Friday, August 27, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 14

Emotional: Pretty good...though I had a good cry when I watched a Navy wife on "What Not to Wear" get all made over and then greeted her husband on a pier after not seeing him for five months.

Physical: Not too bad. I took the 2 hour glucose test on base to see if I have diabetes. That sucked. It was like drinking kool-aid syrup. I also got some stuff to try to help with my breakouts. I got back to my doctor in a couple of weeks and I also meet with the dietician on base. On a good note I lost 2.5 lbs so maybe this is a sign things are going back to normal? I also took Heather to spin class and it was the first time I didn't want to die afterwards. Yay!

Communication: Well we said our goodbyes on Monday...and then I get a phone call last night from him because something broke so they're back in Bahrain til it gets fixed. I was able to skype with him for about an hour today. We're talking about how we can't wait til I can drag my behind out there to visit :)

What's something fun you did this week: I went with Heather and Sarah to the outlets to do a little shopping and then we drove back along Route 1 and had lunch at this cute little Thai place. We also went to a vintage clothing store and tried on crazy hats :)

What are you looking forward to next week: Halfway dinner is tomorrow night, which should be good., kind of. I'm excited to be busy but I know this semester is going to be tough so I need to sit down and organize when I'm doing what. I WILL NOT PROCRASTINATE!

What made you happy this week: Hearing my husband laugh at our dog while he watches him on skype....and see picture below.

What made you sad/mad this week: I watched the movie Brothers and it's just really upsetting (war, ptsd, etc)

What do you miss the most: Watching him walk through the door when he comes home from work. No matter how crappy of a day he had he always plays with Floyd for a minute and gives me a kiss.

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Sad because it rained for four days and they couldn't go out much. Floyd finally ventured outside today and I shaved him! Bath is next for both of them

Pictures from this week: I got this lovely bouquet from Jimmy yesterday. I told him I wanted flowers, so he sent them :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pics from Jimmy

So Jimmy sent me some pics over Skype today.

Justin doing laundry in the barracks...for free! Why? Because under the bad influence of my husband they pretended like they lived there so they wouldn't have to pay to wash their clothes.

Oh...hey look! My husband broke his toes again...cause he can't walk.

Custer's last stand....gross!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 13

Emotional: Better..we're still working on stuff but better. Everything else is fine.

Physical: I was busy with ombudsman training (no, I have no plans on being the next ombudsman, but will step up if no one else will do it) so the gym was put on the back burner. Had my follow up appointment at the doctor's and there is nothing wrong from a thyroid, hormonal standpoint. I suppose I should be happy but I still don't know what's going on. So she's sending me to meet with the nutritionist on base and I'm going to get my cholesterol tested and will be tested for diabetes on Monday. Fun.

Communication: Good! We got to skype...well ghetto skype yesterday when he pulled into Bahrain. He used one of the computers on base and the mic wasn't working well so I could hardly hear him. I plan on doing some more skyping tomorrow.

What's something fun you did this week: The lobster bake at the winery was a good time and while ombudsman training wasn't really fun, I got a lot of information.

What are you looking forward to next week: Hmmm...more skyping? I don't have anything planned for the week and it's my last week before school starts so I'm going to try to enjoy myself.

What made you happy this week: Seeing my husband's face :)

What made you sad/mad this week: My test results from the doctor and my older brother and his lifetime of baggage.

What do you miss the most: Talking face to face...literally...not on skype.

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Good! I thought Layla got sprayed by a skunk but thank god that wasn't the case. Floyd is doing well..he needs a bath and haircut though.

Pictures from this week: Pics of Heather, Sarah and I at the lobster bake on Sunday. My first time getting lobster (was ok, but messy!)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 12

Emotional: End one fight and start another. Seriously...deployment can end now so I can have a proper argument...and so I can smack him in person. Everything else emotionally is going fine.

Physical: Gym, gym and more gym. I have my follow up appointment with my doctor on Thursday. Hopefully she'll tell me something.

Communication: Well he got mad and decided to not email me for a week. I can play that game too.

What's something fun you did this week: Hmmm...I didn't do much. I think have dinner at Heather's was the highlight of my week. We had fan yapping and planning a port call visit.

