I'm that sort of friend.
The one who says hi once in awhile - especially if you say hello first. Have you missed me? I didn't think so.
My lovely husband came home from Japan, and that was 2 weeks ago. Since then has been a crazy mess of life, working lots, studying lots (although not as much as I should be), seeing my husband not as much as I'd like to... and wishing that it was possible to eat ALL the chocolate and not put on ANY of the weight, but wishing doesn't make pigs fly, folks.
Kurt has officially started shift work. This means that he is not predictable like he used to be. He used to always be off at weekends, and I'd always get to see him, except for if I was working, and that was okay because it was me who was leaving and so I wasn't being left behind, was I? And now he is working all sorts of stupid hours - he hasn't started their actual night shift, but he's doing all the others - and I'm home alone a lot more than I'm used to.
Sometimes it's nice. I can cook and leave a mess and not have to clean it up. (I did that in Japan, a lot - although I did make an attempt to clean up once a day before going to bed!). My parents did not do a very good job of raising me - despite their best attempts I am inherently lazy and so dishes smishes, I'll do them five minutes before Kurt comes home... or at least stack them so that they don't look quite so colossal.
PS, folks, I'm failing at this too as I think Kurt has realised that I'm not much of a housewife!
Sometimes, I really miss him. For instance, I miss being able to go shopping with him in the afternoon when he gets home from work, because he's still at work and why isn't he home yet? Etc.
Tomorrow (Monday), through to Friday, I'm going to be working nine to five, doing my command groundschool. I'm not quite sure what is involved - the instructor said he only has about a day and a half's worth of coursework so I don't think he's quite sure how he's going to fill the remaining time either!
I got through all of my command assessments this past week successfully, so that's the first thing ticked off the list. Tomorrow I'll get my training file to see what is actually involved in this process, but I do know that I'll be heading off to New Zealand on April 7 to go to the simulator - 5 training sessions and 1 check later, I'll be winging my way back to Aus to meet our baby girl!
This is she:
I get four days off when she arrives before starting my line training, so I'm really looking forward to spending time with her and Kurt!
And now I really should get back to reading one of the many manuals with which I am trying to saturate my brain!