Archive for October, 2008

We are spared another lonely night.

The man of the house has finally returned. After more than a month of playing the lonely military wife, I have a break and I’m so glad. Benji has been more than willing to relinquish his spot as Acting-Man-of-the-House and I have been more than willing to relinquish the other side of the bed.

We spend a fair amount of time apart as a military family, but for some reason you don’t ever really get used to it. Yes, you learn to deal with it, comparatively. But accept it and form a normal life around it? I don’t think that ever happens. Granted, I haven’t been separated longer than four months at a time, it’s possible that a longer separation would create some kind of normalcy within the situation.

I’ve tried pin-pointing what makes the separation so hard, so that I can better prepare for the next one; and yet, each separation is so different in its own right that the challenges change each time. For now, we are just happy to have Daddy back and we will enjoy him while he’s here, however long that may be.

“I’m so glad when Daddy comes home! Glad as I can be!”

Here’s to the Dark

*Sigh* Another day of rain. The rainy days here seem never-ending sometimes. I’ve decided this is the place the Cullen’s need to move to (if you haven’t read Twilight you need to remove yourself from the rock you’ve been hiding under and head to the bookstore). Our sunny days are few and far between, it’s stays nice (well, nice if you’re a vampire) and overcast.

One of the things I loved about Germany when I got here was the window shades. Silly, I know, but I was desperately clinging to the little things to make the transition bearable. We have these huge roll-down shades that block out all light. So, for a napper like myself, every afternoon I could make my room dark as night and enjoy a peaceful rest. I now look at my shades and long for sunny days just so I can use them!

I’ve been told as winter progresses that it will only get darker and more overcast. I am right now looking at a calendar thinking it can’t possibly be the beginning of Oct. I’m in for a long, dark winter. Anyone have the Cullen’s phone number? Maybe I could invite them to join me.