Well, not much is going on here…I’m ignoring all the work I need to start doing to get ready for the move…instead we had a barbecue Monday! Fran, Teresa and Jay came over (Carmen was in Madrid). Tj made his pasta salad and cole slaw, I made Mom’s potato salad. Everyone had their choice of hamburgers or hot dogs, and many were eaten, but not by me! It completely amazes me how little I eat now…I’ve always been a big eater, and thought that would only increase when I got pregnant…needless to say I’m wrong. All I ate that day was: breakfast: two pieces of cinnamon toast; lunch: cucumber and bell pepper strips with bleu cheese dip, half a hamburger, three bites of potato salad, cherry cobbler with ice cream; supper: half a hamburger and five chips. That’s it! And this napping thing is out of control…I got up at 7 with Tj and started cleaning up for the guests. They came over at 2pm, so there was no time for a nap. Fran and Teresa left around 5, and Jay stayed to talk a bit. Finally at 6 I left the party. I slept until 9pm, got up for 2 hours to eat supper and talk to Tj a bit, and then went back to bed and slept soundly!
After Jay got here and we were waiting on Fran and Teresa Tj got a call from the PEP office saying the colonel’s trip down here had been cancelled. Tj was glad he didn’t have to take his PT test the colonel was gonna give him…by all rights it’s up to his new base to administer it, and it was crummy that Tj got two weeks notice that he was gonna get tested. Anyway, in the end it all worked out.
Little by little the move is getting closer. We were told by the Gov’t that they wouldn’t ship any alcohol back to the States. This seemed like a gyp since they shipped some over here, and a month before we leave isn’t the time to find that out. Tj’s gotten several bottles as gifts from his students, and he wanted to bring some back as gifts. He called Rota and found out that we can make a customs shipment…so that’s what we did this morning. The guy from Rota had been to Zaragoza yesterday, so he stopped here on his way back. He showed up at 8:30 and was done in 40 minutes or so. Our first shipment! We’re almost outta here!