Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Procrastination And Elephants

Two things I am amazingly skilled with ~ procrastinating and avoiding the elephant in the room at all costs. Somehow I have frittered away a two week, almost three week, window with my warriors. Good-byes which have been looming over our head first for a year, then six months are now days away. We don't talk about it. We have sat around doing the mundane tasks of eating and laundry but have neglected celebrating moments together. A snowy Sunday and a rough night out with friends as well as lack of communication meant no "last" Sunday dinner with the octogenarians. Gift certificates to eat out are going unused as there just doesn't seem to be a common time for all of us to be together. Work schedules, predeployment responsibilities that require two days out of our last three, my young warrior who says this is enough good-bye I don't need to go to North Carolina to see him off later this month, I wasn't planning this to be good-bye....and whoever plans deployments in January from Vermont,...sorry for the ranting, looking forward to next year and a welcome home in Vermont in winter.


  1. prayers for you and your family. it makes my hurt that families have to go through this.

  2. I'm so sorry. This brings back sad memories for me as well - when my husband would deploy. It's a good thing you got that awesome calendar for Christmas. It was the perfect gift really - from your son - as you'll likely put it to very good use by crossing each day off in celebration of being one day closer to welcoming them home again. Hugs & prayers, my friend.