Anyway, remember The Navy Wife? She called me on Friday night to check on my 5k progress, and we got to talking about how MFN's hubby is leaving, etc. The Navy Wife has been through two deployments (I think...I can't remember, but it's at least two), so she had some really good advice and insight.
One of the things she suggested I do, was to do a 'countdown' for MFN using candy. It was such a good idea, that I started working on it right away.
Here's the finished product:
You know an ex-English Major can't resist the chance for a good pun...
365 Skittles (I counted twice!), one for every day of his year-long deployment:
MFN gets to eat a Skittle every day, and 3 on Mondays (for the weekend, of course). Hopefully, they'll be gone before she knows it! (Also, hopefully, the cleaning crew at the office doesn't steal any during the night!)
I know that this isn't life-changing, and it's not like I'm bringing Jason home quicker for her, or anything, but I hope it makes the next year just a tiny bit easier for MFN to deal with. At the very least, a sugar buzz can't hurt, right?