It was such a nice day (seriously, 65 degrees ) so we sat on the back patio and watched Cooper talk to his friends through the gate. That is...until...Lee got poo'd on by a squirrel! Soooo funny. I laughed incredibly hard. Lee's surprise face was classic. I'll never forget it or the face he gave me when I told him I needed a picture for evidence:
We recently discovered The Big Bang Theory so we were ecstatic to learn that there was a marathon NYE. We did take a break to warm up a can of blackeye peas. We both hate those darn things so instead of wasting time trying to disguise them in a recipe of some sort we each stuck a utensil in the bowl and ate a spoonful. We had a good time laughing at each other trying to choke them down and decided to make it a tradition every year to eat our annual peas just like that. I'll be shipping Lee his peas next year!
Knowing Lee had a long drive the next couple of days, we ditched champagne and toasted to sparkling juice at midnight instead (actually really really good):
Lee made it to his destination tonight. A bit dramatic that he had to leave on NYD. New year=new adventures. And the adventures are HUGE for us this year. Mercy. BUT-It's really great that I'm able to talk to him as much as I am. As far as phone privileges go, the training is like a normal 8-5 with the exception of the nights spent training in the field. Ha! There is probably no other comparison to a normal 8-5 job.
I miss him like crazy but I'm doing really well despite the obvious. As soon as he left, I started cleaning our closet hardcore and all
I've found that if I focus all my anxious energy elsewhere then I fill mucho better. Otherwise, I catch myself staring into space or comparing memories to every country song on the radio. Like last night when I was getting ready for bed. I only needed to fold over one side of our king size bed. Lee took his favorite pillow so it's just mine on there now. Makes me choke a tear back just thinking about it. This is what a Military wife's bed looks like:
Happy New Year! I go back to work tomorrow after an 11 day vacay. Wish me luck bc I'm not eating anymore peas.