November 18, 2014

Red Sweater Dress (and a Teeny-Tiny Meltdown…)

So Todd has been touring in India for the last three weeks and it has been rough! Of course, it’s never fun when he’s away, but when he goes overseas it makes the trips feel so much longer because I can’t just call him up and say hi or even send a text unless he has wifi at that moment. There’s been a lot of days this trip that we didn’t talk at all and just got one or two texts in before the other person went to bed or started their day (the time zones are almost exactly opposite). Of course, I’m always glad when he gets to visit and explore cool places, but at the same time, it’s so hard not to feel jealous when I see and hear about all the amazing sites and experiences he’s having while I’m at home alone taking out the garbage, cleaning the house, and re-litterbox training the cat that’s decided she’d rather just go on the floor next to the box instead of inside it. Perfect.

Confession time: I actually had my first meltdown in a while last night when I was trying to open a jar of spaghetti sauce for dinner. Spaghetti sauce!!Β I couldn’t get the jar open to save my life and after much shaking and banging, running the lid under hot water several times, I just burst into instant hot tears that welled up so quickly it took me by surprise. I just stood there, holding the jar, shoulders shaking with sobs, while both cats stared at me. I ordered myself to pull it together while I tried one last monster twist that finally opened that damn jar, but I continued to sulk around the house while I cleaned for the rest of the night.

That being said, I will be beyond happy to have Todd home in a matter of hours. I need that sunny face back in the house.

Sweater/BCBG, Boots/Aldo, Jacket/Nasty Gal, Jewelry is c/o Shlomit Ofir

I’ve felt like I’m about to jump out of my skin the last few days in anticipation so I’m really hoping there are no delayed flights or I may have another spaghetti level cry tonight. Wish me luck and on-time arrivals!signature

16 thoughts on “Red Sweater Dress (and a Teeny-Tiny Meltdown…)

  1. Sarah

    I hear ya! My guy travels for work all the time and has been gone for like 3 weeks in a row. He’s home for weekends but it’s still not the same. I may or may not have started to have discussions with the cats… πŸ™‚

  2. Julie

    Aww! Crossing my fingers for you that he makes it home tonight without any unexpected delays. I couldn’t imagine being away from my husband for that long. It makes me wonder how things would go if his band really took off. Eeek!

  3. Courtney L.

    Aww yeah… I feel you sister! That first paragraph really hits home with me. Hubby is a tattoo artist who travels a lot. It’s hard to be the one who stays home, continuing ‘normal’ life while your S.O. is visiting new places! Those little meltdowns will get you once in a while, but that’s normal! Can’t keep it together all the time, lol. Hang in there!

  4. Jess May

    Although my man isn’t away for months at a time, I’m without him every second week because of his job as an underground electrician in the mines here in Australia. It never gets any easier and after doing it for two years, I still cry when I drop him off to fly back to site. I’ll sulk for the first few days, cry for a few in the middle and then pull myself together the day before he gets home because, well, a girl needs to shave her legs before her man gets back!

  5. Itzi

    Hey, I know how you feel. My husband plays in a band and does some acting outside his day to day job. Although it is not very often, when it does happen, he might be super busy for 3/4 weeks at a time, getting home late or travelling, tired from rehearsals. It is very tough and sometimes crying is very therapeutic. Better out than in, I say. Sometimes i throw myself a little pity party so I can then move on and get on with it.
    Glad he is coming home soon, Take care.

  6. Nina

    Oh, I’ve had my share of spaghetti-sauce-jar-meltdowns too! Until someone told me you have to make a hole in the lid with a knive so the air can escape and even a kid can open it. Works like a charm, as well for opening the jar as for finding an outlet for your meltdown πŸ™‚

  7. Nathalie

    Hi! You look great! Red really does look good on you πŸ˜‰
    Totally know how you feel; I had the same meltdown today; Me and my partner live with an 8 hour time-zone difference since I moved to Japan for research for the period of 1 year (!!). I’m trying to deal the best as a I can, and it’s really encouraging to read your accounts, so thank you πŸ™‚

  8. Carla

    I once cried on my poor dog because my fiancΓ© was out of the country with no internet access and I couldn’t talk to him for 24 hours. Sad, but true! πŸ™‚ I laughed about it the next day.


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