So… I’ve been gone.

8 Apr

Life has been hectic.  First off, John joined the army.  (!!)  I’m an army wife now.

He is leaving for boot camp on May 6th, and will go to Officer Cadet School (OCS) after that.  He’ll be gone for about a year!  😦  I’ll be able to see him on weekends when he’s in OCS, but I can’t see him at all during boot camp.  He can’t get email or even use a cell phone!  Just snail mail.  But at least that’s something. The above photo is of him before he got his hair cut, and after his meeting with the Army Officer board. Such a difference!  Look at him try not to smile, lol.

We’ve been trying to spend as much time as we can together, which is part of the reason I’ve been gone. It’s going to be so weird being alone after 8 years of being together ALL THE TIME. The most time we’ve ever spent apart is a week, and that was only because my grandfather died and I was away helping my parents pack up his house. So this will be a shock to our systems, I’m sure. But it will be ok. I’m sure we’ll be fine. We’ll just have to keep in touch.

In other news, it snowed on Monday! Not cool, Mother Nature, not cool. My poor Easter egg tree looked so weird with snow on the eggs. But what did I expect; it’s western NY. Of course it’s snowing around Easter.

And finally, we’re moving into a new building at work, so everyone in the office is packing. My boss and the promotions people were cleaning up the basement and they found all kinds of scrapbooking stuff. They, of course, thought to give it to me! Thanks guys! I was AMAZED at all the stuff they found. How random is this collection, right?  (Scanner, printer, and phone not included in found collection.)

I guess they were items donated for a past auction? I’m not sure. The saddest part about the whole thing though was the $100 worth of gift certificates that expired in 2005. Such a waste! 😦

Aaaand… that’s pretty much it.  I’m going to be featured in the Rochester Insider sometime this month, so I’ve been working on getting my craft room fixed up. Hopefully it’ll be done by the time the photographer calls me to make an appointment. I would love for my pic to be taken in there!

I probably won’t be posting much until John leaves, so I’ll see you guys later!

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4 Responses to “So… I’ve been gone.”

  1. Charlene April 9, 2009 at 4:39 pm #

    You will be fine. So will John.
    Easter Egg Tree looks Cool with Snow!
    Good Luck with the move to the new building – hope you have an office as cool as the old one!!
    Rochester Insider – Excellent!! Of course – I want a copy…it’s print right? GRIN
    HAPPY EASTER!!

  2. Katy April 13, 2009 at 7:39 am #

    Wow! what made him decide to join the army? Is he excited about it?

  3. sillypanda April 16, 2009 at 11:47 am #

    Mom – Yes, it’s in print. I’ll send you a copy. 🙂

    Katy – He is sooooo excited about it! It’s nice to see him enthusiastic about it. He wanted to join because it would be good for him, and it’s great for us! Free health care, a second income, and in 2 years he’ll be making enough that I won’t have to work! I wanted to be able to stay home when we start having kids, and this will allow me to. Win!

  4. Charlene April 17, 2009 at 12:19 pm #

    Oh – planning on staying home? Didn’t realize John was going to become Career Army. Glad you’re happy!

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