|"THE DETAILS ARE NOT THE DETAILS. THEY MAKE THE DESIGN." — CHARLES EAMES
Happy Wednesday, m' dears! Let's dive straight into the Dover deetz, shall we?
- We got two inches of snow last Friday and yesterday it was 65 degrees. What gives, Mother Nature?! Whether that means we need to bundle up or grab a light jacket and sunnies, I'm learning just how important it is for Max and I to go outside and get some fresh air while Flyboy is away. Winters in Texas were mild, so we had no excuse but to get outdoors daily and we did. Unfortunately, we've gotten in a bad habit since it got colder here in Delaware and we haven't made it part of our routine. Time for a re-think!
- Max has been struggling quite a bit in his dad's absence. He's exhibited some aggression and over the past few days has talked A LOT about how long FB's been away. This is difficult for me because I know we've barely made a dent in this deployment. I'm trying my best to figure out how to deal with his frustration, but some days are easier than others. Thanks to FaceTime, Max gets to talk to FB a lot. We get out our world atlas and globe on a daily basis and point to where he's at on the map. Scrolling through old photos and videos on my phone is one of his favorite things to do before he goes to bed and his Daddy Doll has been a godsend. It's uncharted territory for us and I pray we find our groove soon. One day at a time.
- Support from family near and far has been incredible. My in-laws have been sending snail mail regularly and they even gifted me with a surprise subscription to The Magnolia Journal. It was such a treat to find a copy of the Spring issue in my mailbox! And as mentioned last week, my parents made their way to our place over the weekend. It was really nice to see their smiling faces and enjoy some company. Mom and I visited Terrain and Trader Joe's to help break up the mundane, and it was just what I needed! Dad came in clutch as babysitter, but also helped give Max the boost he needed to participate in soccer on Sunday.
- I've been trying to make more time to read lately and I forgot how much I missed sitting down with a book regularly. It's so easy for me to fall into a Bravo black hole when FB is gone, so I'm trying to set aside at least 30 minutes a night. The book, Joyful, is currently on my night stand and I'm fairly certain the author has given me the green light to surround myself with ALL the color and flowers FOREVER. Right??
Enough from me. How the heck are you? I'm dying to know.