Friday, May 10, 2013

Come what May

Wow.  It's the 10th of May already!  Larry has been in Quitman a month already!!  He's doing great!!  Cooking, working, fixing folks' transmissions, wearing ties to church, growing a beard.  :)  He's working in their store down there Tuesday through Saturday and he cooks for the rest of the guys on Mondays, when the store is closed.  He has made fried chicken, baked chicken, mac and cheese, veggies and cheese, grilled cheese sammiches (He likes cheese.  A LOT.), brownies, cake, salads, just all kinds of stuff.  I am SO proud of him!!  And really looking forward to having him cook for me!  ;)

I officially finished school last Friday night with our graduation.  Yay!!!  I held on to that 4.0 GPA so I got to graduate with honors.  Never did that before.  Now all I need to do is get a copy of my transcript from the college, turn it in to the base along with my training folder, do a little paperwork and I'll be converted out of the co-op program and I'll be a WG-08 out there.  I've been working in the fuel pit lately since that's the last thing that I need to get signed off on in my training folder.  I worked out there last night actually.  And we had a wiring issue in a Cannon plug and it was cool to troubleshoot and find the problem.  It was also pretty doggone cool to sit in the cockpit and turn external power on!  If you'd told me three years ago that I'd be sitting in the cockpit of an F-15 and pressing buttons and flipping switches to turn power on the plane, I would have looked at you all crazy.  Do whaaaa???  But I do and I have and I DID.  :D

Mama and Daddy sent me the sweetest graduation card this week and Daddy even drew an airplane with a little girl on top of it.  That's my favorite place to work on that F-15.  The backbone, as we call it, or the wings, I like being on them, too.  I LOVE to just stand up on top of that plane.  It's still a little surreal to me that they are LETTING ME DO THAT.

Last weekend, I tackled our bedroom closet and even though I wanted to make it an even half and half, it's 3/4 girl stuff and 1/4 man stuff.  Still needs work, obviously.  :)  But!  He has four drawers in the dresser so I think we are good.  I'm not cleaning out or organizing a thing this weekend!  I'm meeting some girls from Central tomorrow afternoon for little hen party of sorts.  I haven't seen them since we left in March.  I have met and become friends with so many wonderful, beautiful, strong women over the years.  It takes unbelievable strength to live that life and love that man despite all kinds of obstacles, that I believe with all of my heart that God handpicked us all for it.  He had to.  I'm proud to call these ladies my friends.  And we are going to cackle like a bunch of hens come tomorrow.  I've missed them.

And Sunday is Mother's Day.  Gonna go see my mama and the rest of my family.  I'm really looking forward to that, too.  I'm gonna make a Hawaiian pie.  I got the recipe from a guy I work with and he said since his wife started making it, he hasn't had a birthday cake since.  He just prefers this pie.  I found a pic of it online.  It's crushed pineapple, bananas, coconut, Cool Whip and sweetened condensed milk with lemon juice, all smashed into a graham cracker crumb and butter crust and topped with maraschino cherries and pecans.  I can't wait to try it!!

I kinda fell off the weight loss wagon in March with all that TC/Wilcox drama mess that Larry and I went through.  When I'm stressed, I eat.  And I eat badly.  But I dusted off my butt and climbed back on May 1st and I've lost nine of the eleven pounds I gained back.  One step forward and two steps back.  Story of my life.  I've been losing a pound a day so maybe all eleven will be gone in the morning.  Or, rather, later THIS morning.  :)

So there we are.  All caught up again.  Thank you for stopping by to read about my life!  I want to do something special for my 50,000th visitor.  Have a little giveaway or something.  We're at 49,200 now!  All you'd have to do is leave a comment.  Virtually painless, right??  We'll talk more about that later.


  1. I'm glad things are going so well for you. :-)

  2. LOVE you.
    Happy to know you are LIVING and ENJOYING your life. As it should be, while we're here on planet earth.
    PROUD of you, HAPPY for you.
    Take care. :)

  3. Congratulations!! I am so proud of you!! I love you!