Wednesday, April 05, 2006

7 Days Without a Phone Call Makes One "Weak"

I know, I know...cheesy title, but I couldn't resist. Really though, I was beginning to get anxious that I hadn't heard from Ryan in a week, but he finally called me yesterday. Hearing his voice on the phone is like medicine. I felt like a new person the rest of the day! The battalion had a tough weekend, so it was a relief to know that he was safe & sound...at least, as safe and sound as a person CAN be in Iraq!

Well, these days it seems like piano lessons and musical practice take up most of my time. I'm playing for Jacksonville High School's performance of "Beauty and the Beast", and it is going to be great! Those kids are doing such an amazing job. Most of the school concerts I play for are a chore, but this is FUN! I must really have no life because I actually look forward to going most of the time. The only thing I feel bad about is leaving my puppies alone all day. I know that's ridiculous, but they ARE my children...even though they're furry 4-legged children who don't speak English. After practice last night, I met Amanda for coffee at Moka Joe's. We are anxiously awaiting the grand opening of Starbucks because we'll be first in line. (That's right...you heard me...we don't have a Starbuck's!) I usually don't have time to eat dinner between lessons and practice, so she totally made my night by bringing me homemade stuffed shells for dinner. Other than talking to my husband, it was the highlight of my day!!

Well, only 2 more days and I'll be on a plane to Texas! Home has never sounded so good.

7 comments:

campers said...

Yeah, TEXAS!!!! I can't wait to see you! I am so glad you heard from Ryan and all is as well as to be expected. I know how you feel about leaving the babies home all day. My only comfort is knowing B goes home for lunch and can give them some attention. Give me a call when you get here! :-)

jen71 said...

Hey you! I am soooo glad that you heard from Ryan. I know that is the only thing that would make your heart a little less heavy. Dont you worry about those puppies of yours, they probably have little puppy parties with all their little puppy friends when mommas away! heehee Lets talk tomorrow! love ya!

Poefam said...

I can't imagine how hard it must be...but am always so proud of you and am always praying for you! I also can't WAIT to see you...we're studying Texas in first grade right now...I have no doubt that you would enjoy it!!! SEE YOU SOON! I love saying that!

Anonymous said...

Hey! Have you figured out exactly when the grand opening is? Are we dorks because we're excited about the opening of a coffee shop? Naw.... : )
Hey, you have a safe trip tomorrow and relax during your vacation away from Jacksonville. You've earned it!!

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

thank you for driving 400 miles to go get our JULIA ROBERTS TICKETS! you have no idea how excited i am!! :) i hope to see you easter weekend! love you.

crazymom said...

AMEN! for satellite phones! I know the relief one can get from a phone call. And w/ the week they have had , I am so thankful that Ryan was able to call! WE are always praying for him.... and of course you too!

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

i'm going to need you to update your blog while you are in abilene. you have no excuses missy! NYC...oh me oh my..not far away.....
so, when will i see you this weekend??!?!? :)