Our journey throughout our first year of marriage and our second deployment.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

RIDICULOUS!!!

This basically sums up my life ATM... ridiculous. It's ridiculous that I haven't updated my blog at all in WELL over a month. (my bad..) It's also ridiculous that I have a mountain of classwork sitting on my desk and after a super productive day, it looks like it hasn't shrunk at all. It's ridiculous that Thanksgiving and therefore Christmas are just around the corner...when did that happen! It's ridiculous having 3 dogs (one bigger than my two combined) in this tiny little apartment... LIFE in GENERAL is .... ridiculous.

A LOT has happened in the past month or so. David is doing well! We're working through this deployment and doing a pretty good job of it thus far, minus the hiccups and speed bumps that come along! I've been staying UBER busy.. almost too busy to get everything done that I need to do! There's always something and with marching band going on right now, it makes the work load that much more. But, we're having a pretty good football season and I'm excited about that! It makes all the long hours and bitter cold rehearsals worth it! School is going well! 17 more days and then I have a winter session before going back for a LONG spring of classes... it'll all be worth it in the end though when I get to hear my name called and walk across an orange stage to grab my degree and receive my certificate.

I am so ready to have my degree! Not just so that college will be done with, but so I can move on to that next chapter of my life and forever be able to say that I accomplished something with my life for ME, not for anyone else! I also can't wait to just start teaching. Working in the field and observing just warms my heart and brings to mind all the things I will be able to do in such a short time! I know I had talked about having babies when I get done with school.. and as ready as I am to have kids, I want to wait! I feel like so many people rush in to having children or don't get the opportunity to spend that time really getting to know their spouse and relish that one on one time with one another before adding to the mix. David and I have gone through A LOT in the past 3 years... more than most couples will ever go through in their first years of marriage, and I think I'm allowed to be selfish and just want some "us" time before we have kids. Besides, I'm busting my tush right now to get done with school and I'm not doing it just to get done and have babies. I have time and I choose to spend this time with my husband while I can! OH!!! And I took my first teaching examination today! I'm super pumped about it.. I should know in about 3 weeks how I did, but I feel pretty good. *Fingers crossed*

So, school is going well! Life is going pretty well! I get to talk to David so much more than I did while he was in Iraq and it is wonderful! I feel reenergized after he and I have talked and I am prepared to take on the next day or two after one of our conversations! I am so very thankful and blessed that we are able to have the communication that we do! I am also extremely thankful for my family and friends! I love the long talks I'm able to have with my Mom, Seester and Mama Carty and I'm thankful for friends who deal with my moods and moments and help to make life fun and entertaining! I don't know where I would be without you all!

Just a few more days and then I can sleep in (kind of)... We'll see. I'm just ready for a slight break, although I doubt it'll be much of a break. It's looking more like a prolonged weekend to get all the homework and studying done that I need to do! I'm also ready to see and spend time with family! My Mom, Dad, Bubby, and Seester all know just what I need when I get home and I can't even begin to EXPRESS how nice it is! I'm looking forward to spending a few days with them and getting to see my extended family and cousins that I haven't seen in awhile. It'll be good! I'm also, surprisingly, looking forward to NOT having to do anything with Christmas decorating this year... *WHAT A RELIEF* I just think it's too much of a hassle to try to do alone and with our massive tree and all the decorations at the bottom of our POC... I don't think so. Besides, I get to go home and my Mom will have the house all "dressed" for Christmas and Papa Jim will have so many lights on his house you'll be able to see it from outer space I'm sure! It's just unnecessary work for such a short Christmas break. So, yeah! I think that's about all I can think of for now!
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, Plans to bring you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11