We had such a good R&R. I think it was the perfect amount of going places, eating out (my favorite) and just being at home.
Sometimes, when he comes home from somewhere it can be an adjustment. I get used to doing things my own way, and at first it feels like I have to “make room” for him again. That may sound strange, but it’s true. Only this time, it was like he’d never left. And now I feel sort of like I’m rowing a boat with only one oar. But we are on the downhill now, the last part of this deployment will be much, much shorter than the first.
School for the dutchkid starts in about 3 and a half weeks (!). I knew that after R&R it would feel like summer was gone. That’s ok. Bring it, fall. The sooner the better.