I have been going full speed for quite a while now, but I have spent the entire day today doing nothing structured at all. I've read a novel (in the middle of the day!), snuggled with Samantha on the couch, played Uno & Candyland with Timothy, cleaned house a little, washed some clothes....you get the idea! I had one flyer to create, but other than that I haven't HAD to do anything. It's been so fun! And of course the kids have felt how relaxed I've been, and they've been completely enjoyable all day. So nice!
And then I had a big shock of the day! A couple of hours ago I checked my email, and I had emails from my husband! We haven't had communication for almost a week, and I didn't expect any for several more days. I actually wouldn't be surprised if they shut communication down again! Thankfully, I've had a great coping mechanism this week that has worked, so I will continue to use it if I stop hearing from him again! I've had a much better (calmer) attitude this week than the 8-day silence at the beginning of the deployment.
What a great, relaxing day! Tomorrow I hope to repeat the relaxation AND emails with my husband!