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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Deep Thoughts from Mrs. Jetplane

Well, they aren't exactly 'deep' but I couldn't think of anything witty for the title. Here are a couple of my 'deep' thoughts today.

1. I get sucked into Snapped on Oxygen. I freaking love it. Mr. Jetplane thinks that I'm weird, and perhaps I'm trying to figure out how to plan the perfect murder. I love this show. I'm watching it right now.

2. I desperately need to get my eye brows waxed today, which will also make it ok for me to get a Lemon-Berry Slushie at Sonic (since its right next door). I hadn't been to Sonic is over a year, I had no idea I can get a small slushie for only a $1.00. Real strawberries and lemons, sugar, and ice... nothing better.

3. Mr. Jetplane is in San Diego this weekend, he got there on Thursday. He sent a picture to my cell phone from the balcony of his base lodging. Ocean view, palm trees, just lovely. I also reminded him that one of our friends is out there right now going through F-16 training, of course he totally forgot. Thank God for the wifey and my wonderful memory. They got to hang out last night. Once he's done in SD he'll be stationed in SC, not too far from the Jetplanes in NC.

4. Thank you all so much for your understanding and kind words about dealing with friends' divorces. I worry about young couples, sometimes I feel like people get married too young and perhaps are too immature to deal with the realities of married life and military life, which adds another level of difficulty. If your marriage isn't strong, the military can destroy it. I feel that in times of separation, be that training (my case) or deployment, your marriage can either get stronger or fall apart. Mr. Jetplane and I being apart reminds us, how much we need each other in our day to day lives. We are truly each other's best friends. Its cheesy, but he completes me and without him here, a part of me is missing. Yes, that may sound sad to some, but to me that hopeful and wonderful, because that means in San Diego right now, there's a piece of me and here in P'cola there's a piece of him. No matter how far apart we are, we can always be together.

5. Mr. Jetplane will be home 17 days. 17 more days, and he'll be home. I can't wait. Will I still blog, yes I most definitely will. I might not comment as much as I normally 'try' too, but I will blog. This has become an amazing outlet for me, and I enjoy it a lot. I feel like I've made some friends out there, people that understand me and want to know about me. My days get lonely sometime, and this helps so much. So thank you, thank you, thank you.
Friday, February 27, 2009

I don't like being an adult

"When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things."


Today, I had to be an adult and deal with adult things. The Jetplanes know 2 couples that are around our age and are married. One is a military and the other isn't. The mil couple have been married for under 2 years (I believe) and the other has been married for 3 years (together for 11 yrs) Both are separated and leaning towards divorce, the mil couple will most definitely be getting a divorce.

Today, in Target I ran into the non-mil guy we're friends with, and heard "from the horse's mouth" about their issues and separation. Right near the shampoo and body wash endcap, I listened to him pour his heart out about their marriage and what his therapist has to say about it. My heart goes out to him. I'll admit I don't know his wife, they were never together. She didn't want to go out with him when we'd meet for drinks, dinner, winging parties, movies, or when we went to the circus one afternoon. The Jetplanes honestly didn't think she existed since we only met her once and that was my complete accident when we bumped into them at a restaurant one night. She was cold and unfriendly, the polar opposite of him.

He told me how they didn't really have anything in common. She is extremely involved in her faith and her church. He converted for her in high school, and was now attending church or church functions at least 5 days a week. While, he will still be attending the church, its too much for him, its not the path he wants. They were no longer intimate and she didn't seem to mind.

He said that they had talked about having kids, and he realized that he wanted to have a child so they would have something in common.

Wow! Standing in the health and beauty section of Target I realized, I'm now a married woman, and these issues are real. You can't just break up like you did in college. These are serious, life-altering decisions. I'm an adult now and divorce isn't just something that my parents dealt with, its something are friends are going to start dealing with. And that breaks my heart. I'm so thankful, that even though Mr. Jetplane and I are apart due to the USAF, we're very much in love and can't imagine life without the other. We support each other and need each other. We're each other's best friend but we're also each other's life partner. We're going on this journey together, and I can't imagine the pain I would feel to see that disappearing.

I hope both of these couples are able to find their own happiness with the most minimal heart ache and pain in the process.

How do you all deal with this? What are you suppose to say? And other mil wives, is unfaithfulness common around you as well? I know a few couples that haven't been faithful and issues have came up.

Pug of the Week 2

Welcome! Welcome! All you lovely puggie lovers out there.
Today is the 2nd Friday of Pugapalooza and I'm happy to announce the 2nd finalist.
Last week sweet and very proper Ms. Chief became a finalist and we got to see how cute lil puggie puppies truly are. And while I love pug puppies, lil gray bearded puggies are just as adorable.

And today I'm happy to announce the 2nd finalist is this big hunk of loving Paulie. Paulie is the foster pug of Sarah from On the Rhoads of Life. How adorable is that face. The expressions pugs can give you are precious. And he even dressed up for the picture, does it get any better???

So be sure to congratulate Paulie and Ms. Sarah for becoming the 2nd finalist in Pugapalooza. And Sarah please email me your mailing address, Paulie will get a lil something special from Milo and I.

