Sorry that I haven’t written all week. I’ve been going to be bed around 9:30 each night, but that’s because I’ve been getting up at 0500 every morning, and between that and my allergies kicking me in the face, life has been interesting.
Monday morning started my 3 1/2 month rotation of leading the pregnancy and postpartum PT program. The first 2 weeks are kind of shadowing the current Exercise Leaders (EL) and getting to know the Soldiers and having them get to know you. I’ll primarily be working with the first trimester and postpartum Soldiers – it makes sense since I’m a runner and they mostly run three days a week. So Monday we went on a little over a 2 mile run and Wednesday was a PT test for the postpartum Soldiers that desired to take it. They only do PT Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Work has been. I’ve gotten a lot of admin work done, and a few rehearsals as well. The tuba player from the Brass Quintet is on leave right now (his dad had open heart surgery, so he went home to be with family for a while), so my tuba player from the Brass Band has been filling in in BQ. We can’t rehearse Brass Band if we’re missing our tuba player (or our drummer – any other missing instrument doesn’t kill rehearsal). I’ve gotten some stitching done at lunch, and I’ve gone through a whole box of kleenex that AK had on her desk. She my MPT Leader and shop supervisor for Admin now. She’s really nice.
I’ve finally managed to start cooking dinner at home again, after way too many nights in a row of eating out. Yesterday was a crock pot experiment and it got two thumbs up from both of my guys!! It’s a definite do-over! I browned some stew beef that I had and put it in the crock pot with 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup (that I had accidentally bought at the store – they were mixed in with the tomato soup that I thought I was buying), some worstershire sauce, some onion powder, some garlic powder, and some Mrs. Dash’s Southwestern Chipotle seasoning. And then I made up some brown rice and baked some biscuits. It was an awesome dinner!! Tonight was spaghetti, another favorite around here.
Today’s high: 91