Right now I am watching HF try on one of his police uniforms. This isn't the academy uniform. This is THE uniform for his soon to be job. And now I feel like part of the club of women who adore a man in uniform. Now, I know what you're talking about! He looks so handsome. I got butterflies in my stomach when he walked into the room and asked, "What do you think?" It's still lacking patches, and needs hemming, but man oh man, does he look sharp!
Things are coming along fast. It has dragged on and on for almost a year, but now it is zipping by. On the 24th of this month (1 week, eek!), he starts FTO. Then exactly 2 weeks after that is graduation day. This is the final stretch and there's a lot of relief, excitement, fear, and anticipation going on. And not just me! HF is feeling fear for the first time. I hadn't thought about that before, but I would imagine that the first time or two (or three or four or more) that you are out as a cop are most likely nerve wracking. And then when you are on your own without the FTO? More nerve wracking?!
I've been MIA because there has been some major family drama/crises on HF's side. Even though they live on the opposite side of the country, HF had to drop everything and fly out. He missed a few days of work and the academy, but it had to happen. You won't believe all that occured, and I'm not sure how much HF will want me to say, even though none of you know us from Adam, but I will write about it in the next couple of days. If you love drama, soap operas, Lifetime Television for Women, Italian mobster movies, Oceans Eleven, or juicy gossip, then you'll want to come back for this story. For real. It's out of control.
It would be ideal if HF could spend a couple of weeks back east, but the guys at the academy said that he wouldn't graduate if he wasn't back by Thursday and would have to be rolled back to the next group going through. And we definitely don't want that to happen. I stayed here with the kids, and baked and cooked a lot. A lot more than I would normally. That's what I do when I am stressed. That, or clean like a maniac. Like, using an old toothbrush to scrub around the nooks and crannies of a toilet, kind of cleaning. So you will notice right now a lot of food updates over at my food blog.
Life is certainly interesting. Life is still good. We are happy and well and looking forward to much change in the next few weeks. Now I've got party plans to attend to, and I'm going to watch the first episode of Southland online. Anyone like this new show? We downloaded the first 18 episodes of the current season of the Unit, and I don't know why, but I love this show. Sometimes I get annoyed with the wives and their shenanigans, but I'm hooked. Now HF has got me interested in Ultimate Force. Too many shows, so little time.