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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Truths...

I am exhausted this morning.

I went to see some live music this weekend with a fellow spouse. The singer sang Leaving on a Jetplane. Yeah...that's not emotional for us.

I fell really hard on Saturday afternoon. I wasn't drunk. I thought I broke my nose. My back still hurts.

I miss my husband terribly.

I am pms'ing and I'm so moody. I've been almost picking fights with Mr. Jetplane while talking this past weekend. I don't know what's wrong me. I feel horribly when I get off the phone.

I saw The Hangover yesterday. It was funny but a lot more graphic than I was prepared for. I was concerned I may have upset my girlfriend that went with me. I'm a girl with a guy's sense of humor but I don't always know others' sensibilities.

I turn 31 on Thursday. I am not prepared to be 31. Its not going to be a good day.

I miss my husband...have I mentioned that already?
Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day...

As we prepare for another Memorial Day I ask you to think about the true meaning of the holiday...




Not the amazing sales at the mall

Not the great deals on a case of beer or buy 1 great 1 free packages of hotdogs

Not the first time you're breaking out the boat this year

Not the trip to the beach or to see a concert

Not the long lines at the airport or the traffic jam getting out of the city

Not the 'free' day off of work


Its none of those things....


Here is what it truly is about...




Heart breaking picture isn't it? It hurts me to look at it as well, but we have to.






This Memorial Day please take the time to honor those that gave all for our freedoms.
Friday, May 27, 2011

Pug Friday - If I Could I Would




Happy Pug Friday. Sorry I'm been MIA. I actually set up an "END OF WORLD" Pug Friday post last week but sadly Blogger didn't want to post it :(


I found this video quite funny, considering how much my pug hates the vacuum cleaner and how much I wish I could vacuum his hair off of him.


Have a wonderful weekend everyone.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mama Jetplane in the House...

Mama Jetplane flew out Idaho on Saturday and we've been having a great time. My mom is quite a hard worker and we've gotten a lot accomplished so far.


We've planted my vegetable garden, some flowers, removed a large portion of wood chips on the side of the house, removed all my kitchen cabinet doors, and gotten a coat of primer on it all.


I've taken today and tomorrow off so we're gonna get to it.


Gotta love this picture below. It was taken for our church directory back in probably 1985 or 1986. I believe I was in 1st grade and FYI I adored the outfit I was wearing. It was my favorite at the time. That would make me 5 or 6, my lil brother 1 or 2 and my mama 25 or 26. She was divorced from my father, a single working mom, supporting her 2 small kids, providing a private school education for me, and putting me in dance classes, brownies, and everything else. She is quite an amazing woman. So was my grandmother that help us out a lot during this time.



I love my mama a lot and I appreciate her coming out here. She's going to be here for 10 whole days....just us girls...well and the dogs aka her grandbabies. But what's hilariously (I don't think that's a word) funny...I feel like I'm living with a teenager. She isn't getting up until 11 o'clock. On Sunday I went it to make sure she was alive...at Noon. My mom never sleeps that late, at least I never knew her to sleep that late. She's always complaining about her lack of sleep so I'm glad she's getting all that rest while she's here.


Love you Mama...
Friday, May 13, 2011

Pug Friday - Happy Top Gun Day

If you didn't know May 13th is Top Gun Day and its especially great this year because it is the 25th anniversary of Top Gun's release.... yeah I know I can't believe it either.




So I needed to honor it with its own special Pug Friday. Here's our aviator pug, I think its crazy how much this look like my puggie, Milo :)

FYI I own this print and its hanging in my office right over my computer as I type.



Milo and I wish you a very happy Top Gun Day!!








I feel the need...the need for speed....
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Houston...We...I mean ME...I have a problem

One might think I'm a very rational and thoughtful person, and generally I'd like to think that I am. But sometimes I've been know to be down right ridiculous. My thought process takes me down a path of insanity. I think about things so much I distort reality and then I'm in full on panic mode.






I freak myself out about everything and anything. So one would then think that this deployment has really shot me thru the roof. Well I'm happy to say that it hasn't. While I worry about my husband I know he's extremely well trained and knows exactly (well not exactly) what he's doing. I trust that fact and allow that to ease all my concerns.




But you know what I lose my sh!t over...dumb stuff. Really dumb stuff. Like...I'm going to break our sprinkler system. Turns out the I just simply turn the switch from off to on and it will run everyday at 2am unless I turn it off.




