Daily Temperature Reading, 3/6

Okinawa | March 6, 2016


Hey baby, I hope you slept well finally. I appreciate you trying to have a conversation with me even though it was all jacked up.

New Information:

So I FINALLY found the farmer’s market…I got hella lost but finally found it. I got carrots, onions, tomatoes, celery, lettuce, and something that looks like romaine. It was all about a third of what it would cost in the commissary. No shit. I know because I went and checked the prices at the commissary after. So I finally got some shopping done and I have everything I need. I did not get any meat because, well, I didn’t. I have cans of chicken and tuna and that is going to have to do me until I get back from my conference. The whole time I was driving around lost and then when I finally found the place, I was thinking “I wonder how the kids would like all this crap around here?” I think the girls will be thrilled at everything, but I am going to have to find something for J and I to do. Maybe go take a history tour or something.


I am puzzled by why we can’t seem to communicate. I mean, we TALK, but not about anything. You seem to be waiting on me to start a conversation about something meaningful and I am waiting on you to tell me where to start. In the mean time we just…don’t really talk. That has to stop. I guess I need to come up with a list of topics or something. But my line of thinking is that we HAVE talked about all that “real” stuff before…and it always winds up with me just saying, “I’m sorry, I’ll fix it” and you telling me “I’ve heard that before”. So I don’t know where to begin…. sigh…Do you have any ideas?

Concerns with Recommendations:

I am concerned with what I just wrote! I mean, we don’t talk! As the time gets longer between talking like friends and lovers, then it just seems to get harder. So again, do you have any ideas? I feel like my topic starters are for shit…and you have not come right out and said that, but I think you feel that way too. The chaplain said that he and his wife will do things now and again where they will each tell each other something good and something bad that happened in their day. Which always leads to deeper conversations. Might be worth a try if you are willing. If not, then I will have to dig deeper and figure something out.

Wishes, Hopes and Dreams:

I am off to do dishes that I haven’t done all day and then clean the veggies. I love you and miss you. I hope that you get plenty of sleep (and that your midnight stroll to the bathroom didn’t mess up your sleep patterns too much) and wake up feeling like a million bucks. I will talk to you soon! Love me

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