Tuesday, June 26, 2012

One of the Worst Things

Deployment is obviously difficult for a whole slew of reasons, but what's been bumming me out the most lately is not being able to have a proper conversation with him. Sure he can text me sometimes, but that's a sad replacement for an actual discussion. It seems like the things I need to talk to him about, or have him make decisions on (especially in regards to moving, apartments, etc) keep piling up, and there never seems to be any real time to talk about any of it, and it's getting really hard.

With most things I can talk to friends or family, but the majority of this stuff are things only he can deal with. So it's getting extremely frustrating for me. On the bright side, June is winding down, bringing us within a couple weeks of the halfway mark, but it all just feels so long.  I just keep thinking:

Can this be over yet?

Monday, June 18, 2012

Care Package #4: Alien

My boyfriend LOVES the movie Alien, and since the sequel, Prometheus just came out and he actually got to see it at the base he is at, I figured this was an appropriate theme for a care package!

I printed off movie stills and used star and planet stickers

I also made little alien attack "survival kits" which were brown take-out boxes from Michael's filled with useful things and little presents all fitting a theme.

For the "Clean" kit

Printed labels


For the "Hydrate" kit

Almost finished!
"Relax" had tea, a back massager, and a cigar, "Energize" had homemade granola bars, "Love" had a shirt I'd been sleeping in, the contents of "Clean" are shown above, and "Hydrate", of course, had the Mio!

A package of notecards, as usual

I forgot to take a picture of the box finalized, but the rest of the space in it was taken up by items he had requested, a Method hand soap refill, toothbrushes, and Annie's cheddar bunnies, among other things. I also included an article I printed off with little-known facts about the movie Alien. It actually ended up getting to him the same day he saw Prometheus, so it worked out perfectly :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

A Quick Update

We are coming up on two months of him being gone now. I've been home two weeks and have been settling into my home routine, but with the added stress of packing our house to move. It's not going to be a neat process and I'll actually end up moving two times in as many months. I also should be starting my full time job on Wednesday, which I am very much looking forward to. I've found that keeping busy truly is the secret to making time go faster, and it's been lagging this past week.

On the bright side, I've been able to FaceTime with Eric more frequently which has been really, really nice, even if it's brief. I'm keeping things low key, but am very much looking forward to a summer of beaches and cities and friends :)

Also, the latest care package is going out tomorrow! So I'll be able to share it in about a week.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Care Package #3: Pirate Treasure Chest

I used glitter sticker numbers to order the envelopes of this Kate Spade stationary set.

Each envelope has little notes inside

Jumbo pill box filled with Reese's Pieces and notes, one for each day of the week 
Snacks, pill box, shower stuff!

Ziploc bags are amazing

All packed up!

I wanted to do a fun, silly theme, and decided to go with a Pirate Treasure Chest :) I am told the candies survived the heat and everything made it safely. This one was fairly quick, just scrapbook paper, stickers, some drawing and sticker letters, and little envelopes I found at Target. I was in the process of finals and moving when I put this together, but my next one is going to be quite elaborate and will celebrate one of E's great loves (aside from moi, of course). Can't wait!

It's Official!

I got my diploma!