THe Harting Family

THe Harting Family

Monday, April 18, 2011

Chugging Along---Choo Choo

So almost 2 weeks!! Awesome. I have to say I have had ups and downs so much more on #5 Deployment..why you ask? (Ok maybe your not asking or caring but I am telling)...EMPTYNEST! Yes, I started this blog during our last deployment and it was because I was dealing with a Senior in High School and a hubs gone and a PCS cross country upon his return. AND taking our kid to college via our new duty station!! Dealing with all that was a bit much but I have to say...sitting in this big old empty house on the other side of that and in the infancy of a new deployment...gotta say..NOT EASY.
Too much time on your hands is never a good thing, ever. I do have our family readiness group to keep me somewhat busy and a group of awesome supportive friends but there is just something about a big old empty house in the beginning of the day and the end.
My son will be coming home in a few weeks and that will help and I have a trip to Slovenia to visit my friend in September so I do have things to look forward too. I am also thinking of taking yet more classes. I finished school last deployment but no work here in the stumps leaves me needing something to do and school sure will fill up some of the hours.
I don't want anyone to think I am complaining, I am not. Just sharing. My blog is a huge outlet for me to say things I want to say and I don't even know if anyone will ever read this. But if you are, thank you for just stopping by and checking it out.
On another note..I hope all you in the tornadoes path this last few days are ok, well and safe. It hurt my heart to see the devastation this brought to so many including some of my Marine family in NC. Glad they were all ok.


Renee said...

Yay for 2 weeks down!!
I completely get that deployment is a bit lonelier when you are emptynest! Its coming from a high of being needed and interacting with others to nothing. Kind of tough - but then are you!!

ines said...

I read it!!!

I now know that feeling of coming home tonan empty, big time!