Opal Siren

My life in dreams

ALMOST there.


Don’t you wish at times that those moments when you are almost done with something, time would hurry up and you can be done with what you were doing? Especially if the thing that you are doing is unpleasant?

It seems that when you are almost there and done, you just have a few more steps to take or a few more rounds to make, time seems to slow down!!!!

So with my hectic schedule lately, I barely have had any time whatsoever to do anything. No time to wrap gifts, or write cards, or even take a breather. But, I have to keep telling myself “it is ALMOST OVER!”

I have to keep telling myself “soon I will be able to sit back and take a long deep breath!!!”

I have to keep thinking how I  have one more week, just one more, and I will be completely done with this semester at grad school.

I am so ready for it to be over. More than any other semester before. I have this pesky class that I cannot grasp, and at this point I just want it to be over so badly!

Unfortunately, with all of this thinking that time is ALMOST here, my christmas mojo has disappeared. I haven’t had any time to do much of anything else. It is as time is playing dirty tricks on me. It slows down when I want something to be over and done with, but it speeds up when I actually want to do things, like relax and write my Christmas cards!!!

So, with my Christmas cards barely completed, I thankfully have a SUPER NAVY SAILOR to help me!

Yeap! My wonderful hero came to the rescue and wrapped all of the gifts for me.

Thanks to him, I can continue to push forward to get to the end of the finish line.

I can continue to say “It is ALMOST time” . Soon this will all be behind me and I can celebrate with everyone else that this semester is finally over.

But the best part of it all, is that Christmas is also ALMOST here!!!

Happy Reading!!!

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What I already know


We hear repetitive things all the time. That does not mean that we grasp them, pay attention to them, or care to notice. Sometimes we need reinforcement. The best answer, is the answer that we already know but fail to admit we know.

On my previous posts, I spoke about having strange dreams. In one of them, my grandfather appeared and informed me that he wanted to move. I am not sure if it was because in the dream I was being burglarized, or the stress of my life at the time, but he did mention that he wanted to move to another state. He showed me a piece of paper. In that piece of paper he had written two states: Iowa and Virginia. Well I had long guessed that my husband’s next duty station would be Virginia, since there are no ships in Iowa, and this dream confirmed it for me. Plus, Iowa was never on the table as an option. Funny….It is strange that many of my dreams are prophecies for me, or are they?  Maybe these dreams are just repeating what I already know very deep within my soul.

So, yes we are moving to Virginia. The news came to no surprise. However, it was bittersweet to my ears. The first time we moved to VA, I will admit I was not happy there. I was going through a difficult time with my husband being deployed, planning a wedding for our families, working 12-hour shifts, and driving to NJ every weekend. I was also going through a terrible time at my job at the time and was applying for Grad School. This time, I am still not a fan of where we are going, but I do have friends there that have recently moved to the area where we will be stationed. I also have some old friends I made while living there, so I am very hopeful that I will enjoy residing there a bit more this time. I am not planning a wedding or big event, and I can focus on my school work while my husband is deployed. This should definitely be a plus. I have also matured more and have a better understanding on what it takes to be a military spouse.

On the other hand, I already know that this semester is going to be a nightmare. My semester started yesterday, with one computer programming class and two Bioinformatics classes. They are advance, graduate level classes. They all require tons of reading, home work, midterms, and finals. So, not only will I be stressed out with the level of work, but I will also be hyperventilating while thinking about these tests. I am a terrible test taker!!!!

Wish me luck!!!!

Comments and Suggestions are always welcomed!!!

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