Ah, the New Year! The feeling that anything is possible… that is until you realize that the alarm clock still goes off at the same time every morning and the kids are still… well… yeah.
We were home about 48 hours from leave before Jason left for JRTC. This is the first time we’ve been apart for a unit-wide training since… jeeze, NTC back in Lord-knows-when? After 13 years with him, all the trainings start to run together in my brain. So, I kind of wallowed my first two days, and I thought I’d make up for that by attempting to explain myself and our recent weeks via GIF’s. Bear with me. 😉
So we spent three weeks in Colorado over Christmas Break, and it was exactly what the doctor ordered. From the minute I walk through the doors in my parents’ house, I go from a 31 year-old, restrained mother of four to:
So we rounded out our last week there, said goodbye to all my friends, packed up, and that last night I spent there, looking up at those gorgeous stars, I’m all…
So then we come home to oodles of snow, which is common in Upstate New York. We knew we only had a day or so before Jason left for JRTC, but then they told us he wasn’t leaving for four more days, and I’m all: After all, there’s 2 feet of snow on the patio, and the battery is dead in the snow-blower, and the wave-runners need to be moved, and there’s no groceries in the house so I could use a wee bit of back-up for a few days…
So then he leaves at 4:30 a.m., and I kind of felt defeated for a bit. Sure, it’s only a month, but with only 3 or so months before deployment, losing this month feels like I got punched in the stomach. It’s not cool to lose 1/3 of the time I have left with him. Needless to say:
So that’s the last few weeks in GIF form. Just for fun, we’ll throw these in for the JRTC journals, which should last about a month. Now, however, I guess I should go write. You know, like use actual words and such.
Let’s see what this month brings.