deployment

uh … oops

How can I even begin to catch up from where I left off here??? I guess I can start with the basics:

1. There are currently less than 100 days until D is home from deployment.

2. There are 22 days until I finally graduate!

3. I am currently working out my last two weeks at Walgreens before starting my new job! Which means more pay, new city and new home!

4. I’ll be moving out in about a month; I’ve already got three boxes and a bag packed. – I’m so excited! Yet still a little nervous.

5. Danny and I will also be getting a furbaby 😉 a boxer puppy, in about two months.

6. I’ve been focusing on homework a lot, like all the time and a few crafts 🙂
(I’ve even considered turning this into a crafting blog, but I don’t know how much time      I’ll have on my hands once I start back to working full time)

I feel like this year is finally turning around. The beginning of this year I had to put my sweet little kitty, Arnie, down. No matter how lame it sounds, I’m not embarrassed to say that he was my best friend and I don’t know if I’ll ever find another pet like him. I also ended up in the hospital thanks to the dreaded stomach flu! I’ve never been so sick in my life! This last semester of school has kept me very busy. And I went to the doctor and finally got my health in check. These past few days are what is really making me feel like my life is turning around. A new job and a plan for a new life and being so close to graduation and seeing Danny again is pushing me forward and has got me all kinds of excited. I’ve got amazing friends, the best man ever and some exciting changes coming my way!

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T – minus

9 days!!!

I’m so excited! I’ll probably be going crazy all day on Friday when Danny is supposed to be home.
I got off work everyday he is supposed to be here and we’re going to have a great weekend together.
And he found out he’ll be home for Thanksgiving. Twice in one month!!! That’s so wonderful! I’m trying to stay busy until next Friday. But all I can think about is how anxious and excited I am and how close we are. I can’t even begin to imagine how excited I’ll be after his deployment.

I’m getting so sick of all the rain from the hurricane but I’m so lucky that that is the only thing I have to complain about.

I’m in the tenth week of the semester, five more to go. And then only one more semester! Craziness!!!

Ah, the life of a student!

Midterms, need I say anything else?

I only had two, which isn’t bad but I’m only confident about one.
My Biomedical Ethics teacher explained to us the format of our midterm on Thursday, today he hands them out and they’re not in that format, at all. Not even close. So needless to say, I was not prepared and I have no idea how I did.

The second one was Archaeology of Greece. I HATE archaeology. The classes are always so painfully boring.
I like the facts, the science, not story telling.  But it was the first time in a long time, and ever for an Anthropology course, that I studied so much. It was nice having a study session with Heather yesterday and I know I at least got a B. Which I’m fine with because I can still get an A in the class.

I feel so relieved that those are done and over with and now I can move on and get going on other homework and my huge Archaeology term paper. I just can’t stress how much I’m over this semester. I just want it to be done! I need time to hurry up so Danny can be home!

Only 24 days until I get to see Danny!
&
Only 208 days until I’m a college graduate!

Bittersweet

Sometimes I just want to rant. My boyfriend is active duty right in the Marines right now. He is stationed states away from me and will be deployed for 7-8 months in January. When we first started dating he was in the reserves and I allowed myself to dismiss the fact that this could happen, and I’ve been mad at myself for doing that. I was devastated when he found out he would be going active. He’s always wanted to and I tried to be supportive but it was so shocking it was difficult to be happy for him. For now he still has his phone so we can text and call which I’m very thankful for, but I have no idea what it will be like when he’s deployed. I feel confident that we will survive it and come out stronger though.

We met online, my manager pushed me to use a dating site and he was using it because he worked 80 hours a week. I had multiple dates set up including one with my now boyfriend Danny, and for some reason I decided to blow everyone off but Danny before I even knew we would work out. We talked on the phone for three weeks. Our first date/the first time we met in person he took me to an aquarium, to dinner and on a nice walk. Our date lasted almost 12 hours. I didn’t want to leave and he didn’t want me to. He was so excited that I told him I wanted a second date. Two days later we were on our second date and I was his girlfriend 🙂 I was so happy and even though it was really fast it was wonderful and has been ever since…except him being gone.

Technically he’s not even deployed yet and this is so difficult. There’s days when I have no motivation and I’m just flat out sad. I can’t even use my school work to keep me busy no matter how much I have. Some things I enjoy are just not as enjoyable anymore because I’m always dwelling on him being gone. And evenings/nights are the absolute worse. I can try to stay fairly busy during the day with class, homework and work. But evenings/night completely drag; when I’m done with everything I need to do for the day and it’s too early to go to bed I find myself going crazy. I can only read and crochet and do other hobbies so much. I try not to let myself cry or anything like that because I’m sure I’ll be doing plenty of that when he is deployed.

One thing keeping me going is that he gets to come home and visit for a few days. And I’ve only got 32 days left to go!

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