August 2, 2013

5 on Friday

1.  I ditched the gym routine this week and took the dog on some walks instead.

2.  I am so grateful for the friends I've made here.  I used to have friends in Alaska, but everyone PCS-ed on outta there before we did.  When we left, the only people I had to say goodbye to were my co-workers and that was hard enough.  I can imagine it's going to be difficult when friends start moving out of Ft. Leonard-Wood.  Since it's mostly a training base, some are only here for a few months.  I am so thankful for this opportunity to connect with other wives though.  It's been a breath of fresh air.  Especially since we can connect while sitting at the pool.

This has been happening a lot lately, and it makes me so happy.

3.  Speaking of wonderful new of them taught me how to cook bacon in the microwave.  (Did you know about this?  Seriously, was I the only one who didn't know?)

Lay your bacon in a glass pie plate lined with paper towels.

Cook on high for 1 minute at a time until it reaches desired doneness.  This was 4 minutes. Check it in between minutes.  I should've probably stopped at 3:30.

And...that's it.  Eat your bacon.

4.  I forgot to add a group to my music I don't really like post:  Sugarland.  Holy bleeding ears.

5.  And, finally, still looking for something to do when school starts. 

The latest job application that I'm 1/3 of the way through.  And a pen from Alaska.


  1. I'm envious that you're making friends. I haven't met a single woman here aside from other coaches' wives who are 1) much older than I and 2) have several children already walking, talking & existing on their own. I have half a mind to try to befriend some students, but I'm not sure if that's borderline inappropriate.

  2. You've never made bacon in the microwave? That's how I always make mine, however I hear in the oven is popular too (and I've never done it that way).

    Good luck with apps, I'm still holding on to hope for something up here too!

  3. Making bacon in the microwave is the best, so much easier than frying.

  4. Good luck with your apps!

    My preferred bacon method is in the oven. The microwave is second.

  5. Its always good to change up your exercise routine. We've done bacon in the oven when we are cooking breakfast for students as a prize.

  6. I'm so glad that you're making friends....and that you can sometimes do so pool side. :)

    I can agree with you on Sugarland. I like ONE of their songs because its the only one in which her voice doesn't irritate me.

  7. Yay for new friends! I found that when we moved, we made a lot of friends because of our dog! Have you noticed that? You just see other people out walking with their dogs, so your dogs become friends, and then you do too!

    xo, Hima
    Hima Hearts

  8. I still can't get over how cute your puppy is. :) Good luck with all the job applications!

  9. Ugh. Can't stand Sugarland. And how adorable is Scout?!?!

  10. Bacon in the microwave is awesome. I don't usually do it unless im in a hurry and need it for my loaded mashed potatoes or something.


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