May 7, 2010

Friday Randomness

According to facebook and fellow milblogs, today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. I wish I could send you all a gift card for a massage and a coffee from my favorite local place (seriously, way better than Starbucks!) but since I can't, accept my well wishes and my deepest appreciation. My sanity has survived the last six months, I honestly believe, because God led me to all of YOU. Without your advice, examples and support, I would have been a chicken with my head cut off. So, kudos to you!!
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SoldierMan gets home sometime today. Not sure when, exactly. He is getting to the airport several hours early because A) he has to check out of the hotel anyway and B) he's trying to catch an earlier flight on standby. We're ready to have him home! In the meantime I will be packing like a fiend around here. (Although, I think fiends would more likely un-pack and strew things about than pack them up....) But anyway, I really need to get on that.
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Thanks everyone for you sweet comments the last couple of days. I'm a pretty lucky gal. And yeah, I think I've got pretty awesome parents, too.

Being able to live here with them, while at times makes me want to pull my hair out ;), has really been a blessing. I know not everyone has as friendly a relationship with their parents - not just good, but friendly - and I know I'm very, very lucky that they are my parents. Ever since we were kids we've known that they were special people who we wanted to be just like. My mom with her Coke-addiction (like 4 cans a day! :)), old movie obsession and incredibly sweet, compassionate heart, and my dad with his drive (and crazy driving!), passion (as someone once said, "I've met a lot of people who were excited about something, but I've never met someone [other than my dad] who was excited about everything!") and gamer history that has turned into a heritage - all of these things I love and cherish about them. Leaving them and my brother and sister is one of the hardest things I've ever done. But, they are being wonderful, supportive, even enthusiastic for me. My mom, who is technologically-challenged to the Nth degree, has already asked that we set her up with Skype so we can talk and see each other wherever we go. :)
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In not-so-perky news, I was talking with Sister's Boyfriend last night about his upcoming D-word (yeah, you know what I mean). And somehow talking to him about it made it very real. He hasn't been deployed since they've been together, and he's scheduled for a long one - like longer than a year. And I realized that this was probably the last time I would see him for a LONG time. Made me very sad. He's already a member of the family, really. I already miss him.
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Wow, this has turned into a really soppy post. So, to end on something completely different...

I have to confess, I've been jonesing for some South Park the last couple of days. Yes, this good Baptist girl likes the occasional South Park. Specifically, the episode entitled, "Margaritaville." It's my all-time favorite. There's not a clip on youtube I can share with you, but seriously, go to southparkstudios.com and check it out. You won't be sorry. :)
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UPDATE: Thank the Lord for divine appointments. So, this afternoon I am packing and taping up boxes. And the stupid fricking tape gun that broke the first time I used it (cheap Scotch plastic piece of crap...but it's all they had....) ran out of tape after 5 boxes. Yeah. So I'm really frustrated and OVER this whole "packing my own stuff" thing, so I go to the store and get tape and a couple of other things I need. On the way back, I decide I want a coffee treat. And I almost go to my favorite (above) coffee place, but then I decide I'm also hungry, and Panera Bread is on the way, so I'll just stop there. And because I did, I ran into a great friend I hadn't seen in something like a year. She didn't even know we were moving, that's how long it had been. And I'm SO glad for the chance to connect with one (probably) last time. And it totally fixed my mood. God knows just what we need, when we need it.
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Well, ladies, that's my entry for today. Now to pack and prepare for the POD to be delivered tomorrow. Talk to you soon!

7 comments:

  1. Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day to you too :)

    (I found you through the bloghop and never said anything - sorry!)

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  2. Eek! Lots of D-words being thrown around right now. =( Not fun. But, I TOTALLY know how you feel about South Park!! I like the occasional episode too...and I was raised a good 'ole Baptist girl. =) {My grandparents would be mortified if they knew I attended a Church of God in Augusta..}

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  3. Happy MSA Day to you! Pretty soon you are going to be just four hours away from me! Ha ha :) Thank heavens for little smiles from God like seeing an old friend! I'm excited you're getting your man back soon!

    ♥ Mrs. S.

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  4. Happy MSA Day to you!!! :) Your parents sounds like such wonderful people :)

    I am so happy that Soldier Man is close to being back with you! :)

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  5. Double thumbs up. Your parents do sound wonderful and it is awesome when you're blessed with a close, loving, supportive family (mine is the same and I couldn't do this without them).

    Good luck with the boxes - it's no fun and not a great way (though a fitting one nonetheless!) to celebrate milspouse appreciation day!

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  6. That's awesome that you ran into a friend! Have a great weekend with soldierman and I hope you get tons of packing done!

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