This two week visit with my brother has deviated vastly from our intended plans. After he returned from deployment, Josh was assigned slightly shorter than normal work days. He hasn't had a day off since he returned from Iraq. Josh working was the only planned, expected part of this trip.
Monday through Thursday of last week, we had no internet access in the apartment. I brought my laptop with me so that I could complete my contract work and had told my employer that I would be available starting Tuesday. Unfortunately, we were missing a modem and it took a couple days for the apartment to provide one (we're staying in two executive suites, since my brother's two bedroom apartment wasn't ready yet).
My mom was sick on Tuesday last week with a 24 hour stomach bug. My niece was sick on Wednesday. By Thursday night, since no one else had come down with it, we thought it might have run it's course. Wrong! I got sick very early Friday morning and it lasted through Sabbath morning. I was running a fever and had typical stomach bug problems. Not fun whatsoever. Due to being sick, I missed out on visiting the local church. That was also a bummer.
Yesterday, I was feeling like my normal self and was finally able to finish a contract assignment. I am genuinely surprised I haven't been fired yet, as I missed an unplanned week in December (snowed-in in Michigan) and last week due to no internet and being sick.
It looks like things are slowing down now. Last Wednesday, I was lucky enough to see my hubby for a few hours, as we had to take my niece back to Phoenix. I'm really looking forward to going home this Wednesday so we can be together again. It's been almost three and a half years, but I don't like being apart from him. Being away from him, with unscheduled days, on someone else's timetable, and staying in an unfamiliar home or hotel, makes me even more thankful for my hubby and the life we have together.
This week, I'm planning on completing some additional contract assignments, finish reading a couple books, packing my stuff, and returning home to my hubby! I'm excited to settle back into being a homemaker. I love spending time with my biological family, but there really is no place like home.