Sunday, November 21, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 26

Emotional: Great! I had acupuncture on Friday and that cleared my head a little. It's hard planning a trip with two other people and I think all will be well once we get on the's just the planning and people being anxious, etc.

Physical: Feeling good....waiting for the dreaded monthly friend.

Communication: Not much since Diego Garcia...he's been busy running work up stuff for ORSE so I'm cutting him some slack

What's something fun you did this week: Went out to dinner @ Azu with Sam and Amanda and met a new girl to Groton, Alyssa. I also went back home to NY yesterday for Collin's 1st birthday! I can't believe how quickly a year has gone by.

What are you looking forward to next week: Oh you know, the usual, getting on a plane, seeing the Parthenon and Acropolis, among other things ;)

What made you happy this week: Seeing my friends' kids back home and marveling at how much they've grown. The twins are a year 1/2 and are starting to talk and Collin is so big :) I can't wait to add to the bunch

What made you sad/mad this week: My test in my research class. It took us the entire 2 1/2 hour class period to finish and I still didn't really finish it...I left one question blank because I didn't have time to figure it out. Why would you give a test in a class where your sole purpose is to develop a research study, implement it, and write a huge paper on it. POINTLESS!

What do you miss the most: It makes me sad that he misses out on stuff like Collin's first birthday...I know he would have liked to go

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Sam and Joe took care of Floyd while I was gone this weekend and they took him for a nice, long walk so I'm sure he loved that. Layla managed to cut her ear somehow so I had to clean it and put some blood clotting stuff on it. My poor baby :(

Pictures from this week: Nada

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 25

Emotional: Pretty good! Despite a few problems with school I managed to end the week on a happy note :)

Physical: Still doing the dvd...haven't gotten sick yet either and don't plan on it! I think my face finally decided to stop breaking out all the time too.

Communication: The husband was on some island in the middle of nowhere for a few days. We got to talk quite a bit. I felt bad that the first time he calls I'm crying over crap at school, but in true Jimmy fashion he makes me feel better immediately.

What's something fun you did this week: So much shopping! I feel the need to buy lots of new clothes before I go on's a problem.

What are you looking forward to next week: I'm going to NY next weekend for my best friend's son, Collin's first birthday! I can't believe a year went by already.

What made you happy this week: Talking to my husband. He always knows what to say to make me feel better. We kind of mapped out a one year plan too (mostly i did, because I'm crazy like that and need to plan ahead)

What made you sad/mad this week: School. The powers that be tried to tell me I couldn't take this course I need next semester because I have to take another class before it. Well, neither one of my advisors told me nor is it stated on my planned program of study. After begging and pleading I got them to override it. I hate how nothing is made clear over there.

What do you miss the most: I'm looking forward to breathing again; to not feel like I'm constantly on edge or wound up. So yes, breathing, can't wait.

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Floyd keeps dropping his bone in the magazine rack and can't get it back out. He does this at least once a day. I'm about ready to throw the bone out.

Pictures from this week: Woke up to this on Monday.........ARGH!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Deployment Recap- Week 24

Emotional: Happy for the most part. My education professor is seriously making me want to slit my wrists and not become a teacher. I keep reminding myself that I only have to see her three more times.

Physical: I've been tracking what I eat and doing my dvd every other day (to minimize soreness). Hopefully I'll lost a little weight before I go see Jimmy.

Communication: I got a surprise skype call on Halloween! Though we didn't get to talk much because the connection was bad (we typed). We planned out all of our trips and we're very excited to see each other soon.

What's something fun you did this week: I had a few friends over for Halloween and we had dinner, wine, candy, scary movies and watched the trick o treaters come in packs to the door. It was a fun night.

What are you looking forward to next week: My husband re-enlisted while they are still in tax free territory. I'm waiting for that huge deposit to show up in our checking account :)

What made you happy this week: Talking to my husband and shopping for my upcoming trip!

What made you sad/mad this week: My professor. I never thought I'd meet someone so liberal that even I can't stand her. If you don't see things from her perspective then you are wrong. She makes me feel like a child and I've decided to just play along with her game and tell her everything she wants to hear. I'm tired of dealing with her.

What do you miss the most: I'd like to just go on a normal date again. Dinner and a movie. Or a nice date would be better...getting dressed up and going to a nice restaurant and splitting a bottle of wine. Soon....very soon.

How's Floyd and Layla this week: Floyd managed to break his run again but he came back again....he got a bath and good boy treats for not making mommy sad.

Pictures from this week: Uneventful week...sorry!