Deployment Diaries #9

This weekend started out with some pretty epic news. When I saw that gay marriage had become legal in all 50 states, I was beyond ecstatic. The only thing that would have made it better is if I had been in DC when the news was announced.

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In other news sure to disappoint my mother, my Hillary 2016 bumper sticker will arrive next week.

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True. And hilarious.

Anyways. My BFF was in town visiting for the weekend, and even though the weather sucked, we headed down to Virginia Beach Friday morning. Our first stop was Waterman’s for lunch & one of their famous Crush cocktails (for me, anyways). The blackened tuna tacos were delicious. 2015-06-26 13.04.50-1
After lunch, we did some shopping & relaxing on the beach before heading back. We stopped at MacArthur Center in Norfolk, so I could restock my bath bomb supply. Seeing these bars of soap at Lush totally made my YayGayDay! even better. Of course I bought one. 2015-06-26 17.20.34-1Unfortunately, my phone wasn’t having as good of a day as I was. It had an unpleasant introduction to the pavement of the parking lot. I decided against getting it fixed, and upgraded to the iPhone 6. I’m now poor, and I’m unsure if I like the phone. I like everything about it, except for the size. I was really happy with the size of the 5, and this just feels unnecessary, but oh well. Everyone says I’ll get used to it, so we’ll see. 2015-06-29 22.16.32-1Saturday, we went to Williamsburg for pedicures and shopping. I took Britt to the outlet mall, and the Yankee Candle flagship store. This place is AMAZING. We’ve been there a few times, and I’m always blown away! This trip, Santa was even there! Dressed in a Hawaiian shirt (he is on vacation after all…), he was there to look up your child’s name in his book, and tell the kid if he/she is on track for a visit from him in a few months. Since Brittany’s little girl wasn’t there, he recorded a video message for her. 2015-06-27 15.11.32-1The weather was meh on Friday, but really gross on Saturday. But, we made the best of it. Lots of shopping, then dinner (with more cocktails for me). I typically avoid chain places, but when I asked Britt what she was in the mood for, for dinner, she mentioned lasagna or chicken pasta. So, we went to Carrabba’s. My cocktail was almost too pretty to drink! 2015-06-27 17.59.15-12015-06-28 09.55.27-2The sun finally came out on Sunday. We went for breakfast, smiled for a selfie, and then she headed home, and I spent the day by the pool. 2015-06-28 12.37.23-1

So, in other news, I miss my husband. There is an event next week that I would love to attend, but all of my friends here have plans, so it looks like I’ll be going alone. I miss having a guaranteed date for everything.

He and I are both doing well, and time is continuing to fly by. This past week, we hit the 50% range… We’ll be to the halfway mark fairly soon, and I can’t wait. He’s busy with school & working on the business he hopes to jump into as soon as he gets home. I’m staying busy with social obligations. My mom & our friend Kelly are arriving on Thursday to spend the 4th with me. We’re heading to DC for the 4th, and if the rain will go away, we’re going to spend Friday at the beach.

I’m also really tired of cleaning Buddy & Charlotte’s litter box every day. I’m thinking of buying one of those kits to teach them to use the toilet. Has anyone ever tried one of those?

And now, I’ll leave you with this photo of Hermione & her newest friend, Isabelle (a 2.5 lb. Maltese/papillion mix). I can’t even handle the cuteness.
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