May this year bring all you need, laughter you can't handle, and joy that fills your heart. And peace, always peace, to your family from ours.
|Close-up of the Blue Ribbon Bistro sign|
|Picture by Elizabeth Franz, Fayetteville Observer 12/21/13|
|you're going to need all this crap|
|it takes all kinds|
|Find someone to hang out with. Photo credit: C|
|it fits and it's free- thanks, sis! photo credit: c|
|who needs this shit?|
|how hard can this possibly be? (photo credit: C)|
|Seasonal? Reasonable. photo credit: c|
|you need at least two squash pics. photo credit: c|
|This bag may contain an embarrassingly sentimental note.|
|Supporting Veteran Businesses: Now in convenient liquid form!|
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I'm assuming you work, MilSpousers. I'm assuming you also have hit the unemployment section of the daily paper more than once since getting your fancy MilDependent ID. So what's the first thing you do when the paychecks stop flowing?
In December I will cross that burning bridge and if you've got tips on handling unemployment in an organized and graceful manner, please tell me!
How do you deflect the soul-crushing hit to your self-esteem?
Best techniques on keeping a wild-caught salmon and arborrio rice pantry with zero cash (oh, and did you hear about the Department of Defense fact-finding mission on closing all Commisaries)?
Budgeting tricks for ensuring BAH, rent and/or mortgage/s, car payments, utilities, and student loans all line up?
Hit me up. As a MilNewbie, I could use advice.
Et voila! The finished challah tastefully wrapped for Shabbat travel plans and accessorized with the newest additions to our household- the Military Camouflage Dreidels. Go ahead and swoon.
We'll be experimenting with using oil (un-nuked) and honey in the next round.
For now though, me and my freshly cleaned microwave are gonna take a short pre-Shabbat break.
|"there are many like it, but this one is mine." photo credit: adam peck via ThinkProgress|