Sunday, September 26, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 18

Emotional: Doing pretty well. I had an ok week at school and then got to see my family and friends this weekend.

Physical: Well I was doing fine until I went home. I now have this painful red rash on my face that doesn't feel like going away.

Communication: Well he apparently typed up an email and forgot to send it so I hadn't received one in a while...then I was gone all weekend so I haven't replied.

What's something fun you did this week: I went home! I got to see Victoria, Mike and baby Collin who has gotten so big! He's almost walking now and he laughs a lot. I also had lunch with my friend Eric and his new girlfriend. She seems perfect for him and I'm super happy he finally found someone.

What are you looking forward to next week: Hopefully going to a renaissance fair on Sunday...oh, and getting my hair cut...and October 1st is bonus time :) YAY money!

What made you happy this week: Seeing family and friends...and the lovely weather!

What made you sad/mad this week: Our mortgage is going up because taxes went up and our mortgage company apparently didn't cushion our escrow account enough. I don't understand any of it and I should probably call them.

What do you miss the most: Some help raking the damn leaves!

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Floyd is still at the kennel...I'm giving myself an extra night of quiet so I can get homework done. Layla was happy when I walked through the door.

Pictures from this week: Yep...none.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 17

Emotional: I've been feeling pretty zen thanks to my visit with Christine the acupuncturist on Tuesday. Not a whole lot has been bothering me (for once).

Physical: Good! I weighed myself the other day and I'm down another pound so as long as the scale keeps going in that direction, I'll be happy. I meet with my trainer again on Monday. She taught spin class this week and she's a lot tougher than the normal instructor. No pain, no gain, I suppose.

Communication: Good! We've been emailing and he's missing home/me apparently a lot more than last deployment. I try to keep his spirits up and tell him how September will be over before we know it and *hopefully* I'll be able to fly out to see him soon-ish.

What's something fun you did this week: Acupuncture! It's really pretty awesome and I'm going again next week. I also went apple picking with Heather (see below).

What are you looking forward to next week: Going home next weekend! I get to see my friends and hopefully some hot air balloons. I will also be the proud own of a $100 internet/cable/phone bill starting on Monday because I've decided to get rid of cable. Now that I have netflix and I can watch whatever I want on the Wii, I can't justify spending the extra money on channels that I don't watch.

What made you happy this week: Nothing in particular. I've just had a good week in general.

What made you sad/mad this week: Finding out that Jimmy's uncle died from cancer. He was only in his 50s and I was fortunate enough to meet him at our wedding. He was a very warm person. My heart hurts for my husband because he can't be with his family right now.

What do you miss the most: I'd settle for a hug right about now.

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Floyd ate one of my puzzle pieces so I'm mad at him right now. Layla has been eating any houseflies that come inside :)

Pictures from this week: Apple picking at Holmberg's Orchard! We also did the wine tasting (yum).

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 16

~Happy 61st Birthday Dad!~

Emotional: Ehhh...I was spoiled talking to my husband almost every day for a couple of weeks. Now that he's back out to sea I miss it. BUT...fall is here...which means cold weather...which means he's coming home soon-ish :)

Physical: Well, according to my lab report I don't have diabetes and my cholesterol levels are stellar. I'm an apparent model of health. So yeah, I'm done with the doctors. I'm just going to keep sticking to what I'm doing and hope I keep losing instead of gaining. I'm thinking about trying acupuncture next.

Communication: We said our goodbyes earlier this week and I sent my first email out yesterday. Not sure what they're doing but I'm pretty sure they're busy.

What's something fun you did this week: I went to Chili's last night for happy hour with Heather and wandered through Border's. I picked up a book on the port I'm supposed to be visiting. Fingers crosses that the date/place doesn't change! Today we had a boat garage sale. I donated all of my leftover crap from the last garage sale I did. OH...and my mouse traps in the shed work! Killed my first mouse last night...HA!

What are you looking forward to next week: Getting my projects started for school...and t.v. shows coming back!

What made you happy this week: Getting my research study approved so quickly. I honestly am not the most creative/original to get this approved ahead of time is pretty awesome considering most of my classmates don't have a clue as to what they'd like to do.

What made you sad/mad this week: Saying goodbye to my husband. Traffic...I really effing hate traffic.

What do you miss the most: The feeling that you're married. I know this sounds awful, but my husband agrees that it's hard to feel like you're and "us" when you haven't been around the person in such a long time.

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Enjoying the cooler temperatures!

Pictures from this week: I really need to find something to take a picture of.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 15

Emotional: Not bad. I got a really nice letter in the mail that Jimmy sent before he left last time he was in Bahrain. It was really sweet and romantic and totally out of nowhere :)

Physical: YAY...lost 3.6 pounds this past week! I don't know what I'm doing differently but something is finally working. I've cut my gym days from 4 to 2 and am keeping track of calories instead of points for my upcoming meeting with a dietician. So cross your fingers that this keeps going so I can look super sexy when I go visit Jimmy.

Communication: Skype, skype and more skype. It's really weird being able to talk to him this often. As long as this doesn't change homecoming or when I'm going out to see him (so far that isn't a problem) I'm a happy camper.

What's something fun you did this week: Halfway dinner was nice. Jimmy's video message to me was hilarious and his mustache was in full force. It was nice catching up with everyone. I also went back to school this week and I have a very busy semester ahead of me. I'm so grateful I don't have to work.

What are you looking forward to next week: Um...hmm...more skyping? I don't have much going on other than school. Oh, my parents are coming up for the night.

What made you happy this week: Seeing my friends from school. We're all a bunch of nerds and we get along well.

What made you sad/mad this week: I'm realizing that people cause me serious anxiety, so I'm learning to say "fuck it" and washing my hands of the whole thing. Oh, and Hurricane Earl was the lamest rainstorm I've ever dealt with. I was so excited for some crazy rain/winds. LAME.

What do you miss the most: Waking up to him curled up next to me. Normally, I hate this because I don't like being touched while I'm sleeping...but I'm at the point where I would welcome it.

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Floyd got a shave and a bath so he doesn't smell like ass anymore. Layla needs to stop shedding everywhere.

Pictures from this week:'s been a boring week.