So far so good...

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So far so good...
Sun, 04-13-2003 - 3:18pm
Okay, it may be way to soon to say how things are going but I think I'm doing okay. I've settled back, as much as I can, into my "life before DH" routine and have been cleaning my little heart out. I know it is strange to clean as a release but it works for me and it stops me from eating to pass the time and ease my stress. DH says it is just because I have OCD, but I really don't. Honest. I'm a professional, I know these things. lol

He managed to call me from a flight attendant's cell phone on his way over on Friday. I bawled like a baby after he called. I hadn't cried much before that so I guess I was due. It made the whole situation a bit more real but I've been okay since then. Maybe that is what I needed, for him to leave and for things to be real. Tania (littlegrnfrog) took some pics of him for me before he left so at least I have those. I'm also glad to know that he got a good hug before he left from a friend. It is hard to be so far away and not be able to do that myself.

I've already put together two care packages to send him and I'm going to send them off this week. I have to go buy some letter paper and envelopes so I can send him real mail. It is highly doubtful that there will be a computer in the middle of the sandbox that he can use to read what I write him. Anyone know how big an AKO account is? I am worried that I'm going to fill it up by sending too many emails. lol

I'm finally feeling better. The superbug antibiotics kick butt! lol The only problem with them is they make me sicker than a dog after I take them. Only two more doses to go so I figure I'm going to survive. Other than that though, I'm fairly healthy after about five months of on and off illness. I hoping that my suffering is over, for a while at least. I need my strength to deal with all the things that are going to be happening in the next few months. I'm praying to be in CO by October...send a couple extra for me?

Well, I need to get back to cleaning. lol

Hugs to everyone!!

Susan (proud Army wife)

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Sun, 04-13-2003 - 7:49pm
Great to see you getting your strength back! I've been thinking of you and had hoped that you were doing okay with DH leaving and your illness. Sounds like you're on the mend though. DH left this morning - so I spent a few hours cleaning the house, too, lol.

Add my positive thoughts to the pile for getting you to CO by your anniversary, darlin'!

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Mon, 04-14-2003 - 10:52am
Hey hunny! Glad to hear you're doing better! I was starting to worry about you and that plague thing! I have an ako account! According to my screen there is a 50MB limit per message, but NO limit for the total! So, that works out great! Thats the account that Tim & I use to email pics back & forth cause it can hold sooooo many! Another great thing that I learned about ako is that they encrypt (sp?) all messages coming or going from that account so we've found that to be the safest way to discuss things finacially related. I can email him on his regular account & just say "i have money questions" & he knows to check his ako, cause thats where I feel safe asking about them. And, the only other good thing I've found about ako is that it's the only messenger service I can have at work! So - if you get one you can keep me occupied during the day! lol I miss talking to you guys!


Oh yeah - I thought about you the other day! Kaytlin (almost 3 - potty training) has been doing SO good at school! We went 3 days last week in big girl panties with NO accidents! Then on Friday she was sitting on the teachers lap & peed ALL over her! I got to school to pick her up & the teacher was wearing old scrub pants cause she had been tinkled my my stinkey hiney monster! Thought you might need a giggle from my kids! Love ya!

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Mon, 04-14-2003 - 11:22am
You're sounding a whole lot better. Cleaning is therapeutic for me too. You should see what I did this weekend! LOL... I got rid of bags and bags of clothes and moved FURNITURE out to the garage. I've decided to have a garage sale this weekend. How's THAT for therapy?? LOL.

YOU'RE DOING GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:) Melissa

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Mon, 04-14-2003 - 12:19pm
Hugs to you Susan!!

Sounds like you are doing great and staying strong and positive! I'll be sending some CO in october vibes your way... and just a few extra that you do well while your dh is gone!



"I've learned
that it is the weak who are cruel,
and that gentleness is to be expected
only from the strong."

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Mon, 04-14-2003 - 2:01pm

So glad you're feeling better and that you got a phone call. I understand the cleaning thing..I do it



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Mon, 04-14-2003 - 7:48pm
Well, it is very good to know I'm not the only cleaner in our bunch. lol Makes me feel a bit more normal. I know I'm not but hey, as long as I feel normal. lol

Thanks for all the CO vibes...I need them. Things got more complicated today but I'm hoping to sort them out soon.

Oh, and Jenn, thanks for the giggle. lol


Susan (a proud and reasonably well adjusted Army wife)