August 02, 2009


Deployments are like snowflakes: they're all snow, but no two are alike.  And this one is weird so far.

On my end, I am entirely too preoccupied with worrying about our baby's death and feeling morning sick all day long to miss my husband very much.  I just haven't dwelled on it.  I am too busy trying to find foods I can actually eat to sit around and miss him too much.

On his end, he is bored.  The team hasn't started missions yet, they might change locations, and he has made a big proposal to completely change the type of missions his team would be used for, so the bigwigs are mulling that over.  So they have no job yet, just playing X-box all day.  Because he doesn't have internet access.  Apparently super-secret FOBs are much tighter on communication.  He has no access to my blog, no ability to IM or skype, and he can only email sporadically if he waits in a long line.

Figures, the one deployment where both of us look interesting -- him growing that absurd beard and me growing a belly -- and we'll never get to webcam.

So he'll probably never get to see this post, but still...

Happy Birthday, husband.

I'm saving your present to give to you when you get home.  (Hint: it's a baby.)

Posted by: Sarah at 07:37 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Ugh, what a pain.

Now this is probably obvious, but have you considered making a daily video diary and sending it to him at the end of each week?  At least he'll get to see you, even if you can't see him...

Posted by: FbL at August 02, 2009 10:08 AM (HwqvF)

2 FbL has a great idea! Definitely a present worth waiting for.

Posted by: Susan at August 02, 2009 10:23 AM (Y8ZGj)

3 I am a 40 year old mother of 4 going into the Army for the first time. I leave for Basic Training Aug 11th - I stumbled on your blog during a search and LOVE IT.
I am excited to hear the pregnancy is going well so far and pray for you and your baby's health daily.
Please, please please - let me know how things are going by getting my contact info from my blog - my husband will update it for me periodically while I am at Ft Jackson. He promises to post my contact info as soon as he gets it.
My blog address is:
I know you must be terribly busy - but I would love to know how things are going for you and your family.

Posted by: Artemis Dee at August 02, 2009 02:34 PM (m8F17)

4 For some reason that made me think of The Gift of the Magi. And other mushy stuff.
 Delighted that J. E. is doing well.
 You'll find something to eat, just keep trying little bits.
 The video diary sounds great Fbl, sometimes we overlook the obvious until it's pointed out. It would make a great birthday present for hubby (or an after his birthday present).
 Sarah, rest, relax, knit, watch some TV. Are you watching The Big Bang Theory? Funniest thing on TV.
We watched Bill Cosby "Himself" last night and even though that was made more than 20 years ago it still makes me laugh hysterically.
Praying that you will have a wonderful week.

Posted by: Pamela at August 03, 2009 02:39 AM (iWeXT)

5 Arg! I feel your pain! I'm so sorry! And that hint ... hehe ... Baby Elway is coming.

Posted by: Darla at August 03, 2009 08:46 PM (LP4DK)

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