I just got off the phone with my Hopi a little while ago. She’s one of my good friends from St George. We worked together at WIC and she is just a great person. I love her. She’s like a mom/sister/best friend all rolled into one. I love talking to her. She always makes me feel good about myself and just happy. She’s great.
Talking to her made me realize how much I miss my friends and family back home. I miss Sunday night game nights with my parents and my sister. I miss watching Amazing Race, Monarch of the Glen and Masterpiece Theater with my mom and sister every Sunday night. I miss going over to Jill’s house randomly and talking for hours while her little boy plays all over the place. I miss sitting and talking to my dad about anything and everything. I miss sitting for hours at the kitchen table and talking with my mom. I miss working at WIC. Yes, I miss going to work. WIC was fun because the people who work there are good people and we always had such a good time.
There’s just a lot of things I miss. We found some people at church who love to play games, so after we get our house set up we’re going to ask people if they want to start a game group that rotates houses every week.
Another silly thing I miss is the excitement of phone calls and e-mails from Caleb. And having fun putting boxes together for him and hearing how excited he was when he got them. Those were fun times. Not the part of having Caleb gone, but the part where it was exciting to get the 2am phone calls and getting to send him presents all the time. I’m glad he’s home, though. I can still give him presents all the time, so that hasn’t changed.
Thinking about all this makes me kinda sad that we might not be able to go home until sometime next year. We THINK Caleb has 8 days of leave right now. He’ll get two more per month, so he should have 14 days of leave when Christmas comes. The only problem is that I don’t know how much time my job will give me at Christmas. Caleb very much wants to go home sometime around Christmas, so we’re going to try and work something out. My job might not let me have the time, seeing as I’m so new, so I guess we’ll just have to see.