Ya'll. You are not going to BELIEVE the thoughts that ran thru my head today. I barely believe them, and it was MY head they were floating thru!! Brace yourself. So. I was driving down our little hill today, and from our neighborhood, you can see the harbor, waaaay out on the horizon. It's far, but it IS breathtaking, I will give that to the Crappiest Base Housing Neighborhood in the History of Ever. The water here is nothing short of stunning, there's no other way to describe it.
So, I'm driving down my hill, looking out at that endless water, heading to the beach, which is less than five minutes away and, quite frankly, the best beach on the entire planet, and, completely out of the blue, something in my little head says "Huh. I'm really gonna miss this."
Slam on the brakes. Deep cleansing breaths. SAY WHAT?!?!
Then I thought it again!!! "Seriously, don't you think? I'm going to actually miss this. We're TOTALLY surrounded by this BREATHTAKING water, you know? I mean, hello! You decided at nine forty five that you wanted to go to the beach, and you'll be sitting in a lawn chair with your four kids by ten after ten. Who else on this entire planet can say that?"
Get out of my head you freaking traitor!! We hate it here!!!
"We don't hate it HERE. We hate your husband's lame ass job on the Worst Boat in the History of Ever. What's so bad about Guam?"
Are you kidding? What's NOT so bad about Guam?!?!
"Well, the beach, for starters. The sunsets. The endless summer. The great friends. The beach. The endless summers. The Best Preschool in the History of Ever. The beach. The weather. The endless tan. The beach. The fact that you NEVER once had to worry about it dropping below seventy five."
Shut up, I hate you. Leave me alone.
"Seriously. You're about to move to Hawaii, do you know if there are any beaches nearby? Can you park nine feet from the water? Is the water ALL shallow, and perfectly clear?"
It's Hawaii!!! Don't you watch tv? It's gorgeous there!!!
"I'm just saying. You've got a good thing going here. Don't be so quick to turn your back on this and tell everyone how much you hated it here."
Huh. I guess you're right.
"Of course I'm right. I'm you. And you're ALWAYS right."
That's a good point, Present Jenn. You're so clever.
So there you have it. To my complete and total surprise, I realized that I don't hate it here. And, in The Worse Boat in the History of Ever's SLIGHT defense, we weren't as stupid as I make us out to be sometimes. I mean, duh, we knew being a department head on a fast attack was going to suck balls, we weren't born yesterday. We just didn't think that they'd tell us they were going out for six weeks and then keep them out for five months. I'm just looking for a little honesty, you know? Don't lie to a woman, just tell her the truth!! I would have MUCH preferred to hear "Yes, we'll be keeping them out for an entire deployment. And we'll keep them dark for most of that, so don't expect any email." Then I would have adjusted my plans accordingly and gone about my day.
BUT, that's not the point. I'm not trying to rag on the boat anymore, I'm just telling ya'll that the weirdest thing happened to me today. So there you go.
PS We stayed at the beach for five hours. All five of us are burnt, and exhausted, and giddy, and salty and sandy even though we've all had two showers. I just love Gab Gab Beach!!!