Sunday, July 13, 2008

SOmeone you Love About to be Deployed?

You know, I spent so much time this past year and a half concentrating mostly on those deployed with my friend. There are a couple VERY GOOD websights and blogs out there where I was able to "cyber meet" and communicate with so many men and women who have/had family or friends deployed with Terry. AS they are all coming home (Or home) I decided to stop by one of the sights I use to frequent and see how everyone was fairing-

Right next to my "usual" forum was one for men and women whose family and friends would soon be deployed. I remember the first days when I would see post after post for help finding resources. Resources to cope, resources for help- resources for information. I can't imagine that kind of confusion- and I know, that if I looked closely at the other forum I'd find EXACTLY those kinds of posts again.

SO I did a bit of just looking about and found this awesome article

HOPEFULLY there is someone out there who is getting ready to share in a loved one's deployment who can use the information in that article. WIsh I had found it sooner. Hope someone can share it later-

Good luck.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Making the old email 'rounds.....

Is this- and I had to share. A flag of flowers- really really cool!

The Floral Flag is 740 feet long and 390 feet wide and maintains the proper Flag dimensions, as described in Executive Order #10834. This Flag is 6.65 acres and is the first Floral Flag to be planted with 5 pointed Stars, comprised of White Larkspur. Each Star is 24 feet in diameter; each Stripe is 30 feet wide. This Flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants, with 4-5 flower stems each, for a total of more than 2 million flowers.
(and I can get a single marigold to bloom)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hot and hotter

I just heard that the forcast for tomorr0w for our men and women in Iraq is 112. I know we get the warm stretches here, but I can not even get my head around that kind of persistant heat out in the elements so far from home.

I wonder if these really help

WHats more- I wonder if anyone thought of sending some to the ones fighting the battles here- the men and women trying to keep the fires in the West under control?

Friday, July 4, 2008


I havent been avoiding you all, just planning on this blog's future! OUr wonderful members of the Stryker 4/2 are HOME!!! I know all of their families are overjoyed and I am praying each one has an extra special 4th of July!

Well Deserved, my Friend.