Keep entering folks.... contest is still open.

Happy Friday to all....
XOXO
Thursday, February 26, 2009

You know what tomorrow is....


For the love of a vampire...


I finished my 4th Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead To The World, and it was the best one so far. People told me that the books keep getting better and they really do.

The 4th book is very exciting. Sookie's potential interests in Eric arise again and that adds an extra special level of interest to the storyline. (wink wink) And the evil Debbie is back, I hate this nasty lil shifter.

In this book, we're introduced to more mystical creatures you wouldn't have even known existed... witches, fairies, and all new shifters. Basically, a whole lot of crazy sh!t goes down. Don't worry the adorable Were Alcide is back, but not exactly the way I had hoped.

These books are great, and I highly recommend them. They are adult vampire stories in a way. You really feel for Sookie, and I'm not annoyed with her the way I was with Bella (Twilight) the entire time. Perhaps its because I'm an adult and I can relate to a 20-something waitress more than a high school student. The books also give you some pretty nice love scenes, and for a lonely old married lady, I'll take anything I can get.

So now I'm on to the 5th book, Dead as a Doornail. I'll keep you posted.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Rue La La is going to ruin me...

So today was the DVF sale. I gladly passed on all the Prada yesterday. As much as I would love to, I couldn't rationalize dropping over $1,000 for a bag yesterday.

But today I bought 2 dresses from the DVF sale. I just hope they fit, I got a size 4, which usually fits, so cross your fingers they do. I have a DVF resort dress that I bought from the Barney's Outlet in Texas and its a 4 so I took a guess.
Anyway, here's what I purchased this morning.

I adore this dress striped dress, and I'm interested to see exactly what color the brown belt is. This dress may have to be hemmed, since I'm quite a shortie, but we'll see. This dress has lil airplanes all over it. Too cute, right, Mrs. Jetplane in her airplane dress.

I adore DVF. But due to these 2 purchases, I may have to obstain from the rest of the sales this week, if I know what's good for me.

P.S. Thank you all for your supportive comments earlier today. I greatly appreciate it.

Bad Catholic...

Yes, I am going to admit that is what I am. I have every intention of becoming a 'good' Catholic or whatever that means, but I'll be honest, I haven't been 'good' for some time.

I was raised in a fairly strict Catholic home. I attended Catholic School 1-8th, which was one of, if not the best, thing that created my educational foundation. I attended church regularly during the week and on the weekends with my mother or grandmother.

In high school, I wanted to go out on Saturday nights so I went to 1st Mass by myself, in order to appease my mother. I will admit, I did sleep in my car one morning in the church parking lot, instead of going. But that only happened once.

Since my grandmother died, church has always been different. Every single holiday I attend Mass with my family, my mother cries... and I don't be a tear, I mean full on cries. Every holiday - Easter, Christmas, Mother's Day, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday.... every single one. And when I sit in church it reminds me of that, I know that's a horrible excuse for not attending Mass (so no reprimand needed).

The Jetplanes where married in the Catholic Church, the church that I attended as a young girl (prior to moving due to Mama Jetplane getting re-married), the church my mother's entire family went to school at, and the church my grandma attended every Sunday for early mass. I did this more for my mother then for me. Mr. Jetplane is not religious, but has agreed to have our children be raised Catholic (which is rather impressive to me). I wanted to get married at a vineyard, Mama Jetplane wasn't having that at all.

Am I happy that I got married in the church? Yes, I feel my grandmother's presence in that church.

After my mother was diagnosed with cancer in the Fall, she delved back into her religion. While I pray on a regular basis, I still don't attend Mass. I don't have a real excuse other than pure laziness and complacency about my faith. I was angry at God for giving my mom (the most wonderful person in the world) breast cancer and I begged and prayed that he take the cancer away. He listened and heard our prayers, because my mother's cancer was Stage 1 and since she chose a double mastectomy, she has no need for chemo and/or radiation. We were very lucky. My mother knew her risks all along, my grandmother and great-grandmother had breast cancer, she was pro-active and that's what saved her.


But all that being said, you would think that would encourage me to go to Mass again.

So today, on the beginning of Lent, I'm going to start to evaluate my faith and find my way, so to speak. I want to raise my children in a Catholic home, I believe faith is important in a child's upbringing, no matter the religion.

Wow, I got really deep this morning. Excuse my ramblings, its just something that I've been feeling for some time and it all came out this morning in some form or fashion.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Don't forget...

You can still enter Pugapalooza! This Friday we're announcing the next Pug of the Week. Don't keep your pug out...


Nothing like a sad pug...


To enter, please email me with your pictures to leavingandloving@gmail.com.
XOXO

The excitement is building...


Mr. Jetplane will be back home in 3 weeks, that is 21 days. Yeah! I can't wait to see him and get to live with my husband again.

But I'll be the first to admit, its going to tough and take some adjustment. We did live together before marriage for about a year and a half, but we've been living apart since August. Yes, he came home in October for 2 weeks, but that didn't really count. So now, Mrs. Jetplane has to start picking up after herself, watching television shows she doesn't like, and get to sleep with a man in her bed again (Milo doesn't count).


