Saturday, May 24, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Online Work Listing - Essays

Also, have a look at my other online works:

Late Update!!!

I know.  It has been about FOREVER since I last updated this blog.  I know; I owe you guys some answers.

So, what have I been up to?  Well...I'll share.

Let me tell you about homeschooling parenting!  Or not.  Yes, it is tedious, but it is not the reason why I've been staying away.  The reason why I've been staying away is laziness.  Also, I've kind of slowed down my fiction writing (but not my researching) in favor of writing essays.  Why? Well, fiction is fun, but there is something about writing short bits of real life, formative experiences with others.

I've been busy with some, but here's the latest one I wrote for Military Spouse Magazine.  Check it out:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Scenes From a Shopping Visit

With a ton of 20% off coupons in hand, I went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  I was looking for curtains in the clearance section, and found some.  Happy Dance!!  I also saw this number there:

Oh, no.  Surely they would draw a line somewhere before shower curtains.  Right?

No, they do not.  Sigh.  Moving along to the next store...

Oh, Bill!  You rapscallion, you!  

The boy and stopped at the deli within the store for some tasty chocolate chip cookies and popcorn.  They did not disappoint.  While there, we looked at the healthy snack selections offered at said deli.  Apple chips, sweet potato chips, and granola bars were there for the taking.

But then I looked at a small section within the rack that appeared to be devoid of any offerings.  What healthy treat was missing from it's rack?  

Oh.  $1.00 Doritos chips.  Ah, well.  How can "Food Should Taste Good" Multigrain chips compete with Doritos anyway?  

Still, who am I to criticize?  I was there for the chips and popcorn anyway (but did drink bottled water).


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Conflicting Information

Hi folks!

I hope that you are all doing well.  SpouseBuzz (A website) gave me the awesome opportunity to blog for them.  Here is the link to that:

Reserved for Rank: Can Spouses Park in "Special" Spots?

It is a fun piece about parking that involves real research, an argument with my husband, and the promise to make him walk far the next time we go to Target (and I'm driving).

Still, I understand that it conflicts with this piece that I wrote for Military Spouse Magazine:

Respecting the Uniform

I will go on ahead and will highlight the conflict between both of my pieces.  Wives need to behave better, because service members (and other spouses) are not very forgiving when it comes to our lapses in judgement, and our loose tongues.  That is my "argument" for the Military Spouse Article.

For the SpouseBuzz article, I flirt with the idea of parking in a parking spot that is meant for my husband.  (IMPORTANT side note: My husband is not entitled to a special parking spot).  Personally, I am a-okay if a Captain's wife wants to park in an O-6 and above spot to buy groceries.  I'm not envious at all.  I don't think that she thinks that she is better than me if she parks there.  Actually, I don't care what she thinks.  Good for her for getting a good parking spot.  Lord knows that she'll have to contend with long lines once she gets to the cash registers.

Do other people disapprove of spouses parking in spots meant for active duty folks?  Yes.  They are entitled to their opinion.  Would I park in a spot meant for my husband (if I was entitled to do so)?  You have to read the article to find out.

Still, if you have a problem with either one of my stances, feel free to drop me a line.

Cyndia Rios-Myers

Friday, March 14, 2014

Respecting The Uniform - An Article About Military Bearing for Civilians

Oh, the uniform.  As some of you may (or may not) know, along with being a military spouse, I am also a veteran.  Both of those experiences exposed me to good and bad behavior when it comes to dealing with military folks (and civilians, too).

If you would like to read my article on Military Spouse's website, follow the link below:

Respecting the Uniform

Things I Wish I'd Known Before Buying a House - for Military Spouse Magazine

Hi Folks!

Every month or so, the wonderful folks at Military Spouse Magazine let me write an article/essay or two for them.

This article is one that I wrote about my family's two experiences with home buying, what I learned each time, and I think others should look out for.  Give it a gander!

Things I Wish I'd Known Before Buying a House

Cyndia Rios-Myers