Sunday. . .
After we got our stuff on our assigned bunks, 3 of the 4 of us headed to the chow hall for breakfast. They have real silverware, plates, bowls, and cups here. And cereal that comes out of a box and milk that doesn’t! After we ate, we headed back to the bay and the others went to sleep. I crocheted for about 20 minutes and then about 0815 I headed across the street to the chapel for the 0830 Lutheran service. It was another female Chaplain! 9 years in the Army and I’ve never had female chaplains until Balad and now. It was a really nice service with Communion for the 10 of us in attendance. After the service I chatted with the Chaplain and a few of the other attendees for a bit and then I headed to the PX. Talk about a nice PX!! MUCH bigger and more variety of stock than ours. I bought a few things and then stopped by the bazaar to look around. I ended up buying a Christmas present there. Once back to the bay, I wrote out a postcard for a friend (hi A!!) and then I crawled into bed for about a 4 hour nap. When I woke up, I finished the crochet project I had started earlier and when CPT K and SFC M got back from their shopping expedition, the 3 of us went to dinner. After dinner, SFC M and I took our craft projects (she stitches as well!!) to the TV room and watched football. I finished a second crochet project I had started after I finished the first one, and then I stitched for a while as well before heading to the phones (right in the same building) to call Ryan & Robbie and Mom & Dad.
Monday. . .
I slept in and then just lounged around and crocheted until lunchtime. Then our briefing – it wasn’t really a class – was at 1300. It only lasted 2 hours. It was about stuff Unit Movement Officers have to do for redeploying. Don’t get your hopes up – we’re still here for a while. It’s just that the movement stuff starts way early – remember how many months before we came over here I started doing movement stuff? Well, it’s even longer for the trip back home. Once the briefing was done, I changed into PT’s and went for a 2.45 mile run in 23:34, a nice brisk 9:37 pace!! I still want to get faster, but mainly today I wanted to test out my foot and see how it was feeling. No pain during or later, so that’s a good sign! It was short because I didn’t really know where to run and I didn’t feel like going in circles so I just went. Oh, and I didn’t want to get lost either. 🙂 After the run and a shower, I went to dinner by myself since CPT K and SFC M weren’t around. And then I spent the evening crocheting and stitching.
Congratulations on such a great run on Monday! 🙂 It must have been good to get out there. I’m the same way; I get a little scared testing out new routes because I’m afraid I’ll get lost.
Actually, I was more worried about going somewhere I shouldn’t be – it’s a pretty easy layout for the roads. But still. . . I’m glad to be back here with my usual routes.