Aug 20, 2009
What's better than two Australian Shepherds?
Answer: Two Aussies greeting their Daddy after a 14 month deployment!
I thought that video was good preparation for what the next year holds in store for our family! Deployment is right around the corner now, and I plan on writing some posts about the "Big D" and how our family copes and dealing with the special challenges that come with the territory. I have been in denial all summer. Although he has been gone most of it, we have been getting to 'borrow' him every few weeks! Well, it won't be long now until the real deal, and I need to start preparing. I have been through many deployments, but every one is different. This time around will be the first time the kids will be old enough to be affected greatly by it. Compound that with missing Thanksgiving, Christmas, both the boys' birthdays, and the entire school year - you can see I will have my hands full! So occasionally, you will read posts that are related to the deployment haphazardly intertwined with gardening! What a strange mixture, but that is my life! With the garden doing a 'whole lot of nothing' in winter (how many posts can I really do about shallots & garlic, lol?), I am hoping that blogging will allow me to keep some sanity and that you will continue to follow along with my Military Wife Adventures! We are a strange breed indeed - if I stray into Militarese, just holler at me to speak English please and I will clarify! My house is filled with acronyms and strange words for common objects and during the pre-deployment and deployment phase it only gets worse! I hope you have fun and shed a few tears with me, your continued kind words and encouragement are always appreciated. Although a good cyberspace kick in the butt is called for sometimes too if I get too whiny!