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Single Again


Friday, October 08, 2010

I took my husband to the airport again yesterday afternoon, so I'm a single mom for 2 weeks again. I take him to the airport with mixed emotions--happy he's been home with our son for 2 weeks, sad because he's going to be gone working 2 weeks, angry because I blame our current Commander in Chief for creating the mess we're in--a mess that forces my husband to work 2700 miles away in order to make money so we can survive. I'm sad because I know that the next 2 weeks are relatively lonely for me. Sure, I have my son, of course, but having my best friend and love and someone to talk to and spend time with after 8pm is a little different.

I'm also slightly relieved and happy (and he know this, LOL) because when my husband is at work, it's MUCH easier for me to stay on track. I'm lucky if I DON'T gain any weight when he's home. I can't help it, it seems. I cook more decadent meals when he's home, we go out to eat more (although I'm learning a TON of new dishes to order that are healthy!), and I don't exercise nearly as much (I think it was 3x this last time he was home) because I'd much rather sit on the couch, snuggle, and watch TV and movies. So, when he's not home, I eat less, exercise more, and tend to lose weight!

With the weather outside turning fallish emoticon and the days getting shorter and colder emoticon, I'll definitely need to start using my treadmill. Hopefully we can stave off cabin fever for my toddler during this winter!! I hope this weight will stay stable through the upcoming 3 killer holidays--whether the man of the house is home or not!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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QUIKSYLVER 10/8/2010 12:58PM

    I always do better when hubby is working night shift, cuz I can fix whatever I want for dinner and not worry about his likes/dislikes! Even still, hope your two weeks go quick! emoticon

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DRAE2409 10/8/2010 12:29PM

    I'm not military--I have SOOO much respect for them! My husband works in "big oil" up on the North Slope of Alaska. I do consider myself fortunate that it's only 2 weeks. My sister in law just said goodbye to her husband, my brother in law, who's in the USAF. He's gone for 7-9 months in Iraq. And they live in Japan right now! Military wives and moms are amazingly strong women. :-)

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PWSJ76 10/8/2010 12:01PM

    Hang in there, you sound like a strong woman holding down the fort for you and your son emoticon

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QUELEENDAH 10/8/2010 11:57AM

    It is a difficult situation. Military wives and moms are some of the strongest women I know. You have my respect and admiration! Good luck sweetie!

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