January 26, 2009

Why did Billy Ray bother changing his hair?

Today is the day. The spouses and family go to say goodbye in a little over an hour, at the farewell ceremony thing. I'm a little uncomfortable about the public forum for our final goodbye, but I suppose it's what we've got so I'll take it. I'm not really sure what will happen, but I sure hope there is food served because it runs from 11:30 to 2:30 and them is prime eatin' hours!

Achy heart aside, I am very excited that I will be leaving here in 8 days! Mom arrives on Thursday to help me pack and clean and travel with the cats, and we'll be home next Tuesday and I couldn't be happier. I'm having a hard time deciding where my first meal will be; right now it is a gastrointestinal battle between China Delight and Andale's and Papa's (it's been too long since I've had some decent taco pizza!) The impossible situations in which I find myself! Life is such a challenge.

Bye, babe, I love you!

(Wedding photo, 2/10/07)

5 comments:

kbdrgnfly said...

I wish they would make the deployments shorter. A year just seems to be a bit long. At least you have a loving supportive family, and network of friends waiting for you when you get to Oregon.

Scenic Pit Stops said...

kbdrgnfly: I thought that too, at first, but then I thought about WWII and stuff, when they were deployed for the duration! So, I'm grateful for that!

kbdrgnfly said...

That is true...deployed for years with only snail mail and limited access to cameras....that does make a year seem pale by comparison. Have you watched the Band of Brothers series? We did a little over a year ago, and when I think about those days and conditions....

Scenic Pit Stops said...

BoB is SGT T's favorite. One of them, anyways. And yeah, that's why I feel OK with 12-13 months. We were apart for 7 months while he was in Korea, so hopefully this wont be too bad. It's actually not being apart that is hard, it's knowing what they are doing. Or, actually, only having a vague idea of what they are doing!

Freckles said...

I hope the rest of your packing goes well. I am feeling a little selfish and am sooo happy you will be in Oregon again. I will keep Kev in my thoughts! I love both of you!