The true first week of Power School here at NWS is coming to an end. My husband and I are still working out the kinks in our system of how he can get enough sleep and spend time with me. I had told my husband before and I will quote myself: “When I decided truly that I was going to be a military wife, I knew that I would not get what I wanted, but took what those moments I did have and hold them close.”
To which brings me about this weekend, he wants to really devote it to us time. We are deciding to either go to Patriot’s Point or stay at home. He is feeling more incline to go out than stay at home. To which I told him was fine, I will be just be happy to see him get some sleep and relaxation.
This past week I have been doing a lot of cooking. And decided with the help of a friend that I should blog about what I am cooking every night. So far so good in the department of remembering to type out the entry. Let us pray I remember from now on. Cooking has an advantage; it gives me the utmost joy to know my husband loves eating them and is able to tell me if they are really good. But, it is the watching of his face when he comes home and see the home-cooked meal that always makes me happy. Anything home related (which he and our friend get made lunches from me too) I think helps him through Power School.
Besides cooking, I can say my Granny’s little lessons are paying off. I called my great-grandmother this past week and one the main things we talked about was how much of her influence has truly effected me in my marriage. Before I got married cleaning was never a strong thing for me (unless it was for work) and so I was very lazy. Now married, I cannot stand the house not being swept at least every two days and dishes cannot be stacking throughout the day. Reminds me today must sweep kitchen floor and put dishes away and clean stove-top.
I have been on a reading explosion. I am not kidding! This week alone I think I have four books (maybe five books). For some they will say I am bored, when that is not the case. Staying at home is boring, actually for the first time in a while I feel I can do this like read and not be tired to the point I cannot read beyond paragraph x of page x. Right now the focus is get all the Secular Books that I have stacked up that need to be read before Ash Wednesday. (Yes, I do not give up food, I give up types of books.)
Yesterday, I received my first letter through USPS! It was from my Aunt Linda. If anyone wants to know I love handwritten letters and now that I have a lot of time, I want to write some as well. I use to have German pen-pals, who because I did not have the money for postal stopped writing to me. Tomorrow I will be sending back a letter to her and also next week begins the “Thank-You” Notes to all those from the wedding and those who brought gifts or sent us cards.
Finally, have I mentioned I love walking? I really do, and this past week I have found out to get to Commissary (the Base Grocery Store) it takes an hour walking (close to an hour) to and back. I like it! It is exercise but also an excuse to get some fresh air. Though it is windy and that gives off a chill, I love putting on a sweater and going “time for a walk”! And this time it is not dreaded like when I was in Ohio. For I only walked to get to work. Maybe if I want to I should take pictures of my walks.