Klakring Countdown: NINE

Update: Due to safety concerns about announcing where US Navy ships are in the world, I had to stop the countdown. But, thankfully, everyone returned home safely.

I’ve waited until this day is almost up, but figured this was too good for me to pass up the chance to do. For the 9th day left in the countdown, I present to you…Mike Modano Day.

Mike Modano is one of my favorite reasons to be a Dallas Stars fan, which I am now thanks to Garrett. I even went to two games this year (which is one more game than I saw of my own Trail Blazers!)

First Stars game - Dec 31, 2008
Stars at Tampa Bay - Jan 09
Stars at Tampa Bay - Jan '09

It’s getting close!

Klakring Countdown: NINE

Klakring Countdown: 20, 19…

I tweeted yesterday’s countdown because I couldn’t get on the blog to post…

Countdown-20

My favorite part of the night came later, when I got a phone call from my favorite “cute boy”.

best boyfriend ever

So now the countdown is 19 (or 18 and a wake up, depending on who you ask)…and I’m getting even more excited. Today I got to peek into the homecoming of the USS Stennis (CVN-74) on Twitter and see pictures of the ship pulling in and sailors coming off, which did nothing to quell my excitment and daydreams of experiencing that myself  very soon.

Day 19 is brought to you by the game Cribbage, in which a 19-point hand is impossible to achieve, and the singer Adele, who’s album ’19’ includes one of my favorite songs (and my own dediciation back to G), To Make You Feel My Love. (video below)

Bonus: here’s the YouTube video of the Staind song G told me to listen to (couldn’t find the mp3 to post). Isn’t he sweet?

Klakring Countdown: 20, 19…

Klakring Countdown: 21

Today’s theme: 21st Century Breakdown — a nod to Green Day and the current times we live in.  One of the single titles on GD’s new album is extremely appropriate after 23 weeks of waiting, don’t you think?

Green Day – “Restless Heart Syndrome” (click to listen)

And no, I didn’t forget to continue my countdown…I was just busy with lots of Single Greatest Night for Cystic Fibrosis stuff today. But I wasn’t too busy to keep thinking “only three weeks left” every five seconds throughout the day. Even when someone asked me, “how long until Garrett comes home?”, I answered with a big smile for the first time. What a change from a few weeks ago when I was telling myself that I could get through 8 more weeks alone. Now I’m counting the days to make sure I have enough time to get back to running, buy plane tickets for our trip home, get a haircut and a couple more girls nights in!

Klakring Countdown: 21

Klakring Countdown: 22

According to Wikipedia, the number 22 is significant to many in math, religion and sports (Clyde Drexler and Emmit Smith both wore #22). Today was significant as millions of people around the world watched Michael Jackson’s memorial service from LA. For me though, its just one (stormy) day closer to my guy coming home.

Today’s theme: Singing in the rain, MJ style…proof that you really can find anything on the internet.

Klakring Countdown: 22