December 12, 2011

One day at a Time

Deployment has started and the reality of it has hit. With the trip to labor and delivery the other night and stupid Army wife drama it's more then every showing that he isn't home to keep me sane. I'm doing what everyone says to do.... STAY BUSY..
with no kids here yet to chase around or tend to I have had to figure things out to stay busy. So here is my attempt to stay busy the past few days..

Sent out a ton of care packages: This one is his New Years one, included is a bottle of sparkling apple cider, plastic champagne flutes, confetti, horns, 2012 hats (more like tiara's), awesome 2012 glasses and glow necklaces)

     Bought us a Semi New (used) 1000 Watt Microwave (our previous one was 700 watt) 

Finished the last page of ultrasound photos in the scrapbook( just waiting for him to get here now to do anything else)

Hung a shelf in the bathroom 

Got the dogs to sleep on the floor and not our bed (this was BIG  since the bed is so lonely now)

Organized the linen closet (before) 
After!!! (thanks Pinterest for the ideas)
Last night we had a blizzard warning, we got 6 1/2 inches of snow... If you don't shovel on post you get a ticket....
So today I shoveled the snow.. 28 weeks pregnant, bad back and all.. my best attempt!
& Today I also got flowers from my husband for our anniversary that was 12/8.. So sweet
So that's my attempt to stay busy... Sadly that was only 2 days of "busy work"... It's been 4 days since I've spoken to my husband. The longest we have gone without contact.. I wish I could say staying busy makes the days go by and I'm sure it does.. I just don't notice it.

Advice to anyone going through a deployment.. Have goals (already ready), challenges (again already ready for deployment), meet with friends often.. (Especially if it's crappy weather, find friends close by.. being "snowed in" because of road conditions on one of your bad days is NOT IDEAL... (which is why I stayed in PJ's ALL day in the dark, crying watching every emotional military youtube clip possible, trying to get my tears to just dry out).. that doesn't work by the way.. they won't dry out.. during deployment they seem to be never ending..

I know this day will end, and another one will soon begin. But that's just what you have to do when dealing with deployment. Take it one day at a time, don't look back.. Just live in the now and make the best of it! Every bad day will end and a good one will come.


  1. The snow from last night was ridiculous.. We had early release for our squadron today. But apparently if you live on base it doesn't apply to you.. Just one more rule that doesn't make sense in the military. Those care packages are so cute. My significant other told ne not to send him anything but food and pictures. I wouldn't have the time to put something together as creative as you; with working and being pregnant, and being so exhausted. By the time I get home from work I'm ready to go to bed.. It's definitely dark enough outside. You give me so much strength with your will and determination.

  2. With my husband gone I've learned the importance of staying busy too! If I sit around too much it gets too sad!

  3. You get a TICKET if you don't shovel the snow on post... while PREGNANT?! That is the most absurd thing I've ever heard!


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