I might be looking forward to this day more than our own wedding day. That may be sad but I think it's true. I love that boy more than I did then and perhaps that's why or maybe it's just the fact I haven't seen him in almost 7 months. I can't explain the excitement that is inside of me but my military spouse cohorts who have walked this road before me, you know what I'm talking about!
Ella has a list of things to do once daddy gets home and it ain't a short one! I wish I had a fraction of a penny for every time I've heard "I miss daddy" over the last 7 months and I'd probably be able to wipe out the US budget deficit! No lie!
I have my own list as I'm sure you could have guessed.
Phillip made a comment the other day that he wishes he could have bottled his experiences in order to pull them out one by one for us to discuss, laugh about, etc. I replied that I wished the same for my experiences as well. I think the first one I'd pull out would be from Sunday...Mondays are garbage days so since Ella was consumed in some PBS Super Why and Josie was chowing on some Gerber puffs I decided to run down to the basement and grab the recycle containers and garbage cans. As I rounded the corner of the house I was confused why there was a black water hose stretched across more than half my driveway and just as I nearly stepped on the thing I clued in that it wasn't a hose at all it was huge "mongoyed" black snake! I don't do spiders, camel crickets, or house centipedes let alone SNAKES! I ran to the neighbor's house to get help and this help turned into a more than hour affair of NO ONE wanting to rid this world of the snake now practically laying at my front door! I called P in Iraq as if he could assist me through the phone, but for some reason I feel the need to tell the boy everything and it makes me feel better regardless. So the long and short of it is the snake "moved on." How poor Ella managed to not see the thing peering in our living room windows that run all the way to the floor is beyond me, but thank goodness she didn't. So, yeah, I'm ready for P to be home and deal with all the things that creep and slither around here!
In the meantime, we're still giddy!