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Friday, August 31, 2012

just a little navy wifey list

A friend and seasoned military wife once gave me some great advice: make a list of things you look forward to while your husband is away. Example: control of the remote, cooking less, etc. I thought this was a marvelous idea and have since been mentally creating a list of my own. I am by no means excited for Justin to leave; but this list helps to soften the blow ever so slightly. I'll take what I can get :)

Things I look forward to while Justin is away:

1) Not having to cook dinner every single night. Chicken nuggets and salad sound good to me! Or cereal! Or pb&j!
2) A cheaper grocery bill (!!!!!)
3) Lots of quality time with my family and old friends
4) Less laundry!
5) A cleaner toilet (those of you with husbands or sons will appreciate this one)
6) Watching chick flicks whenever I want!!!! 
7) Putting the girls to bed super early and having the entire evening to myself to read, write, do puzzles, watch my chick flicks, take a bubble bath, or just go to bed! Oh bliss!
8) Lots of spare time to run/train for races
9) The opportunity to really lean on God and grow closer to him
10) More time to learn things! Like how to sew!
11) That sweet feeling of missing someone with my whole heart; it reminds me how much I love him
12) The anticipation/excitement of his return! If you're not a military wife you won't understand; we go all out when our husband's come home! We stock the kitchen with their favorite foods, dust off their favorite movies, replace our granny panties with sexy lingerie, pick out our outfit and how we'll wear our hair weeks in advance, decorate our home, buy welcome home gifts, make banners, shave our legs! It's kind of a big deal :)

So there's my list! It doesn't make me any more excited about Justin being gone; but it does give me a few things to look forward to. I'll be sure to come back and read this list many times in the coming months!

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