As my final day at work is quickly approaching, I'm beginning to get more and more excited! Most of the stress that has put me in a not-so-pleasant place for much of the last month and a half or so has been pushed aside as I prepare for my husband's homecoming. Many things for us are still very much up in the air (thank you, Army), however we finally have a target return date for him! And I think much of what has helped to allow me to be in a better mood is hearing my husband's growing excitement about coming home that he's finally begun to express over this last week.
My personal demons/issues are still hanging around for the most part, I'm just not dwelling on them as much right now. I got so low that any and all motivation to continue on my workout plans went right out the window, and I haven't been to the gym in about two weeks now (and I've only worked out at home a couple times in that span). I was hitting such a dark place of self doubt and frustration with things that I was even beginning to doubt my husband's desire to return home to me (which thankfully he quickly squashed after I finally opened up to him a little bit about some of what's been bugging me).
Lately I've been doing A LOT of cleaning and organizing around the house. The other day I took what will probably be my last load of donation items over to Goodwill, and it all filled not only my entire trunk, but also the whole backseat of my car as well. I have purged tons of items that we no longer need or want, and I hope that others will find good uses for them. In total, I've donated about $500 worth of items, based on the lower-end estimates from Goodwill's donation value sheet.
I have also been putting together an in-depth home inventory of everything we own for both PCS and insurance purposes. Currently, my Word document is at 9 pages long! It was after typing and tallying it all up that I realized just how many DVDs we own... it's a lot! I'm very thankful that much of my organizing came during back to school/college sales, as it allowed me to nab some neat little storage totes for really cheap. They especially came in handy for organizing and storing my baking & decorating supplies -- one of my shoe box sized plastic containers is completely full of nothing but cupcake liners (yes, I may have a small addiction).
Lastly, I recently began watching The Big Bang Theory. I had heard a lot of good things about the show, but hadn't ever seen it. I fell in love with the show rather quickly! After a solid week of watching several episodes a night while doing things around the house, I am near the end of season 4 and should have completed all five of them before the premiere of season 6 later this month.
Things are about to start getting all sorts of crazy for us, and after thirteen months of sitting back and waiting, waiting, and waiting some more, I'm more than ready to get this show on the road!