One other issue will be, Mr. Jetplane won't be in training while he's here until we leave for NC. With his knee surgery, he's gotten rolled back a class or 2 so we'll be here until Aug/Sept most likely. He may have a stash job, but nothing that big. Knowing his way to sweet talk his way into or out of anything, I don't see it being but a couple hours a week. That means he'll be home ALL THE TIME. That means that he'll need to do activities all the time. He's already looked into sailing and kite boarding lessons. ummm... I hope they're on the weekdays so I can't do them. Mr. Jetplane is extremely active, and Mrs. Jetplane... well I always joke that I'm built for comfort not for speed... (kinda like Milo)

But will all that being said, I can't wait to have my man back home. I miss him so much.



*Sorry for my need to post wedding pictures. I'm sorta obsessed with looking at pictures of us. I promise it will stop once he's back.
Monday, February 23, 2009

Be Still My Heart

Rue La La's upcoming sales are as follows:

Prada
DVF
Marc
Vera
YSL

Hello! Too bad I'm going on another shopping fast, but I am open for some really good deals.

Anyone need an invite, please let me know! Send me an email to leavingandloving@gmail or leave a comment with your email address.

Happy Shopping... we all need to do what we can to help the economy right?

Beyonce... do you own a mirror?

Just wondering why you left the house last night in this. It has to be one of the ugliest things I've ever see before. Did your mom make it? If so, that explains a lot.





Why do you do this to yourself? Don't even get me started on your dance routine outfit... You either do crazy short or crazy tight, there is no middle of the road for you.
Saturday, February 21, 2009

More of Mrs. Jetplane's Craziness....

Ok, are you ready for more of my totally irrational worries about having a baby? Are you ready, because this one is really, really ridiculous.

I look incredibly young for my age. I'm going to turn 29 this year and I get carded on a regular basis. A couple of years ago, I was sick one weekend and went to the video store to rent some movies. One movie I rented was a foreign film and unrated, I got carded for it. I was 25.

One time I was getting my nails done, and the very sweet lady that been doing my nails looked up and asked me if I was getting my nails down for the prom that was happening that night? Uh no, I was 22.

When I was going through the airport in Chicago a couple of weeks ago, the TSA woman looked at my ID and didn't believe that I was 28. She thought I was in high school, granted I looked like crap since I was hung over as all hell, but still.... high school, are you serious?

Ok, so here's my totally irrational worry... If and when I get pregnant will people look at me and think that I'm some young, unwed mother? Granted I do wear a wedding ring, but still... will they think that I look too young to be pregnant? Will they pity me, worry about me, or just plain think that I'm a young, little girl who got herself knocked up.

Yes, I'm totally weird and crazy, but these are the thoughts that go through my head...

The one thing about good about looking young, I always joke to Mr. Jetplane that he won't have to trade me in on a younger model for a long time....

Better Late than never, right?

Today, Mrs. Jetplane is incredibly lazy. And I don't really care.

That being said I thought I should post a pic or two of Baby C that I got to meet while I was up in Chicago a couple of weeks ago. She is such a cutie pie and so incredibly strong. I've never seen a baby under a month old that wants to hold up her own head that way and kick around like she does. She is precious and so tiny. Her she is ready to get in the car for a trip up to the northern burbs.
Here we are at Lou's wedding shower. I can't believe I'm posting this nasty picture of myself. You wouldn't believe that I live in Florida seeing how incredibly pale I am. I need to fix that before Lou's wedding next month in ATL. Mr. Jetplane gets to attend with me. YEAH!

And I have some upcoming posts of my recent online shopping adventures... my Lilly sweater from Rue La La arrived, a JCrew dress and shirt, and some accessories from F21. I think my UPS guy thinks I have a problem. He got to know me quite well from wedding related deliveries. He knows my dogs' name, my hubby's name, its weird right?

But lately, I arrive home after he been by. He's kinda cute too... oh Mr. Jetplane needs to come home, I'm eyeing the UPS guy.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Pug of the Week 1

Well, welcome to all my fellow pug lovers. Today is the first Friday in Pugapalooza and I'm happy to introduce you to the first puggie to be selected for the finals.



Her name is Chief and she's the furbaby of the one and only d.a.r. from First comes love.



Wasn't she just a cutie pie when she was a puppy? Pug puppies melt my heart every time, they are my own personal kryptonite on a bad day. But don't worry, they are still cute when they are full grown as well.




Look at that face... how can you say no to a look like that?

Everyone be sure to congratulate d.a.r. and Chief on their selection of Pug of the Week. They have been moved to the finals of Pugapalooza.


But don't worry folks, you can still enter. Please email your pictures to me at leavingandloving@gmail.com. The contest is open until March 18th.


And d.a.r. and Chief.... email be your contact info, I might have a little gift for you guys.

Happy Friday to all!

XOXO
Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tomorrow is going to be an exciting day...

Its our 1st Pug of the Week, and let me tell you, narrowing these cutie pies down, is pretty hard. Thank you all so much for entering, the response has been great. I'm so glad others out there share my undying affection for pugs. So be on the lookout for the Pug of the Week tomorrow, and they just might get a little something special.


