I started the morning by "playing cards" with the 1st Trimester & Postpartum Soldiers. The guy that I’m replacing as Exercise Leader for the 1T & PP Soldiers had to give a Soldier a PT test this morning, so he left me in charge of them. Each red card was push ups and each black card was some form of ab work. I pulled all the face cards out, so it was just A (1) through 10. We did 110 push ups and 110 "ab somethings". It was a good workout, and then we headed to the track for 6 laps. What a great way to start my day! Some of the Soldiers complained about the workout, but it was a good workout and it’ll only help them get back in shape and ready for their PT tests. I’ll probably break out the cards every other week or so.
After shower/change/breakfast/pack lunch, I headed back to work for formation. After formation we were able to have a short (only an hour) Brass Band rehearsal. That was nice – it’s been a while. We had an early lunch today due to scheduled training starting at 1200. I wasn’t really hungry yet, since it was an hour earlier than normal, but I knew if I didn’t eat, I’d be really hungry later when I wouldn’t be able to eat. So I ate. Shortly before noon, I headed to the electronic weapon trainer building to sign for the place and get everything set up. Yes, I was in charge again. There was only 1 other operator beside myself, so it made for a really long afternoon. It was a full band training event, so just about everyone in the unit went through. We had 4 firing orders and each one had at least one person that needed to go again because they didn’t score well enough the first time. So I ran 4 firing orders and the other Soldier ran 4 firing orders. But even if you’re not running the program, you’re watching for Soldiers that need help, etc. But when the afternoon was done, everyone had gotten a qualifying score and no one had to fire more than 2 times.
I headed back to the band hall for a little while after I was done with the training, but I didn’t really get much done as I was pretty tired. I took care of a few small things, but everything else can wait until tomorrow. I stopped and picked Robert up on my way home and when we got home, Ryan made macaroni & cheese for dinner. It’s always nice when I don’t have to cook at the end of a long day. He headed out right after we ate as he had a Legion meeting tonight and had to be there early. Robert read to me after dinner (his homework from school is to read 15-20 minutes daily and I have to mark what book he read on his reading log) and then he played Wii for a little while before we left for the church. Choir practice started back up this evening!! Robert was very well-behaved as always there. Rehearsal went well and it’s good to be singing again. Once home, I got Robert off to bed and then did just a little bit of crocheting – enough to say that I did something today.
Today’s high: 81