4 weeks ago
Monday, April 17, 2006
First, I want to wish my brother a Happy 22nd Birthday! I can't believe he's this old! It's also my friend Sarah's birthday today. I don't think either of them read my blog but I wanted to recognize them today anyway!
Mondays are always funny. People will ask me how my weekend was and what I did. Most of the time I can't even remember. How sad is that?!? Today I was just going to blog about my weekend, but I'm having to really think to remember what the heck I did...
Friday was a USAREUR (US Army Europe) training holiday. The soldiers always have those off in addition to federal holidays. I don't usually get training holidays but I guess the higher-ups were feeling generous this weekend, because they let most of the civilians in our detachment have Friday off. I just spent most of the day being lazy and enjoying having a week day off. That night Stacie and I went to dinner at my favorite German restaurant. We are having our 2nd annual Cinco de Mayo coffee in May so we're trying to make plans for it. It was a hit last year, so this year we're trying to make it even better!
I didn't do anything spectacular on Saturday. Since Laura feeds me dinner so often, I decided to return the favor. She and Tally came over for dinner and Laura and I had agreed that we wanted a "southern" supper. I fixed meatloaf, macaroni salad, and broccoli casserole.
On Sunday I got up and went to church. Our chapel on post has been undergoing renovations for quite a while but we were able to move our services back in to it for Easter. It was nice to have church in a church again, rather than the fellowship hall-type place we were having it. After church I got Tally and babysat her for a few hours. I'm definitely getting PLENTY of baby practice since I have a 5 month old and 4 month old for neighbors! Later on in the day, I went to another friends' house to eat. I made a Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake to take. It was pretty good, but the recipe can definitely use some improvement in my opinion. It was nice to have a real Easter dinner. There were more kids than adults at her house though, so by the end of the day I was glad to get back to my house where it was just me and Misha.
While I was talking to my family on the phone last night Bryan tried calling me. I didn't get the voice mail from him until MUCH later. It is always SO frustrating when I miss a chance to talk to him. We're going to try to talk tonight though so I'm excited. I've been looking forward to it all day! 13 more minutes until I'm off!