Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Looking Forward

I am in a severe moment of "looking forward". This short term phase I am in (short term meaning 1-2 weeks) is not the best time ever. I really can't complain, I have nothing valid to complain about. So we will just say that I am super ready for my husband to return to my all-too-empty home. I am ready to stop working every weekend - as that work schedule is incredibly socially isolating.The past week, every time I talk to my husband on the phone -- I start crying. And I am not a crier -- so this is weird.


So let me tell you what is keeping me going these days!

  • In 1 week and 2 days Ryan will be HOME!!!!! I cannot believe how much I am ready for his return. The 1st 6 weeks he was gone, time flew!! As it was something new. Now I am starting to feel like the creepy, old, lonely lady who talks to her plants.

  • This Sunday I am participating in my 1st Triathlon! Not only is it any old triathlon -- but it includes an open-water swim. This totally freaks me out. The swim is not in a nice Minnesota Lake (which I'm used to). It's in "Tempe Beach Park" in Phoenix. I'm sure I'll grow a 3rd arm after swimming 1/2 mile in it, but that's okay. It's worth the adrenaline rush of the race. Saturday I'm heading up with 4 other girls, and we plan on doing some shopping and Cinco de Mayo celebrating - and then race is Sunday! 

  • In about 1 1/2 months, we are getting out of this town!!!!!! (As long as Ryan passes his check ride next week, and the USAF cuts his orders promptly) We will be moving to San Antonio, Texas from June - September. Ryan will be in pilot school, and I will be taking a Travel Nursing Assignment in one of the ER's in town. Words don't explain how ready I am for something new, for so many different reasons that I won't get into. Also, I'm excited to get to join my husband on this journey! I am so excited San Antonio has actual bodies of water (unlike the dried up "washes" like Tucson).