So the past few days I have been keeping busy. I try to schedule myself time out with friends, or fun for my kids so that I don't have to be at home and think about the fact that my hubby is gone. My housework does suffer, but I would rather live in a messy house, then be home.... lonely and crying. I have to say, I love the military spouses that I am friends with. When someone's hubs leave, they totally gather round and start taking care of you. Whether it be dinner, a night out, or just relaxing at someone's house, it all makes the time go by and gets my mind off the fact that I won't see my husband for months. The other night, my 4 year old starting crying for Daddy, and she told me "But I need him, cause he reads the best books!" It near about broke my heart. She really doesn't get the concept of time yet, so it is hard for her to understand just how long it will be til she sees Daddy again. I try to explain, but her little mind just doesn't grasp it. It is so hard for her. I try to think ahead though, to the great feeling she is going to have when he comes home. That will be worth it.
My oldest is the opposite. She sees that Dad is gone, and she tries to break every rule that he usually enforces. She seems to think that since he isn't here his rules don't apply. I hate having to punish her, because I know it makes her mad and more willful, but respect doesn't end just because someone deploys. You know?
I realized today that I am blessed to have my husband in the branch of the military that he is in. I usually get to Skype with him every day, and he calls me a couple of times a week. Another friend of mine, whose hubs is in the Navy, gets ONE Skype video call the entire time he is gone. Sometimes weeks go by without her hearing a word from him! I don't know whether I could handle that!
Well off to bed, more things to do tomorrow.
Thought it might be fun to share a little about me, so I am lifting this idea from Tara @Life of a Newly Wife.
A - Age: 37
B - Bed size: Queen
C - Chore you hate: Cleaning the carpets
D - Dog's name: No dogs, but we do have cats.
E - Essential start your day item: hugs from my baby girls, and hubby when he is here.
F - Favorite color: greens and browns
G - Gold or Silver or Platinum: white gold
H - Height: 5'5''
I - Interesting fact about yourself: I don't like pictures of faces in magazines. I always feel like they are staring at me. Weird, I know.
J - Jewelry you wear everyday: wedding ring and some star shaped earring my little one gave me.
K - Kids: 2: ages 4 and 15.
L - Living arrangements: Live in Base Housing, and I am blessed with a great house.
M - Mom's name: Dodie
N- Nicknames: My hubby calls me Baby. My parents called me Pumpkin. My Mimi calls me by my first and middle names.
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: nada
P - Pet Peeve: Dishonesty, two-faced people and backstabbers.
Q - Quote: To the world you are noone, but to someone you are the world.
R - Right handed or left handed: Righty
S - Siblings: 1 younger brother
T - Time you wake up: 5 am on weekdays to get my daughter up for school, then back to bed til 9 or 10.
U- Underwear: love me some boy shorts. gotta have full coverage
V - Vegetable you dislike: spinach, brussel sprouts.
W - Ways you run late: my kids!!!!
X - X-rays you've had: too many to name
Y - Yummy food you make: Chili Rice, Cheese and Potato Pie, Cheeseburger and Fries Casserole, Bacon Crackle Corn Bake.
Z - Zoo favorite: giraffes and emus.