Monday, June 30, 2008

Catching up

I didn't realize how long it's been since I last posted. Shame on me! Ah well. several things have happened lately. One of the most important is that I am no longer recallable (is that a word?) All first enlistments in the military carry a mandatory 8 years. This can be active duty for the full 8 years or a 4/4 split of active and inactive, or any mixture of the two. Saturday the 21st was my last day in my inactive recallable status. I am free. Well I realize that I have always been free, but to know that no matter how desperate the Army gets they can no longer call me back to duty is a relief that I can not express.

Don't get me wrong I enjoyed my years of service, and learned many things. Being in the Army was a blessing in my life. I met many good friends and became a better more driven person. I have the Army to thank for my husband. We met when we were stationed together at Fort Campbell, KY. Of course the fact that he was also my brother's roommate also helped. I urge anyone who thinks that they need a change a way to be a better person to consider the military. Any branch. I joined for many reasons, but the most important at that point in my life was to learn discipline. I have learned what I needed and have seen more of this country than I would have if I hade not joined. I am proud to have served my country and will never reget my choice.

On another note, my work schedule is going to be changing. The current night auditor is leaving and I will be taking over the audit position full time. I don't mind it at all. It's slightly better pay, and I love the night shift anyway. You don't have to deal with a lot of people on that shift most everybody else is asleep while you work. It's wonderful.

Zoryana is doing beautifully, she is eating on her own and is over a month old now. They are working on getting her to weigh just a little bit more and then she will get to go home for a while. Here's a recent picture of her. I am so glad to see her in baby clothes. What a little sweetpea!

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