I’m glad to say that my sailor man’s ship is on its way home. Don’t worry OPSEC Nazi’s, I didn’t say the date, time, where they were at or anything that wasn’t already on FB – BREATH!
While I’m still holding my breath with all the N. Korea craziness, I think they’ll actually come home to stay this time. This last cruise wasn’t planned, but that’s part and parcel when you sign up!
What makes me laugh is all the posts on the several different pages I belong to. You can always tell when things are getting closer. Every cruise you read things like “OMG’sh – does anyone have this workout video, I need to get back into shape before the ship pulls in!” Oh honey – you’re not going to lose those 20 lbs and 6 inches you put on in the two weeks before they get here. But thanks for the entertainment!
I know – that’s harsh….
We all do it in various ways. Getting our hair done, tanned up, nails done, some new clothes. You may recall my post from the last cruise on this subject? I’m sure there are more ways to get “purdy-fied” than I can… or want to even imagine.
After 3,6,9 or 12 months, can anyone blame us for wanting to look good? Granted, our husbands and boyfriends (girlfriends and wives), will just be happy to finally see us again, but after that long, memories may have changed. “Is that a new wrinkle – DANG-IT!” It’s bad enough when you live with them and they see the changes on a daily basis, but when they come home and a long, harsh deployment has left you with some new “wisdom lines” and “silver” hairs or as above, a few extra inches; this can be a bit shocking when they pull back in and expect the person they left behind.
Let’s be honest, all the work that was just put in, those few extra lines, grey’s, inches, pounds and pasty white legs, don’t really matter when they step off that boat and see their loved ones again, we all know what’s really on everyone’s mind!