Since I am at the mercy of sporadic internet and no time to cohesively write a post, here's something from my draft folder--as is, not returnable, sorry. And yes, the Hubby is gone. This was written while we were waiting. Sorry for any confusion.
I really do (love the military). Despite my constant murmuring, I do appreciate that I don't wake up every morning wondering if my husband will be "made redundant" (laid off) today.
I appreciate that we were able to have the children without burying ourselves in debt.
I like that I can get Lucky Charms when I'm an ocean away from the U.S., and the opportunities to live abroad.
What I don't like is the waiting.
I don't like preparing for my husband to leave by a certain date and have that date come and go.
It's like having an ingrown toenail scheduled for removal. You dread the surgery, but gear up for it-- prepare yourself mentally and then the appointment gets re-scheduled. Ok, that might be a horrible metaphor since that surgery actually brings relief and there's no relief to sending your husband into danger, but I think you get my point.
We went into the weekend thinking he'd been gone at any moment. It's tuesday and he's still hogging my side of the bed (not a complaint, he's my heater). It looks like he may be here for the two funerals we'll attend this week (yes, 2009 is starting brilliantly).
We continue to plug away at putting things in order and tweaking the heating system (hard to do when you go from -9 to freezing fog to 8 degrees in a few days).
AND he's talking to me while I type this post (ok, maybe the toenail thing might have been accurate after all-- I'm working here).
We went on a date to see Australia last night. I think it's our 3rd date in 12 months. The jury is still out on what I thought of the movie (I have to chew on it a bit). Are Nicole Kidman's eyes REALLY that blue? Gorgeous. But she needs to eat.
As I was comparing Drover to Leopold, Leopold was winning-- until one point in the movie (can't tell you, it might spoil it for you) where I knew why he was voted the Sexiest Man alive.
If you've seen it, shoot me a comment and see if you can guess which point I was ready to crawl up into the screen and take this lovely man home with me.