Sunday, April 25, 2010

Deployment-One month review

It has been a month since M has left. The first few weeks just flew by. Between work, school, the birth of my friends baby and my mom's visit to town I barely had time to think about M being gone.

This past week however I hit a wall. Dropping my mom off at the airport unleashed a flood of emotions that I had been holding in for the past month. I sobbed hysterically saying goodbye to my mom and then during the entire car ride home. I wish I could say that that feeling passed but Tuesday was even worse. I could barely drag myself out of bed to go to work and then when I did go to work all I wanted to do was go home. Then as I was driving home from work, the last thing I felt like doing was going home to an empty house again. It was awful. It didn't help any that M and I have barely talked. The phone lines where he was at were screwed up and they had to get new ones installed so that took awhile. But they are fixed now and we have been able to talk!

Any way, enough about the sad stuff. There have been a lot of positives to come out of this deployment so far. I have lost 10 pounds, paid off a few credit cards and finished up school and I am enjoying my free time by reading for fun again!!

I also am very thankful for my amazing friends. They keep me busy which helps to pass the time. This weekend especially was a crazy one. Two of my girlfriends and I went out last night for a nice dinner and some drinks. One martini at the restaraunt turned into 3, which turned into going to some new martini bar in town where we ordered a 32oz beer. This led to us going to some club downtown and getting insanely drunk. I rarely drink so this was something new to me! Us girls had a blast. WE literally spent the night just hanging out in a booth and talking. It was so much fun. The bad thing about fun drunken nights are the morning after. This morning I was really feeling it. My 26 year old body can't handle drinking the way I used to in my college days.

My friend and I dragged ourselves to go get some lunch today to make us feel better. WE then went to go see the Back UP Plan. I loved it. It was hilarious!! Def go see it and I swear your husbands will like it to.

Now I am home enjoying my last night with my little rescued puppy. Tomorrow morning I am taking him to the airport and I have to say I am preparing myself to cry. I think it's going to be tough to see him go!!

Hope you all had a great weekend!


  1. Deployments are rough, but it seems like you are keeping yourself busy which helps. I was just thinking that I needed a night of going out like that, it can definitely make you feel better!

  2. I'm glad you had such a great weekend, it is nice to have friends like that to just let loose with! :)

  3. I cant believe its been a month since he left- I know it has gone by slower for u but its still time passing by and he will be back before you know it! Sounds like you have balanced the tears with fun and I hope the fun takes over more for you soon! Congrats on losing 10lbs thats amazing! I hope you keep getting phone calls : )

  4. 10 go girl! What's the secret?! I'd love to know! I hope you and M are able to keep the phone calls always helps when you can hear their voice! Good luck with the puppy, I'm sure you will miss him!

  5. Wow, Katie! I can't believe it's been a month... I'm glad you've stayed so busy, though! Friends are amazing, ya know? Enjoy the puppy tonight.. and I'll keep you in my prayers!

    P.S. I love the picture updates you did! :) They made me smile!

  6. Sorry things have been rough, but I'm glad that you had a great weekend. Sounds like it was a lot of fun, even if it was a little TOO much fun. HAHA! :-) And good for you with losing 10 lbs...that's awesome! Just keep taking care of yourself girlie!

  7. Wow 10 lbs sounds awesome! But I'm sure all the stress that lead to that weight loss was not so fun. I really hope the coming month has more ups in it than downs for you.

  8. 10 pounds? I'm so jealous! What are you doing differently? I'm so glad you're handling deployment well. It will be over before you know it!