The Navy is Going to Beat the Type A Personality Out of Me Yet

The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.
~Lee Iacocca

We military spouses all know that the only thing you can count on is that everything will change when it comes to the military. But sometimes, it gets ridiculous.

I’m a Type A person. Always have been. I’m not the really uptight kind, but I like to plan things out. And I don’t mind if there is more than one way of how things might go (see, not up-tight Type A), but I like to know all the possibilities and plan for all contingencies (there’s the Type A again).

I haven’t been posting much about the craziness that has been happening in the Wuzzy Household (Wifey/Huzzy… I just made that up. Yes, I’m a dork). Mostly because I every time I sat down to write about it, things changed.

Let’s see, back when Huzzy was still here. I was supposed to be sent active duty to Hawaii for six months. Yeah, torture, I know. So we spent days that should have been spent enjoying one another (since Huzzy was deploying soon), preparing the household to have neither of us around. We had one friend who was going to watch the dogs until he moved in June and then we were going to fly Huzzy’s brother out here to watch the dogs until Huzzy came back. Because, of course, I wasn’t supposed to be back until October.

That was the beginning of April. We were told that I’d need to leave by 30APR, or, at earliest, on 15APR.  On 29MAR, I found out I’d have to leave in four days on 1APR (no joke!)…

Cue ensuing chaos.

Then, on 31MAR–the day before I was supposed to leave–it was all canceled due to lack of funding.

Now that Huzzy is gone, I’m sitting on possibly being sent active duty again. This time, to San Diego and then on a ship that will deploy to several countries in an international networking mission.  I’ve known about this for 2-3 weeks. Yet, I still don’t know if I’m going. And I would have to report 15 days from today.

People are telling me that they’d be frantic with not knowing what is going on. Right now, yeah, sometimes I feel that way and sometimes I’m like “eh, whatever happens.”

I also recently learned that the unit I drill with in Northwestern Washington will be dissolved and I will soon be drilling in San Diego. Eh, just another change.

I’m not there yet, but between being a Navy wife and a Reservist, the Navy is eventually going to beat the Type A personality out of me.

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8 thoughts on “The Navy is Going to Beat the Type A Personality Out of Me Yet

  1. Lol love the “Wuzzy” household name you made up!

    I’m trying to let go of the Type A personality in me, too. I’ve always done things to the books (graduate, go to college, future plans include grad programs, etc.), but now that Steve and I are engaged it’s just that much easier to reevaluate where I’m at and what would make me happy.

    I hope it all goes well for you! Keep us posted :)

  2. Wuzzy Household! Oh, wow, that’s perfect (and hey, a little dorkiness never hurt anyone). See, not only do you have Wifey and Huzzy, but your dogs? They are totally the Fuzzy Wuzzies. (I crack myself up.)

    As for letting go of the Type A-ness… well, it’s definitely a process. There are days when I think I’m getting the hang of going with the flow, and then there are the days when I despair of every being able to plan anything ever again. I guess the only constant is change (and assorted annoying platitudes; those seem pretty constant, too).

  3. Fuzzy Wuzzy dogs is actually what I immediately thought of as soon as I came up with the “Wuzzy” household. Or we can call them The Wuzzy’s Fuzzies! *ooh, I feel the dork coming on again*

    Reminds me of the children’s rhyme, “Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear… Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. So Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy… was he?”

  4. Love the wuzzy household name!

    I’m the same kind of type a you are. I feel that most higher ups in the Navy need remedial scheduling classes. I think they’d save so much money and aggravation if things happen the day they are supposed to. But what do I know?

  5. I love the Wuzzy name. It’s cool.

    And I couldn’t agree more with Ann M. They definitely need some schedule making classes. On a high side…the weather here in San Diego is really nice right now.

  6. I don’t think I’m type A. I think I’m more of a follower. Eventhough I like things planned ahead, too. Good luck with whatever life brings you :)

  7. LOL love the names!! Whoaaaa you have a lot going on!!!
    So you need to…stop. breathe.Now continue!!
    Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you get it all worked out!

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