Wednesday, November 10, 2010

All-Expenses Paid Vacation To....(Drumroll Please)

THE DESERT!!!!!!!!! Wahooo!! Bleh...

I'm getting deployed ladies and gentleman. I know where I'll be going but will not be disclosing that information. All I have to say is that it will be hot. I shouldn't complain for a few reasons. One being I will be gone when Chicago will be at its coldest temps. Secondly, it's only for a month and its the last month before LC gets home from his deployment. I will get home, and a week later he will be here. Time is going by so fast! I love it.

When I first found out about this news, I was not a happy girl. My biggest concern was, 'What am I going to do with Oliver??' Luckily, I have an awesome sister who volunteered to watch my little nugget while I'm gone for the month. So Oliver will be setting up camp at Auntie Mel's house :-) My next concern was finishing all my pre-req's for the PA program. I had a schedule of all the classes I needed to take and what semester I would be taking each class. Luckily, one of my classes is online only, so I will be doing that while I'm there. Hopefully the internet works well.

After the week I've had so far, I'm looking at the deployment as more of a vacation from my hectic/crazy/super busy life. Yes, it sucks that I'll be working 12 hour days every single day that I'm there, but I also will have no responsibilities to anyone or anything but myself. On my off time I can read for fun or SLEEP!!! More than likely, I will choose sleep over anything else. I have a year and a half left in this enlistment. I'm not sure if I'm going to re-enlist yet. The military has its pluses and minuses. I will just have to wait it out and see!


  1. I'm glad you're taking it so well!
    Is it ok for you to leave your job for a month?

    Thanks for your comment, it really meant a lot to me and I'm so glad I inspired you in a small way to reconnect with a church. I have a church here that I probably go to twice a month, but I need to make more time for God after all he has blessed me with. It's sad that people get busy and only turn to God when they are sad about something.

  2. Oh geeze. Gotta love the unexpected surprises, huh? It sounds like you are taking it in stride. Hang in there!

  3. Thanks ladies! I am taking it in stride because there's nothing I can really do, so I have to make the best of the situation. And I'm not going anywhere dangerous. Jill, yes, my job has to allow me the month to deploy because it's the law.