I really, really, really miss Joshua. I've been going>going>going nonstop since he left, but I think it all caught up with me yesterday and today. I've just been exhausted, and to be honest... completely miserable.
On the bright side, I did receive my first two letters from Joshua yesterday. He was also able to call me last Friday and Saturday. He sounded wonderful on the phone. He asked me to send him new boots, and after a couple hours of research and coupon hunting online, I got him these:
(Honey, I hope they're what you want.) There were only a million different boots to choose from! Not really. But definitely over 25. I wish he had internet access or phone access so I could show/ask him, but I've already ordered them and they're en route my house. I wish they would've sent to an FPO address, but that wasn't an option.
In other bright news, I've sent out three care packages so far...
An Easter care package:
A home-baked care package:
And an "essentials" care package:
Last weekend, I drove down to Maryland to visit Genna, whose fiancé is in Joshua's unit and over in Afghanistan with him right now. They're in different companies, thus also different places, but it was so nice to spend the weekend with her. We're both in the same situation right now, planning our weddings without our men here, and neither of us are in the mood to go out drinking or to parties. Instead, we did just what we wanted to... stayed in for a girls night baking cookies and cakes for the boys.
We made dozens of cookies to split between Joshua and Codey, and had a success at making our first ever "cakes in a jar!" It was easy and lots of fun. Here are some photos our our success:
So all in all, a good weekend but a not so great week so far. Maybe I'll get a call soon, maybe I'll get out of this mood, or maybe the shitty weather will clear up and I'll start feeling better because of that. Sigh. Either way, I'm glad I started this blog.
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