I was putting groceries away this afternoon when I heard someone on tv ask if any married couples ever lived apart (It was 7th Heaven, please don't ask why I had that on). I laughed because, as you all know, that is exactly what Ben and I are doing right now. But I'm not surprised this guy on tv was curious – it isn't normal and it kind of sucks.
I just spent the last 5 days in Florida. We got Monday and Tuesday off school for fall break, so I flew (heavily medicated) down there to visit. It was a great weekend. Aside from going out Saturday night with friends, we didn't do much. We relaxed, napped, he worked while I napped some more, watched some football/baseball, and just hung out. It was really nice. I didn't want to go home. Home meant school, impending cold weather, and being away from Ben. But figuring I might as well finish my last year of school, I returned. And now I won't see Ben until Thanksgiving – that's 5 weeks from now. 😦
Moral of the story: when you get married, you should live with your husband (or wife) – it makes life a whole lot better.
EDIT: Having money would also make the long distance thing easier. More money = more plane tickets. Less money = fewer plane tickets 😦