As I get closer to school starting, I've been thinking a lot about countdowns. Have you ever noticed that life is full of different kinds of countdows? There are many wonderful countdowns--countdown to springbreak, graduation, weddding, baby due date. There also some not-so-fun countdowns. Sometimes doctors give people bad news and say you have x amount of time to live. Sometimes you have countdowns to a scary exam or oral presentation in school. My not-so-exciting countdown is to Hubs' deployment. Hubs will be leaving in September to deploy to Afghanistan. Right now we're about 4ish week out and I never want September to arrive. Even though I don't want the days to pass, they keep passing by, and I know that every day I get closer to the day he has to leave. It's a strange countdown--it's one where I never want to reach "Day 0". Luckily, once I reach "Day 0", I get to start counting down the days til Hubs returns home. That is a countdown I can live with.