Remember the contest goes until March 18th, so enter now. And each Friday from now until March 16th, I will display a puggie that's extra special and a contender for the grand prize of Pugapalooza.

What's making my Thursday better...

That I'm wearing this today. It came in the mail last night. It was on sale for $59 and I got an extra 20% due to the sale. If JCrew can't be at my TJ Maxx then I have to go to JCrew.


I love it... I've paired it with a pair of denim trousers (gap), a white ruffle neck cardigan(Old Navy) and brown platform pumps (Nine West). Love it... I'm also carrying my Brown Kate Spade bag that I bought from Rue La La a while ago.

Cute Outfit makes Mrs. Jetplane a happy girl...

On a serious tip...

I just found out last night that a friend from high school and his wife's 7 month old son has been diagnosed with Down's Syndrome.

My friend is a Captain in the USMC and his wife is a SAHM with 2 adorable lil boys, they are stationed out west. And my heart goes out to them. I will admit that I saw pictures of the youngest boy a couple of months ago on their Facebook pages, and seriously questioned whether he had been diagnosed or not. It appears that he wasn't diagnosed by the doctors at the military hospital initially, the couple questioned it and the Dr. didn't see any issues. Until their 7 month appointment, he requested the tests be run. He is an otherwise healthy and very happy baby boy, but now they're left wondering and worrying about the next steps.

They want to absorb as much information about the disorder and needed therapy as possible. They are a wonderful young couple with an incredible faith. I know they will overcome any and all obstacles that this may cause, but I'm reaching out to you all for any information that I can pass along to them.

On the opposite side of this conversation, while my aunt and uncle were pregnant with my cousin the Dr. told them that she had Down's. My cousin was born, and while she appeared slightly to have the facial characteristics of a child with the syndrome, those soon passed. I'm very happy to report that she is now 24 years old and working toward a Ph.D., very far from any learning disability.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

No JCrew Love at my TJ Maxx

Well it appears that I have a craptastic TJ Maxx and they don't have any JCrew stuff. I'm VERY disappointed. But that being said I did pick up these lovely ladies.

Calvin Klein leather platforms, they are ridiculously hot and can't wait to wear them.

And I had my favorite dessert again tonight... I had a little larger "drizzle" of chocolate today.

FYI - Milo love mini marshmallows, he's waiting for me to throw him one...

Mrs. Jetplane spent last night

With being crazy busy at work and having 4, count em 4, projects due this week I got home late last night and was starving. I heated up a bowl of leftover pasta and popped in a piece (ok 2 pieces) of garlic bread and went to town. I love my carbs.

The rest of the night was like this:

1. Catching up on blogs and trying to comment.

2. Ate a bowl of cut strawberries, with a few mini marshmallows, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup (aka my new favorite dessert) while watching the Biggest Loser. Is it weird that I always eat when I watch this show?

3. Watched the Real Housewives of the OC and was disgusted with some of the behavior by Tamara and Vicki. Tamara stop being jealous and where can we buy your husband "amazing" tequila that has been successful during this "difficult economic times". Vicki, you are a ridiculous person. You are so involved in your kids' lives but you didn't know that she wanted to join the Army... interesting that she's not now. Also, Gretchen wants attention.... Hello? If that's not the pot calling the kettle black. And Gretchen, while your relationship has been questioned my heart does go out her and his family. If I was in her shoes, I wouldn't have left his side, but we don't know exactly what was going on?

4. Stayed up late and watched the Real Housewives of NYC. Yeah! These bitches are awesome. Its going to be an exciting year. I about fell out of my seat, when I saw the house they rented in the Hamptons.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Follow Up on My Craziness

I'm glad I'm not the only crazy lady out their shopping for her hypothetical children. Well, since I'm shown you my hypothetical "boy" nursery, some have asked what about a girl...

Well, sister that's a whole other ball of wax all together. I haven't really decided, there are so many options that I absolutely adore. But I really love(d) the pink monkey set from PB Kids. My heart sank when I saw it on clearance and all sold out. You see Mr. Jetplane and I call each other monkey, and we also call Milo monkey sometimes. Also we call our friend Mandy's lil girl a spider monkey. Wow, we're some monkey loving fools aren't we?


So, while I'm not in general a fan of overwhelming pink, this spoke to me. Actually it screamed at me.

I adore the chair, which you can see the arm of in this picture. I wouldn't go all bananas (get it bananas, monkey....) and put monkeys everywhere, but I just love this. I would do the bedding, chair, but probably not the drapes. I wouldn't paint the walls all pink either, its a little pepto for me and most definitely Mr. Jetplane. (oh and I wouldn't paint a monkey on the wall, maybe a light stripe)

But there you go, our hypothetical children and their hypothetical PB nursery. Now I need a hypothetical fortune to buy all this junk...

You want to know how crazy I am?

Well, I'm about to show you. First, I'm going to preface this by making this statement.

Mrs. Jetplane is totally neurotic and I already know this. I'm a planner, a worrier, a drama queen, and a crazy lady.


