This morning started off with our semi-annual weigh-in. I was BARELY under my table weight, but under is under so I didn’t have to be taped. I did tape the other females that needed to be taped for body fat percentage. Then I stopped at the chow hall for breakfast on my way home. Once home, I got changed and played on my computer for a bit and I crocheted for a while as well. Then it was off to work. After formation we had brass quintet rehearsal and that went really well. During our break, I pulled up "Misty" to see where I was at on it. It’s a trombone feature, jazz balad, and it’s pretty high. Like at the top of my range high. I’ve not been able to play it since my softball injury. But today I could! It still needs a lot of work, but I got it. So when the BQ leader got back from break, I asked him if we could play through "Misty" if we had time. We did, and it went pretty well. It’s a ways from being performance ready, but it was so awesome being able to play it even a little. That’s a huge milestone in my recovery process – my high range is finally coming back!
After rehearsal was done, it was about lunchtime. I went in my office and checked my e-mail and stuff from the morning and answered those that needed to be answered. Then I stitched for the rest of the time. After lunch I did computer stuff and then when the mail clerks came back from getting mail, I had a ton of ADO to take care of – like 2 mail bags full plus a few more that weren’t in the bag. I got them all sorted and all delivered except for those Soldiers on leave. I still have some paperwork to finish up tomorrow, but at least I know I have something to do. Also in the afternoon, I had to counsel a Soldier for not passing the tape test for the weigh in this morning. That’s never a fun job, but it’s one that has to be done.
Soon it was time to head for home, and I got changed back into my muddy/yucky boots and left my good ones in my little cubby by the back door. I had gotten a box from my brother today and a few other things, so I bypassed the chow hall. My stomach wasn’t feeling too good anyway. I got home and took a nice hot shower and changed into PTs. I crocheted for a while, finishing the project I started this morning and starting on another one, and then about 0830 I headed to the MWR for Country Night. I did quite a few of the line dances – some that I remembered from last week, some that I learned new this week. And I danced some of the two-steps as well – some with D’s dance partner A as a refresher course so I could teach M how to dance. It was wierd leading, and then M caught on pretty quick and I forgot that I wasn’t leading anymore. It was a lot of fun, and definitely a good workout. I think I’m going to go every week and get a little bit of extra PT in if nothing else. They had burgers and hot dogs and some other food there this week as a farewell to one of the units that is leaving for home soon. About 1/2 way through the night, I finally got hungry and I had a hot dog. No bun, no ketchup. Just a hot dog. And it was very good! Of course, it’s probably not the best pre-PT test food, but whatever. 🙂
I finally headed home about 2330 or so – M walked me home so I wasn’t walking by myself. Now I’m heading to bed because it’s way late and I have a PT test in less than 5 hours.
Today’s high: 71