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|
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.