What else... the yard. I'm going crazy over our freaking yard. I started removing the old wood chips and I want to replace with rock. I removed wood chips from 3 count them 3 small areas in the front. That night I was in so much pain you would thought I was dying...seriously the people I was out with that night must have thought that I was totally insane. I rubbed down my entire body with BenGay. I smelled so bad...luckily I love the smell of BenGay:) Who is in that much pain removing wood chips. ME THAT'S WHO... I cried to Mr. Jetplane on Skype last week telling me there is no way in hell I can do this alone. I might be able to remove them all ( we have a large yard and probably another 30 to 40 bags of wood chips would need to be removed I only did 7 I think). But I cannot do the rock myself. He told me not to freak out and to hire someone..so that's what I'm gonna do.




But you want to know the real reason I made this post...the real lose my sh!t moment of the week thus far...




Well here is goes. Mr shut off his cell during his deployment. Its a program all providers offer and he can turn it right back on when he returns. This week he received a letter in the mail (which I opened) from the company informing us that the following number has been turned off. Well the number on the document was a cell phone number I didn't know. In fact it was a North Carolina number and Mr. has an Illinois number. So what the hell number was this???




My mind goes off into a bad place...a very bad place...a Lifetime movie...2nd family...another wife, kids, dogs...type of place. Yes...I said I was a crazy person. You knew that before you got to this point in the story.




So what do I do? I call the company. I don't know Mr's password and I don't know what the 1st damn grade school to he went to is...ugh...I then explained to the nice man...my husband is deployed I can't get this information right now. He said well I'm sending an email to the account on file with this information...ummm I don't have access to my husband's email. He's deployed I don't exactly know when I'll be talking to him again... can't you use tell me what this NC number on the account is? No dice.




So Mr. calls later that day...I ask him about the number...he's clueless. I then ask him if this is the phone he uses to call his girlfriend...his other wife...his other family... he's like..."You're crazy"


He says, "You know I'm way too lazy and cheap to pay for another cell phone and to have another wife".




TRUE...that is very true...but I'm a freakshow and I want to know what this number is.



He says...give me the information and I'll call them right now. As a matter of fact keep me on your cell and use your work phone to call the company, I want to hear this.




By this time I'm all... I know its nothing, its just really weird....




But he knows he's married to a loony toon and says.."We're doing this NOW"




So I call and find out the number is actually for a tower we have in our house. Back in NC we dropped calls in our house but no where else. They provided a tower for us for free. That thing, come to find out, has a phone number...a NC phone number...and when Mr shut off his phone it shut off the tower as well...



mmmm...makes sense...




So Mr waited for an apology which he kinda received...


Yes folks...I'm a nut job plan and simple


...gotta love me xoxo
Friday, May 6, 2011

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

That's TODAY for those of you that don't know...which is probably ALOT of people including my hubby who I have yet to speak today...I suppose he's been rather preoccupied with his day job (now moved to night job).



So I'll give him a pass.




But to the rest of those devoted spouses out there, men and women alike, THANK YOU! I appreciate each and every one of you and am so very proud to count myself among you.

Pug Friday - Day Late and a Dollar Short

Happy Pug Friday Everyone! I know I'm a day late celebrating Cinco de Mayo but I can't help it.






I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Unexpected Emotion

Last night I was going about my own business watching the Killing...great new AMC show by the way...check it out...and I see people blowing up Facebook and Twitter. The POTUS is going to be making a big speech...what the hell...quick I'm googling CNN on Direct TV because I can never find it.

I was in utter shock. It was a strange mix of emotions. I was happy, sad, joyful, worried, you name it. Then I felt bad...I felt bad for being so happy a person was killed. But I am happy about it. I am happy he received the justice he so rightfully deserved. True justice would be that repeated a 1000+times for the unnecessary and tragic heartbreak he caused our nation and others before and after September 11th.

While this is a HUGE step, the War on Terror is not over. The battle rages on and our men and women on the front lines. We must be vigilant in our cities. We must stand watch because there will be retaliation. But right now...I'm proud of our service members. I'm proud of the Navy Seals and the CIA and all involved for getting the job done. I'm proud to be the wife of a currently deployed airmen. I'm proud to know that right now he's serving his country and keeping us safe. I'm proud that for one night it felt like America was united and happy and together. I bawled like a baby during the President's speech, it moved me. I cried when I saw the groups gathering and singing. It was a great day to be an American. We tasted a small success that we so long deserved.

Which makes this whole birth certificate drama vomit inducing...our Commander in Chief was dealing with momentual tornado damage in the South and THIS...and he needs to deal with that crap. I think it should keep it in perspective. I don't envy the POTUS and his role at all.

Whether you're a Republican or Democrat, I don't believe this is time for politics. This is a time to show respect to those that made it happen from start to finish.

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