Saturday, June 26, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 5

Emotional: Effing done with it all. Last week of these two classes that I'm taking and I have no desire to do any more work. I finally cleaned my house this week. I feel like all I do is get no sleep, go to class, and then do homework for the rest of the afternoon/evening. Rinse and repeat.

Physical: I've been so pissed that I haven't lost any weight that I have no desire to exercise. I'm trying to make an appointment with my new doctor on base but I can't do that until next week because that's when I "officially" switch from standard to prime. Between the not losing weight and my hair being in a constant state of greasiness...I want some blood work done.

Communication: Not much. I get one maybe two emails per week....and I refuse to email him until he emails me back. I don't like talking to myself. His life is boring, mine is boring, makes for boring emails.

What's something fun you did this week: Heather and I went to a free movie at a park in downtown New London! They had a screen all set up and chairs and everything! We watched "Bringing up Baby" with Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. It was a lot of fun and nice to get out of the house.

What are you looking forward to next week: These stupid classes to end!! That's about it. OH, Eclipse comes out on the 30th! I'm very much looking forward to that.

What made you happy this week: Honestly, nothing really. I've been miserable. Oh, arguing with my professor over the possible dangers of over vaccinating young children. I'm the only one who stood up to him :)

What made you sad/mad this week: See above. It pisses me off that people can't think for themselves and just take whatever anyone says as the word of God.

What do you miss this week: I could really use a good curl up on the couch and watch a movie with Jimmy night.

How's Floyd/Layla this week: Enjoying the weather! Layla has had some run ins with another neighborhood cat who keeps coming over to our yard. Layla snarls and chases the other cat away :) It makes me nervous though...I don't want anyone getting hurt!

Pictures from this week:

Ceiling fans!!! Woohoo!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 4

Emotional: Not too is starting to become annoying...but I only have two weeks left! I also got lots of "I love yous" from the husband while he was in port

Physical: Ahh...non existent this past week! I had so much homework and then I went to NY for an extended Father's Day weekend. Plan on getting back at it this week

Communication: Good! Got to skype some more and have had a couple of emails since. We even had a beer together while and skype :)

What's something fun you did this week: I went home! Got to see my parents and went out to dinner with them and my brother. It's nice to go home every once in a while. I also got to spend the afternoon/evening with my Katie. We swam at her pool and went out for sushi. I hadn't seen her since my wedding. I miss being near my friends.

What are you looking forward to next week: Nothing in particular...just getting back into the swing of things after my weekend home. I'm realizing that I'm very much a homebody and don't like to be away from here unless I'm with Jimmy.

What made you happy this week: Talking to the husband and seeing all of my extended family at a bbq. Everyone is getting older and having's crazy!

What made you sad this week: Not losing a single pound after almost a month on the whole vegan thing and exercising.'s really upsetting. I'm probably going to make an appointment with my doctor.

What do you miss the most: When something funny happens and he's not here. I just want to tell him and
I have to settle for email...not the same.
How's Floyd and Layla this week: They both missed me! Being away from Mommy for 4 days is rough...especially for Layla...she's super clingy.

Pictures from this week: Nada...will try harder next time

Friday, June 11, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 3

Emotional: A bit of the ole up and downs. I think that was due to mostly lack of sleep.

Physical: I finally broke out of the nap in the afternoon/only 5 hours of sleep a night routine. It was killing me. I was so bogged down with work this week that I didn't get to exercise as much....BUT...I exercised twice today and ran a mile without feeling like I was going to that's a plus!

Communication: Well, after having problems with skype..Jimmy finally got ahold of me today. My initial anger kind of faded once I saw his goofy grin. We only skyped once last deployment so having it readily available this time around makes things easier/harder at the same time. It's so nice to see his face and the funny faces he makes, but at the same time it hurts too. I think I cope by the whole out of sight out of mind thing. Email is so not personal that it doesn't phase me too much, but seeing his face and hearing his voice reminds me that he's very far away from me and that I miss him a lot more than I pretend not to.

What's something fun you did this week: Heather and I went on a quest for good food. We went to this store called Stew Leonard's that has animatron puppets swinging from the ceiling (seriously, it looked like It's a Small World in there) and the aisles were like a maze...kind of like herding cows. It's quite the grocery experience and I plan on going back a few more times this deployment. We also went to Whole Foods (my fav) and spent a small fortune on stuff from there. They have a ton of vegan food there so it makes it easier for me to shop.

What are you looking forward to next week: Ceiling fans are getting installed on Tuesday! Oh, and I'm going home for Father's day weekend!

What made you happy this week: Talking to my husband and, sadly enough, watching the MTV Movie Awards. I found it to be quite funny, though I don't approve of the excessive swearing.

What made you sad this week: Finding out that I wasn't pregnant when my period was 3 days late. We were really hoping to get pregnant before deployment and have been trying for a little while. I was hoping it would happen sooner rather than later. Guess we'll have to wait til he comes home.

What do you miss the most: When we're randomly walking or sitting together and he drops a kiss on the part where my shoulder and neck meet. I like that

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Layla is a little miffed that I'm no longer allowing her to sleep on the bed. I put on the lighter duvet cover and realized just how much she sheds. It's gross. Floyd was happy he got to hear Daddy's voice today!

Pictures from this week: Since I can't figure out how to take a picture on skype (there is no button for mac users) I took a pic of the whole screen lol

Friday, June 4, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 2

Emotional: Good! I spent some time in the garden and got to see SATC2 with a good friend. I did get a little sad while watching Roswell (my favorite show growing up, Jimmy bought me the first two seasons) when a guy in a tux was dancing with a girl and it reminded me of dancing with my husband at our wedding. Other than that, I've been great!

Physical: Not as good as the other week. I've still been exercising but I've been so tired lately. I get up at 6, go to school, get home at 1, and crash...and I'm getting about 7 hours of sleep at night. I'm hoping my body is just adjusting to morning classes and I'm not coming down with something.

Communication: Much better! I've had a few emails this week and both of us are in good spirits. We're anxious for the first port call so we can skype together.

What's something fun you did this week: I went to a new breakfast place with Heather and we perused through the local nursery, each picking out different herbs so we could share.

What are you looking forward to next week: Hmmm...I don't have anything planned besides school. Maybe finishing my puzzle or finding someone to install my ceiling fans for less than $1,000.

What made you happy this week: Getting a 3.58 for the spring semester. I don't think I ever pulled that off as an undergrad. Oh, and starting summer school. I'm taking a class on King Arthur and another on developmental psychology. Both are interesting...and my psych professor is kinda hot in a nerdy way so that makes the class much better!

What made you sad this week: Getting a B in my testing class. I worked really hard on my testing project and thought I did a good job. Apparently she didn't.

What do you miss the most: Hearing my husband randomly breaking out into song.

How's Floyd and Layla this week: They are both enjoying the great outdoors! Layla got into a hissing match with a neighborhood cat who wandered into our yard. Layla won :)

Pictures from this week: Here are some pics from the plants around my house. We have a lot of roses and I planted a bunch of veggies (zucchini, lettuce, peppers, tomato, green beans, onions, and herbs)