My goodness! It's like pulling teeth to get on here this week! (Not that I have ever actually pulled teeth, but it sounds hard.) I have just been a little crazy lately, sorry for my absence.
I fear I may have scared a few people by my- slightly- crazy post on
Tuesday. I just want you all to know...I'm doing much better. Tuesday was a
rough, frustrating day and I'm afraid I took it out on you, dear readers. I did
feel a whole lot better afterward though...
In other news, today SHOULD be CD1. Not a single red drop so far, so let's
all keep our fingers crossed huh? In my pessimistic and hopeless nature though,
I did come prepared for...well anything. I'll keep you posted on this one.
Love is going on an overnight camping/ paint ball trip with family and
friends (just the boys) and I am left home. It's funny how much you miss your
hubby when he's not at home. I took him to work this morning and felt a little
sad knowing I wouldn't see him until tomorrow afternoon. It seems a little
silly because we've been apart for longer periods than that, but I did, just the
same. In fact, now that I think about it, we've been apart a lot in our 3 1/2
We met in August 2003- and when I say met, I mean started dating, as we were
friends for quite a long time before. (Actually, he dated my sister for a brief
2 months in high school, but that's another story.) I was working as a server
for Red Robin at the time and his family came in to eat. I recognized him and
gave him a big hug. I took their table and got their food. Soon, everyone
left. A few minutes later, Love came strolling back in saying he'd lost his car
key. So, I started to help him look for it. After looking for a while, I asked
if he'd looked in his car. He said he'd looked all over inside (funny because
it was a Jetta and you can't get into it without the key because it locks on its
own- but I didn't know that at the time). Finally, he went back out and
"looked" and came back shortly, key in hand. Apparently, it took him all this
time to summon the courage to ask me out. I told him yes. That was the
After dating for about 2 months, we were engaged, here in Salt Lake City, in
front of the Salt Lake Temple. We planned to get married in June 2004. In
November, he went off to Jackson, SC for basic training for the Army (our first
separation). I was living with his parents at the time (moved there when a gas
line broke at my apartments and we didn't have heat or hot water for two
months...and they still wanted full rent). He was gone for 4-5 weeks and we
wrote each other letters and cried a lot. He came home on December 20th (day
before my birthday) for two weeks over the Christmas holiday. We spent
Christmas with my family. As we talked more and more we decided maybe it would
be best to get married while he was home. (For financial reasons, and a couple
we'll discuss later.) Finally, after a lot of discussion we decided to go ahead
with it. This was decided Sunday December 28th. That night we took his parents
over to my parents' house to tell them we wanted to get married on the 30th.
(Yes, two days later.) Unfortunately, well, let's just say they didn't take it
very well. In two days I got the day off work, a dress, a cake, secured someone
to marry us, got a few decorations, and called family- at least half thought I
was pregnant- so they could come. It was a very nice little ceremony. My mom
started speaking to me again about 2 hours before the wedding and my dad decided
(seconds before I was to walk) that he would, in fact, walk me down the aisle
and give me away. Afterward, we shoved cake in each other's faces, mingled with
our guests, took a few pictures, and we were off to a hotel for the night-
courtesy of Love's parents.
Our wedding night was great except I got sick with pink eye and strep throat
and didn't sleep a wink. The next morning I got up and went to work. Three
days later, Love went back to basic training, leaving me behind in New Mexico
until February 8th. (The second time we were apart.) To be continued...
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