I woke up to find a text message (sent at 5:15 am) stating that the cell phones were finally being taken away. This pretty much broke my heart.. for a few hours at least. It has been now 24 hours since I last spoke with him, and I’ve calmed down a lot.. I realize it is probably for the best in his case, Red phase will be a shock so at least he will start adjusting to the “lonesomeness” factor earlier. I’ve been writing throughout the day and have a stack of mail for him accumulating. I also ordered mailing labels to save him time when he gets to write.
To keep myself busy and kill time, I made a construction-paper “chain”, with each link having a specific date and how many days he has been gone listed on it. Each day i’ll take the corresponding link off and write a nice memory or thing I love about him on it and place it in a little box. When he gets to AIT, he should have almost 80 little love notes to read!
I am surviving pretty much on coffee, protein shakes and granola bars still. I can’t work up an appetite (even after exercising . I’m sure this won’t last long, my body likes it’s love handles too much, haha.
I also found the little magnetic photo sleeves on sale today at Joanne’s . I bought 2 packs (2 in each) and think i’ll return tomorrow to grab a few more. My refrigerator is decked out in pictures of my handsome husband!
P.S. The cobweb in the picture was immediately taken care of. Can’t believe I missed that!