Puttering around

Cleaning out the medicine cabinet. Moving my stuff back to my side from where it has migrated over to his side. Refilling the Q-tip holder. Getting a new toothbrush out for him.

Hanging a towel for him on his rack.

Taking my tampons out of his sock drawer (tough to explain that one…exploratory toddler hadn’t found them there yet).

Moving my perfume to a more accessible location.

Checking his drawers and making sure I didn’t stash anything odd in there. Finding his favorite watch that he had just gotten repaired last June and didn’t want to take overseas. Putting it on his valet. Realizing I never took his summer clothes out when I see a full drawer of shorts. Moving them to a shelf in the closet.

Finding his slippers and putting them front and center.

Hanging new nightgowns near the front of my closet. Vowing to wear only impractical underwear for a week.

Debating what to wear to the airport. I’m sure I’ll change my mind several times in the next few days.

Noting the location of certain special pieces of jewelry. Putting on my wedding and engagement rings that I am out of the habit of wearing.

Putting away the projects cluttering my room. They can wait.

Everything can wait.

18 thoughts on “Puttering around

  1. oh, i'm so happy for you!

  2. This is my first time commenting here. I just wanted to tell you that this was a really awesome post. Every time I have come to your site since he has been gone, I have said a prayer for him, and am very happy that he is returning safely.

  3. Such wonderful “chores” to have to be doing! So, so happy for you!

  4. So happy for you!

    Long time reader and lurker,


  5. O my. My heart is in my mouth. It seems as if, as a collective, your readers are all about to finally take a real breath. This is all so very exciting!

    Love an Prayers,


  6. prayers for a joyful and smooth reunion! what a way to end your advent!!!!

  7. Such happy chores to be doing before he comes home. What a welcome!

  8. So exciting! Those have to be the best chores in the world.

  9. I'm very happy for you. I enjoyed reading your list (especially the parts that made me laugh.). I hope you have a great reunion.

  10. Such a sweet post Michelle. I know the readjustment will have it's bumpy moments, but may you take great delight in all the non-bumpy ones!

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  13. I love that you can put into words what so many of the rest of us can't say half as well.

    Lots of prayers for a peaceful, loving homecoming.

  14. I'm so excited to see he's almost home! Yeah!

  15. so excited for you…enjoy the impractical underwear 😉

  16. Michelle, our prayers have included your family for many months now. You have done a fabulous job taking care of the home front while Bill has been gone. Reading your post takes me back to a sunny day in May when Tim got off that ship and I breathed a huge sign of relief at seeing him safe and sound. I'm so happy for your immeninant reunion!

  17. …all verklempt…

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  18. Overjoyed for you! What a wonderful Christmas this will be!

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