The days and weeks are long when J is gone away on deployment. I miss him and his help around the house, and he misses seeing Soëlie everyday. So, when he is posted someplace that has Internet service, I send him daily updates, in photos, so he doesn't miss the sprout sprouting. A couple of examples:
Yes, I probably spend too much time playing with Photoshop when I ought to be sewing, knitting, cleaning; but Photoshopping is possible with a baby on the lap. The other things, not so much.