Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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  • I'm Blue

    Blue, navy blue, I'm as blue as I can be
    'Cause my steady boy said "Ship ahoy"
    And joined the Nay-ee-ay-vee.
    -Diane Renay (song)

    Leave it to the Marines to leave for deployment two hours before dawn. Dark, early, and still he promised me he'd smile. Doesn't he look ready?
    Rather than focus on the leaving, there's always a silver lining, right? Right. For one, finally a modeled shot of the Bed and Breakfast Pullover. It's chilly that time of morning. And, for another, how to pass the rest of a strange and surreal day? Winding yarn for all the knitting I'll be doing. There's Koigu, Manos, Silke-Tweed, Socks That Rock, and Cascade 220 in that pile. Nothing like some really nice yarn to cheer up a gal.

    Now just sit back, relax, and we'll catch up on several months of knitting.

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    Blogger Knitting Up North said...

    I'm blue too. One of my very favorite people in the world is going to be on the other side of it for way too long. Hang in there, chickie! Email me how you weave in yarn ends on seed stitch knitting so that it's not visible. I'm stumped on that one with a big project I've got going. Love, SC

    9/30/2008 4:41 PM  
    Blogger knitzalot said...

    The first day is the worst. It gets easier, I swear.

    9/30/2008 5:13 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Just think how much happier he'll look when he's coming back! Is this the first deployment for you both? We've done two now and it goes faster than you think. Just keep knitting!

    9/30/2008 5:50 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    If you need knitting company, just give me a holler. Here's hoping it goes by faster than you'd think. :)

    9/30/2008 6:24 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Love you

    9/30/2008 8:27 PM  
    Blogger P and P said...

    I'm so sorry when newlyweds are separated.

    But, selfishly, I'm glad to see your blog post.

    9/30/2008 8:52 PM  
    Blogger Joan said...

    Just wanted to say I'm thinking of you. My brother went over in 2003 and we were so happy when he came back! You're not alone-- we'll be waiting with you. Are you going to be knitting something special for the husband's return, or is it a surprise?

    10/01/2008 1:02 AM  
    Blogger Carole Knits said...

    This must be so hard for you! How long will he be gone? I hope the knitting helps the time to pass quickly.

    10/01/2008 2:30 AM  
    Blogger Angelika said...

    Just think of all the knitting time you'll have. No really, keep yourself busy, or you'll go nuts. We've been there and it'll be over before you know it.

    10/01/2008 2:51 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This must be really hard. I hope all goes well and he returns home quickly.

    10/01/2008 3:34 AM  
    Blogger Jennifer said...

    He does look ready and happy to serve. Thank both of you for your service to our country. And thank goodness you have the knitting. It will at least keep your hands busy. Oh and thank goodness for the internet. I hope you'll be able to communicate often.

    10/01/2008 5:19 AM  
    Blogger Liz K. said...

    Oh, Theresa, it's going to be tough. Thankfully, you'll have your knitting and residency to keep you busy while he's gone. He's in my prayers for his safety, and please know you both have my gratitude for your service to our country.

    10/01/2008 5:55 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My dad was in the Navy and I remember saying goodbye too many times. Prayers for safety for hubby and peace for you during this separation.

    10/01/2008 6:34 AM  
    Blogger margene said...

    Sending good thoughts to both of you!

    10/01/2008 9:01 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My thanks to you and your "steady boy", for your service. Hope the time passes quickly and everyone is safe and sound on the other end.

    10/01/2008 12:50 PM  
    Blogger JayJay said...

    At least he looks very handsome in his uniform and you look lovely in your sweater. I'm so sorry you are going to be apart. Feel free to call or visit anytime. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both!

    10/02/2008 10:03 AM  
    Blogger Kate Diamond said...

    Thinking of you, and your husband! Love you both. Have several distractions planned during deployment... look to your mailbox.

    10/03/2008 2:33 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thanks to you both. I've never understood why they like to deploy folks at stupid o'clock in the morning. Probably has something to do with the element of surprise.

    10/04/2008 1:40 PM  
    Blogger Mia said...

    Ugh. He does look dashing, though, even so early in the AM. I'll keep you two in my prayers. I can't imagine being a resident and being in Iraq at the same time...yikes.

    10/06/2008 4:36 PM  

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