Sunday, August 16, 2009

In Which I Am Not Patient

So far as I know, Jer's plane is still sitting on the tarmac in Germany. At least it was as of noon today, anyway. I'll let you all know when I get an update that's it's left or when they tell me it's arrived-- whichever comes first.

I spent a good portion of today waiting by the phone and playing approximately 8,000 games of Mahjong on my new laptop. When I couldn't stand Mahjong any more I switched to Solitaire, and then Spider Solitaire, and then I even tried Hearts, which normally I don't care for at all. Usually my game of choice is Minesweeper, but I couldn't bring myself to play today, for obvious reasons. The little smiley face with x's for eyes makes me cry.

Anyway, once I ran out of games I read a book, and when that was finished Connor and I took a walk, and then I paced in circles around the living room for 45 minutes or so while Connor took a short nap. Loki helped by hiding behind the futon and attempting to ambush my knees at unexpected moments, which kept things interesting. Finally I couldn't stand waiting any more and drove down to visit a few friends, where we watched The Devil Wears Prada and ate mini quiches, cheeseburgers, and chocolate brownies with ice cream and blackberries (all highly therapeutic foods). Around 7:00 in the evening or so I had to take Connor home for his medicine and bed. He's now down, so I believe I will be returning to the Mahjong-Solitaire-Spider Solitaire-Hearts cycle until the phone rings or I fall asleep: whichever comes first.

I hate waiting.


~Jess


8 comments:

Anna said...

good luck

JJ said...

Here's hoping the phone rings soon with good news!

Ellen said...

I am having a bad case of insomnia, so here I sit, waiting up with you. I HOPE that phone rings soon, too. Man, what you have been through these last few days.

A belated happy birthday to you. I am glad you got the best present ever.

xo

Elizabeth said...

Gosh -- I'm so sorry that you're still waiting and hope it's over soon. We're thinking about you out here!

Edit said...

man, I feel anxious just reading that....that's tough...waiting is tough! I am no good at it either. I hope he shows up tomorrow! :)

skeybunny said...

I came for my weekly fix of Connor's blog, and read all about what happened to your husband. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. I like reading about despite his own injuries, Jeremy was right there helping a fellow soldier--that is a true hero. Hopefully, he is on his way home to Washington right now.

Hugs,
Sarah

Justine said...

I'm new to your blog and I just wanted to drop a line to say what a wonderful and entertaining writer you are! Also, you have a wonderful family, I too am the Mom a child with a not-so-perfect health record, and I'm an Army wife to boot too!

xraevision said...

Gaaaah! I keep expecting a giddy, weepy post about the Big Reunion. Waiting with you . . .

 
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