Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Home Alone

Sean is in the field for who knows how many days. I'm hoping he'll be back by the weekend, but I don't know that for sure.

I already miss him and I just saw him a few hours ago.

I have to admit that sometimes I wonder how I am going to deal when he deploys. I know that I CAN deal with it. I just wonder how hard it's going to be since I miss him so quickly when he is just in the field for a few days.

At least I have Boomer to keep me company. Although he's been a bit incessant with ball squeaking tonight. I have the feeling I'm going to have to hide the ball soon.

I've been so busy this week that I've had absolutley no time for blogging. Since Sean is gone I thought tonight would be a good night to update. Actually today he told me that it makes him feel sad some nights when I'm on the computer for a long time or on the phone. I do see his point. Since we both work now I only see him for about five hours before we go to bed. However, I also feel like that's a little unfair because I obviously can't blog or check websites like MySpace when I'm at work and I also can't talk on the phone to my friends or family until I get home. I guess that's something we'll have to talk about more in depth.

Work is going very well. I feel like I'm getting into the hang of things now and really understanding my duties and performing them well. Of course there are new things to learn everyday, but I think I've got the basics down well.

Tomorrow I'm actually getting off work early because I have a pre-overseas screening at the hospital tomorrow. It's not until 2:30 and knowing our hospital I could be there for a long time, so we just agreed that I wouldn't come back to work after that. I'm going to take the time after the hospital to go get some new ACUs for Sean and also get some things sewn up for him.

Well, I need to go do some running this evening. I hope the gym has cleared out a bit. It was packed when I drove by earlier and I hate fighting for a treadmill or elliptical.


Caitlin said...

I remember when Rob would go into the field (he was also infantry) for weeks I'd be so annoyed and frustrated. In terms of deployments, it just sort of happens. I never knew how I did it...I just...did it. I think that's what most people feel about it. You don't have a choice, you just do it because you couldn't imagine doing anything else. I'm sure you'll do fine when it comes around :) I hope you're doing well with the job and everything!

d.a.r. said...

Ack, the field. With my husband's last job, he was in the field incessantly. I don't think I saw him the month of October...Thank the Lord for staff positions, he is home all of the time now! I promise, it will come in phases. I used to think "how on earth will I got two weeks/a whole month/6 months??" But, you just kind of do it. Like you, I am nervous about how I will survive a deployment if I miss him when he has to work on the weekends, etc. but I think we will surprise ourselves :)

Glad work is going well!

Caitlin said...

Hehe the couch probably isn't that great for $40...but I will definitely share pictures of it and the apartment. :)

SidLovely said...

Agreed with every one. This is my boyfriend's first deployment. I'm used to distance, but I never knew how I would get through a whole deployment. It's already been two just go through it. It's just what it is, so don't worry about that.

I'm glad that you like your new job, and sounds like things are great :)