29 June, 2010


I honestly can't believe how well I'm doing. Maybe something is wrong with me? Or maybe I cried so much when he left and the day after that I'm done for a while? I know there are still going to be the "omg I miss him so incredibly much" moments, but dang! Today has been awesome. {It almost feels wrong to enjoy myself...}

I got up and Skyped with my bestie for a bit. Seriously, she's amazing. She makes me eat breakfast...lol! She also motivates me to do laundry and other household chores that need to be done. Thanks, Melissa!!

After Skyping, I got dressed and headed to Mrs. C's house. I picked her up and brought her back here after picking up some lunch at good 'ole McD's (pronounced Mickey Dees in my mind). We had a great time! After lunch and watching What Not to Wear (hee hee), we ran to the PX for some nails and hooks for some picture-hanging fun. We got a lot accomplished and had a pretty darn good time doing it! We decided that women have a knack for hanging pictures. =) And many thanks to my hubby who conveniently wrote measurements for the hooks on the back of the pictures. Gotta love that guy! I'd so forgotten that he did that. Anyway, we had a great time. Usually, we only hang out with our hubbies around so it was nice to have some girl-only time. {I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be feeling this way in a few months, but oh well.}

I also decided today that I'm a little on the crazy side. Before Joe left, I thought it would be weird to hang out with Mrs. C and her hubby. You know, the whole third wheel thing. So, I tried to find other semi-single Army wives to hang out with. As much as I like them, I think that that mentality was just ridiculous given the good time I had with Mrs. C and her hubby [and his friend] last night. Especially because I have way more in common with Mrs. C than any of the women I've met in the last week. I think God is kind of laughing at me for that one. Last night after my first reading in Faith Deployed, I prayed that I would meet good Christian women. Well, let's think, Sarah....you've already met one! *smacks forehead with palm* I really think I need help sometimes, lol!

Now, I'm going to make a paper chain. Thanks to Mrs. GI Joe for giving me the idea! {Hope you don't mind if I share it!} The idea is to make a link for every day/week he's gone. At the end of the day/week, you cut the link, and write on it why you missed him that day. So, you see the progress you're making and you can give it to him as a present when he returns home! Isn't that a great idea? I think so. =)

Thanks so much for your sweet comments yesterday. =) They really encourage me and keep me going. Keep praying for me, Joe and Papa. We all need it. I haven't heard from Joe today. =( I suppose I should get used to that... Papa is doing ok, considering. The doctors are going to try to shrink the tumor and aneurysm by giving him steroids. {Not sure how that's gonna work, but whatever.} The steroids could either make it better or worse. If it works, they'll send him home and have him come back on Monday to use a coil (???) to remove the aneurysm. As of right now, I guess it's just a waiting game. Mom still sounds positive, so that really helps me. 

I also need to download some positive and encouraging ("More music, KLOVE!" Sorry, it just popped in my head...) music to listen to. Any suggestions?



{Amanda} said...

The paper chain is such a cute idea! I'm not sure if it would help me or just make his absence more obvious... Let me know how it works for you!

Hang in there, girl! You're not alone! ♥

Chelle said...

I've noticed the more I pray for something the longer it's been in my life waiting for me to take notice. I don't think there is anything wrong with finding a groove when they deploy and enjoying. It's not like when they leave they sit around crying and not functioning that we're gone. Although it would be interesting how the military would function if all their men did.

I hope the time goes fast for you and in the mean time, the friends you make will only lift you up not bring you down.

Elizabeth and Patrick said...

Is KLOVE christian music? I don't know too many bands, but I love Shawn McDonald (he is from seattle) and mercy me and casting crowns .. other than that oh and sarah kelly ... Glad you're doing better .. And glad your pops is okay!!

annoyed army wife said...

I think sometimes you just run out of tears. You used 'em all up, and now your body needs to get back to living. It happens to me from time to time. I love the paper chain idea - I'm stealing it, too. :) You and your family will be in my thoughts.

JG said...

I'm sure you'll continue to surprise yourself at how well you are doing. Don't feel guilty for being happy. After the weeks of dread and expecting the worst, I think you'll find that you will do better than you thought you would, and that's a good thing.

I love that idea about the paper chain. I can't wait to see pictures of it as it grows :)

Jenn said...

Just know you have lots of people praying for you and Joe! :) Prayers of protection for Joe and prayers of peace for you! And just continue to look for God's provision in all of the little things. For me, that's the greatest inspiration that I've found when things get me down. I love the chain idea...and a good way for you to be able to share your time apart when you are together again!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

That paper chain idea sounds fabulous!

Definitely praying for Joe and Papa. I'm so sorry to hear about his health but its good to be positive!

Anonymous said...

Hang in there girl!