It's amazing how short 30 minutes is.
When my husband calls, I always feel like we've barely scratched the surface of two or three topics before he has to get off the phone. I feel like I've just gotten started and it's time to stop.
It makes me wonder how much I run my mouth to him when he's home. If 30 minutes only covers part of two topics, then I reckon I must do an awful lot of talking when he lives here...
I can't wait until I get more than 30 minutes with him.
I occasionally type outlines of what I want to cover in phone calls and letters. The trouble is that when the phone is away from the computer, I can't see my outlines. I'm too cheap to print out anything unless I absolutely have to. Besides, there are always surprise topics. On the one hand, you can't plan everything, but on the other hand, I hate hanging up and realizing I forgot to mention something. So I take notes, hoping to revisit those overlooked topics next time.
I hope you get more than thirty soon - and more than once before he returns!
Posted by: Amritas at December 22, 2009 05:19 PM (dWG01)
Amritas -- Unfortunately, 30 min is the limit where he is. We'll just have to store it all up until he returns.
Posted by: Sarah at December 22, 2009 06:09 PM (gWUle)
Will's limit was 20 minutes. I used to think we were lucky when we got 24, but the day we talked for 38 whole minutes, I felt like I had hit the jackpot.
Wishing you some surprise extra minutes until he comes home and nonstop thereafter
Posted by: Susan at December 22, 2009 11:06 PM (EU2Wl)
Those limits are always hard. Especially because at the end, you kind of feel like you're trying to say a bunch in a short time and once you hang up, neither one is sure what the other said except, 'Love you!'
I can't wait until you can talk his ear off all you want.
Posted by: Guard Wife at December 22, 2009 11:42 PM (wsy47)
I can't imagine, but I sure do appreciate the sacrifice.
Posted by: Nicki Magnuson at December 23, 2009 12:21 AM (fqQct)
Sarah - I hope you get more than 30 minutes soon..... I was glad to read that your mom is coming to spend christmas w/you. I am sure you're picturing your next Christmas as a family of 3.
Posted by: Keri at December 23, 2009 09:42 AM (dtvJC)
OMG you get 30 minutes! We do the 15 at a time thing and I'm fairly sure that, other than our very abbreviated daily text/email system, he is far more flippant and jovial to his entire FB page. Our d-date is Jan5! I sometimes catch myself being irrational and thinking "I wonder if he'll still like me??" Granted we've gotten to have Sunday morning Skype's for about an hour for 1/2 of his deployment, but mostly those are general flirtations and idly talking about Call of Duty while his obnoxious friends play in the background or his hormones. lol. It's not the same at all though! Not like that living breathing day-to-day thing we have with them! Yesterday he dubbed me his queen ... Queen of Irrationality. Since I have my own fiefdom would you like to be a Duchess? lol.
Posted by: Darla at December 26, 2009 11:05 AM (XvIN7)
Darla -- OMG you get skypes and texts and FB! Ha...everyone has it different. This time around, it's easier for my husband to use a phone than a computer, which is a huge difference from previous deployments. I'd give anything in the world right now for one webcam session...
Posted by: Sarah at December 26, 2009 11:43 AM (gWUle)
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