Yesterday we had a lake effect snow warning. It started snowing around 5 or so and we got about 6 inches by this morning. When I went out to shovel in front of the garage this morning, there were no less than 4 or 5 snowblowers going in the neighborhood. Ryan joined them soon after and took care of our sidewalks and the area by his truck.
After formation this morning, I went to Clothing Sales and bought a new Class A uniform. The ones I have, I’ve been wearing for 7 1/2 years since I got them at Basic Training. They’re pretty faded and old looking, so I decided it was time for new ones. Getting them took about an hour of the morning and by the time I got back it was about lunchtime. I came home and had a fried egg sandwich and other stuff for lunch – after a stop at the Post Office on my way home. After lunch, we had formation at 1300 and had an awards ceremony. The band members that had to leave Afghanistan early for one reason or another got their awards, and everyone got their medals. All got the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, some got the Humanitarian Service Medal, and a few got the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. Once we were done with that, we were done for the day. I stopped at the grocery store on my way home for a few things for supper, and then computered the remainder of the afternoon.
Supper was chicken & veggie noodle soup. I did it in the crockpot. I used a bunch of leftover chicken, chicken broth, a red pepper, a yellow pepper, 1/2 an onion, 2 cloves of garlic, carrots, and some spices. About 1/2 hour before we ate, I added some frozen peas and the noodles. I used bowtie pasta, but Robbie said they were butterflies. Works for me! I also made some cornbread muffins to go along with the soup. Ryan really liked it and ate 2 huge bowls full. He’s going to take some of the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
After we got Robbie to bed – he didn’t want to go and was fussy most of the evening again – I crocheted on a baby blanket for a friend.
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Yeah, silly parents, don’t you know a butterfly when you see one. What the heck is a bowtie! He probably thought you couldn’t say butterfly right. ha ha