Saturday, February 4

Mrs. Wookie...militarily single...

It was this week. My alarm screeched to life at 4:30am. I pop up my head from drooling on my pillow, turn off the alarm, and let gravity take my head back down...and somehow avoiding the slobber that had found a new home. Then I panic...what if I fall back asleep?

10 minutes later...his alarm screeches to life. I scoot over to the middle of the bed and wrap my arm his back while he reaches to shut off the alarm. I hunker in for a fumbling hug, mixed with tiredness and the reality that this warm body next to me will be leaving in an hour.

Now the birds are gone. The maintenance team. The command. All gone.

It's surreal having the house to myself. The holyshitthey'reactuallygone reaction hasn't set in.

What's on the agenda? Well there's the grocery store to hit up for soy milk, butter, cereal, and produce. There's the meal plan to write up since I'll be eating solo for a chunk of time. There's the house to clean. There's my office to straighten up. And there may be some thrifting thrown in as I need more food storage but don't want to buy Tupperware - plus Goodwill usually has old school Corningware for pennies on the dollar.

And depending on the weather and wind of today, there may need to be hammock time.


  1. I hope that the hammock time is restful and gives you some extra strength for the time ahead. Best wishes!

  2. Sounds like you've got plenty to keep you busy these next few days. Thinking of you :)

  3. Well, you have my number if you need it. Available at all times of day, as you know.

  4. You got this chick! It sounds tacky.. but we are all in this together. :)

  5. Holy crap. I didn't know this was happening. I have been, and will continue to pray for Wook and you every day. I love you!

  6. The first little while they're gone is definitely surreal. I'm not looking forward to going through that part again when Sampson heads over the horizon in [a length of time that is too short for my liking]. You'll hit your stride, though, especially with hammock time and the judicious application of medicinal evening cocktails. ;-) Just let me know, and I'll be more than happy to raise a glass "with" you across the time zones!

  7. Aww I'm so sorry. Deployments suck. I hope it goes quickly.