Sunday, June 22, 2008

Reunion Boot Camp

There's nothing like my husband being gone for half a year to make me want to get in shape.

The last time he deployed, I secretly joined Weight Watchers and lost 20 pounds. That was a fun surprise, but hard to beat.

Nathan's deployment is winding down and we have 6-8 weeks until he gets home. Suddenly I have so much to do. I think it's time for a list:

Make a list
Whiten my teeth
Lose 5 pounds
Consider pilates or weights or something
Put up curtains in my bedroom
Start moving my stuff out of Nathan's side of the closet
Start shaving my legs again
Find an outfit to wear to the airport
Work on my tan
Feel a little guilty about Nathan coming home halfway through the Army's full 15 month deployment.
Mow the back yard. twice.
Clean out the garage
Take stuff to Goodwill
Make and freeze some easy dinners
Start thinking about signage
Get my hair done and my eyebrows waxed (in late July)

That's all I can think of right now, but I know there's more. And that "find an outfit" item deserves a blog post of it's own.


liberal army wife said...

hey there. the find an outfit... may I just suggest... easy zippers, not a lot of buttons... just sayin"...


Deanne said...

How exciting that the deployment is in the winding down stage! I'll keep on praying for him as well as for you and the kiddos. Have fun finding 'the outfit' and getting the things done on your list. That should help pass the time between now and reunion time! :)

New Girl on Post said...

I love the item, start shaving legs again. Made me chuckle. :)

Mary said...

I like that first comment - that's cracking me up :)

Suzanne said...

It took me a minute to figure out what that first comment was saying! LOL! :)

"Start shaving my legs again" Wendy, you're cracking me up! It's good to have a list to work on, then maybe the time will go faster until he is home!

Deanne said...

Wait a second!!! Did you really say 'work on my tan'??! Where is it that you live again? :)

trying said...

dont you just love getting to make the coming home to do list!

good luck getting it all taken care of!

Susan said...

That's a great list! said...

that first comment is making me giggle, too!

what does "Start thinking about signage" mean?

best to ya, kathleen

wendy said...

kathleen - signs. welcome home signs. it's time to decide if I'm going to do a large sign over the garage or something smaller at the door. yellow ribbon? flags?

Annie said...

The beautiful thing is, he doesn't care whether any of that gets done. He will just be happy to be with you and the kids again. But, at least it will give you something to do so you don't go stir crazy waiting.

Valorie said...

Thanks for making that list, it gave me a good start. I think I'll steal it and adjust it as necessary. If you have any great "signage" ideas, please pass them along. Annie really is right, these guys will just be happy to be home. I think they won't even notice if we have shaved our legs anyway....refer to comment numero uno!