Well my writing/running/cooking streak came to an abrupt end when I woke up Thursday with a terrible headache/migraine. This also sidelined my run, and when this happens a dark cloud likes to hang over my head…such is Midwestern life in the winter, at least for this runner.
Knowing I wasn’t feeling myself, my hubby brought me THESE beauties to cheer me up.
See, he is leaving (now has left) for the better part of the next 3 weeks which leaves me in charge of not only my job, but managing my kids, the house, the kids activities and my sanity. No easy feat, let me tell ya…I’ve done it a million times before, but sadly it never gets easier. Maybe because he really is my best friend, through and through, so being apart from him leaves me feeling low. I don’t need someone in my life to make me happy, don’t get me wrong…but the select few humans I’ve chosen to keep near are a part of me-people I WANT in my life. My people…so now that my #1 person is far away, well, let’s just say I saw him off at 4:30 a.m. and several tears were shed.
Also, every time I see him off, I am reminded back to a time when I saw him off to war. This was a time when war meant you may never see your loved one again. And every time he walks out the door, I have to swallow the lump in my throat. My life just doesn’t work without him in it…Ok sorry, babbling over. He is gone, and time to suck it up…lol
I woke up with yet another headache brought on from tears I am sure, so when I got a text from my virtual RBF Maria asking if I wanted to run, I almost said no. But I didn’t say no…I drank some water, washed my face, and changed clothes to run on the ‘Mill. I only ran 2 miles, but it definitely helped turn my morning around.
Lastly, I took my mini-persons to see the movie “Into the Woods” today, and we enjoyed it. A bit drawn out, but I am guessing live this show is amazing.
With that, I’ve prepared snacks and helped the kids prepare for the week. Ballet outfits are washed, school papers signed, and Valentines filled out for my mini-me who has a party this week. The trash cans are even taken to the curb. Go me, LOL!
My goal is short term this week, as I pray to just make it through Sunday because I also am working all weekend. The hubs will be home Saturday afternoon, but turns around and leaves again shortly there after. Weekend duty is always my nemesis, so wish me luck!
Questions! How was your weekend? Does your spouse travel for work/military? What was the last movie you saw?
Have a great week, y’all!
14 thoughts on “Weekend wrap up and stuff”
Michelle – amazing, happy, fun, wow!!
That’s tough…having to manage everything alone without your wingman! You got this, tho!
Thanks, Wendy! I appreciate the support!!!
Yay for him getting you flowers, but boo for him having to leave you. Unfortunately, it is my significant other who has to deal with me traveling all the time. I’m gone for one to two weeks every few months and I know it is hard on him. I couldn’t imagine being a military spouse. At least three weeks is much shorter and safer than a deployment.
You are so right…3 weeks is SOOO much better than a deployment! ❤
Whoa! 3 weeks gone? That is a long time to be doing everything all by yourself. L travels 48% of the time but generally I don’t mind because then I can workout and be as lazy or as busy as I like. We just saw the movie “Lucy” and it was strange but good… Hope you have a great week!
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Lol thanks!!! I will say i know my house will be cleaner haha!!
I read this thinking “How lucky are you?’ Not lucky because your #1 person is away for so long and that you’re having to do it on your own but because you have a #1 person who means the world to you. I hope the week goes quickly for you. And the next.
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YES, Char you are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO right. ❤
Best of luck! I’m sorry for the headaches – I get them too and they just aren’t fun. I’m sending positive vibes your way!
Thank you so much, Amy!!! Have a wonderful week!
A few years ago my spouse would leave for weeks at a time to do jobs in other cities. While I’m not a mom and have nowhere near the responsibilities you do, it was tough! To me marriage is being with someone! You’re brave and courageous to take care of it all while he’s gone! 🙂
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Thank you, Steena! It’s no easy task!