Today I rushed to Barnes and Nobles to pick up this..
I love Jodi Picoult's books. For those of you who have never read her she wrote My Sister's Keeper which was then turned into a movie with Cameron Diaz. Last year I read that she was working on a book about someone with asperger's syndrome. Today that book was finally released. As many of you know I am a behavioral therapist and work with kiddo's along the autism spectrum.I am looking forward to how she portrays the someone with asperger's in her novel. In the reviews I read some people complained about the way she portray's the family members of this child so I can't wait to read this and form my own opinion. Tonight I am taking a break from work and school tonight to just lay on the couch and start reading this book!!
On another note, I hate the days leading up to a deployment. We both know that are days together are limited and even though that makes us sad, in a way we are ready for M to leave. M has been walking around the house the last few days in a zone. After literally talking to him for ten minutes yesterday without any acknowledgment I became upset. M snapped out of his trance, apologized and explained that he had so much to do before he left that half his mind was already gone and the other half was figuring out everything he needed to do before he leaves. I can understand that for sure. I switch between being sad and commenting on the amount of days left together, to crying about him leaving, to just getting irritated about anything and everything he says and does.Some days I just want to snap and tell him to leave already. I know that sounds awful but sometimes the days leading up to the deployment are harder. You have this constant rush of ever changing emotions and as much as you want to push away the thought of him leaving, it's in the back of your mind at every minute. I am fortunate however that he will only be gone a few months
Two things I am really looking forward to when M leaves is
1. Sleeping in our bed..by myself!!! This may seem odd, especially since I hate sleeping alone and have a hard time falling asleep but after sharing a bed with a hubby and two 70+ labs I am excited to only have to share it with the dogs for awhile. With M home, the dogs sleep on my side of the bed, leaving me smushed up against them and M, while M has the whole other half to himself. Talk about back pain
2. I can't wait to watch tv until I fall asleep. While M was deployed the last time I fell asleep by watching movies. I love laying in bed with the tv on. Nothing can put me to sleep more. However, M hates falling asleep with the tv on so we never watch tv in bed.
So as silly as those two things sounds I figure it's better to look at the positive's of this upcoming deployment rather than the negatives.
After all, I'm an army wife. I can handle anything