The day Will began his deployment, I sprayed his cologne on our pillows. BIG MISTAKE! As soon as my head hit the pillow...immediately tears. You know why? His delicious scent was all over me and the bed and it was a punch in the face reminding me that he's gone. Aaaand the scent is still there...faintly...but still there nonetheless.
I wish I knew it would take a little more than a week for packages to get to him. I wouldn't have spent a perfectly nice afternoon trying to wrap his damn box. If you didn't know, I despise decorating and wrapping. But I do it because I'm a girl who thinks it's cute to wrap and decorate things. Although...full disclosure...I've only decorated one of his boxes so far ( his birthday one) and none of Seester's boxes.
APO to APO shipping is free. Once boxes leave The States, the rest of their journey is through the military. BUT, it is not free if you use the priority boxes. So...wrap it. I deconstruct paper bags from the grocery store, turn it inside out, and use it to wrap all my boxes. Free! A little difficult, but free. And I reuse boxes that were shipped to us (I do a lot of online shopping since we live overseas).
Don't tell my husband about our bills. I made the mistake of telling Will that I got the gas and electricity bill in the mail. All I heard from then on was, "Did you pay the bill?", "Did you pay the bill yet?", "Did you pay the bill today?". HOMEBOY! It's not due until the end of the month! I'm not going to waste gas on a trip just to pay the bill. I'll do all the errands together on one day. (For the record, I paid the bill this morning.) He's such a micro-manager.
Bloggers. Are. Amazing. I've said it before and I'll keep saying it. I love how supportive my blogger friends have been. They get it or they want to get it and they've been so so so sweet throughout this whole thing. I never thought it was a bad idea to blog, and now I definitely think it's an essential part of surviving this deployment.