The day I was dreading since my mom planned her trip has come and gone. Alas, she was only here to visit, not move in so I knew she had to leave sometime. But I think it is safe to say that with all the leaving Alex does, I suffer from what I guess we can call separation anxiety. I don’t like it when people have to leave. Neither does Elle.
Elle spent the night sitting outside mom’s room waiting for her to come to bed. It broke my heart. I think she’s sick of people leaving too. It is just so quiet around here. I hate that.
When I dropped her off, I cried those ugly tears and was “that poor girl” that you sometimes see walking through the airport. I know I got the side eye from a few folks, I looked just awful. After getting back to my empty house, I curled up on the couch to watched tv all afternoon and dozed off. I had a million and a half things to do, but I had a headache (the kind you get from crying) and was exhausted from the lack of sleep the night before. (Long story short, the power went out in the whole house right before we went to bed and about 3 hours later [2 am, that is] we discovered it was because of a bad water heater.)
It’s just so hard to believe that the next time I see her there will be a baby in this house. How can so much possibly change in my life in such a short amount of time?! Mind blown.
For those wondering, she did make it home safe and sound! I’m sure my dad was happy to see her and after a 19 hour day of travelling, I imagine a shower and her pillow were just what the good doctor ordered.
Murphy’s Law struck the house twice in the past week: first, a flat tire on my one functioning vehicle (hit a screw, tire is now patched and back on the car) and then the water heater broke down (waiting for it to be fixed, hopefully today). It’s been quite the week. Dear deployment, you suck.
I’ll recover and get back into my little routine all in good time. I’ll update you on things soon. Thanks for being patient with me these past few weeks while I enjoyed time with my mom and putting up with me today and my woes (I’ll blame it all on hormones because it makes me feel better). I hope to be back to my regular blogging soon. I miss you guys!