Now he's not home for a few weeks. I have complete control of the remote.
His old-man-shows are set to record on the DVR.
I could undo all the timers or just flip the channel...but for some reason I don't.
When he's home he keeps the fan in our room on mega-high.
I get cold easily but he's a naturally warm body so I'm okay with it.
Now I could turn the fan down so its not blowing like a cyclone and making me shiver, but I don't.
Instead I sit under it at night wearing one of his olive drab Army hoodies.
When he's home I can talk to him anytime I want.
For the past 6 days I've been calling his phone just to hear his outgoing voice-mail message.
To some people these things might seem strange, like ticks, or displays of OCD.
But I think its completely normal, at least in the milspouse world.
When he was in Iraq it was 1000x worse.
He had 9 more months left when he came home on leave.
For 9 months I tripped over an empty razor box that he left in the bathroom.
It was a couple months before I changed the DVD we watched that last night.
If I was driving home I would only drive the route he would have us, even if that meant taking longer to get home.
(I still find myself doing that these past couple weeks)
Oh, the things we do when we miss our men.
What are some of the little things you do to feel closer to your guy when he's gone?
ETA: I just thought of one more rather "crazy" one that I do...because I was just doing it.
I write on his Facebook profile wall even though I know he can't write back and doesn't even read it when he's gone. But it still makes it seem like we've talked. Is that nutty of me?