Saturday, July 23, 2011

Day 119--When DH's Away...His Girls will Play

Dear Deployment,

DH and I have had this cyclical issue since day 1 of our marriage.  We have argued over this topic more than any other.  It's been a thorn in my side and a pain for him to listen to.
What is this horrid thing?

Meet the table
Among many of my arguements is the fact it doesn't match any of our home decor.  Now, I'm no Martha Stewart when it comes to decorating, but the fact that everything else in our house is black wood, this light oak table just seemed out of place
One of these things is not like the others....one of these things just doesn't belong....
You learn it as a toddler, so I don't know why DH put up such a fuss when I suggested getting a new table.

His counter-arguement?  "We don't need a new table.  We never have anyone over for dinner"
Yes, that's because we only have two chairs.  Therefore, we'll have people over for dinner if we go buy a new table.

But while he was home, I lost that arguement.

However, with him away, I may or may not have been sneaky and managed to get rid of said table and get this lovely gem off of Craigslist:

Isn't it lovely? (minus my mess on top, I promise I'm not sloppy).  Ah, matching furniture...it's the little things in life.  DH just found out yesterday, but he realized there was nothing he could do about it, so he just sighed.  Yay! I win!

Also adding to the conundrum of DH's being gone, similar to the dishes issue or the laundry issue, is the grocery shopping issue.  Now, mind you I only go about once a month, but holy cow

Two hundred dollars later....I need to learn to eat Ramen more.

Oh, and I found the best free entertainment ever for puppy.  Ice cubes.  Here are some pictures of here playing with an ice cube (I'll have to record a video next time)


And with that, I will leave you with a video of my sister playing Guesstures, just so you can get some laughs.  She is entirely awesome.


video

I love my life. I love my family. I love my husband.
and I love our new table.

Sincerely,
The Faithful Wife

Friday, July 22, 2011

Day 118--Holy lack of productivity, Batman!

Dear Deployment,

I must admit my infatuation with this fabulous discovery has made my ability to post and focus on things I should probably work on go to poo.  However, they were much needed distractions, as these last few weeks have been challenging but wonderful all in one.

I made two care packages for DH in the last 3 weeks.  The first one had my very first attempt at cake in a jar.  I think it turned out pretty well:

DH said it kept decently well, so I'll have to keep playing until I perfect it.  No need for him to go cake-less for three more months.  I was pretty excited.

I also put together a boudoir album for him.  I never thought I'd be one to do those kinds of pictures, but it was such a great experience and DH loves them.  Definately worth it and definately a confidence booster.

Because let's be honest, women never have self esteem issues....

And if you were paying attention, you would notice that I put a special little note of time in my cake references.....yes, we are down to only three more months!  Where does the time go?  It was March yesterday?!

Okay, puppy is whining to go out.  She's driving me crazy.  If anyone wants an adorable Belgian Tervuren puppy you can have her....I'll just want her back when it's time to snuggle.

Sincerely,
The Faithful Wife

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Day 103--Time Consuming Discoveries

Dear Deployment,

I can't promise that I'll be writing frequently as of last night.  I made a fabulous discovery.


DH and I became addicted to the first two seasons before he left for his deployment, but Netflix didn't have the additional seasons available.  How disappointing.
However, while perusing my various choices for late night entertainment last night, I discovered that Season 3 was finally available.

I've wached 3 episodes in the last day....and plan to watch 3 more tonight.
Lord help me, but it is oh so good.  I'm such a history nerd (although it's not accurate in all respects, but it's fun to watch).

While I'm on the subject, I must encourage anyone who is a fan of similar shows to watch this gem:

Trust me.  You'll love it.

I also did a naughty naughty thing last night.  I ordered HBO without telling DH.  I just had to watch this show that everyone keeps talking about
You may never hear from me again.  I might be glued to my television set for the next, oh, eternity.

Sincerely,
The Faithful Wife

Monday, July 4, 2011

Day 100--A Reason to Celebrate

Dear Deployment,

I find it ironic that our day 100 is actually the 4th of July.  Of all days to hit that big three digit mark, it's the celebration of all that DH spends his life defending.

I must admit though that this last week has been particularly difficult.  I've been rather absent due to personal illness (apparently I managed to contract an infection of my lymph nodes that swelled my right jaw and ear...awesome) and a rather severe instance of my dog contracting giardia.
I came home on Thursday to an apartment covered in sweet puppy's not so sweet poo and her looking super miserable.  Thankfully we caught it early and only had to spend a small fortune to save her.
She is on four prescriptions.  FOUR!
I don't think I've ever been on that many medications simultaneously EVER.

Goodness she's high maintenance.
but darn it she's cute.

Up until this morning, I hadn't been able to talk to DH since the 24th of June.  It stunk.  and honestly, I was mad.
I realize it's not his fault when he can't call or be online, but there are days when I wish that he could just be at my beck and call and just be there for me right when I need him.

But I guess that's part of this too: learning how to manage without having them here all the time.

It is definately past my bedtime (remember? I'm actually five years old, so my bedtime is like, 8pm) so I need to get my not so tiny hiney into my nice big cold bed.
but I'll update soon, because there is so many reasons I am blessed and so many things I am learning.

My heart is bursting to share them all with you.

Sincerely,
The Faithful Wife