Saturday, July 14, 2007

Lazy Day

Today has been a very, very lazy Saturday. I slept in this morning for the first time in what seems to be forever. I rolled out of bed around ten am and got ready for the day. After taking a shower and throwing on a bit of makeup I crawled back into bed with J.R. to watch a reruns of Man vs. Wild. Around noon J.R. was finally forced to wake up. A wonderful gentleman from the area who has sent us multiple care packages was on post today. He stopped by and chatted for a while. It was nice to finally put a face with the name on the box. And it's always interesting to learn about the lives of our supporters. So often they too have gone through a similar situation and they can truly relate to our lives at the moment. There is a lot of comfort in that.

After our visit, J.R. and I retreated back to our room. The plan for the day was to pack boxes and get a few things ready to mail home. J.R. laid down and fell back asleep. He's been sleeping ever since. I find it odd that he often only functions on four or five hours of sleep. Then one day it seems to catch up with him and he sleeps all day. I'm hoping that he isn't wide awake all night. If he is then I have to sleep with the lights on and the tv blaring. The joys of living in a cracker box.

Now usually when J.R. decides to sleep an excessive amount during the afternoon I put my foot down and annoy him until he decides to roll out of bed and accomplish something. I'll do anything from tickle his feet, to poking him, to singing him stupid songs. It drives him nuts. Maybe this is a tad evil of me but if he stopped going to bed at five am he wouldn't need to sleep allllllllllllllllllllllllllll day. Just a thought. Today the sleeping hasn't bothered me at all. I've actually enjoyed it. I have the tv off, the radio off, and the room is silent. Actually the whole house is silent for once. I'm trying to take advantage of the quiet to plow through the rest of the Harry Potter books. I finished book four this morning and am about to start book five. It's just me, a bottle of coke, and a bag of oatmeal raisin cookies hanging out in the bed reading. It is fabulous.

Now I wouldn't be in such a crunch to finish Harry Potter if it wasn't for the fact that the new book is coming out very soon and I can no longer remember what happened in the last few books. It's a good thing I am officially on vacation and I'm allowed to do nothing but sit and read all day. I know if I don't read fast and furious someone is bound to ruin the last book for me. I haven't even preordered a copy of the last book. I figure at this point I am doomed to have the story ruined. Take note... if you read faster than me and you spoil the ending I will dislike you for a very long time.

Changing gears. Yesterday I sent a letter to the Fund about how the car situation was handled. I received a call this morning from the President of the Fund who was very apologetic and even complemented me on a well written letter. I feel a lot better about the situation after sending the letter and I can finally relax a little bit. I'm glad to have that cleared up before I go home on leave.

As for now J.R. has decided to wake up and is attacking my cookie collection. I'm off to go defend my stash of calorie filled delicacies from the hands of a cookie thief.


Butterfly Wife said...

I hope you enjoyed your day of reading. I cannot remember the last time I just lazed around reading a good book.

Oh, and to be 20 and be able to drink coke and eat a bag of cookies without regret. Those were the days. You better enjoy that all just a wee bit for me too! :D

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog today through Some Soldier's Mom.
Bravo and kudos to you many times over for your tenacity, loyalty, perseverence and maturity. How fortunate your hubby is to have you in his corner!
I'm a 50 something nurse and my family and I live in southern Wisconsin, near Lake Geneva. We have an 'adopted son' in the ARNG and other family in the military. A special young man is in Baghdad now, deployed a few months ago. It wasn't until he landed that I truly realized the stress level family members endure. And he is not even a 'blood' relation! Family that supports and stays true to their deployed, wounded, PTSD'd loved ones are the unsung heroes of this country.
Bless you and your husband. Our thanks to both of you.
Cathy B

FbL said...

I'm so glad you got things sorted out with the Fund. :)

Do you have your new rental yet?

Anonymous said...

fbl: we're still working on it.


Kris, in New England said...

I won't spoil the H.P. books for you - but hope you had hankies ready during Book 5. You'll need them for Book 6 as well. And I'm sure Book 7 will be the same.

Tried to see the movie (Book 5) this weekend - sold out! So we go tonite after work - IMAX screen and the ending in 3D. I feel like I'm 12 again.