My family has arrived! You know the scene in A christmas vacation where their relatives ring the doorbell and the Griswalds all stop what they are doing and slowly answer the door. That's how I feel!
Not really, I truly love my family and was so excited for them to visit but as family tends to do some things truly get on my nerves.
Take for example the fact that I have 2 80 pound labs of my own in a 2 bedrm apt. The apartment community I live in is small and very strict and 2 dogs are all thats allowed. Well my brother bought along his 80 pound lab. Who barks at everything and who he doesn't take care of. The first night she had me up three time. Three and did I mention that sunday's are the only day I don't work and can sleep in. Not this past sunday. I was beyond irritated. And my house looks like a tornado! I can't even walk anywhere without all there stuff being around
But that's only two minor things I can endure until they leave on Sunday. So far the visit has been going well. We've enjoyed laying by the pool and my parents are able to keep themselves entertained when I'm at work. I did decide to take Thursday and Friday off of this week so I can spend more time with them so I now only have two more days of work. I am so excited. I def need a mini vacation and I want to be able to spend some time with my family before they go back home
One of the hardest parts of being an army wife is being away from your family. Everything continues to go on at home and I'm always the last to know. I miss out on every family get together, wedding shower, my cousins' bachelorette party and so forth. The day my parent's arrived in town we also received word that my Grandpa had been taken to the hospital. Thankfully only for his gall bladder and he had surgery yesterday and is doing better today but it still really hit me that when something happens I am so far away. And with M being gone sometimes my feelings of loneliness are intensely magnified
So I am beyond grateful that my family has come to visit me and keep me company. After they leave hopefully there are only 4 short weeks left until M comes home!!
As for the rest of my parent's visit I am going to take them to Wilmington so we can lay out on the beach and I am also going to take them to Ft Fischer where we can tour the ship the USS North Carolina. So it's going to be a fun few days at the beach!
Now if only they would stop feeding me. I am slowly gaining back all the weight I have lost! AHH