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A very different weekend

This weekend was quiet, in great contrast to last weekend (which is probably a good thing because as fun as last weekend was, it was absolutely exhausting).  The husband is in Taiwan on a school trip, giving me some alone time.  Initially, I was excited about having this time, but the charm has worn off.  It’s amazing how quiet the house is without him here and how much less joy I have in the little things when he’s not here to share them.  It’s also very unlike me to admit such things because I am independent to a fault. This will be the longest point in our marriage that we’ve been apart and also that we haven’t been able to talk.  He’ll be emailing me, but I will likely not hear him for the entire 10 days that he’s gone.  I’m learning the truth in the saying "distance makes the heart grow fonder".  I am also reminded that the 10 days we spend apart are nothing in comparison to the year that two of my friends have spent and are spending away from their spouses in service to our country through the military.  Not to get political, just some food for thought.

I’m trying to stay busy to avoid being lonely, so this weekend I got caught up on housecleaning, re-landscaped the front yard and got some knitting time in, on top of working on my thesis.  I’m into the straight rows on my summery Clapotis from some of the yarn I got at Sheep & Wool.  However, my camera is also in Taiwan (okay, okay, our camera), so I’ll leave you with a picture the husband sent from there.

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5 thoughts on “A very different weekend

  1. I know what it’s like to be a little lonely… it’s ok, you’re still independent, you just miss him. Hope you’re getting lots done on the house and thesis (and knitting)!

  2. I am visiting your blog for the first time tonight. I was browsing through your knitting album and smiled when I saw the first wearable piece you finished! I just posted my first wearable piece and am so excited about it! It is not perfect but as you said in one of your captions – it proved I could do it! And now you have Tons of beautiful projects completed! I’m so inspired and can’t wait to start a new wearable project =)
    ps. sorry you are missing your husband. I hate when mine goes away on trips. Hopefully time flies and then being together will be even better than before. Ta Ta

  3. There’s nothing wrong with missing your cuddly boy πŸ™‚
    Also – I know what you mean by needing a quiet weekend after LAST weekend…lucky girl!!! I had fun this weekend, but I sooorta wish it had been SUPER low key…

  4. Don’t feel lonely Sarah B! Yarn can be your friend! πŸ˜‰ Ok, so um, maybe if you talk to the yarn it is going too far.
    Your boy will be back soon! πŸ˜‰

  5. Sorry you had the lonliness, that has hit me before when my hubby goes out of town. Sounds like you were so productive with all of the landscape work and the knitting–that is great. Good luck on your thesis. πŸ™‚
    Yeah, we all needed a break after last weekend!

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