For some reason that song pops into my head at times, except I say “All alone again”, instead of the “on the road again”. So yeah, Mark’s gone again. He was supposed to come home in 2 weeks, but the cargo plane bringing them back here backed out so now they have to stay an extra 3 days. Yay. Some of the guys, the ones flying the jets back, get to come back on time, but the ones taking the cargo plane back get to wait 3 more days. Pretty much sucks. It’s bad enough that he’s gone for 2 weeks, but when there’s absolutely no reason for him to be there for an extra 3 days, it slightly, okay, REALLY annoys me. The AF acts like they only have 1 fricken cargo plane! They have hundreds of the stupid things. So instead of getting a plane up there to bring everyone home, they’d rather pay for 150+ people to spend 3 more nights there. Gotta love the logistics of the AF at times. Grr…
Abbie has been extra screamy lately, which wears me out. She’s getting pretty good at walking by herself now, so naturally, that’s all she wants to do. Try to put her in the cart in the grocery store and it’s a full-on battle. Screaming, tears, kicking. *sighs* Two and a half weeks seems like a REALLY long time right now.
And when the guys finally do get back, Mark will have to work later than he normally does. During our usual routine, I obviously deal with Abbie all day while Mark is at work, but Mark usually gives her her bath, and he gives her her night bottle and puts her to bed. Those 20-30 mins that he has her are very nice for me. I don’t find myself counting the minutes down to her bed time as much when her daddy is here to help out. But he’s gone now, and then it’s a while of working late so he won’t be home to do her night time routine, and the another TDY. So between now and NOVEMBER he’ll get to do her night routine for maybe a week. Ugh. That wears me out just thinking about it.
But on a positive note, we’re going to Prague in August for a week. Mark’s been there before but I haven’t so I’m SUPER excited to see that. We’re going to drive, and it’s about a 8.5 hour drive. So researching everything there is to do in Prague should keep me occupied while Mark is gone.