My favorite author, Emily Giffin has a new book coming out on May 11th!
For those of you that have never read her books before I highly reccomend them. Her previous books include Something Borrowed which is now being made into a movie starring Kate Hudson, Something Blue, Baby Proof and Love the One your With. I have anxiously been awaiting the release of her newest book and today entered a chance to win a signed advanced copy of the book! I am keeping my fingers crossed that I win!
Anyway, I hope you all had a great easter. I work up early and headed to church by myself. It was hard being away from my hubby and family during Easter but I went over to a friend's house after mass and spent the day laying in the sun so at least I wasn't all alone.
I am enjoying being out of school! I have more free time to read and find myself coming home looking forward to picking up my book and relaxing. It has been two weeks since M left and the time is actually flying by.
Today I went to the Post Office to send M some packages. Can I just say how much I hate the post office. When I stopped at the Post Office last week to pick up the large flat rate boxes I forgot to pick up the custom slips to fill out before hand. So today I arrived thinking I would be in and out within 5 minutes. Wrong. First I filled out the wrong form, so after waiting in line with 2 boxes each weighing 12 pounds I was told I needed to fill out a different form. So off I go to try and fill out the correct form. Well they changed their custom forms since the last time we went through a deployment and I couldn't figure out how to fill out M's mailing address correctly on the form since there is no state or anything like that to enter. M's mail get's sent to him differently than it did during his previous deployment. So I asked someone at the desk for help, of course they couldn't tell me either so I just filled out the address and mailed it. This all took me over a half an hour. The things we do for love. I'm just praying that M get's these packages!
Sunday is our two year wedding anniversary and I wish I could say I sent M something romantic. I did not. His anniversary gift is some books, magazines, cookies and tuna packets. Nothing says I love you more than tuna! I did make sure to enclose a nice romantic card telling him all the reason's I love him. I know this may sound harsh that I didn't send my hubby an anniversary gift but to be honest I didn't know what to send. As I've mentioned previously I have made M every cute little momento a guy could ask for. I've made him picture calendars, photo albums, blankets, and so forth. I thought of sending him date night in a box with our favorite movie Up and lots of popcorn and our favorite movie candies. But since M is sharing a small room with 8 other guys I decided not to embarrass him by sending him that. Plus we are trying to save as much money as possible to pay off debt and take a cruise to the Bahama's this August so I guess that will be our anniversary present to each other. I also told him not to send me anything. I would rather go on a romantic getaway with my babe than receive something in the mail.
What have you all done for your spouses when they are deployed? Isn't it hard to think of creative gifts to send?
Hope you are all having a good week. Sorry for the random post today. Oh and don't forget to nominate a soldier for the Jim Bean Contest!