Friday, February 15, 2008

3 days 2 nights

My hubby is off for 3 days and 2 nights. He's off to an island in the Delta with a group of airsofters who call themselves the Cimmerians ( my hubby tells me this is from some movie, but I can't remember the name of the movie this second)

That's the longest he's left me w/ the babster. He's been planning this since the fall so I had time to prepare myself mentally and emotionally and to also plan things to do so I wouldn't sit around all day feeling sorry for myself. So far so good. I'm almost half way there and have managed to keep an up beat note. I've been close to a few tears at times but persevered!

He drove his truck w/ 2 of his airsoft friends who I got to meet for the first time. That was interesting. I was really proud of hubby as one of the friends wanted to park his car in front of our house while they were gone..which we had no problem with, but there was a sticker on the car that was rather on the pornographic side and Andy asked him to cover it up if his car was to be parked out front for 3 days. As you start to stick to your guns and just say hey this is who we are but we still want to get to know you, it's a place that becomes more comfortable. So that was great to see that in hubby.

Count down commencing- almost to 1 night and 2 days to go

13 comments:

TPluckyT said...

That was nice of you to give him a "kitchen pass." You're a good wife.

I bet he misses you just as much as you miss him and think how fun when he comes home!

laura said...

I feel the same way when my hubby leaves town. There is just a certain comfort when they are home... But I also love my weekends away so I try not to whine too much when he goes. Hang in there, its almost over!

Erica said...

Tim- I think I am a 'good wife.' He has called 4 times today and me just as much so we surely miss each other, plus he said the delta's water was sub-zero and his wet suite barely made a difference

Laura- Morgan and I went back east for 1 week this fall and he was here. I tried to remember that when he left. Thanks for the encouragement

Jeni said...

Erica- if ever your hubby goes out of town again, you can definitely call me and we can gather to watch a chick flick or something so that you don't get bored and go stir crazy!

noel said...

mental preperation is everything. way to go erica. now, when the girls night out?

scoey-d said...

Cimmerians - from the movie "Conan the Barbarian" - I believe that Cimmeria was Conan's homeland...

That is all.

digapigmy said...

wow, just when we though lou may have been outnerded by someone . . .

Jeni said...

People actually watched "Conan the Barbarian"? Wow... Ya learn something new every day...

Destro Jones said...

I've owned the DVD for sometime now. I havn't watched it since I met Erica. It's got lots of boobies. Otherwise, it's full of all kinds of awesomeness.

OP DT5 was a great time. I appreciate my wife for helping it work out. I did miss her much. I'm proud she spelled Cimmerians right on the first try. :)

scoey-d said...

Brings a tear to your eyes, I know Destro.

The only thing that could top it is if she wants to buy an XBox 360, along with your favorite RPG so that she can spend some quality time with you. And the gaming system.

It could happen.

BTW: Brintus - I roll deep in Nerd-dom.

Destro Jones said...

I'm holding out for some family fun with a Nintendo Wii. I've heard rumors that large shipments of them will be arriving in April coinciding with our wedding anniversary. hint hint.

Erica said...

I like the Nintendo wii idea and could get use to some quality gaming time if we can play some other games besides shoot at people...maybe tennis? :)

laura said...

Erica- don't let them fool you. They say that "we're getting this game console for the whole family to play! It will be fun... something we can do together!" Next thing you know you are sneaking minutes while the kids are napping and hubby is at work to get your time in... and it is dominated in the evening by the hubby. Or maybe thats just my house.