My latest online shopping obsession is nursery furniture and bedding. I have no idea why, but I've been overcome with looking at it and fell madly in love with Pottery Barn kids. I've been getting the catalogs for a while, and always enjoyed looking at them. Mr. Jetplane was very interested in the Star Wars sheets, but we decided against it.

That being said, I love the idea of a Dr. Seuss room if its a boy. I even found this... Which is totally over the top and not what I would do, but its completely adorable.

And no, this doesn't mean that Mrs. Jetplane is going to get knocked up right when Mr. Jetplane gets home next month, but we may be practicing (wink wink). The topic is up for discussion again once we have had our 1 year anniversary in June. I've always wanted to be married at least a year before trying to have kids, that's always been my minimum. However, I never thought my 1st year of marriage would only include living with my husband maybe 5 of 12 months. But I need to keep it in perspective, he's not deployed just simply living 11 hours away from me.
But thank you all so much for your understanding and support. Its crazy that I'm talking about this on a blog, Mr. Jetplane would kill me. He already thinks I'm a little weird when I mention things I've learned through other mil wives. I talk about you guys like I know you, and in some ways I feel like I do. My heart goes out to all of you whose husbands have recently left for deployment. You are a strong group of women, and I admire each and every one of you. I hope to be as strong when Mr. Jetplane gets deployed...
Monday, February 16, 2009

Pugs, Puggles, and Muggles... oh my..

Ok I know a Muggle is not a dog, but its a small shout out to my nerdiness and love for Harry Potter. Couldn't help myself...



Have you entered the Pugapalooza yet? Yes, I am talking to you, all you pug and pug breed owners and lovers.... Send in your the pics for the contest and this Friday one lucky puggie and their owner will get a shout out for Pug of the Week. I've gotten quite a few pics so far, and they are totally precious. I heart pugs and so do some of you, so enter now, enter often, and be the recipient of a pugtastic prize for you and your puggie. Pugapalooza ends March 15th!


** Thanks for all the kind words about a baby Jetplane, I know its never the "right" time. But there is a lot to consider. The military adds a whole level of "fun" to the equation. Planning on getting pregnant, knowing your husband won't be there for part of it, its a scary situation. Adding to the fact that I'm far from family and friends, its difficult to deal with. But its what we're going to have to deal with. I'm a total drama queen so I'll flip my sh!t on a daily basis, cuz I'm crazy like that.

Baby Jetplane?


Well Mr. Jetplane sure likes to think so...

Yesterday we had seriously 3 conversations about having kids, and each ended with him going..."Oh I didn't think about that!"

Yeah, that's what I thought....

One conversation went something like this...

Mr. Jetplane: "So I was thinking we need to be pregnant by Nov!"

Mrs. Jetplane: "Are you freaking insane?"

Mr. Jetplane: "No, we'll be in NC and I'll be going through training and it would be a perfect time."

Mrs. Jetplane: "Uh, didn't you realize that I'll be pregnant for 9 months, and during that time, you'll finish training and we may have to move to Idaho or England. So I'll be really pregnant, perhaps alone, with 2 dogs, and moving. Uh no."

Mr. Jetplane : "Oh I didn't think about that."

Mrs. Jetplane "Yeah, I didn't assume you did. I would like to have some sense of security, well as much as I can with the military. I would like to be at the same station throughout my pregnancy. We need to figure out insurance..."(right now I have military insurance, but I don't go to the Dr. on base. I also still get insurance from my job on their optical and dental.)

Mr. Jetplane "Ok, well I'm heading into Circuit City, I'll call you back."

So we had 2 more conversations that went similar, except Mister Sweetness informed me that.... "You know you're getting old... ha.. ha.."

Yeah, jackass I know I'm getting old, so are you. I'm only a month a 6 days older than him, and he likes to make me feel like a cougar all the time... annoying much?

Back to the point, we are seriously talking about kids, and this seriously makes me sick to my stomach, and I'm not even knocked up yet.

We want to have kids, but when is the right time. I don't want to be pregnant alone, I want to feel some security, and I'll be honest its scares the living crap out of me.

We'll be moving to NC in August/September and he'll start classes in October. Once he starts we'll be there for 9 months, and then we'll either stay in NC, move to Idaho or England. And he's then technically deployable. So when or when, do the Jetplanes have a baby?

I want to plan a nursery, I don't want to move have to move across the country (or world) during my pregnancy, and I to have developed a group of female friends. Right now, in P'cola I have a small, small handful of friends. Everyone has moved to their next base, and I'm still here working away, making money, without the hubby. Its tough, but its what is best for our family. It made no sense to move to be with him in Texas for 4 months, just to turn around and move again. But now, with his knee, he'll be home in Florida with me until August when he leaves for survival school and then its off to NC.

Oh so much to figure out... I want to have kids, as much as I act like I don't, I do, but it scares the living crap out of me. I'll be 29 this year, I might not be good at math, but that's pretty close to 30 and I'm concerned about my ability to have kids. Not that I have any real medical conditions that make me think that's an issue, its just this internal worry I've always had. I've been on the pill for 10 years now, and that concerns me too. I know everyone says its not an issue, but I worry, that's what I do.

