Firstly, for those who don't know yet, Jerome's being sent to Iraq. He'll be leaving in mid-December and won't be back until sometime in August. I'm trying to handle it as best I can, but the idea of being left alone for nine months while my husband is in a dangerous war zone is not exactly easy to deal with. He assures me he's going to a good place and won't be leaving the base. We can only hope for the best, I guess. Peach and I will wait for him eagerly.
I've already given him his big Christmas present: a box set of all the James Bond movies to date. I figured he could use his last few weeks here to start watching them. We're just kind of doing Christmas early, though we don't have a set day. He bought me a Zune...though it's not here yet. We'll have awesome winter next year with some super versions of Christmas, our wedding anniversary (December 28!), New Years, his birthday... all those holidays he keeps missing because of his job.
I'm also working on Christmas cards. I hope I have everyone's addresses. Email Mutnik@gmail.com if you think we might be missing yours.
And speaking of mail, I've gotten into http://www.postcrossing.com ...it's pretty cool sending and receiving postcards from all over the world. I've found we have Fort Lewis post cards, though...so if anyone wants me to send one along, let me know and I'll send it along.
So, on to the cuteness. This is what I woke up to this morning:
But then I wandered into the office and this was the view out the window:
Later, I happened to look out our bedroom window and saw frost! You can't see it too well in this photo, but it's there...unfortunately, this is a later photo not the original what I saw, which I ran downstairs to see if it was snow.
Jerome and Specialist Phillips assured me it was just frost. I'm not exactly looking forward to snow, but I think the first time it happens will be pretty neat.
The cold is creeping up, and I'm starting to seriously wonder if Peach needs a sweater. She does shiver when it gets colder outside. I've always thought dog sweaters were sort of silly, but now I think I honestly might buy one.
Anyway, I'm going to get going and start doing chores before it gets too cold to want to go outside again.
P.S.: I've started a new blog- http://eatinginsomnia.blogspot.com Not sure how that one's going to work out, especially now that he's leaving...but we'll see.