Saturday, January 12, 2013

Hello, goodbye

     I meant to post the day I arrived in Monterey, and then yesterday, but staring at a screen instead of my honey just didn't sound as fun. ;)

     Obviously, we both made it to California safely. Mike flew in from Oahu Wednesday night. Some bad weather made his journey a lot longer than expected since the plane couldn't land in Monterey the first time. I flew out Thursday afternoon and had a pretty uneventful flight. Although, flying into Monterey, we were totally surrounded by fog & I was just praying the pilots could see where they were going. I had expected to have to wait for Mike at the airport for awhile, but as I was standing in baggage claim I felt a tap on my shoulder. He was standing there (in uniform, swoon) and I jumped into his arms. There may have been some squealing too...

     It was rough saying goodbye to my family. My mom is such a wonderful, generous person and my dad and I are such good friends. I'm so very lucky to have two awesome people looking after Chubbs & Evie, who I'm also missing. It was hard to say goodbye to my sister, brother-in-law and nieces too. Those little girls are growing so fast, it makes me sad to think of everything I'll miss by living so far away. Right now, I feel like my heart is split between two places. I suppose I'll be feeling that way for awhile.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

So close!

     Plan B is going well. Mike is on a plane to Monterey right now and I fly out tomorrow morning. I'm so excited, nervous, stressed that I'm an emotional basket case. Well...more so than usual.

     I cannot wait to see him; the butterflies are in full force now! I'll probably be waiting at the airport for a little while, due to my arrival time/his work schedule, and I think that's going to be the worst. It's like Christmas, my birthday and Disneyland all rolled into one! Oh, the anticipation!!

     This past Friday was my last day at the job I've had for 9 years. Leading up to that day, I was SO excited to be leaving. Then I got all sentimental on my last day (see above, emotional basket case). I think it was mostly due to the awesome little going away party they threw me. Mind you, my department is almost all men and I've had some sort of conflict with almost every one of them in the 9 years I worked there. I figured many of them were happy to see me leave. The fact that they took the time to plan this little party, full of my favorite things, was so very touching. I'll hopefully be seeing my few female friends from work when I come back to Vegas for the kitties.

     I sold my awesome little Honda yesterday. It was the last BIG thing on my to-do list (until the cat stuff in April). Now, I just need to pack, because...umm...I haven't yet. At all.