Saturday, January 3, 2009

Attempting to Stay Busy

Jon left today for a two week business trip to Doha, Qatar. I was not able to take the trip with him this time and am truly disappointed. I never thought it would be so hard to drop him off at the airport. I balled the entire way home. I'm pretty sure I sounded like Jason Segel when he wailed like a woman in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. At least I can laugh at myself now.

This will be the longest time in almost three years that we have been apart. I know...... I know, you're thinking, "Come on Steph, it's only two weeks, get a grip" but for me it's very difficult. Jon and I are normally attached at the hip. We are best friends and love enjoying our time together.

Our cousin Beth is a military wife and has to experience this type of thing all of the time. Her husband goes on TDY. Not to mention she has three little baby girls so she has her hands full. I don't know how she does it. Military wives are tough cookies and I completely respect them in every way. Jon has been on TDY so many times and I have been so lucky to be able to travel with him. I really shouldn't complain.

I think if we were home in Oklahoma, maybe it wouldn't be so difficult. Having my friends close by and my parents to visit might help me not feel so alone. Don't get me wrong, we've made friends here and I love my blogging friends. But there's nothing like home, during a time like this. I feel like I am so far away from everyone, which only makes me more depressed.

Alright, anyway..... enough crying and feeling sorry for myself. I'm going to mask my heartache by keeping as busy as possible. I made a new piece the other day and I plan on making a lot more.

The lighting is terrible. But the colors of this necklace are silver and purple. The centerpiece is metallic white and purple. It is very long and goes to my belly button. If you click on the picture you can enlarge to see the detail.



I also have three books I have been wanting to read (The rest of the Twilight Series) and I am going to try to take a couple of day trips around Germany. It is sooooo cold right now, it actually snowed yesterday and the forecast says it is going to snow tomorrow and Monday. So... instead of walking through town, I really want to visit some of the museums in Frankfurt. I plan on working out at the gym and I will be doing some hair during the evenings, so that will be a lot of fun.
Please feel free to comment or write! I absolutely love comments. They make my entire day. Plus I'll need all the company I can get, while Jon's away.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!

P.S. I finally figured out how to add the German word of the day onto my blog. Hey Val.... now you can hear the word! That's the only way I can learn it as well! Also if you click the More About This Word button it gives a sentence in German. Pretty neat!

P.S.S I also found out that we will be going to Costa Rica at the very end of May! I can't wait. My entire family on my mom's side will be there and it will be so nice to see them. I haven't seen my cousins or my nieces and nephews since we left in August! This is definitely something to look forward to! Awe the beach..............

My brother and I several years ago in Costa Rica


Jonny Boy and me two years ago in CR

5 comments:

Jenny.Lee said...

I think keeping yourself occupied will definitely make the time go by faster. I hate it when Zane has to go away on business trips and I agree with you, in 20 years I'll still hate it! Enjoy your day trips, I wish I could go with you!

Marissa said...

Hey! You have a great blog here. Wow, I admire you and Jon so much for making such a huge leap in your life, and just flowing with all the adjustments. I think that's amazing. It's so exciting that you two are starting a new life together, literally as a married couple, and on also on this adventure in a totally new place! I can understand how difficult it must be without him for two weeks - like you said, especially because you're not in your familiar, comfortable home surrounded by friends and family. I bet you anything, though, that when the two weeks is up, you'll feel stronger than ever! :)

Can't wait to read more!

valerie said...

Awwwww....that is so hard & I agree with you. It's not just because you are newlyweds, you'd be sad if it were 20 years later. Two weeks is a long time, but hopefully it'll pass really fast for both of you.

I LOVE that you found the German word of the day where we can hear it. YAY! I was cracking up (at myself) listening to the sentence. I was thinking..."Now, if there were a way to make them talk in slow motion." :)

I think it's a great way to learn German.

I'll be thinking about you these next two weeks. You'll be fine and I'll pray that it passes quickly for you.

Love,
Val

Top KO Boxing said...

Steph the bean,, I am on your web blog and I am so impressed with what you have done with this adventure you are on. I am thinking how you are at such a wonderful time in your life, and how you have and Jon have created some unforgettable times together, DAD is so proud of you, I can still see you seating on my lap as you are driving my car when you were about 8 years old, and all i could see was you where my little girl, I can honestly say you are the joy of my life Bean, DAD is thinking of you daily, So smile for me,as you are truly loved, DAD

SKELLER said...

Steph-
Hang tough! Being apart is NO FUN. I've been quite blessed that my husband has not had to travel much with his work. I would be a terrible military wife. I like him home!

Ummm, you might want to line up some more books for when you're soon done with the rest of Twilight [grin].