Saturday, October 30, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 23

Emotional: I was fine until I watched Tuck Everlasting last night. I don't know why I pick movies that I know will make me cry. I think I need the emotional release every once in a while.

Physical: Started my dvd workout from hell again. I predict that I won't be able to walk in a few days from being so sore. Haven't been sick at all...which isn't unusual. I can't remember the last time I had a cold and I haven't have the flu since I was ten or so.

Communication: I love how I mention plans revolving around music and I get a response right away...hmm. He has New Year's off this year again so we're going to try to catch a concert. The only problem is the band he really wants to see plays in NYC, and the cheapest hotel room is 300/night. Soooo...we might take the commuter rail back to New Haven and stay there for the night. Or...we could go to Burlington to see another band we like. I'd prefer Burlington but I'm trying to give him a New Year's he wants since he gave me a low-key one last year. Decisions, decisions.

What's something fun you did this week: Um..nothing really. I did get to watch the Vampire Diaries on the night it actually airs because my professor canceled my class! Yay! Amanda, Sarah, and Heather are coming over tomorrow night to eat dinner/candy, watch scary movies, and hand out candy to the lil ones.

What are you looking forward to next week: November! This will be a happy month :)

What made you happy this week: Booking my plane tickets to go see my husband. No turning back now!

What made you sad/mad this week: Not necessarily mad, but confused at my husband's train of thought. We're going to see his family in CA and more family in WA in January during stand down. I had it all priced out and the flights are really cheap...$700 for both of us to fly to Oakland, Oakland to Seattle, and Seattle back here. He emailed me saying how he wants to visit his family in Antioch (do a bunch of stuff in San Fran), go visit his Grandma for two days a few hours north, then DRIVE the whole way to Tacoma, stopping overnight in Portland. All in 8-9 days. I laughed. There is no way we could spend enough time with people and do that. Plus renting a car and driving JANUARY...through the's not safe nor cost effective. I had to squash that idea. Maybe some other time when the weather is nicer.

What do you miss the most: I miss kissing. Real kissing. I told him I want to make out for an hour when I see him. :)

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Floyd has decided to start hiding/sleeping under the bed again. I thought we broke him of this habit a long time ago. I guess not. He growls at me when I try to move him.

Pictures from this week: Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 22

Emotional: Not bad... this week went by really quickly so I'm not sure I had time to evaluate my emotional state.

Physical: I've been walking the dog until my mole thing completely heals then it's back to Jillian Michaels' crazy workout

Communication: Finally got a few emails. Apparently there has been a problem with sailor mail. He's been very sweet and lovey-dovey with me. I think he misses home

What's something fun you did this week: I got together with Sarah and Amanda @ Amanda's house and we had dinner, chatted, and drank wine. It was nice to have a low-key girls' night

What are you looking forward to next week: Halloween!

What made you happy this week: Getting emails from my husband.

What made you sad/mad this week: Being stuck in the middle of drama that I didn't create, yet am damned if I do/damned if I don't. My husband really just needs to come home so I can be around some testosterone. My schedule for next semester is going to be a little weird as well...those jerks decided to start night classes later...thanks guys!

What do you miss the most: Everything

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Layla has been a pain and doesn't want to come in at night, causing me to go out and look for her. Floyd is Floyd.

Pictures from this week: Nada

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 21

Emotional: Eh...I've been better. I kind of feel like I don't want to do much other than hibernate and watch movies.

Physical: I was doing well but the mole I had removed on my back has made it hard to do exercise. You don't realize how much you move your back until you have a huge hole that is trying to scab over. Gross

Communication: Non-existent. It sucks.

What's something fun you did this week: My Aunt Karen came down to visit for a few days. I took her to the ocean, Mystic, and Mohegan Sun. It was nice to have some company for a little while.

What are you looking forward to next week: up more halloween decorations?

What made you happy this week: Playing with my new camera. It was an expensive purchase but it's really cool and I wanted a nice one for when we have kids.

What made you sad/mad this week: Well I had a mole removed and it was on my it's taking a while to I guess that made me mad? Oh...and the complete lack of communication

What do you miss the most: Right now I'd really like an email...just something saying hey, we're busy, but I still love you.

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Floyd broke his run outside but managed to only go to the neighbor's and came right back when I called him! Yay! Layla had three ticks on her neck the other night...gross!

Pictures from this week: Taken with my new camera down at Harkness Park!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 20!!

Emotional: Doing better now that I've talked to my husband for a while while he was in port. I was mad at first (mostly because the boat pulled in early and he tried calling me while I was at the renn fair, even though I emailed him to say I was going to be gone for the day) but I felt better after we talked for a while and he, after some persuading, agreed that it would be good to come out and visit him. So now I have something to look forward to before homecoming :)

Physical: I've been trying to stay on target with WW and just started Jillian Michaels' 30 day shred to give me an added kick in the butt before I go see my husband

Communication: Good :) He had a hotel room so we were able to skype when he got done with work and right before he left for work. He was really good about trying to call me.

What's something fun you did this week: I went to a pizza place with Heather at the casino yesterday and had my makeup done at the bare essentials store. I found the perfect shade of pin-up red lipstick to wear when Jimmy comes home :)

What are you looking forward to next week: My aunt is coming for a few days, and I should be able to start my research study.

What made you happy this week: Talking to my husband...he makes me laugh :)

What made you sad/mad this week: Nothing really...I think my vertigo has been acting up lately. I've been feeling puky without throwing up...usually a sign of vertigo for me so I'll have to make sure I don't make any quick head movements for a while.

What do you miss the most: I know this might be tmi but I'm seriously concerned about having sex for the first time in over 6 yeah, i miss sex on a semi-regular basis.

How's Floyd and Layla this week: After a bunch of rain it's finally been nice enough to let Floyd out on his run. Layla ripped a mouse in half and started eating it in front of me. Under normal circumstances I would have stopped her but those evil things live in my shed and destroy stuff so I want them all dead :)

Pictures from this week: This is only the beginning of my halloween decor!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 19

Emotional: Well it started off ok then kind of went down the crapper by the end of the week. School is starting to stress me out as well as the ever changing boat schedule.

Physical: I have no idea. I had a really awesome stomach ache the entire ride home from MA yesterday

Communication: Email has been lacking. We didn't get to skype until last night because he had duty on Saturday and I had already made plans for yesterday. I refuse to cancel my plans because the boat pulls in early. Not my problem.

What's something fun you did this week: I went to Oktoberfest down at Ocean Beach. We got to sample all sorts of beer and judged a chowder contest. I also went to King Richard's Fair yesterday with Sarah. We rented costumes, watched a tournament, got my fortune told, and ate some food. It was pretty awesome.

What are you looking forward to next week: I think my aunt is coming down on Sunday to spend a few days here. I'm also looking forward to paying off Jimmy's car.

What made you happy this week: The fair...and The Vampire Diaries...that makes me happy every week.

What made you sad/mad this week: Boat schedule (x2), missing class because the rain was so bad I couldn't see while driving, poor communication, etc.

What do you miss the most: I don't know. I'm so used to being alone now.

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Floyd and I attempted to have a heart to hear this weekend. Layla tore a chipmunk in half and left it out for sweet.

Pictures from this week: This was all I could upload