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Lindsey's Blog: Episode 5
Posted: Mon 12/10/2012 11:27 AM
My husband was the Executive Officer of a Battalion at the time. He is in a position of leadership. As his wife, I felt it appropriate to attend and show my support for both the Army, and the soldiers back at Fort Richardson. I tried very hard to get Blair to go with me, but she was adamant she did not want to go. I was sad because I know she would have had a good time. It would have been that much more fun having her at my table. Everyone copes with deployment differently. I like to keep busy and wanted to try and help her reach out and meet people. As you saw in the episode, this was an all ranks ball for the entire post and I knew quite a few people in the room. I have met them through various functions on post, so it was easy for me to walk around and say hello. Although it is CLEAR I have no rhythm when I was joking about going out and dancing. I didn't realize the cameras were on me. Whoopsie!
The bowling alley. Okay, I feel like I need to explain something. The reason I did not want to talk to Traci at the bowling alley had aboslutely nothing to do with her friend. What you did not see was that on my way (literally) to the bowling alley, I found out about the fashion show. Traci and I had talked multiple times and I was extremely disappointed with what I heard happened after I thought we had come such a long way. I kind of felt betrayed and played. Rather than cause a scene or get into a conflict on Salina's day, I wanted to have some time to reflect before addressing it. I'm not very good hiding my feelings, and I knew if I started talking with her, it was going to come out. So I decided it best I not talk to her. In regard to her comment that my husband was her friend's husband's leader, that is incorrect. Her friend was Air-Force. Traci and I have since discussed this entire instance and again cleared the air, like adults and Army sisters.
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