Yes, twenty days until I ship out! Twenty days, four hours, and eight minutes, to be exact! Haywee had mentioned that I hadn't been blogging as often lately, so I decided to jump in here and babble at you folks....you know, like I always do.
Today is the second Tuesday in May, which means another group of my Facebook buddies took off for BMT today. With each group I get more and more antsy to leave. There's perks to being at the end of May, and then there's the disadvantage of having to see everyone else off. I sort of feel like I'm waiting in line for a roller coaster at an amusement park - that mix of emotions, the anticipation, the rush! I'm dying to get on!
I'm in my last week of pushup and sit-up training, as long as I can "pass" my final tests of 100 pushups and 200 sit-ups. I'll be glad when I can add the badges to this website! Even if I don't manage to pull it off just yet, I double checked the Warhawk standards (the highest standard you can achieve at BMT) the other day and they seem reasonable. I'd have to be able to do 40 pushups and 60 sit-ups. The only difficult parts would be the 5 pull-ups and the 10:55 mile and a half. I'm pleased with my running abilities, but I don't know if they're that good. We won't even talk about my pull-ups - they're non-existent.
My orders have yet to arrive, and that's getting frustrating. I was told that I could get them a year in advance, that way I could give them to human resources at work. I also plan to put in for SCRA with all of my creditors and get our interest rates dropped. Every little bit helps! My recruiter says she's now hoping to get them by the weekend. Sigh. What can you do?
Speaking of the weekend, I have my next DEP meeting this Sunday. I hope it's something more than just the normal weigh-in and go. I'd love to get more information, flight times, set up my direct deposit, etc. I'm antsy, let's do this! I know two other people with orders already.
I started packing up my office and my things from the classroom today, and I'm almost done. Our department is moving to another wing in the school next year, and I'm getting my own classroom on top of that! Whoo hoo! It's only fair though, since I'm teaching all pull-out classes. It's going to be a rigorous schedule for me, but I hope it all falls together. Now that all of my annual IEPs are behind me and my classroom is largely packed away, I can start focusing on my lesson plans for next year, which I've been putting off.
Like the image above? Check out The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project, a website I discovered thanks to my favorite friend Google. It's a wonderful, wonderful resource for images and other historical documents featuring female service members. Check it out if you're a women's/military history buff like myself!