14 July, 2010

When Your Hubby is Deployed...

I found this at Boots in the Doorway, who I think borrowed it from someone else. I figured that since I liked it so much, I'd share it with you! (read: I'm being kind of a lazy blogger, but I really did enjoy this!)

1. You cook something one night and the leftovers are still there in the morning

2. You know how to fill out a "customs form"

3. You only shave your legs when you think someone might see them

4. You get excited about "unknown" phone numbers calling you

5. You've exhausted every idea you could ever have about what to put in a box.

6. Your fridge resembles a liquor store and you suddenly find yourself accumulating wine by the case load

7. You walk outside to get the mail and immediately run back in to get your cellphone

8. Your idea of "cooking" is microwaving a lean cuisine

9. You enjoy weekdays more than weekends because you don't like watching other families

10. You lose all concept of time and/or day of the week, all you know is "x-ish" number of days until he's home

11. You go to the bathroom, in the middle of the night, with the lights out, and the toilet seat is still down.

12. You feel like you're "married" to one or more of your friends

13. You see a couple kissing in the supermarket and immediately run to the tools section to find a sledgehammer...

14. You find yourself standing eerily close to strange men on the street just because they're wearing cologne..and you haven't smelled cologne in a looong time.

15. You put a bag of trash on the porch and it's still there 3 weeks later

16. You know when the best time to go to the post office is

17. Your two major purchases each week are kleenexes and wine

18. You check your email every 15 minutes

19. You know what a "freedom 'stache" is...and secretly hate them.

20. You make friends with a bunch of strangers on the internet just because you're all going through the same thing ;)

{Added by Boots in the Doorway:}

21. When listening to the radio you can change the channel quickly when you hear the first notes of certain songs that you KNOW will make you cry

22.You save messages he has left on the answering machine just to hear his voice at a later time

23.You think its funny when civilians complain about their husbands being gone for 3 days

24. You don't have to do laundry for 2 weeks- and that's with kids

{I would add:}

25. You love to go on post because seeing guys in ACU's (or other uniform) gives you a weird sense of comfort.

26. You sleep with your phone and computer because you just never know when he'll call or be online.

27. You avoid watching the news because it makes you more paranoid.

28. You get upset when you find out he called another family member and didn't/couldn't call you.

29. You leave his clothes lying around the house because it makes you feel like he's still there.

30. You turn "guy shows" on TV and end up ignoring the TV as if he were there watching it. =)



Amanda said...

what a great list!!!

Anonymous said...

Number 14 made me LOL. Toward the end of C's deployment, I almost sexually assaulted a guy in the supermarket who was wearing an *amazing* cologne.

Everyday Gourmet said...

Love the list! I would agree with 29 of them. I have had 2 glasses of wine since my husband left in April. So scared that something might happen and I will need to take one of the kids somewhere...

Amanda said...

My favorite is # 13!!!

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

Oh this is so sweet and sad!

Mrs. Ma'am said...

All of these are SOOOOO true! I'm not a wine drinker, but if I was, yikes!

Sarah Ruth said...

I'm gonna share this list too. It's SO TRUE!!!