I am currently at that excruciating part of deployment called The End. You know what I mean, where the FRG calls and says they're going to be home on Tuesday at lunch, so you get dressed and get excited, and then it's Tuesday evening, then Wednesday morning, then late Wednesday night, then maybe Thursday afternoon...

It's like telling a little kid, "We're going to open Christmas presents today! No, tonight! No, maybe tomorrow! No, tomorrow night!"

This is miserable. I know it happens to lots of people, but it didn't happen to us last deployment so I was not really mentally prepared for it. And naturally I took these days off work, so I am sitting here burning up the time I was supposed to be spending with my husband.

I just want my Christmas present to get here already!

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