So we have a count down going similar to this. We are three weeks down and boy have I learned a lot since he has been gone. I have learned I am more resourceful than I give myself credit for. That I can Handel almost any situation that comes my way.
I was able to see I was being taken advantage of and it forced me to put my girl panties on and deal with the situation. Not just complain to Paul about it. I was forced to do what was right for me and my kids.
I have handled three medical emergencies on my own. First being Nates knee/leg. Which is doing much better. Second Nate’s ear infection and strep that caused him to dehydrate and need iv fluids. Third being I got bit by a spider and found out I was allergic. Had to go to clinic to get meds. I was able to contain the kids and get them to cooperate.
I have made 63 meals and haven’t complained about all the cooking. I have even ventured and tried some new ones. I have continued to loose weight and I am so proud of myself. Though next week starts two weeks of liquid. I have to have an adjustment on my band and they have to do another liver biopsy on me. We are doing this because I had some blood work that left my doctor concerned. I know this to shall pass. The liquids will help my liver shrink and not be so fatty. I did this before the band was put on.
I have learned that I can sleep on my own and be ok. Though it is not as fun. I miss the late night giggles and the talking. So I welcome the late night visits from my kids. We giggle they get a cookie and a drink and back to bed for them. I am doing much better than I thought I would be.
Our house is cleaner than it has ever been. I am convinced Paul is the cause of the chaos. Maybe I am just trying to stay busy. Either way it is nice going to bed with the house all sparkly. We have done our share of playing. They play in the sprinkler and we have done more crafts than I know what to do with. Crazy I tell you.
With 3 weeks away I know I can finish this ok. I know that we will be ok. While my house feels like we are missing a vital piece. He is ok. I got a call today. I didn’t cry this time. He is enjoying what he is doing. He is doing awesomely well. He had two test today and he passed those with flying colors. He got a 100 on both and then got all the bonus questions correct. So very proud of my soldier.
This week is already packed with fun. We have follow up appointments, bills to pay, rockin 4th of July parade on the 3rd, Middleton Plantation and fireworks on the fourth. We are good to go.
Hope you all have a fab night.