Wednesday, February 23, 2011

49 Weeks Down!!

Day 344

There aren't words. I am so excited about Joe coming home. For the sake of OPSEC, I cant say much. But we've gotten down to the wire where the window shifts daily. Joe has a day he's going to leave Iraq (which Joe says is set in stone - *rolls eyes*), but they don't know how much time they are spending in Kuwait. Well, I'm sure someone does, just not anyone in my husband's command. I wake up to Skype messages about how many days they are spending in Kuwait now. It's really pissing my husband off. He's so done.

Classes are wrapping up so I am SUPER busy!! I really needed that 3 day weekend so I could do all the school work. At one point this weekend, I took a break from school work and cleaned the stove. And the strangest thought hit me. In just a matter of weeks, everything will be so awesome. Joe will be home. I have a good job. And I'm in grad school, my dream for a long time. All will be SO right with the world.

I had to watch Ordinary People for Family Systems class. It's an older movie, made in 1980, 4 years before I was born. The story is a sad one, a family loses a son in a boating accident and the younger brother has a hard time dealing with is and attempts suicide. It's about how the family handles the stressors 4 months after the younger son is released from the hospital. That's not the interesting part though. Stuff was MUCH different in 1980. People smoked in doors, at plays and in the movie theater. And when they were taxiing to the gate in the airplane, the announcement was made to please refrain from smoking until you get to the lobby. Smoking inside the airport?? Crazy. And at one point someone asked the son if he had electroshock therapy while he was in the hospital. Being in the field I'm in, I know this was a popular method of treatment, but it still makes me cringe with I think about those poor people that had to endure that kind of "treatment." But anyway, this movie has EVERYONE in it! Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton (very young!) and Dinah Manoff (she was in Grease, you'd recognize her if you saw her). But as for class, I have to write an assessment and intervention for the family, as if I was their therapist. Lovely. It's the final, using everything we learned all term. It's a powerful and moving movie. If you have 2 hours to kill, and $3 to rent the movie on iTunes, it's not a bad flick, even just to make fun of the clothes and hair styles in 1980. :)

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Wow! That sounds like an interesting movie! Dont know if I could handle it though.
Congrats on the hubster comin' in!