R & R is over dear friends. It was lovely but it was too short. I shouldn't complain as it is now 3 days longer than it was the last time he was gone but in all fairness, this deployment is 3 months longer (15 instead of 12). *sigh* But it was wonderful to be a family again.
We dropped Hunter off at the airport yesterday & after he got his boarding pass, made us leave. He's not one for long goodbyes & honestly it's a blessing. I had a hard time saying goodbye & while I would have liked to have stayed & had lunch together or just hung out with him it's for the best that we leave. The wee one declared that she was sad & already m issing Daddy which broke my heart. We had a chat that it's okay to be sad & to miss him but he'll be home soon enough (9 more months) & we'll have to send him packages & watch him on web cam.
Some retail therapy made Mommy happy & then we were home for what I consider the real start to any deployment. Once you're home w/out them, surrounded by their stuff, is when the real time apart begins.
So today we will run a few errands in the am & spend some time together in the afternoon. I have a play doh set that the wee one hasn't spotted in my closet so we may play with that.
I tried to CO a scarf with koigu last night but couldn't. I want either a feather & fan pattern or something lacy but not too mentally taxing. Anyone have a free pattern to share? Or insight to patterns in a book? I was looking thru my One Skein Wonder book & found a few pretty ones but the CO ability just wasn't there.
Off to start breakfast for myself & the wee one. An omelette sounds yummy to me right now!