Monday, May 5, 2008

SWEATIN' IT (finally!)

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.



glensfork4 said...

Sorry about your left handed vehicle for the moment...I had a car that didn't go in reverse once (rolling eyes).....hehe.

Tried the Tiramisu it, but vanilla is still my favorite. Ya' know come to think of it...I don't think I have ever had hazelnut (sorry if I knocked you out of your chair LOL)

19 more days....YEAH!!!


cmarlow480 said...

So... Instead of wasting money on a new car.... why not fix the tranny I think it was in the " GO CART"? Sorta economical money wise :X

Just a suggestion

--- Christopher

princesssaurora said...

I am so happy Gabe is almost home... I never glaze over like that.... why do people do that.  I should know though... people do that with my health... I just say 'fine' or 'okay' because they don't want to know.

be well,

sdoscher458 said...

Way to go for hubby...he knows how much you miss your truck. I do keep Gabe in my thoughts & prayers each day, glad that he will be home to you soon. We are almost in total summer down here...I'm not looking forward to the humidity..but since my hubby is a lizard I can't live anyplace, Sandi

deshelestraci said...

Truffles for sure!  I think the thing about this war that gets me the most is hearing about guys going over 5 and 6 times.  I just wish it was through.  I know we are going to be there a very long time though.  Prayers for Gabe and a big hug for you.

chat2missie said...

I haven't had Truffles in a long time.  Think I might have to buy some today.  I bet you're so excited for Gabe to return home.  Take lots of pictures!!

shininggoober said...

I don't comment often, but I always read and I'm looking forward to photos of the HOMECOMING!