David flies home from Northern Ireland on Sunday evening, and in light of his return I put together a little list of things that have gotten me through these past ten days.
I've mentioned before that I don't love it when david is gone, as evidenced here here and here...and at the risk of sounding pathetic and needy...well, I can tend to be pathetic and needy.
how to survive ten days while husband is in Northern Ireland:
+ ice cream. that probably sounds shallow, like ice cream could really replace husband? oh, yes. it does.
+facetime. I've been lucky enough to chat with david several times via iphone/ipad. Technology, yeesh.
+friends. This should probably be first on the list, because I am blessed with some awesome friends. I have gotten together with friends every single night that david has been gone. I suspect it's because they knew the alternative was me sitting on the floor eating chocolate chips out of the bag and having an elaborate conversation with our tortoise. But whatever. It has been such a treat to see and talk to so many dear friends this week.
+mom. On the one night I was laying in bed and starting to feel sorry for myself, my mom called. As if she knew...that mothering sixth sense of hers.
+downton abbey. gosh you guys, I know I am late on that train but that is some good television. Mr. Bates is my favorite character forever and always amen.
+my old people. sometimes I talk about being a stay-at-home-dog mom/homemaker which I am sure would somehow pay the bills, but I really do love my job and the time I get with my old people. They make me laugh from the deepest parts of my belly every day. Those goobers.
+amber. that silly little dog of ours really does keep me company, forces me outside for walks, and gives me someone to say goodnight to.
+projects. like cooking dinner for friends, organizing my closet, discovering this recipe, and frantically cleaning the apartment before david gets home.