Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 17: Snowed In!

So, today I was awoken by my cell phone ringing. It was my boss, telling me that I could come in whenever.  She also told me that I could come in for the afternoon, but that the roads weren't the best. I was confused. I had not looked out the window yet.  When I finally opened the curtain, I knew why she had said that. Apparently I need to start watching the local news more often, because it had snowed about 2-3 inches over night!
But, being stubborn, and knowing that Kent really needs this package, I attempted to leave and go to the post office anyway... Bad idea. I couldn't even get out of the driveway. Grrr
So, defeated, I checked the mail, and found that I received two of the books that I bought on Amazon! YAY! They are "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Life as a Military Spouse" and "Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives".
I'm super excited about both of them, for very different reasons.  I'm super sick of all of the terms and programs in the Army that I'm still not familiar with, and so the Idiot's Guide should help with that.  Faith Deployed should hopefully help me achieve the spiritual connection I've been seeking since Kent left.  I have a hard time getting myself to go to church alone, so hopefully this devotion book will help get my foot out the door on Sunday morning.

Anyway, I'm finding that this blog is becoming more of a requirement, and I can't decide if that's good or bad.  Some nights, I find myself not wanting to blog at all, but I feel like I have to, because I'm too OCD to have a blog with a day missing...lame, I know. But, at the same time, I think it's good that I feel like I have to blog everyday.  It helps keep me from holding things in, from letting emotions just fester inside me.  It gives me the REQUIREMENT to purge these emotions, and hopefully resolve them. 

I don't know. We'll see if I keep up this everyday thing or not...

Tonight, I'm praying for Kent's safety, and that he does a good job impressing his commander and 1st Sargent, who are visiting their FOB this week. I'm also praying that the snow melts, so I can go to work tomorrow and earn some more moolah, and finally get to the stupid post office. Prayers are also sent out to my many friends have relationship woes and decisions ahead. (you know who you are). 

I hope that tomorrow is more productive...
Much love!


  1. Jessica,

    I just found you on Wives of Faith. I am so happy that I found you! I know how you are feeling about deployment and about living in a new place with no friends. I sent you a message on WofF. I would love to get together sometime! Also, I know of a great church in Clarksville! Just email me or something and we'll talk.

    Be blessed!

  2. Oh I hope you like Faith Deployed! I read a good bit of it and really enjoyed it; it's pretty good and encouraging. I'm hoping to get my own copy in the future. :) God bless!