Well, MY summer is officially over…school is back in session. Paul is back from his 3 week training, and we are launching into this school year full force. Normally, the first couple of weeks are kind of slow in the subbing world (since what teacher in his/her right mind would willingly miss that time with their new class?), but luckily, I have already had a half-day job and have a 3-day job coming up (a teacher needs to go out of town for her daughter’s wedding…which would have not been when school was in session except for the fact that we changed our track this year, and are coming back earlier than originally planned). While I am sad about the ending of my summer, I am grateful that the paychecks are going to be coming in again 🙂 I am also glad that Paul is home. I kept on telling myself, “It’s only 3 weeks…you made it 14 months when he was in Iraq…how come you can’t handle 3 weeks?!” The reality of it is: when Paul was in Iraq, I was in the credential program, doing my student teaching, and basically working from sun-up to sun-down. I didn’t have TIME during the day to even think about it. As for nighttime, I missed him then, but, thankfully, I was so exhausted, I fell asleep before getting myself too worked up 😉 When he was gone this time…I was on vacation. In other words, I had A LOT of time to sit around and miss him. So I am BEYOND glad that he is home. I am realizing more and more each day how lucky I am to have him in my life, and to be able to spend eternity with him! I can hardly believe that we will be celebrating 8 years of marriage next month…it just seems surreal! I guess it all happens one day at a time, huh?