Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Way We Are.

For starters, you should know I'm the worst title creator in the entire world. Most of the time, they're just lines from songs stuck in my head. So if you're reading this now and the title sounds like something you'd never want to hear about, read it anyways because the title is basically just there to take up space.

Anyways.

I don't really feel like writing about feelings/thoughts/ideas/etc. today, because I have a feeling they'd be blue. And I have a feeling that blue feeling is really derived out of being bored and tired, so let's not create unnecessary drama.

I will post something I think is pretty entertaining though. Another one of those, "You know you're married to a LEO..." type bloggings. Always fun for me :)

Here we go:

One of my favorite things about The Deputy is the fact that I can rarely (almost NEVER) surprise him. As a self proclaimed jumpy person myself, I find this fascinating. He swears its because he is always situationally aware and I'm, well...not. So you can see how these opposite natures could clash with each other. OR how I could find this a perpetual source of entertainment. It's a life goal of mine to catch him off guard, whisper a conversation to a friend he actually can't hear and to basically scare the bejeezes out of him.

Progress so far: FAIL.

He wasn't lying, he really is always aware of whats going on around him (physically. Lets not get this confused with the glorious, womanly gift of being intuitive).

But I do remember once, while we were dating, he went to the bathroom and I decided to be a child, lurk in the corner and yell "Boo!" when he came out. I figured it was a futile attempt but yet there I was, crouching down in the dark hallway, ear close to the door waiting to hear his footsteps. He finally opened the door, and I leapt out in all my monstrous fury and yelled (it was more of a yelp, because I burst into laughter immediately) only to see him standing there looking stunned (and Im over exaggerating his face, it was more like curiosity) with a raised fist!

I'm glad I was out of arms reach or the story would have ended with, "...and that's how I got this black eye!" I continued laughing because I was able to rattle him a teeeensy bit and I'm not gonna lie, a pretty proud moment in my life...then he proceeded to inform me that inmates try to do the same thing, so he's used to it.

(Again with the inmates?!)

I may eventually quit trying and admit that this is one thing I can't beat, but for now it looks like I'm going to be hiding behind stair cases, in closets, anywhere I can fit well into my adulthood...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Conversations.

You know you're married to a peace officer when every bit of "regular" life is somehow comparable to law enforcement life and there will always be a valuable lesson to learn through that.

For example: I once bought a package of multicolored ballpoint pens that wrote in the same color of their outside plastic. Nice, sturdy pens with see-through plastic and rubber grips at the top. You know the type.


Anyways, since I work in an office where supplies can sometimes be "borrowed" from your desk, and these were super special, glorious pens, I cut tiny strips of paper, wrote my name, unscrewed the bottom cap and slipped my name into each pen. So proud of my handiwork I told The Deputy of my labeling accomplishments expecting a "cool, babe" or an acknowledging nod at the least. Instead, he looked at me and said, "You know who else labels all their stuff like that? Inmates."

He's so helpful.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

This New Life.

My life has changed.

On June 30, 2012 I made vows before God to honor, love and respect an amazing man. He promised the same and we were pronounced husband and wife. That man is one of my very best friends, the holder of my heart, the keeper of my secrets and a deputy sheriff.

This blog isn't necessarily where I'll write about him, but more about the life I became a part of when I fell in love with him. This life in the law enforcement realm is fun, scary, even mundane at times...but all of that mixes together and creates what we call "ours".

The Deputy and I have been together since 2009 and married for about 45 seconds. Not only am I a new law enforcement wife but a new wife in general, which I'm finding out is one of the coolest things I've ever been able to be a part of...and I'm actually a super cool person naturally, so that says alot. (Don't all the cool kids let everyone else know they're cool?!)

Anyways.

I won't go into too much detail, but The Deputy has been in law enforcement for about 6 years now and has basically been preparing for it his entire life. I believe I've been prepared for it as well, being a born & raised Army brat. The lives are so similar at times. I've already been prepped for crazy schedules, moving holidays to fit our time frame, eating a meal or two alone, at times going to bed alone and being so proud of him it makes my heart hurt.

I know this dream life of his must now become a dream life of mine, and someday of our kids, because this new life of ours requires us to be all in.