The 12 Submarine (Wife) Days of Christmas

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. 
~Jean Houston

You may see my post on this over at SpouseBuzz, but you can read it here too (though you really should go over to SpouseBuzz if you aren’t already a reader!).

The Twelve Subby (Wife) Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, my subby gave to me:
A seabag of clothes smelling of amine!

On the second day of Christmas, my subby gave to me:
Two phone calls from topside,
And a seabag of clothes smelling of amine (gosh you really stink!)!

On the third day of Christmas, my subby gave to me:
Three strains of boat crud,
Two phone calls from topside (shhh, don’t tell),
And a seabag of clothes smelling of amine!

On the fourth day of Christmas, my subby gave to me:
Four missed holidays,
Three strains of boat crud (*cough* thanks, hubby),
Two phone calls from topside,
And a seabag of clothes smelling of amine!

On the fifth day of Christmas, my subby gave to me:
Fiiiiive emails at once!
Four missed holidays (yes my birthday counts),
Three strains of boat crud,
Two phone calls from topside,
And a seabag of clothes smelling of amine!

On the sixth day of Christmas, my subby gave to me:
Six days of duty…
Fiiiiive emails at once! (Boy did I need that!)
Four missed holidays,
Three strains of boat crud,
Two phone calls from topside,
And a seabag of clothes smelling of amine!

On the seventh day of Christmas, my subby gave to me:
Seven days to pay the rec bill
Six days of duty (New Year’s Eve, again?)…
Fiiiiive emails at once! (finally!)
Four missed holidays,
Three strains of boat crud,
Two phone calls from topside,
And a seabag of clothes smelling of amine!

On the eighth day of Christmas, my subby gave to me:
Eight Single Sailors at dinner,
Seven days to pay the rec bill (WHAT did he spend it on?),
Six days of duty…
Fiiiiive emails at once! (finally!)
Four missed holidays,
Three strains of boat crud,
Two phone calls from topside,
And a seabag of clothes smelling of amine!

On the ninth day of Christmas, my subby gave to me:
Nine different duty stations! …
Eight Single Sailors at dinner (how much do they eat?),
Seven days to pay the rec bill,
Six days of duty…
Fiiiiive emails at once! (finally!)
Four missed holidays,
Three strains of boat crud,
Two phone calls from topside,
And a seabag of clothes smelling of amine!

On the 10th day of Christmas, my subby gave to me:
10 weeks ‘til the next deployment…
Nine different duty stations (I don’t even know where I am!),
Eight Single Sailors at dinner,
Seven days to pay the rec bill,
Six days of duty…
Fiiiiive emails at once! (finally!)
Four missed holidays,
Three strains of boat crud,
Two phone calls from topside,
And a seabag of clothes smelling of amine!

On the 11th day of Christmas, my subby gave to me:
11 still-unpacked boxes!…
10 weeks ‘til the next deployment (yikes, already?),
Nine different duty stations,
Eight Single Sailors at dinner,
Seven days to pay the rec bill,
Six days of duty…
Fiiiiive emails at once! (finally!)
Four missed holidays,
Three strains of boat crud,
Two phone calls from topside,
And a seabag of clothes smelling of amine!

On the 12th day of Christmas, my subby gave to me:
A 12-hour plane ride to see family!…
11 still-unpacked boxes (from three moves ago!),
10 weeks ‘til the next deployment,
Nine different duty stations,
Eight Single Sailors at dinner,
Seven days to pay the rec bill,
Six days of duty…
Fiiiiive emails at once! (finally!)
Four missed holidays,
Three strains of boat crud,
Two phone calls from topside,
And a seabag of clothes smelling of amine!

Thanks to my friend Sespi over at And You Never Did Think for her help in proofreading and giving a few suggestions. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

(oh, and if you are so inclined to copy this or use this ANY where else, please give credit back to me and a link to my blog here)

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9 thoughts on “The 12 Submarine (Wife) Days of Christmas

  1. I am going to copy (and of course link back) on Facebook when I have a chance to get on a real computer! I love it! It perfect for me this year…hubby just left! LoL! 4 missed holidays it is! (Christmas Eve/Day, Our 6th Anniversary, New Years Eve/Day, Valentine’s Day with a possibility of St. Patrick’s Day!) Thanks for the great start to my morning! This made me smile huge!

  2. Haha, so true! Nice job! Although, phone calls from topside were banned during my hubby’s second deployment (ironically, the one that went over Christmas) for security reasons. And that was for all the boats. Did they change that in the last couple years?

  3. Technically, they aren’t supposed to do them anymore I don’t think. However, we have known a few skippers who “look the other way” or are okay with it anyway. Hence the “shhh… don’t tell!”

  4. Pingback: Twelve Infertile Days of Christmas | Wife of a Sailor

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