Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Holding down the fort

Well, for those of you who don't know yet, K left early early (read: 4am) on Saturday morning for training.  He's safe and sound at his training location--just bored considering the lack of internet and cable TV.  I think he'll be okay, though!
It's been a productive two and a half days since he left: Meshka is much calmer now that he's not here....I wonder why? haha

K will be deploying to his designated country sometime in the next month.  We appreciate your prayers for his safety and my sanity during these next seven odd months.

I hate to leave this so short, but I need to run to work and get Meshka to the groomers---all the random snow we've been having has resulted in  a muddy dog that I really don't feel like bathing myself!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Romantic Weekend, Lovely Reminders

K and I are becoming quite the Bed & Breakfast snobs.  We visited our second B&B this past Friday night as a last getaway before K leaves this Friday.  This time we ventured to the Atwood House Bed and Breakfast in Lincoln, NE and we loved it!  It was definately different than the first one we visited on our wedding night, but still just as wonderful.
We felt like royalty from the king sized bed and leather couches to the gourmet breakfast and ornate decor.  It was quite an experience.  K and I have always been a fan of hot tubs, so we were very excited to have one that was in our suite--I think I may know where our next tax return will be going.

What was interesting to me was how surreal it was being there with him.  We've known about this deployment since the end of October (read: a week after our wedding), but now that it's almost here, it's like it's not happening, as though I will wake up on Saturday morning and he'll be there beside me just like he is every morning.
Being with him this weekend, away from home (special thanks to my parents for watching our fur child for us) reminded me how blessed I am with each moment we have together.  It was wonderful to just be together--we really didnt' do anything too exciting by adventurous standards, other than go to a spa and get a couples' massage (do it! so fun!), but our time together was a time to be cherished.

I was reading the paper the other day, and a man had submitted an editorial that talked about cherishing your spouse.  What an appropriate time for that to be published.  Sometimes, in the rush of our days and weeks, we forget how important our spouses are to us, what they do for us, sometimes even the romance that drew us to them in the first place.
With K leaving, that meant all the more to me, which helped me to hold to our wonderful weekend to get me through these next 7 months.

So, true to what I've been trying to do, here is my challenge to you  today: Cherish your spouse.  Take notice of the little things that they do for you, whether that is making a little extra coffee so you can have a cup, folding the laundry without being asked, giving you a hug after a long day.  Remember those moments because life is too short to take loved ones for granted.
I am so blessed to have an amazing husband, and while I am not particularly looking forward to the end of this week, I know that we will learn and grow so much from this experience.  and for that, I embrace it.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I'm Back!

Apologies for the lack of posting recently.  Between being sick, working a bunch and a naughty puppy (and a broken computer that may or may not have been caused by my fur baby) I have been quite behind on posting.
This will be a short post, but I promise that shortly I will be back into posting mode and back to the normal blogging me :)