Monday, June 14, 2010


I have been back in the US for 3 days now. Everything just feels so strange. I've never been away from home for so long before and so many things have changed since I've been gone. Driving is harder than I remember and everything is just overwhelming. Traffic, and people, and shopping, its all just nuts.

I am back in Ohio for a couple of days now just picking up some clothes and my crazy animals. My boxer, Evander, will be 11 next month and I was so very worried that he wouldnt be here when I got home, but he looks fantastic and hes happy and healthy, I couldnt ask for more, unless anyone knows where I can find the doggie fountain of youth!! The crazy little alien dog, Katy, hasnt changed a bit and both of the doggies just went crazy when they saw me. Even my extremely aloof horse, Sydney, ran to me in the pasture and damn near pushed me down. I spent the entire afternoon yesterday clipping her whiskers, shortening her mane, and giving her a bath (the first one in almost two years).

Today I will do some more packing, get a workout in (I skipped yesterday), and take Sydney to the vet to get her shots so we can head back to Virginia at the crack of dawn tomorrow. I am dreading pulling my horse trailer that far. I am still so uncomfortable driving, but it will be fine, I just have to take my time.

Its great to be home in alot of ways, but I do still feel like a big part of me is still in Africa.


Heidi Renée said...

Welcome back!

Erin said...

Welcome home!

I've never been deployed, but I know my husband had a really hard time with all the things you said. It took him a while to feel at home here. And he is still working on it.

I think you will get back in the swing of things before you know it. :)