On Tuesday my fabulous friend Mary, against all of her good sense, helped me pack some things up. I loaded our truck, which Andy had spent so much time under lately, all the way to the brim. My wonderful mommy drove it all the way to her house, while I controlled the heater and snacks. Strangely enough, no music was played the entire trip. If Andy had been driving, music would have been a central feature... hmmm. Just a random thing I noticed while typing this up.
We got in around midnight on Tuesday night. I had lunch with a wonderful friend, Todd, who was home from Korea on his (Army) midtour on Wednesday. The rest of the day was spent unpacking.
Today (Thursday) we went to water aerobics, where I got to spend time with a 92 year old wonder, who raised 4 daughters alone after her husband died, and who can still move in amazing ways! I was duly impressed. I joined the pool and plan to have fun with mom at water aerobics during the six months I am here with her.
Several hours were spent working on costuming for the upcoming ACT 1 production of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". If you live anywhere near Cartersville, GA, you really should come see this production. The costumes are going to be AMAZING!
Oh, small side note. On Tuesday morning I went to Chick Fil-A to get some boxes they had very nicely saved for me.
Mom and Mary and I decided to have some breakfast while we were there, of course. And, of course, Mom and I talked the whole time we were ordering. We talked about how we were going to use the boxes to pack up my stuff because Andy was deployed, and I was going to be moving in with Mom, and all that jazz. The operator happened to be the one taking our order, and he quite nicely gave it to us for free. And said "thank you for sharing your husband". So, my Valdosta friends, I just wanted to let you know that our local CFA is quite friendly toward the military. Be friendly toward them.
Andy got a letter from Canaan and Zion already. I am was very impressed by the speed of the mail delivery. Canaan was thrilled! I think he feels very connected to daddy now, since his letter has already arrived. (Andy was able to E-mail me, sort of... it is slightly complicated, and the internet is not working well, but one message has made it through!)
Mom and I mailed Andy fresh cookies today. We wrapped them really well. We'll see if they make the trip intact. I am concerned, but holding out hope! I happen to know that his parents sent him some Sharpies - I am so eager to see pictures of his creativity.
I will stop rambling now. Thanks for letting me share. I am hoping to be unpacked, and settled in, and back to normal really really soon.
Actually, forget that. When I discover what normal is, I'll let you know. I'm hoping to be back to something resembling the "me" that knows how to write something interesting to read really really soon.