Sunday, February 13, 2011

I Love Love (Happy Valentine's Day!)

Happy Valentine's Day!  This isn't the first Valentine's Day I've spent away from my husband, and probably not the last.

In all honesty though, I'm not that torn up about it. Though it's always fun to give and get presents and maybe go out on a date, we recognize the commercialism that goes alone with the holiday.  Plus, I think it's way more romantic to give and get gifts and go out on a date on say, a random Wednesday night.  This day just holds too much pressure.   

I can hardly believe last Monday we moved our little paper boat to the last row of weeks for this deployment.  It's not quite over, but I realize we're almost there.  My mind has begun to swirl with anxious thoughts and worry.  I wonder, "What will it be like when he's here again? How are the kids going to deal?"

I've also been slightly nauseous for the last few weeks, and I  wonder if it's a side effect of the emotions I've been dealing with.  Oddly enough, the emotions I feel resemble the beginning of deployment with the unstable moods and feeling like I could cry at the drop of a hat.  I have too much on my plate and I need to prioritize what's important and what I can let go of. 

So here's my checklist for homecoming, bear with me!
1)Order homecoming shirts and banners
2)Make homecoming signs
3)Spruce up our bedroom so it doesn't look like it does now--the kid's toy box. 
4)Clean out the dresser drawers and cupboards I've taken over that used to be his.
5)Make more room in the bathroom (boo).
6)Buy and wrap his homecoming gift
7)Take his car to be cleaned/detailed as second homecoming gift
8)Beautify myself (hair cut, color, waxing, manicure, the whole nine yards)

That ought to be keep me busy for a while.  I can't wait to be together again!

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