Sunday, January 27, 2013

My J-O-B

So my last post a wrote about a new job at Axe Murderer Tours that I was suppose to start, well I started it last Tuesday and I am really liking it a lot.  I worked Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and everyday I have been reading PADI instructor study guides a lot of the time trying to get in the know about the PADI and what they stand for... entertaining I know but it was a must.

I am loving having something to do during the day while Blake is at school even if it is a few days a week.  Not that I don't love my alone time to read, walk around the exchange, workout, etc this beats all the above.  Being at home since we moved from Tallahassee and then getting pregnant and being a stay at home mom for the past almost 6 years (for a total 7 yrs) has been great I was SO over it.  I wouldn't change that decision if I could but I was so ready to be out of the house and being busy again and I have to say it's great :) 

I hope everyone's weekend was a great one!!


Monday, January 14, 2013


If you read my last post you would have seen that I put in an application for a job at the dive shop, Axe Murderer Tours here on Andersen AFB and I had an interview... leaving with high hopes of getting an email with a schedule.  Well the email didn't come but I did call this afternoon and was told I start next Tuesday :)  To make a long story short the manager has been extremely busy and hasn't had time to do much of anything besides "set up shop".  Needless to say I am so, so excited about this opportunity to have a job that will be laid back and work around Blake's school breaks.




Friday, January 11, 2013

Around these Parts

There has been a lot of outdoors activities going on around our house lately.  Aaron has been off since the weekend after Christmas and Blake has been out of school and returned on Monday so we have had lots of time to hang out and be a family. 

We've been on this tiny island for almost 2 years and Aaron still hasn't been driving around on the south end (he was deployed when have been so I guess he has an excuse).  It really is pretty down there and living here you really seem to forget how beautiful it is.

We went to some forts and parks so here are some pics from our adventures~ minus the ton that I can't seem to get off of a BRAND NEW SD card... Grrrr!

 Sirena Beach~ on base



Two Lovers Point

  Some Spanish Fort


Fish Eye~ don't mind my crazy hand :)

 Great Barracuda behind Aaron~ he was 4-5 ft long and about 9" tall 

Snorkel date at GabGab while Blake was in school


Flowers around our house

On to other stuff...  since we have been here I have been looking for a job and putting in applications like crazy for the school but nothing ever comes from them, since I am not transferring from one DoD school to another I don't have that preference :( I also put in for a job at the old dive shop that was on base (a lady we knew worked there and was leaving) but their contract was ending.... not luck again.  But then a new dive shop opened up and I put in an application and went in for an interview and left with this "I'm offering you a position but need to write up a schedule and I'll email you in about a week after we get our new system".... how cool is that :)  So I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping this comes through and I will get my shop t-shirt to make it official!  This would be the PERFECT job for me~ fun, dive related, learn new stuff about diving and equipment, and possibly get higher certifications for free, and I won't be bored throughout the day and it will work around Blake's school time!  I am really excited just waiting for that email :)

I just want to share a product that I heard about on Pinterest and fell in love with, it's OPI Nail Envy!  It makes your nails stronger and makes them rounded on the sides to keep the edges from cracking, breaking, and peeling which seems to be an issue with my nail.  I usually have to repaint my nails every few days and lightly file them down every time but not with this stuff, you put 2 coats on with forst application then 1 coat every other day for a week, then remove and start over~ it is absolutely great.  I am hard on my nails since I'm not a girly girl I work out in the yard and flower beds, do dishes by hand... all the fun stuff and my nails are still going strong after a week and a half :)   I got the original here but they also have a Matte formula as well!

That's a wrap!