My last post about Harley was written from Wilmington, NC. I decided to take a somewhat impromptu vacation to go visit my uncle and aunt for a week or so. I ended up taking my younger brother and sister and while I won't bore you with too many details, it was a blast!
The day before we left, I had an accident with my droid incredible involving a glass of ice water, and thanks to my phone insurance and my mother's letting me steal my sister's upgraded I am now boasting the new white iphone from verizon...I love it, so far. (Hanging with friends anyone? Look me up: brittanynkl)
Going a week without cell phone interference (minus talking to my lovely hubby) was really nice, very relaxing. We hit the beach, went tubing, shopped, sight-saw, and got to spend alot of time with family which was really my favorite part. My uncle and aunt own a government landscaping company and dog training facility, respectively. We did some work down there to help them out because there are always people working around the property, 7 days a week...it's kind of fun in a crazy way!
We also were able to do some sdog safety demonstrations with my aunt and her dogs. She trains and shows dobermans in obedience...I love her dogs, especially taking them to the beach! It was a blast!
Anyway, Monday came and we had to come back to reality. Since we landed monday night, I've been working every day (at work right now!) and will be working until next weekend. I'll be picking up some hours in the activities department at my facility due to a recent personnel change, and I'm pretty excited about it. I had alot of geriatric care experience and training specifically for activites, and it will feel nice to feel like I'm making a difference again. I start that Tuesday.
Mostly since my vacation, this whole week I've been missing Mike like no other. It's a catch 22, I thought originally that I missed him the most when I had rough patches in my life, but then I realized that I miss him just as much when wonderful things happen and he can't be there to share them with me. I guess I just miss him so much I can't decide.
On a side note, he pointed out that we'll be at our halfway through deployment mark in about 2 weeks, and I cannot believe it! I hope that the second half passes as quickly as the first did. If that holds true, than I'll have my seabee home in my arms before the holidays, and there's nothing that I want more in the world than that.
Mike's birthday is coming up at the end of this month, and my old man will be 24. I think I'm more excited for his birthday than he is though, but that's okay. I already got him a few little presents and my mom got him a present the other day (I didn't tell her to...she just came home with one!) and I have a few more things up my sleeve...I just hope that he likes everything!
I think that's it for now, just wanted to post an update in an attempt to get back into the swing of things. I'll be posting something for Independence day tomorrow so keep tuned :)