So Boris (the artist formerly known as the Barbarian) has been home for a month and a half now, and I haven’t updated about how it’s going.
Well it’s going, for Karina it’s like he was never gone, she is a daddy’s girl though she does still prefer me most of the time. Boris is taking it in stride and knows it’s nothing against him, she will cuddle with him but if given the choice between us she usually goes for me.
It’s still weird for me, and getting back into the cooking and cleaning routine has been interesting. I can’t do my late night cleaning like I used to, and I have to cook food that everyone likes, not just me. I miss my all salad dinners and pasta in garlic sauce. Apparently my husband enjoys meat all the time. Men.
We finally got a second car, so I am no longer housebound like I was the whole time we were in Maryland up until Boris’ deployment. It is awesome. I can actually do stuff during the day. I love it. Honestly being a one car family was the worst thing ever. I felt so trapped. It was miserable. Hopefully with Boris having his own car I will feel less stuck.
We had house guests the first week and a half of Boris being back at work so it was not a normal transition back into that. But thus far it’s been pretty easy, and Karina has been fine with it. I wasn’t sure how she would react to him leaving again. She is a little funny when he first gets home, she hides from him and won’t go near him, like she is mad at him.
We had our fight since he’s been home over the weekend, pretty glad to have that out of the way. And I would like to tell you all that I was right, and Boris was wrong. The sooner he realizes this is the case all the time, the better for him.
All in all I think it’s safe to say we are back to our normal. This is what our nights look like now.