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Sunday, September 15, 2013

During Deployments

My recent observations... In list form. During deployments:

Your football team seems to do worse since he's not here to cheer with you. Really Eli, I never knew you depended on Ryan so much

Something will be wrong with the car. 

You promise to eat right and work out but end up eating dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets and doing a push up challenge a month in. 

Sleep is terrible. I am up super late regardless of how exhausted I am or how early I have to be up. 

You have to make some big life decision on your own. 

Something breaks. Like your only iPhone charger that is over a foot long. And I know Ryan could fix it at work but now it's just useless to me. 

You will read on average six books a week. Three this weekend alone and now starting a fourth. 

Some friends will become better, others will vanish. 

Little things seem overwhelming so doing those big plans (yoga, scrapbooking, learning Italian) aren't even touched. 

There will be at least one fight you have that you beat yourself up over for even having had happen. But you'll make up just as quickly. 

You'll realize leaving the house on your day off seems like a huge task. 

And during a deployment...

You feel pretty darn lonely. 

Not my best entry. Let's chalk this up to the one month slump? It will get better. It will. I just have to snap out of it. It's worse knowing it is in your power to do something but it just seems so damn hard. I miss my best friend. 



  1. I can totally relate to this post! I'm also at that one month slump and ended up eating chicken nuggets tonight, even though I was determined to eat healthy. Oh, and I'm also a Jersey girl and my man loves the Giants! Hang in there!

  2. I'm sorry. I think we've all been there though. I won't give you advice that we've all heard. Just keep your chin up!

  3. Things will get better, each day is a day closer to him being home! :) If you need to talk to someone feel free to message me anytime!


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