Don’t stop, just take it to the limit *

I haven’t been doing much other than working in the three weeks my darling husband has been deployed. I hear from him often, whether he’s waking me up at 7:30 in the morning to talk on the phone, or through constant emails. I miss him, but I know it’s only 6 months, and we have done this before.

I’ve been keeping myself busy with cross-stitching a baby gift for a friend, reading lots and lots of books (got to get in those book purchases before HST kicks in), and planning our trip to Europe. Jordan will be given some leave and the military will reimburse us for the cost of our travel expenses up to $2200. So I have been planning and writing itineraries and searching Trip Advisor for all kinds of information. That is the website I used to plan our 2008 Thailand trip, and I’ll be using it again this year.

As for the house, nothing has gone wrong yet. My sister and her boyfriend helped me to clean the pool. The weather hasn’t been that warm for June so we haven’t gone swimming yet.


At Stacey's bridal shower in June


Stacey’s bridal shower took place on June 13th. The ladies from work came out to Erin’s apartment and we ate yummy potluck food, dressed Stacey up in a toilet paper wedding gown, played some memory games (which I am terrible at), and chatted. It was a lot of fun to hang out with everyone outside of work!

Amy’s bridal shower was on May 15th, which I forgot to post about, so here is a picture:


At Amy's bridal shower in May


Of course, what is a bridal shower without lots of toilet paper, stickers, pipe cleaners, and tissue paper?!

Your love is my drug *

Just about all my flowers are dead. The lilac bloomed for a couple days, then died. Everywhere else has TONS of lilac, but noooooooo mine are gone already. My tulips have been destroyed by a huge weed that grew right up the middle of the plant. The phlox still looks pretty, and my lilies are getting taller but no blooms yet. My garden looks like crap already. Weeds are everywhere and I really don’t feel like doing anything about it anymore.

Jordan has been gone since Sunday. I miss him like crazy. I’ve been working a lot, but on my days off I don’t know what to do with myself. Six months to go…

Today Stacey, from work, came over and hung out with me today. We’re both the “quiet” girls, but we ended up talking for five hours and didn’t notice the time until it was 8 pm. We watched the movie “Post Grad” with Alexis Bledel; both of us liked it. I barbecued hamburgers for dinner and we ate outside at the patio table. It was a very nice day and I’m glad we got to spend some time together. It’s very rare for the two of us to have the same day off.

I cannot believe May is just about done. Less than two months to the Two Weddings. I still need my dress altered. Stacey’s shower is in a couple weeks. Then Amy’s bachelorette at the end of the month. And my youngest sister’s high school graduation. June is going to be a busy month, I think!