So a little background. Hubby started law school in 2002/2003. We spent that year apart while I finished up at ASU and planned our wedding. It was hard. Luckily, I had my mom's flight benefits and flew for free so I made it up to Ohio to visit every couple months. I was also busy with school, friends and wedding planning. It was still hard but we made it through no worse for wear.
So this is what I've been telling myself since Hubby left on Saturday. I said, "Self. It's a mere month. It's not a year or even 2 months...you went longer during that year not seeing him than you are spending apart now. This is not a big deal. And you thought you were busy before?? You've got 2 kids now! You've got to get them up, get them dressed, get them fed...there are lunches to be made! You've got to get yourself showered, dressed and ready. Get everyone off to school and yourself to work! And this is all before 8 am! Then you've got the evenings...homework, dinner, baths, stories, bedtime, sorting through stuff for the move! When are you going to have time to miss him?!?!" So that's been my pep talk for 3 days now. And it's working...as far as missing him goes. I'm also older and more mature now so that's undoubtedly helping as well.
Something else we discovered last night was skype! We didn't have this back in 2002. Or if we did, we didn't know about it. How fun! It's basically video conferencing using your computer. Very handy. The girls loved it and it's nice to be able to actually chat as if he's in the same room. This little innovation truly makes long distance relationships easier!
OK...so that's all well and good for the emotional side of everything. It's that to do list I ran through. While it's very handy at keeping me busy...it's only Day 3 and I'm exhausted! I have done virtually no moving prep work as I'm just trying to get a routine down right now. Unfortunately, it's a luxury I don't have. I really do have to get on top of all the moving stuff. The gym is almost already a distant memory. We do own a treadmill and I've thought about working off some of this stress at night but we'll see if that actually happens. There's a reason I have a gym membership...I find it extremely difficult to get motivated at home.
So I say all of that to say, while I've always had a lot of respect for single moms...I truly bow to you. I don't know how you do it day in and day out for so long.
There is some good news in my life (not that any of this is really bad...just stressful). I am down 2.5 lbs since Friday morning. Feeling good about that. I'm really focusing on my food and trying not to snack. I'm also wearing my PanAm pencil skirt today and feeling sassy. And for the first time ever, I decided to go truly old school and wore my pearls today. I never had pearls...never liked them much but as I've matured (ahem) they've grown on me. Anyway, I got a string of my grandmother's when she passed away but I have never worn them. There's a first time for everything.
So that's my life at the moment. Boss is out of the office this week so it's nice and quiet. She creates drama around here. I'm working from home tomorrow. I've got pies to bake and the girls' turkey trots at their school. Yes...I'll be running with them again. Last year was the first year I actually ran with Maddie at hers and I felt so good about it. This year, I get to do 2. :)
Hope y'all are having a great week!