One thing I can not stand is lack of information being passed down. Drives me batty. When Dirt Diver was in the Navy on the ship the Ombudsman was nonexistent. Then he went to shore duty and we had NO one. I had to rely on my friends to pass down information regarding activities, opportunities, etc. It was really annoying and could be down right lonely at times. Especially when you live no where near the Post and have to rely on your absent minded husband to pass stuff down. We made the transition to the Army and all I’ve heard is good and bad about the Family Readiness Group aka FRG. I choose to take the negative and brush it aside. Sadly in the almost 3 months I’ve lived here, I’ve had no interaction with them at all. 3 meetings that I was never told of. 2 fund raisers that were never mentioned. There is a Family Day this Thursday and sadly I didn’t receive information about it till last night. I was fuming at this point. Kinda like the mad women folding laundry talking to herself while dropping the F-bomb.
After Dirt Diver threatening to lock himself in the bedroom again if I don’t shut up, I sat down and wrote the FRG leader an email. Actually had to write it twice so it wouldn’t come out rude and attackful. Waited nervously for her reply and then there it was with more then I bargained for. Through the course of 5 email exchanges last night, I have either stupidly volunteered or been voluntold to write the FRG newsletter. I seriously do not remember falling and hitting my head yesterday to volunteer myself. I did have a beer but one beer has no affect on me let alone make me volunteer to write a newsletter that I have no clue about. Then I reread our emails this morning and realized that she is trying to rope me in as her Co-Leader. I about died. Really? She’s trying to rope in this disorganized out of control crazy lady? Oy Veigh.
Right now I am sitting here trying to decide if I should just take on this responsibility of the newsletter or push it back on her plate. Part of me feels bad. It’s a fairly new FRG as in started January/February 2010. Half our men have been moved from Bravo to Alpha. We’re supposed to get more men but the great thing of the Army… Who knows when. We are dealing with an upcoming deployment and I have ALWAYS been a huge supporter of FRG/KV/Ombudsman being active during deployment to keep spouses spirits up. The other part of me feels like I’d be a hypocrite to feel that way but back down from a challenge like this. A challenge to be of use to other spouses, a challenge that in the end will allow me to be selfish by giving me something to do while he is deployed to help pass the time.
Guessing I’ve pretty much answered my own question. I will take on this challenge. I will learn my husband’s unit and I will do my best to not let my craziness seep into this adventure. *snicker* Okay who am I lying to? We all know you can’t hide crazy.
Now I am calling upon my Milspouse blogger friends! Do you have newsletters for your FRG? What is / has been included in yours? What would you like to see included? Someone throw me a life preserver here!