So much to say, so little time! It's been an eventful few days since I last blogged. Let's get started!
1. Thursday was our Lady Antebellum concert and meet 'n greet, courtesy of the Air Force Reserve Get1Now program. DH ended up having to work that night, so I took Haywee instead. We had an amazing time, even if the meet 'n greet itself was an assembly line-type procession - very much a "shake, shake, shake, smile, go." Sure made for a great photo though! The best comment was when a student asked me if that was my husband. :)
2. This last weekend was UTA for both DH and I, which made for an awesome photo opportunity before we left the house at oh-dark-thirty. I'm eager to take our Christmas photos with my friend Randi, as we're going to do a dual military photo shoot. There's an awesome area near the museum on base where we can pose near various planes, including one that has a set of stairs leading up to the door of the plane with the phrase "Welcome to Peterson AFB" on the side. I have all sorts of images in my head about how well it could turn out. It may end up being a "New Year Card" versus a Christmas card, but it's all good. I'm really after a great shot of DH and I that I can put on the wall. We haven't had a good professional shot since his deployment homecoming, and that was a chance happening by the local newspaper.
3. UTA was uneventful to a certain extent because I quickly realized that I wasn't going to be able to log onto the computer. Over the last two months, every time I've come into the office, I've had more and more restrictions. Last time I could get on the computer, but I couldn't load Internet Explorer or open my email. My big joke was that by next UTA, I won't even be able to get on base - they'll probably send me away at the gate. I've spent so much time on the phone with the helpdesk, it's been frustrating. I just want to do my job already. I mean that too! Let me get on the computer, access the programs, and do my friggin' job already! In the meantime, I've been filing tons of papers and trying to earn my keep. I've been doing a good job at networking, and I'm thankful for that. I know it goes a long way in any field.
4. My supervisor wasn't in this weekend, which was really concerning initially, but I was able to schedule my CDC test after all! I found out I didn't have to take it over a UTA weekend, and I could do it on any Monday or Friday, so I scheduled it for the 30th, the day before my birthday. I figured it would be an awesome gift to myself if I could be a 5-level for my birthday. Too bad I found out later that this was only the first set of my CDCs - I still have a second part, another three volumes. Boo! Oh well, at least I'll have this first set done soon, and I'll ensure that I finish the second set before summer (and seasoning training) hits. There's also a chance I may be able to pick up orders for a day or two in the office over my Christmas break, to help them get things done that we don't get done during normal UTA weekends. I'm really hoping it goes through, since it'd be good for me/us all the way around.
5. Sunday was a special day for me, as I was recognized at the wing Commander's Call for my Distinguished Graduate status at tech school. I hadn't been to one of these commander's calls yet, so I didn't realize what a huge crowd it'd be. They didn't prep us much either, so I just channeled all of my good military bearing and discipline lessons from BMT. It's funny how those skills escape people over the years. Yes, I'll admit, I was watching officers and SNCOs struggle with facing movements. As a result of being honored, I left with this coin from the commander, which I will proudly add to my collection! DH teases that he still has more than me, but give me time, especially if I get deployed!
Hope everyone has a great week! Eight and a half days until I'm on winter break!