Thursday, June 24, 2010

We're rounding the final curve

This morning was our second (and final) exam for this course; we weren't given our actually grades, just a "go" or "no go". All that matters is that I've passed (not that I expected otherwise; as B reminded me, exams in the militar are aimed at a 8th to 10th grade level...). At any rate, it's nice to have that behind me.

A half day of lecture tomorrow - as if any of us will be paying attention - then practice for graduation and outprocessing details - and we'll be D-O-N-E, done. I fly home Saturday night after graduation and I'm ready to go home! I heard Baby Girl's voice the other night on the telephone and it really stung - I miss her SO much!!

I'm exhausted - I don't sleep well away from home and the mental stimulation here is intense. Very interesting, but intense. I may have mentioned before, but I'm fascinated by the way that the course content (the non Army-specific stuff) has run right alongside my management course. We've addressed many of the same topics these last two weeks. Guess it just validates the usefulness of what I'm learning and, as I told B the other night, a leader is a leader, regardless of who or what s/he is leading. Right?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Wow, wow, wow

I've been a slacker!! Two months and not a single post!! Well, my defense is that I've been busy as hell, and that's the truth.

What has changed?? Truthfully, not much... I'm finding that working the night shift, while it still has definite advantages, is beginning to wear on me. I don't do as well with the little naps for extended periods. This is something that I think I'll have to give serious consideration in the not-too-distant future.

Right now, I'm in San Antonio for my AT; this year I'm in Captain's Career - it's an officer leadership course. Very different stuff that anything I've had to do before - but I'm struggling through. As always, Baby Girl and B are both sick; not sure exactly why, but they get sick every time I go out of town - maybe it's stress related? This trip, the A/C also went out briefly, which was way not cool as the daytime highs have been upper 90's plus humidity. Thankfully it turned out to be just a capacitor, so B was able to get that repaired in short order.

My sister has done a "me" and is getting married rather precipitously. We're going to Myrtle Beach for that the middle of next month. I met my BIL-to-be for the first time a couple of weeks ago and I will say that, from what I can tell, he is EXACTLY her type!! He seems to be a really nice guy, and she seems happy, which is the important thing! Our mother is dealing with it, well, likely only she can! She vascillates between planning and lecturing, but that's just her way.

I think that's the Cliff's Notes to what's been going on -- I will make every attempt to update more frequently, but no promises.... LOL