Oh boy... so much to think about and plan. But that didn't stop me from looking up kids furniture and bedding last night... What am I doing?
Also Mr. Jetplane thinks we're going to have 2 boys. Lord help me, I can't have 2 boys. I already have 2 male dogs, and need a girl. Estrogen is most definitely needed in my house.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Well, its pouring down rain here which I guess is an accurate description of how I feel today about this holiday.

I miss Mr. Jetplane and unfortunately he couldn't come home this weekend, which sucks since he's off on Monday anyway. Oh well. March 17th is the light at the end of the tunnel, he'll be home in a little over a month. I can't wait to live with my husband again. But that's means I have to start picking up after myself again... ugh...

Well I'm sure you are all wondering what Mr. Jetplane got me for V-day. Well he sent me a lovely bouquet of pink tulips to my office on Wednesday. He knew how crazy the past week has been and wanted to brighten my week a little earlier. I love that man of mine.


I miss him and would rather be doing some of this and blogging right now.

Milo wanted to tell you all Happy V-day as well.... and to enter his Mama's contest.
Friday, February 13, 2009

Come on and join in on the fun....


Its Pugapalooza Baby!!!

Check out my cute button that the lovely Becca made me. Isn't she just the sweetest. She is so incredibly crafty, and a hottie mil wife to beat. Head over to her blogs, yes, I said blogs, and show her some love.
Please feel free to add the button to your page to show that you're a Proud Pug Supporter or Participant in Pugapalooza 2009. Trust me, all the cool kids are doing it, so don't be left out... Check out the side bar for the HTML code.

Get excited for some puggie loving....

Pug Lovers Unite!

Happy Friday to everyone in blogland. Its been a crazy long week, and I'm so happy that its Friday. I'm sitting at my desk, looking at my large bouquet of lovely pink tulips that Mr. Jetplane sent me yesterday and a little sad that I won't see him tomorrow.

But enough about me... Its Friday and its an extra special Friday because not only do you get to a little puggie loving, but today is the offical launch of Mrs. Jetplane's Pugapalooza Contest.

Yes, that's right Pugapalooza! What is it you ask, well Mrs. Jetplane is hosting a contest for all you puggie lovers.

Here are the Rules:

1. Send in your cutest, funniest, best pictures of your (or a friend/relative's) pug*
2. Mrs. Jetplane will select the top 2 and the bloggers will decide the winner
3. Contest starts now and ends March 15th
4. Starting next Friday until March 13th, Fridays will feature other bloggers' pugs. And you can get a sneak peak on the competition.
*I am willing to accept puggles and other pug mixes

Send all photos to leavingandloving@gmail.com. Please provide you pug's name.

The winner will receive a great pugtastic gift set, that owner and doggie will both love.... I promise.

Now that the ground rules are set.... Enter away, I'm excited to say, I've already received some pictures and they are adorable.

Hope you all are as excited as Milo and I are....

Doesn't he look excited?

UPDATE: PLEASE SEE THE FINE PRINT*! I AM ACCEPTING PUG MIX BREEDS SUCH AS PUGGLES.
Thursday, February 12, 2009

I've been a bad girl...

Someone bought these today on the Gilt Private Sale...


For only $58.00. Did I need them... no. Its my Happy Thursday present! Mr. Jetplane is going to think I'm crazy when I whip these bad boys out... Do I care, nah...

Turning the Page

Mrs. Jetplane is happy to announce that she doesn't feel like her head is going to explode this morning. Is she better? No, but baby steps ladies, baby steps.

I talk to people all day on the phone, we're talking M.D.'s and Ph.D.'s, and I have to apologize for my horrible sounding voice. They tell me don't worry, all that cold medicine, it doesn't work... thanks guys, appreciate it.

That being said, Mrs. Jetplane decided to treat herself a little bit. This morning, I'm having a very bad breakfast of these...

Breakfast of Champions right? Well, this is me totally not caring this morning... Sugar Free Red Bull is my saving grace in the mornings, afternoons, or whenever. I don't drink coffee so Red Bull is my fix.

Mrs. D - your giveaway is in the mail today, sorry I'm horribly slow. Please accept my apologies.

And Finally.... As we all know tomorrow is Friday (Thank God!) and that means its Puggie Friday. Now I love posting pics of my own hunk of loving Milo, but I do happen to know several pug owners out there that read this very blog...

So I'm calling out all pug owners, if you have a cute, funny, crazy, strange, etc. picture of your pug, a friend's pug, a neighbor's pug, or even your mortal enemy's pug.... Send it in to leavingandloving@gmail.com and you'll get your own Pug Friday shout out. But more importantly from now until March 15th, I'll be accepting Puggie Pics and the picture voted best will win an awesome surprise... Shh... Its a secret.

More details to follow on Puggie Pics Contest.... Stay Tuned... But Mrs. Jetplane is accepting pics now, so get those bad boys in...

Off to eat my sleeve of donuts... mmmm... donuts.

