His favorite coffee mug is one he stole from me (and I love that about him).
We haven't seen a whole lot of eachother lately (he's filling in for two weeks out of every month over at Kingsley Field while his boss is deployed in Afghanistan for eight months) and when he is home, his regular job is taking him out of town a lot too.
I don't really feel like I can complain though...he's not in Afghanistan afterall.
When he has been home though, I haven't been the easiest person in the world to get along with (just struggling with a few things and probably kind of ticked off that he's never home which is magnified every single morning and every single night when Annie cries for him).
He just keeps doing what he's always done though; brings home flowers every Friday, calls me and the kids in the morning when he wakes up, when he gets off of work and again before he goes to bed, rubs my shoulders when he knows I'm stressed, packs lunches for all of the kids when he's home, makes me laugh, puts away the dishes, is patient, etc., etc., etc.
My best friend in the whole-wide-world has a husband kind of like that too and when I was single, he always kind of played the male-role in my life (giving me financial advice, researching the safest carseats for me, etc.) I've always joked that he did it because he thinks he is the boss of me...but realistically, I think he did it because he's always known that in order to be Jill's husband, he would have to like me.
Anyhow, Jill's husband knows that I've been blue & cranky and that Jill's been kind of blue & cranky too so he told her that he thought Jill and I should go to the beach together for the weekend. And Josh thought it was a great idea too. (I know that kind of makes it sound like we're the kind of girls who need our husband's permission to go out of town...heck no.)
It's been four years since just the two of us went somewhere for the weekend together.
So we're going to Newport tomorrow (which is exactly where we went four years ago).
And yes, it means that I won't get to see Josh Downs this weekend while he's home. But I need it. I just need some time with no computer and no work and no whining and no one who needs something from me.
Just me and Jill and some thrift shops and some good food.
Back on Monday.