Now for my Belated Birthday gift from my husband; who is as excited as me? Ready? He got me this BEAUTIFUL washer and dyer set! I'm in LOVE with it! We were spending about $60 a month on doing laundry at the mat here at the apartment complex, so we decided to get one so it would eventually save us some money each month. On Tuesday when it got installed I was super excited and did about 7 loads of laundry! Yeah I know that is a lot, but we've been kind of behind in laundry, well mainly I did all of our clothes including all of David's uniforms, sheets, towels, and quilts and such! I had so much fun!
Now for some Military talk, I've recently learned that after living apart for some time it does take a lot of time and patience to get back into the swing of things. For instance David and I have been arguing a little more than usual, I mean we have been married a little over a year now and we really haven't lived together all that much except for on weekends while were stationed at Fort Lee, Va. So we are trying to learn to live with each other. So my advice to those of you with deployed spouses or significant others in training; COMMUNICATION. We need to work better on that, I guess a year apart we have learned to communicate in a certain way, but we need to communicate better as a couple. Right now he is away for the week with his company for field training, its weird because I miss him like crazy and getting tired of being cooped up in the house all day and night with no one to talk to but a baby and Jake, who obviously don't talk back. The weird part is the fact that it also feels comfortable because I've been this way for a year now. As other wives have put it, they say that they have a routine and when their husbands come back they end up having to learn to live with each other again. So my advice is for everyone to try, yes their are going to be hard moments when your communication is off, but you still have to try, that is the key! So I'm going to try and follow my own advice when David gets home this weekend.
Time for some reader interaction, haven't done this for a while: What was the favorite gift a significant other has gotten you and why was it so important to you? Mine was going on a cruise with David to the Bahama's as a Christmas gift to each other, it wasn't the fact that we had gone to foreign country or anything like that it was because I had gotten to see him for the first time in six months and it was great to be able to spend the that week alone to ourselves, well kind of alone.