XOXO

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wow! I'm not sure how I feel about

THIS!

I'm shocked and totally confused by this woman. I don't know if I'm suppose to pity her, be concerned for her mental state, or be upset with her.

Trying to Make the Best of It

Unfortunately, I'm still sick. I awoke this morning to find the gland on the right side of my neck is seriously 5x its appropriate size. My throat doesn't hurt, but its incredibly dry and I can't blow my nose to save my life. All this stuff in my head, prefers to stay up there and not come out. UGH!!!

But, I'm going to try to will myself better....

That being said, I wanted to share with you my Valentine's Day gift to Mr. Jetplane... don't worry he doesn't read this blog, and if he does well then... you're ruining the surprise Mr. Since we can't be together, I decided to send him one of our favorite things to share together, dessert. More specifically... cheesecake.

You can choose a sampler or a whole cheesecake. I have sent this to him one time before, I think as a "just cause" present when he was away in Pittsburgh working.

I purchase these through 1800flowers, I have had only 1 issue ever using them to buy food/fruit and they kindly replaced them all the following day. It was a tragic chocolate covered strawberry incident where they sent the fruit ground, and let's say there wasn't much left of them when they arrived at my parents house. However, the next shipment was perfect and my mom said they were the biggest strawberries she's ever seen.

Just Cause presents are my favorite, I actually refer to them as Happy Tuesday or Wednesday or whatever day of the week it is. Sometimes when I buy myself something and bring it home, Mr. Jetplane will ask, what's that for???

To that I kindly respond, "Its my Happy Thursday present! Duh!".

XOXO

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mrs. Jetplane still under the weather...


Here I am at work again and miserable. I want and crave sleep, hydration, and tissues with aloe. I appear to have 2 black eyes, due to the pressure that is in my head right now.

UGGGHHHH.... I'm such a Debbie Downer today. Sorry.

Thanks for all the well wishes and support on our girl on girl bar fight. Its all appreciated.

I promise my posts will get better and more entertaining, right now I'm working on a small quantity of sleep and brain power.

A couple points of note.

1. I really hope Chris Brown didn't hit Rhianna, but its not looking good.

2. I finished my 3rd Sookie Stackhouse book on my trip, it was great. I started my 4th last night, and by started I mean, read the back of the book. It looks interesting... Eric somehow loses his memory. So far I've met shifters, Were, tons of new vamps, and have developed a better understanding of the hierarchy of the vampire government. And I like Eric more than Bill, but I prefer a certain Were to them all. Its a great series of books.

3. I was really pissed that Monday television wasn't new. I hate it when that happens, so I watched my Tivo'd Private Practice, brain parasites, are you freaking kidding me? How does one get brain parasites?

4. Being sick, I have the craziest dreams. In my dream I had to attend and watch a men's bodybuilding competition, that's weird right? Someone needs her hubby back home...

Happy Tuesday to you all... I hope to start feeling better SOON...


XOXO
Monday, February 9, 2009

Ending the day on a lighter note...

Well, I'm still uber sick but I promised that I'd share some details from this weekend.
So the girl fight....

Our party was going well, we had 2 tables reserved at the bar. The drinks were flowing and we were all getting our groove on. Then a group of other girls were dancing behind us, one of which was very short (less than 5ft, since I'm 5'2" me saying someone is short is crazy). She rammed me in the back with her elbow twice and then she did the same thing to another girl in our group. Except the girl she rammed, was my friends older sister, a feisty lady in her early 30s, mother of two, strong, professional woman, and a good 6-8" taller than this lil girl. Ms. Feisty turned around and asked lil miss what her problem was. She pointed at me, and made some comment, I'm not sure exactly what it was but I know it wasn't good.

Ms. Feisty: Are you kidding me? (looking down at her)

Lil Miss: (continues rude comments)

Ms. Feisty: Pushes lil miss down to the ground by her head. She did this with one hand.

Lil Miss: falls flat on her back and gets back up and throws her drink in Ms. Feisty face and said drink is thrown in the face of one of our pregnant friends that was in the middle of the fight now.

Bouncers come and separate us all. We want them out. We told them we have 2 tables, we're here to party and will spend more money then these trashy bitches and their boyfriends (who have now shown up and are in our faces)

Manager comes back, tells us that they are giving them a 2nd chance and they know to stay out of trouble. As I am talking to the manager, Lil Miss and her stupid friends walk up right behind him and start dancing next to us again. I tell the manager that she is testing the boundaries and this isn't going to end up good. He walks away and Lil Miss starts shouting at one of my other friends we'll call AC, who is all of 90 lbs. Lil Miss is shouting all sorts of rude ass comments to AC and AC starts shouting back and then before you know it arms are being thrown and people are getting pulled apart. It was ridiculous, and then after about another 20 minutes they were made to leave the bar.

But not before Lil Miss gave us all some choice words, so we all had some nice 4 letter goodbyes for her too. Well one of the bouncers then got all up in our faces and telling us to back off. And then we were like "Close our tabs, we're out...."

We were a little worried that they would be outside to jump us. But we lucked out.

Well, now into a drama free zone.... A couple of good things about today.

