Well, after knowing this deployment was coming for more than a year, my husband has left, arrived, and is currently getting comfy at his new location in “the sandbox.” Luckily, this deployment is already night and day compared to his first deployment when we were dating—back then it was barely one phone call a week, but the technology has improved so much over the years that we’ve already been able to video chat, which makes me one very happy wife.
Since we’ve had so long to think about this deployment I’ve been making myself busy by planning ways to keep me from going crazy over the next 6+ months. So I made a list, because that’s the easiest way to ensure I always have something to do. Some of the things listed below are also on my 101 Things to do in 1001 Days list (which, by the way, ends this September!), but there are several new things on here. They’re in no particular order and if I don’t do them, or if something comes up and I need to change a few, it’s no biggie; I’m sure I’ll add to it as I think of different projects, too. It’s just a little list of things to keep me occupied if/when I get bored!
Clean the house, room by room.