May 04, 2008


The last time my husband deployed, I spent the day before he left sewing new rank on since he got promoted that day. I wish I could tell you what I spent yesterday doing, but it's majorly opsec. It's such a good story and really freaking weird, but alas. Curse my husband's new security clearance!

I wrote about his packing headaches at SpouseBUZZ.

And we've been getting ourselves properly pumped up on dorkosterone before he leaves. I started reading Gates of Fire again. Tonight we're watching his favorite movie: Miracle. And last night we went with his Farsi class buddies to Hooters so he could get his fill of beer and ogling chicks before he leaves.

I feel pretty good this time. I don't feel scared: his job will be low-key. I don't feel bad about the length: we did longer pre-R&R last time than his entire deployment will be this time. And I feel optimistic about our chances with the fertility treatments too.

I just feel a smidge sad that my best friend is leaving me for the rest of 2008.
At least I have Charlie this time.

Posted by Sarah at May 4, 2008 01:30 PM | TrackBack

um, does mean he leaves, like, tomorrow now?
we are thinking of you.

Posted by: kate at May 4, 2008 02:45 PM

Enjoy your time together. Charlie will be a great deployment buddy.

As for the fertility treatments, those must be pretty good if they work while he is deployed. :D

Posted by: Butterfly Wife at May 4, 2008 03:38 PM

*LOL @ Butterfly Wife*

I'm sad that he's going to be gone, but happy to see that you seem to have a good grip on it all. You're awesome!

Posted by: FbL at May 4, 2008 04:05 PM

Thank you both for serving our country.

Posted by: maryindiana at May 4, 2008 08:19 PM

You always get my imagination going when you say those opsec things. Now I'm so curious I can barely stand it.

Call me after he leaves. Even if Tucker is screaming, Lewis is seizing, and my house is on fire all at the same time, I swear I will answer the phone.

Posted by: Erin at May 4, 2008 09:10 PM

"dorkosterone" LOL! I've been thinking about you lately, even if I haven't had time to comment. I hope the days go by quickly.

Posted by: dutchgirl at May 4, 2008 10:07 PM

You sound really positive. You made me laugh. I got to watch every episode of The Office before my hubby left this past time. :)

May your time speed by!

Posted by: Tressa at May 5, 2008 09:51 AM

This brought back memories of my husband's deployment! The day we said goodbye, I went to a nursery (it was in the spring time) and spent a small fortune on plants for our yard.

We were renting at that time from our in-laws so I had some freedom when it came to yard work.

I must say, it was incredibly therapeutic to put those plants in and it gave me something to do that year.

I couldn't wait for him to see it! Because really, all those hours spent in the garden was in preparation for his homecoming.

I've planted a couple gardens since then in different places- but that one will always be special to me. I did it out of love and faith.

Good luck Sarah. You'll get through this.

Posted by: Crys at May 6, 2008 12:25 PM