Wednesday, May 7, 2008

It is different from leave

Waiting for Jack Bauer to get home this time is different from waiting for him to come home on leave. Now that he is in the US, I've relaxed a bit. I guess it now feels like he is on a business trip. The chances of him getting hit by a stray mortar is unlikely. He is more likely to get injured using his cell phone in a rain storm or a storm of flying cheese curds.

Oh, I am still excited about him coming home in a few days. But it is a calm excitement. The frenetic vibe that accompanies scurrying around to get last minute things done is not happening here. Sure, I'll get the laundry put away, and I might even get clean sheets on the bed. Maybe I'll get something other than yogurt and bottled water for the fridge. Maybe we'll stop at the grocery store on the way home. Or maybe we'll just get some take-out.