Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The One With The Imminent Arrival

and a much needed break!

So Parker was 7 weeks when David left for Basic Training. We'll call him 2 months. Parker was 9 months last week. So David has been gone a little longer than 7 months. That makes me so sad, that he's missed Parker's entire first year (almost!)

Well he has been going through the rigamaroll of being chaptered out of the military (he messed up his ankles which means running is kind of out of the question). That takes a long time (I remember when my ex got out it took months). Every day I wonder when he's coming home and I field questions from others about when he's coming home.

Looks like it will be the end of this week or beginning of next! He tentatively thinks Friday, Saturday, or Monday!

I've been preparing for this for months...I've paid all of our bills ahead for atleast 5 months, some longer. I've been hoarding money in our savings account like a nuclear holocaust is coming. I have a stack (no kidding!) of cases of diapers and cases of wipes that nearly reach the ceiling. Counting through it I realized it's about 4 months worth of diapers and wipesI bought hundreds of dollars worth of laundry soap, trash bags and other household necessities that we could need. We are literally as prepared as people could be to be unemployed.

When David returns home he'll immediately begin looking for a job and I'm 100% confident he'll find one in no time. He's qualified and the job market isn't too bad here. But it never hurts to be prepared.

I'm over the moon that he's coming home! And I already have plans for a 24 hour sabattical for me. I'll disappear one day next week and won't come home for a whole day...I'm staying at a hotel, going to see a movie alone, eating meals without being interrupted, scrapping my little heart out, reading a book, and sleeeeeeeping. I can't wait. After 7 months of going it alone, I will not feel guilty for one second. Okay maybe for one second.

The absolute best part about him being home is that he won't have missed Parker's first year in its entirety. It may only be months 9, 10 and 11 he can enjoy but at least he'll have that! I'm thrilled for him!

Alright well breakfast isn't making itself. Gonna go make waffles for the kids.

12 comments:

Eve said...

Wee, how exciting for you Lena!! I can't wait to hear about your day away!

Jess said...

That is fantastic news lena!!! you guys are really prepared! Dno't feel guilty about your day out! enjoy it, you deserve it!

Cyndy said...

I'm glad he is coming home! Congratulations!

Bev said...

Prayers said that he will find a job soon! Enjoy your day!

barb said...

That's great news, Lena. Big hugs to David for us.

Amy said...

wow!!!! I am so happy for you!!!

Beth said...

How exciting! That is just thrilling news. I'm happy to hear it!

Jennifer W. said...

That is such wonderful news. I am sure you are over the moon. Good luck with the job hunt - you sound very well prepared.

Amanda said...

Yay! And think of it this way, he'll be home for the really big milestones of Parker's - walking, talking, etc. And good for you about taking a day to yourself. A lot of women wouldn't do that. The saying in our house is "If mama ain't happy, no one is." ;)

ChrissyW said...

YAY!!! how exciting - and your day away sounds fantastic!!

Melinda said...

So happy for you guys! It sounds like you are totally ready, and I will keep my fingers crossed that he gets a job right away! HUGS!

Zippizip said...

Super News! May the job search be blessed and fruitful and most of all enjoy your time as a family.

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