Well the countdown timer(which I don't know if I mentioned that I made myself) is a "0 months" which is a very awesome reminder that I've got only a little over a year left to go.
I got Hannah's present all put together and ready to go, I'll probably send it off a week from Monday so it gets there early. I got a lot of good recommendations from my friends of what to send her, however, most of my friends served missions or wrote to someone who served a mission Stateside, so a lot of their ideas did me no good considering my package will most likely take 3 weeks to get to her, as well as passing through international customs. I ended up sending candy, a few CDs of "Mission Appropriate" music that I put together, some nerdy missionary stuff, a bunch of pictures, as well as a few "inside joke" things. I'm pretty happy with my decision considering the very limited options I had.
In the end I think I did a pretty good job, I'm just really glad that she's only out for one birthday, otherwise I'd be all out of present ideas, I'm already stressing over Christmas! I mean, I can't think of anything else to get her that I didn't already get except for more candy, and really, how much candy do I want to send? I don't want Hannah coming home all Rolly-Polly because all I could think to send her were Sweets.
As I was talking to Andrew at work this week Hannah came up. I got the usual sucks-to-be-you snicker, then he asked me whether or not I was waiting. I told him I was still dating(with little success so far, is that good or bad?) and his snicker turned into a laugh. He asked me what if I meet "the one" while Hannah is gone. Good question, hope for polygamy to make a comeback? As far as I'm concerned, Hannah could be "the one" which creates the real problem, what if I find another 'one'? Well I think that's doubtful, but I'd definitely wait for Hannah to come home, probably even convince "the one #2" that I needed to spend some time with Hannah("the one #1). I mean, I have to know, it's the way I am, I can't not know. I figure, I have to get rid of as many 'what ifs' as possible before I make giant life changing decisions, otherwise I'll always wonder. Really "the one #2" would just have to try and understand the position I'm in, it's complicated, it's a situation that is unlike any other. So my answer to what if I meet another 'one' in the next year and 23 days? I don't know, there's no plan, I'll wait and see.