This blog is written as a way for me to express my feelings, thoughts and emotions as I go through life as a proud Air Force Wife!


July 12, 2010

You know your husband is deployed when....

  Diamonds and Dog Tags posted this list

1. You cook something one night and the leftovers are still there in the morning

2. You know how to fill out a "customs form"

3. You only shave your legs when you think someone might see them

4. You get excited about "unknown" phone numbers calling you

5. You've exhausted every idea you could ever have about what to put in a box.

6. Your fridge resembles a liquor store and you suddenly find yourself accumulating wine by the case load

7. You walk outside to get the mail and immediately run back in to get your cellphone

8. Your idea of "cooking" is microwaving a lean cuisine

9. You enjoy weekdays more than weekends because you don't like watching other families

10. You lose all concept of time and/or day of the week, all you know is "x-ish" number of days until he's home

11. You go to the bathroom, in the middle of the night, with the lights out, and the toilet seat is still down.

12. You feel like you're "married" to one or more of your friends

13. You see a couple kissing in the supermarket and immediatly run to the tools section to find a sledgehammer...

14. You find yourself standing eerily close to strange men on the street just because they're wearing cologne..and you haven't smelled cologne in a looong time.

15. You put a bag of trash on the porch and it's still there 3 weeks later

16. You know when the best time to go to the post office is

17. Your two major purchases each week are kleenexes and wine

18. You check your email every 15 minutes

19. You know what a "freedom 'stash" is...and secretly hate them.

20. You make friends with a bunch of strangers on the internet just because you're all going through the same thing ;)

                     The only one I don't know is #19. So if you know it then please tell me-LOL

I also would add

21. When listening to the radio you can change the channel quickly when you hear the first notes of certain songs that you KNOW will make you cry

22.You save messages he has left on the answering machine just to hear his voice at a later time

23.You think its funny when civilians complain about their husbands being gone for 3 days

24. You don't have to do laundry for 2 weeks- and that's with kids

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Jessa said...

I may be mistaken, but I think a freedom 'stach is a mustache. My husband is planning one. I'm not really all that thrilled.

Marj said...

i agree with all especially #20!

and i dont know what a freedom stash is so im interested to find out as well! =)

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

This was funny, sweet and sad. Ha ha what a rollercoaster!

Laura said...

LOL! A "freedom 'stache" (which I spelled wrong in my post) is a goofy little mustache that a lot of deployed guys insist on growing. My husband has been growing one for the past month and says he's growing it out until he come home on R&R.

I guess it's so boring over there all they can do is watch their own hair grow!

Chelsea Pearl said...

I love this! Not sure about number 19 either...???

Jessica said...

Great true!

Sailor's Wife said...

I love this list! I haven't been through one yet but what a great list!

I hope you can participate in the contest I'm hosting!

Anonymous said...

My husband has done that stupid 'stache every single deployment! Its awful!

Its funny how many of these I do! lol Although I don't stand next to men on the street corner... but I do spray J's cologne on my shirt that I sleep in. =)

armywifemamaof2 said...

This is a great post. Makes me miss my husband, but totally understandable!

susanna said...

...your kids start calling any man in uniform "dad"

Cecilia said...

You heart starts beating fast when men in uniform get close to your house

MarineWife said...

This site is great! #13 made me laugh because it is so true. Now I'm going to have to ask my Husband if he plans on growing a "Freedom Stache"

Anonymous said...

My most relatable is totally #4 (and #3) but I would add

... You watch Gary Allen's "Tough Little Boys video on YouTube just to have a happy cry and daydream about their Homecoming.


...Homecoming has nothing to do with football or a dance

Krystal said...

i love this. my husband is on our first deployment its been 2 months and i've been dealing with it well until now, our 9 month old daughter is teething and life is so much harder with out him. Reading this made me cry but it made me feel so much better, it describes exactly how i feel, and im glad to know that others feel exactly the same as me. it helps.. so thanks

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