Its 74 degrees outside right now. 74 beautiful, sunny degrees. I actually sweated for the first time in months as I sat in the truck during my lunch break. Tonight calls for thunder showers, which we need. But for now its 74 and sunny!
Our countdown towards Gabe's R&R is speeding right along. I've been good during this deployment, not gluing myself to the TV or computer in search of news. I've avoided public conversations. I have learned over time that while their concern for our soldiers... my son... is genuine, most people don't like to hear about the war and it is too painful to watch that disinterested look wash over their faces after their initial inquiry into his well being. At home Gabe is a constant topic, but my fears and concerns are dealt with in private. I look forward to this brief reprieve.
I am already dreading the moment when I must let go so that he can complete his mission. I cling to the thought that with each passing day spent over there he is one day closer to home.
Dickidoo is putting in a lot of over time to buy me a new vehicle. Till then I am driving my left handed truck. Did you know that he makes more in one weekend than I do all week? Why am I even working?
Oh yeah, because I'm a shopaholic and I hate having to beg for money to buy stuff I want but don't need.
Like truffles. I think it's truffle time again. Oh yeah, it is definitely truffle time again.