What are you looking forward to next week: Lobster Bake at a winery on Sunday, my doctor's appointment, and ombudsman training (doing that for shits and giggles...thought I might learn a thing or two)

What made you happy this week: Getting my driveway was long overdue and now I don't have weeds growing in it and I can use a snowblower instead of shoveling in the winter!

What made you sad/mad this week: The husband

What do you miss the most: Nothing, I'm too pissed...ask me in a week.

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Happy that the weather is cooling down which means they can stay outside longer. Floyd is happy I cut the mats of hair out of his ears.

Pictures from this week: Finally got the driveway paved!!! The other two are of myself and my parents at Skipper's Dock restaurant in Stonington.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Picture Post!

Ugh...for some reason uploading pics to blogger on my computer does not work well. So they're kind of askew and out of order.

Alexis and I on the ski lift at Lake Compounce

Alexis in front of the entrance to Lake Compounce

What happens when you don't hide your food at the beach

The umbrella I bought...I like!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 11

Emotional: Ehh...could be better

Physical: I only went to Zumba on Monday and skipped the gym the rest of the week because I had Alexis with me. I paid for it today when I went back to the gym, ow!

Communication: Email fighting...good times. What would normally take a few hours or so to discuss turns into days/weeks when he's not here.

What's something fun you did this week: Alexis and I went to an amusement park called Lake Compounce and we had a great time! The waterpark was pretty awesome and they had a roller coaster that is built into the mountain so you can't see it. We also went to the Drive In, which I had not done in years. I love getting two movies for the price of one!

What are you looking forward to next week: Not having a class to worry about and just doing whatever I want for the next three weeks

What made you happy this week: Spending time discussing boat stuff with some Alex ladies last night. We're trying to come up with ideas for everyone to do and we filled up about two months worth o stuff.

What made you sad/mad this week: Realizing that tweens don't have manners. While I had a good time with Alexis she has a bit of an attitude and her manners are rather atrocious. Good thing she's not my kid.

What do you miss the most: Nothing cause I'm pissed at him right now. Oh, wait, I miss his face so I can smack it. :)

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Having a better week with Floyd. I looked into dog training classes but they're when I have school so that's a no go for now. Layla is Layla.

Pictures from this week: None cause this stupid thing won't upload them...grrr.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 10!

Emotional: Hmmm..Ok I think. Besides the dog driving me up the wall.

Physical: Still exercising like a fiend...still only lost .8. It's taken me 5 weeks to lose 4 lbs. I went Monday and the doctor took 6 vials of my blood to test me for a whole bunch of stuff though she thinks something is wrong with my thyroid. We'll see what's up when I go for my follow up appointment.

Communication: Still not so awesome...I get one every four days or so. I decided to put myself on his schedule because I get tired of emailing all the time without getting one.

What's something fun you did this week: I'm trying to remember what I did last week. I went on the Essex steam train Friday night with Heather and Sarah. We had dinner and watched a murder mystery unfold. The murderer decided to sit with us for most of the train ride to my dismay because she was in character and talked like a valley girl the whole time. I wanted to punch her by the end of the night.

What are you looking forward to next week: I have my cousin's 12 year old daughter with me until Thursday. We went to the beach today and are going to the amusement park tomorrow. I'm ready to ride some fast rides.

What made you happy this week: Seeing my family for my mom's birthday in NH

What made you sad/mad this week: Seeing my family in NH. SO MUCH FUCKING DRAMA. Ugh, I ended up giving my 17 year old cousin a ride home 40 minutes away because her dad was yelling at her in front of everyone, which in turn lead to a fight between my mother and I (she doesn't realize when she's yelling at people and she started in on Brittany, I told her to tone it down, she told me to shut the fuck up, then I shoved her out of my face...apparently people think that swearing at me is a good and effective form of communication, funnily enough my parents were the ones who taught me not to do that, i think she had a few too many)

What do you miss the most: My husband...because when I'm angry with my mother I have no one to talk to about that since she's usually the person I talk to. I suppose I could chat with my dad but I really don't want to drag him into it.

How's Floyd and Layla this week: I almost left Floyd on the side of the road when he shit in the car on the way to the kennel. I emailed Jimmy and told him he will be taking Floyd to obedience school right when he gets home.

Pictures from this week: Here is a pic from the dinner train...the crazy chick with the side pony is the murderer