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.