That being said, there is a question I've answered a minimum of three hundred times since we began discussing Greg's return to the Army. And no, it's not, "How many times do you think you'll go to Yogurtland while Greg is gone?" (The answer is infinity). I guess I already gave the question away in the little spoiler alert at the top there, but every time I explain that Greg will be gone for around 6 months, I tend to get a look of sympathy, immediately preceded with, "So, what will you do?" It is at this point that I am conflicted. Conflicted between answering seriously, or answering with one of the following:
Anyway, I promise I won't use these responses with real human beings just asking innocent questions. I have definitely thought about it, but haven't been drunk enough to actually follow through. Again, I know people are just curious, and it makes total sense to ask a wife what she will do without her husband for 6 months - BUT, there is a part of me that gets a tad bit frustrated thinking, "Well...can't I just go on and continue living my life?" Sure, it will be a little more lonely. Yes, I'm going to miss him more than words can ever express. But, I have a job that I love, friends that I love on occasion (except for when they make me puke), and family that I love - when they cook for me. So I think I'm ready to go.
Seriously though, the beautiful thing about our relationship, is it's the only one I've ever been in, where I'm not afraid to be just CASEY and not Casey and ____ (insert male species here). I love Casey and Greg. I love us so much that I think we should have a reality show or a cool celebrity nickname like Grasey. But I also love who Greg is without Casey, and who I am without Greg.
A pretty fucking awesome couple at that.