Hello world. Since it's my first post, I suppose I should introduce myself to the blogosphere-at-large.
I'm Cat. My initials are C.W. There's a low-rated broadcast television station with the same initials. My sister-in-law had the initials before me. I got mine on October 3, 2009, the day I married my husband.
I am a military wife. A submarine officer's wife, if you want specifics (and I generally want specifics). So yes, I'm a milspouse. But what does that actually mean? I don't stand 3-section duty, eat midrats in the wardroom, sleep 6 hours at a time in a coffin bed, sit in at captain's mast, or refer to cleaning time as "field day." I never had to cut my hair against my will, I've never had a job I couldn't quit willingly and without repercussion, I've never used blousing straps or shirt stays, and I don't have shiny gold dolphins pinned to my chest. That's his life, not mine. And he's deployed right now, so his life won't factor in here until later--when he (we?) starts shore tour. Can't wait.
We have no pets, we have no babies, and we're not even starting some grand adventure like my friends in California and Italy. The aforementioned shore tour is in Pensacola. There are no subs in Pensacola. There's not even a port in Pensacola. We've been in Norfolk almost 3 years - subs and ports and shipyards everywhere I look. I lived in Jacksonville prior to moving to Virginia, so I'm no stranger to north Florida. I'm originally from Lawrenceville, GA, and attended the University of Georgia in Athens.
This blog is more than the story of our life. It's my musings on just about everything. It's my current thoughts, my future ideas, my view of past events. It will contain things I think people should know, and links at every possible turn. It will also contain my unapologetic opinion. My blog, my opinion. If you don't like it, stop reading. I'm a knowledge junkie, a grammar nazi, a devout and zealous Catholic, a slight tomboy, a cubicle-life escapee, a former AmeriCorps member, a Soprano 2, a beach lover, a semi-picky eater, and a slightly clueless yet eager domestic goddess. And I'm sure all of those things (and more!) will make great blog posts in due time.