My DH is on his way home after being away at a 6 month training.
And oddly enough, I am not running around like a chicken with its head cut of. Because the old me, well she would have been doing just that.
Ironing duvets, scrubbing out junk drawers, and other odd displays of regaining a sense of control I suppose.
Nope no this time.
I am ready for DH to come home. And thanks to having other military spouses to talk with, and writing here at SpouseBuzz, and READING posts and comments by others. I decided, I wasn't going to do the chicken lady thing this time.
After all, DH and I have been married for 16 years. I am pretty sure he knows, I have not moved the couch to clean under it, and there is dust behind the entertainment center. And guess what, I am pretty sure he doesn't care. (Plus, I intend to kick him out of the house frequently when he gets home, with my Dear Children, so I can do those things without the "Curious George Mafia" reeking havoc.)
I have found this though, I am having a hard time focusing my energies as our separation time dwindles down.
It is very discombobulating, and that is a strange feeling. I am sure it has something to do with seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.
So it seems as though I mastered one set of behavior and emotions only to be caught off guard, by another set.
How would I learn these things, if I were not married to a man in the military?