Deployment thoughts

It’s a New Year…

As I talked about in my last post, I have always been a fan of New Years.  This New Year’s started out with a killer migraine on NYE and as the day progressed, so did my headache.  Thankfully I was able to cut out of work an hour early, and take a much needed nap with a Motrin cocktail in tow.  We spent the evening with our dear friends who are also neighbors, and I am proud to say I stayed awake until after 1 a.m., LOL!

I woke up rather late on New Year’s day, and immediately felt a sinking sadness looming in my chest.  I cried, most of the morning, and then decided I needed a nap because I was over tired and over emotional, and I cried myself to sleep.  I am going to miss my husband, more than I can even say in words.  (Sorry, broken record, I know…)

He always makes me smile
He always makes me smile

Thankfully, I woke up feeling much better.  We spent the rest of the weekend cleaning, putting Christmas away, and cleaning some more.  My house was immaculate, and I was at peace.  We had an interview with a nanny on Sunday, and it went GREAT. She starts next Monday, and this is a HUGE weight lifted off my shoulders.  I still don’t know how I am going to #doallthethingsallbymyself but at least now one of those things is taken care of for me.

A big thumbs up for our new nanny!
A big thumbs up for our new nanny!

So now, as the days fly by and the countdown to my husband’s departure ticks by I am thoughtful in my goals for this next year.  My goal to PR the marathon distance will be sidelined, and my cookbook put off for probably another year (although I will still catalog my recipes on the blog) and I will be focusing on staying positive for my kids, smiling/laughing every day, and doing things I love with the people I love.

What are you plans for the New Year?  Do you make resolutions/goals?  Have you ever had to deal with a long term separation from your spouse?

Here’s to a great 2016!


❤ Michelle

16 thoughts on “It’s a New Year…”

  1. We are always here if you need us! And I know how you feel about having things put off for another year–but at least you are putting them off in favor of your family, the best reason of all!

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  2. Hang in there, Michelle! You are stronger than you think and there are lots of us who are here for you when you need help. The longest I’ve ever been away from hubs was about 4 months, but it almost doesn’t count because he had to come back on emergency leave. Otherwise, one year between the two of us, we only saw each other for 6 months because of both of our TDY’s…. hence the deployment baby! LOL! ❤ U!


    1. Thanks, Teri!! I know I probably talk about it too much, but hey, it’s my blog right? Once he’s gone and we get in a set routine I am sure things will calm down for me emotionally. We’ve been apart so many times, you’d think I’d be used to it. ❤ you too, my friend. Thanks! ❤


  3. Aww, I feel for you, that is a long deployment. It is good you will have help though! You will need running to stay sane.
    Hang n there, you run, you already do hard things 🙂

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  4. It’s great that you’re getting help. It’s like you’ll have a wife and we all know how great wives can be. Someone to share the load with will make all the difference.

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  5. So glad you found a great nanny, that will take so much stress off of your shoulders. My husband was a C-130 pilot and we met when we were both in the Air Force, so I have been through tons of deployments, so I totally get it. We’ve never gone through a 365, so I can’t relate in that way for the length of time, but I know how hard it can be. I’ve had a lot of friends go through the 365 and at the end they were all relieved and surprised at how quick it goes by. I’m sure that’s all relative. You have a great attitude and I’m sure you will make the time fly by!

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