I bought the Fiesta sweater at the Rue La La Lilly sale today. But I can't grad the pic. Sorry.
I'll admit, I'm not a huge Lilly fan, I'm lil more JCrew Preppy and not some much Lilly preppy. But this lil sweater grabbed my attention. If anyone isn't a Rue La La member, let me know and I'll an invite.

And last but most certainly not least, I won Ms. Muffy's Fifi giveaway, and I'm so excited. I think I see a puggie portrait in my future.

Serious case of the Mondays

Well, I'm back at work, at least part of me is.
I'm really sick, and its totally not fun especially because I have a crap load of work and in no way can take a sick day. Grin and bare, is the only option.

Sorry I'll be back with all the juicy details from this weekend later tonight or tomorrow.

Yes, we totally got into a bar fight, it was awesome. We didn't "start it" so to speak, but we finished it. We are some hard ass bitches... just joking... kinda :)

Okay back to work. But I seriously want to crawl under and go to sleep.
Sunday, February 8, 2009

Mrs. Jetplane has landed back in Florida

Ok ladies (and a few gentlemen) I am back home in lovely Florida.

I am tired, sored, sick, sad, and really happy I made the trek up to Chicago this weekend. It was great getting to see everyone, and can't wait till next month for the wedding.

Since I am all of the adjectives I listed above, I'm going keep this short and sweet.

Here are a couple of statements about this weekend.

1. I adored Baby C. She is precious. She makes the cutest faces and I couldn't stop smelling and kissing her lil head. I look forward to Mr. Jetplane and I making a little bambino of our own, but don't get your hopes up. Being around a baby, is actually excellent birth control for me. I'm so not ready for all that.

2. Chicago was amazingly warm.

3. I got my cards read, very interesting. She told me I'm not having kids for a while, and it looks like we may have some difficulty getting pregnant. I've kinda always assumed that anyway.

4. I drank way too much, and so sick this morning. It wasn't pretty, and neither was I all day today. I worn yoga pants, the Mr.'s AF shirt, and a hoodie. AKA - what I slept in last night.

5. I slept on an air mattress that was about 75% deflated, with a throw pillow and a sleeping bag.

6. I have a huge bruise on my ass and I didn't fall.

7. My nose is bleeding, its so freaking dry up there.

8. We got into a bar fight, yes you read that right a bar fight.

9. I have now seen a penis ice sculpture.

10. I adore pot stickers from Trader Joe's.

11. I also have a new pink champagne that I love.

12. I remember why I swore off all shots after graduating college.

13. I threw up in an extremely nice bathroom that had a sauna, no I didn't throw up in the sauna.

14. Yesterday was the Jetplanes' 8 month anniversary.

15. Mr. Jetplane can't come home this weekend :(

16. I miss my friends :(

17. Milo and I had McDonalds for dinner, and we're going to bed early. He had an exciting weekend playing with a lil rat terrier. He's snoring as I type.

18. Ok I totally need to understand was is going on with Chris Brown.

19. Finally, I fit everything into 1 carry on and my big yellow Jcrew bag. That included baby gifts and bach gifts. The wedding shower gift was mailed to her, since she lives in ATL.
Friday, February 6, 2009

Well Hello There...

I'm currently in route to Chi-town and couldn't be more excited...


Well I guess that's not exactly true. I wish it was warmer and I wish Mr. Jetplane was with me.


But other than that, I'm so excited to see lil baby C and spend time with Lou.


Since graduating college, all of us girls live all over the place and don't get to see each other that much. But when we get together, its like we've never been apart. Its amazing and I think that a sign of a true friend. I love my friends so much and I miss getting to hang out with them.


Jill... if you're reading this today, we'll miss you TONS. Can't wait to see you at the wedding. Love you.


So now you're saying to yourself... Mrs. Jetplane its Friday what about the puggies. No fear my dearest readers, even though I've left the reservation I've left you with something extra special this week....


Hello Lover.... Is that a pug on your arm, or are you just happy to see me??
Thursday, February 5, 2009

Today feels a little like this....



Its my last work day this week before I head off to Chicago for a fun weekend. I'm crazy busy and slowly losing my mind. I've said before how I'm much younger than my co-workers. Well, one in particular thinks that its ok to talk to me like I'm an idiot and its getting on my nerves. I have several of this person's projects and I want to seriously jump through the phone and drop kick his ass...

XOXO

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

With <3 from the Jetplanes

These lil cuties went out in the mail yesterday to friends and family....



Thanks goes out to Ms. Nina for all her help. Aren't they cute. I thought everyone would appreciate getting some V-Day love from our babies, Milo and Charlie.
XOXO
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner....

Thank you all for entering my giveaway.... I'm excited that so many people are interested in starting a new series of books.


So I put all the names into my favorite green vase and selected one lovely lady...








And the winner is......





Kelli - who I believe is now Mrs. D.


Congrats!


Please email me at leavingandloving@gmail.com with your name and address.


Update: I adore my big ass watch, I did a post about it a while ago. That pic actually makes it look bigger than it is. It was a Christmas gift to myself.

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