'm failing. and wulfa won't let me finish. Guess I'm off for now.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

School is here

We woke up at 5 a.m. this morning in our new digs. The bedroom was warm thanks to a space heater. The rest of the apartment was just a wee bit warmer than the 20 something degrees it was outside. Gas should be turned on today so we won't have repeats of extreme coldness. We dragged ourselves and Bambi out to the car, experimented with ways of tying Bambi up because she expressed a desire to ride right beside the driver, and headed off for the campus. Damm has PE with his ROTC group MWF starting at 7. Then I drove for only the second time in Las Cruces and locomoted Orclette, Bambi, and meself over to the grandparents. There we luxuriated in warmth and comfort until now, when I remembered that Damm told me to write a post. Moon and I shall be leaving soon, a little bit earlier than necessary but I want to preview where all my classes are. Then I'll meet Damm for lunch and then we'll trot off to Spanish. After that I'll pick up Bambi and the Orclette and then head back to the campus to pick Damm up. He has a sizeable break and then goes back that evening. Wash, rinse, repeat. MWF, at least. Tuesdays and Thursdays are a bit less hectic but I'm available to work in the mornings and we have Spanish lab in the afternoon. One of these days we'll get internet at our apartment and we'll log onto WoW and see how everyone is doing.

Til later,

Damm, Wulfa, Orclette, Bambi, and Elflette (note: Elflette sounds like a girl but I don't know yet what #2 is going to be. I just like Elflette).

Monday, January 12, 2009


My druid tagged 74. Don't worry ruune I plan to have a "susan" alt to 80 before I leave you all for the rest of the year.

Today I did pushups(see and only ran one lap(1.1 miles*). My time was: 1lap 11:19. Still improving. Today my legs actually felt pushed and for the mostpart my lungs felt fine. Wish I had brought water with me I think I could have tagged 11:00.

Oddly we are not moving into to our new apartments today or tonight. Oddly because we have all the money for it. Turns out they "forgot" to start the application process. This morning they started.... -sigh-. So instead we bought books and notebooks. Wulfa's half of the loans still haven't come in but I think thats just because the school is slow like pumpkins.

Wednesday I have school from 7am-10:30am, then from 12:30pm-2:30pm then from 6pm-8:30pm. Whee :p Really can't wait.

Well see everyone around.

*Turns out the "mile" I've been running is 1.1 miles. Me and moon went to an actual track yesterday and I run a 10:22 mile when running on a normal track. So for now on I'm going to show my times in laps not miles. Same goals just replace miles with laps.


Today we might move. I say might because we have yet to hear back from the apartment compex. They were a bit leary about neither of us had a job but were full-time students. We offered to pay 6 months at a time and that seemed to make them happier. It also depends on our student loans being refunded-they charged both Damm and myself out-of-state prices. Damm shouldn't have been charged in the first place, and the fact that he's now military means I should be in-state as well. We have to go the admin. offices today to straighten this all out. Hopefully we will speak with someone knowledgeable-the first time we were sent out with a waiver his commanding officer had to sign. He glanced at it, said he'd never seen it before and that Damm's enlistment papers should be enough. Here's hoping.

So once we get all that straightened out and we have student loans in hand we will need to head over to the apartments. Assuming they're happy we'll start the process of moving in and calling electricity and all that good stuff. We are getting internet, but I'm not sure when that will happen. We'll be absent for a few days probably, but honestly, how is that different from our recent behavior :D ? After all that we still need to get books. I need to go over my route between classes. I need to actually drive between school, our apartment, and Damm's parents house. I've driven once in Las Cruces-our mirrors our busted and I don't like driving with our hot pink fix (hot pink duct tape, makes it really easy to spot our van). Fun bit is I have to buy notebooks and paper. Nothing is funner than buying school supplies.

I was itching to get on and play this morning but we have to be focused and serious today. Even if we don't get our apartment we have to clean up where we live. We are the world's biggest slobs. I know it's due to me feeling like crap, working on top of that, and only being able to collapse in a chair once the day was done. Damm never adjusted to a cleaning schedule and besides, he was taking care of me, so he never got anything done either. But still. I should take pictures but I'm not sure where my camera is. That is not indicative of the state of cleanliness we live in, I just can't remember where I saw it last.

Lately I've been watching NCIS with Damm's dad. Everyone else watches as well but we're the ones who turn on the t.v. to see if it's actually on. It's actually the perfect way for me to bond with his dad (he doesn't talk much) and I am thrilled that I discovered it. We have expanded to include Burn Notice, season 1. It's fun so far, though I have yet to see gun-happy Fiona actually fire a gun. I've also been reading quite a bit. Most of it is re-reading old series and new books by authors I already knew I liked. I did crack open a Louis L'Amour book though. Damm's father and all 4 boys love that author. I figured I should read at least one. And now I have. Hehe. It wasn't too bad-actually very similar to a few other westerns I've read. And very soonish I shall be putting my books away and not opening them til the summer. With 4 classes, a small child, and a husband taking more hours than meself I just don't think I'll have the time.

Speaking of time ... I plan on keeping my wow account. I won't be able to play anywhere near as much as I did in Missouri but it would be just too sad not to be able to log on for an hour here or there. Damm is contemplating suspending his-he really wants a 4.0 GPA and in the past video games have derailed him. We'll see though-it might become a weekend thing. And once school is over I've gotten my mother-in-law's aggreement to watch my child twice a month so I can do runs with my guild. Once I reach 80, of course. And assuming we do 10-man's by that time. Once #2 is born all bets are off until we find out what kind of kiddo it will be. The Orclette was loud from the moment of birth and has never stopped. I think a quiet kid would be nice. We'll see.

And I have delayed long enough. Our long, tiring day is about to begin.