August 9, 2009

Back Again

Another weekend flown by and done with. This one was all too great, but went by waayyy too fast. I've about had it with this whole visiting thing with my husband. I'd really love to live together again. I know I'm lucky in the fact that I get to see him about once a month and he is coming home soon. I know that we'll be living together again shortly, but for some reason, that just didn't help with this goodbye. I cried more than I ever have and my heart still hurts. :(
The fact that I'll see him again in about 2 weeks is doing nothing for me. I think I am really just so overwhelmed (you know... hoping against hope and praying my heart out that we can get rid of this house, my grandmother, training a new person at work, attempting but failing greatly at training a puppy... blah blah blah) that I just can't deal with being without him right now. Just to have a big bear hug when I need it or have him here to talk to whenever, or help train this puppy!!!
They were adorable together over the weekend. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. All I can say is... she without a doubt has him wrapped and God help me if we ever have a *real* daughter...
yes they really slept like that....

Our first family portrait
Don't let these sweet pictures fool you. She is officially a hellion and have entertained the thought of bringing her right back where she came from. Just kidding. Kind of. Please tell me it's going to get better. Please tell me I'll stop saying "NO" 1500 times a day. That I'll be able to watch a TV show and not have her get into something every 2 seconds. Any advice is more than welcome!

13 comments:

Mrs R said...

It will get better. I can't get over how much she looks like my little boy did when he was a puppy.

When Ozzy was little (and still now) it helped if I took him on walks and kinda "wore him out". I know you are busy but if you can find time to help her burn some of her energy, that would probably help.

She is so adorable.

Meg said...

I know it's tough when you're husband is away, and saying good bye ever 3-4 weeks is very hard. Hang in there, you will be with him soon and it will all be worth it.

Daisy is too cute! Are you crate training her? That has really helped with our puppy. The saying "no" all the time, dwindles to a few times an hour and then down to a few times a day. It too will all be worth it in the end. Best wishes!

Pink, Green, and Southern said...

People always told me it would get better, but I'm still waiting for it! My puppy is a year and 1/2 and other than not using the bathroom in the house, she is SO bad. She has been to obedience school twice, but the only thing I can think to describe her actions is hateful! I love her too much to get too upset! Good luck with everything!!

lola said...

oh my god, I love the picture of the two of them sleeping face to face! :)

J.L.S. said...

I wish I could tell you that it gets better, but I'm currently entertaining the same thoughts about our new girl. Nani likes to sleep on the pillow above our heads.. most recently she has chosen to sleep above Scott's head more than mine. I have to admit my heart melts every time I look over and see it. Good luck with the training. I'm here going through the same thing if you want to vent! :)

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Mrs. G.I Joe said...

It gets better:p It really does...They learn to sleep through the night and hold their pee and stuff:) Are you potty training her to go outside? Robert and I was really frusterated with Bella until we read about getting a big christmas bell and hanging it right by the door. We'd ring it everytime we went out to let her go pee. She picked it up in three days! She now rings it everytime and we have been accident free ever since! Ummmm, lots of chew toys:) Also, only do the treat thing when your trying to train her. Never give her anything just because. She has to earn whatever you give her. The biggest piece of advise!!!!!! Be consistant even though its not always fun and what you want to do...This is hard work I know:) I am so grinning hearing about your pup because this was stuff I went through and thoughts that I was thinking:p Keep at it and your hard work will pay off!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I'm glad you got to spend time with him and see him this weekend. I'm really hoping you can sale your house. I know that's got to have you worried. Don't! It'll sale!

Ashleigh said...

Yes, it will get better if you work hard, and it sounds like you are. Redirect her anytime she starts to do something you don't like, and wear her little butt out! Whoever said take her on walks is 100% on target. Even when I don't have time for a full walk, I'll take tys outside and throw the ball for him until he is tired. I also do this before any task that he needs to behave for.... Just to tire him out! A tired puppy is a well behaved puppy!

I'm sorry your heart is hurting...I can't imagine how hard it must be. I love you!

Ashleigh said...

Oh, and about the bell that mrs. Gi Joe mentioned, YES! We do that with Tyson and he rings the bell everytime he wants to go out! Lifesaver!

Sarah said...

those pictures are soooo cute! I love when the men are brought down by a tiny little puppy:) it gets better without you even realizing it- but enjoy that tiny puppy stage, it goes way too fast!

Carrie said...

First off: Those pictures are absolutely adorable! :)

And to the sadness: I know it's rough. It's awful and terrifying, and at times it seems like there's no end in sight. But it is only temporary. In the long run, it's not so bad. Things will work out for the best, and the times you get to be together are worth the pain at separation. Hang in there; it'll look up before you know it. ;)

Heather said...

SO CUTE!!! And I'd love to tell you that it will get better, but I'm still trying to convince myself the same thing, and mine is TWO! Of course, he's terribly ADD and I'm probably the worst disciplinarian ever. Maybe you'll have better luck than me. :)