So, we're at day 5 of this deployment, and so far I have managed to avoid a complete and utter melt down. I wrote my last post very late on Sunday night after getting home from a birthday party where there was a nauseatingly schmoopy, affectionate couple, and when I came home from that to an empty house (well as empty as a house can be when there are two dogs who were ready for dinner hours ago and have been spending your time away practicing their ear splitting cries for attention) the fact that Colby was going to be gone for a while felt all too real. And so I did what I needed to do to get it out and wrote my last post, and WOW, you guys were all so incredible. Every time I checked my email I was reminded f how incredible my internet support group is, and I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your kind words.
My typical method of handling sadness is the turn inside myself, stay at home, not answer the phone, and just feel absolutely, disgustingly sorry for myself until the world is back to normal. This time I've force myself out of the house every day for the past four days, doing lunch or dinner with friends, helping them with their adjustment and the errands with which their husbands would normally help them. I've scheduled appointments, I've filled many of my weekends, and I'm looking forward to starting school on Monday and hopefully finding a part time job next month that will keep me in shoe money so that I can stop selling all of my possessions on eBay!
But do you know the best way to get through a day with a smile on your face? Good old YouTube! Here are a few of my favorites, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Although in some cases, it might be something of a bewildered smile, but hey, bewildering humor is pretty much my favorite!
I'll ease you in slowly with this, short clip of a panda sneezing. A panda!! Sneezing!! I don't know about you, but sneezing animals slay me with their cuteness.
Those wiggly ears! Oh my God! I can't get enough! And moving along in a similar, but completely different genre, we have Winnie the Poo. In Russian. Or as Russian Piglet would say, "Ninnie Poo!! Ninnie!"
Between the beautiful animation, the hilarious tuneless song that Winnie serenades us with as he goes in search of honey, and the absolutely adorable Piglet, I just can't stop watching this. Ninnie! Ninnie Poo!
And now for something completely different. This one comes courtesy of wordnerd, and um, there are no words. Well, actually, there are a few words, and they are: Not Safe For Work. Not even a little bit.