Wednesday, April 30, 2008

...and a wake up

We're at X days and a wake up! Single digits baby, dang that feels good!

No more "out out" and as long as the Army and Iraqi weather cooperate... (here's hoping for the best)

I can. not. wait. He's almost home!! He's so excited. The last few days have been adorable, to say the least. I don't know if it's because he's finally allowing himself to be excited, or if it's because the realization that us seeing each other is a reality and is sinking in, but the man has been QUITE affectionate these past few days. :) I'm enjoying every single second of it.

Our IM conversations are peppered with random outbursts of "omg I MISS YOU SO MUCH!!"
Every time we talk he tells me how many days it is and talks about how he wants to surprise me or what he wants to do while he's home. He is constantly reminding me how excited and impatient he is for the day to get here. I wouldn't go so far as to say he's more excited than I am, but I think it's different in that I've been allowing myself to be excited about this for quite some time now... and he's finally allowing himself the pleasure with only a few days left... to say that it's catching up with him is an understatement. I'm loving it!

There is still a long list of things I need to get done and things I need to buy before he's here. I wrote out my grocery list the other day and I actually have his soap written on there :) it's good to see that again. Today I'm going shopping for some new clothes since I've lost weight and most of my shorts and jeans are quite baggy in the waist and crotch area.... I suppose it's not a bad problem to have, and I love shopping so I'm not going to complain about it :). We'll go shopping together again when he gets here so that he can get some things "as long as I don't have to wear this uniform" I believe were his words. That along with getting the car washed, cleaning, more cleaning, laundry, a new shower curtain, getting ahead on some stuff at work, etc... I'll have more than enough to keep me busy until the day arrives!

It's so close I can almost feel it!! There are no words to describe this feeling - none... I even used the online thesaurus but nothing seems to do it justice. I'm a little nervous again, last night I woke up at 3am and couldn't get back to sleep, my mind just won't stop generating best and worst case scenarios, but I'm a firm believer that everything works out so I'm sure it will.

In the words of Sgt: "this is going to be the LONGEST WEEK OF MY LIFE!"

couldn't have said it better myself darlin'!

7 comments:

LT Nixon

KJ,

Skies have been clear in Baghdad the last day.

tootie

Congrats!!

trying

Its so nice when you get to start shopping for them again! its the little things in life.

enjoy shopping... i wish i had that problem!

KJ

Lt. Nixon - Thanks for the info!! Thats definitely good news :)

SidLovely

Hey! I found your blog through other blogs and I thought I would say hello. I'm a Navy girlfriend, and I'm a month and a half into our first deployment together.

I'm SO happy that you are ending your journey. I can't imagine what it feels like!! Enjoy every second of it, and I hope time passes quickly.

SidLovely

So I know I am writing you again, but I'm really glad that I found your blog. It's so good to know that there are other girlfriends out there. One person (who's graduating in a few days) from my school had a boyfriend in the army, but otherwise my friends can't relate.

I was reading back through your blog earlier today (avoiding homework). I can't believe how strong you are, a full year?!? You are superwoman. My boy is only deployed for seven months. And so this is only a period of leave, not the final homecoming? Either way, I hope you really enjoy it.

I hope that we can keep in touch, you seem really cool. Exactly like the kind of person I would click with.

Jrzy Army Wife

that's so awesome. I totally know how excited you are.. Enjoy your days and have a great time