Hi! I started this blog yonks ago as a way to cheer up the other Navy wives on my (then) fiances ship. It’s kind of taken off since then really! Follow me here, or on Twitter, @OliveOylNW, or like my Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/Oliveoylnavywife
Fast forward a couple of years since I started doing this blog lark and me and Popeye are married with a mad toddler, who I have dubbed “Sweet Pea”, a newborn, aka “Sproglet” and our Westie. And I’m learning about the super-duper-mega-fun-not-stressful-at-all time that is keeping tyrannical small people alive, clean and fed and having a mad dog who keeps rolling in poo, whilst being married to a sailor who keeps (inconveniently) deploying.
Basically my blog is a space for me to comment on the day to day frustrations, general hilarity, chaos, sadness and happiness that go hand in hand with being a Naval Wife.
Its other aim is to bring some reassurance to other navy wives that they are not completely loopy, or it might just serve as concrete evidence that I am the one round the bend, and every other navy wife is a pillar of strenth and sanity. So it could go either way.
Each post will (for now) be self contained and have a main subject, its not going to be a “dear diary I miss my sailor so much and today I did….” type of format. God knows I’d chuck my laptop out the window if I started doing that.
When Im not blogging (probably 90% of my week), or popping out children, I have a very sensible and stressful job as a psychologist. But thats all confidential and to be honest, will spark too many comments such as “so can you read my mind lolz” etc, so I wont be dwelling on that aspect of my life too much.
So yes I got my degree in Psychology and now at times (oh the irony) feel I may be losing my mind in this strange world of navy-wifedom. I wanted a professionals opinion and unfortunately I talk to myself, so its kinda a cyclical problem.
Well thats enough “about” stuff. I think.