Lots of change happening in a short time: I must confess – haven’t been great about writing much lately. Oh well – such is life.
The past month in a nutshell:
– 1 sinus infection, 2 peaks over 10,000+ feet bagged, 3 cups of half caf/half decaf coffee per day (the mid-afternoon caffeine headaches are finally gone), 5 different breweries visited during our AWESOME vacation to the Pacific NW (Sound, Elysian, Peaks, Bainbridge Island Brewing, and Slippery Pig), 8 days of pre-deployment vacation – the BEST VACATION EVER – to the Pacific Northwest with the Yank, 6 different forms of transportation utilized to return from said vacation (rental car + ferry + plane + bus + train + taxi = my Dad would be proud), 9 years of marriage celebrated, and a whole lotta other stuff that is just too much to write.
And now… now we are on the cusp of combat deployment # 4. It feels very surreal that my time with the Yank is limited to days and hours – watching him pack is always hard. Yes – this is the life that we lead…. but it’s not always easy. This deployment just feels different. I mean – they ALL are different, regardless of destination. But in lieu of everything that has happened over the past two years – it’s hard to let N go. This one is especially painful.
For now – we eat sushi tonight, drink lots of Pizza Port beer, and enjoy our time together. That’s all that I can really ask for at this point.
Love it while you live it –