Monday, March 23, 2009

Rocks! Big and Bigger?

I'm taking time to quickly post what I did today - to remind myself that I DID ACCOMPLISH my Bigger Rocks - though a couple Big Rocks didn't get handled as well as I'd like to see (school, photos, decluttering).

5:00 a.m. ~ Tryst

6:00 - 7:00 ~ Gym

7:30 - 8:00 ~ Shower, dress, leave for base

8:00 - 9:00 ~ Yearly visit at the Women's Health Center on base (joy)

9:00 - 9:30 ~ Tricare, Referral to off base service

9:30 - 10:20 ~ Visit with Col. about forms that I need signed....he called the district and got me the name of a person to see.

10:30 - 11:00 ~ Dentist 1; cleared up bill, picked up x-rays, clearance for 4 of us

11:00 - 11:30 ~ Dropped off educational release for Nolan with the Speech Therapist.

11:30 - noon ~ Dentist 2; dropped off forms for clearance for Zander and Stacia

12:00 - 1:45 ~ Lunch, checked email, updated prayer request, returned phone calls, did a bit of couch school. (Kids worked on table school while I ran errands).

1:50 - 2:30 ~ Speech Therapy - Therapist informs Nolan we have 70 days before we leave town. ACK....

2:30 - 3:45 ~ SAISD - I went to the top and had a great discussion too. I got 4 children released...and I have personal cards to attach to all 5 so if anyone has questions about Nolan they can contact her. We went to the library but they were closed and we couldn't leave all our materials in the drop box. We went to Dentist 2 and picked up the clearance for the younger two.

4:00 - 6:00 ~ Read books on Japan, did a bit more couch school, EXHAUSTED....

I decided to stay home from Mom's Night Out Tonight. Mike came home at 6 p.m., rather than working late. He also has been working the list. He's begun talking to the base about where they will let us fly from. The choices seem to be Dallas or LA - neither are great choices with our plan to take leave and go visit family in the Pacific NW before we fly to Japan. We want to fly out of Anchorage.

Mike began planning. The computer on the left has KOA maps, the middle one has Google maps for distances, the far right computer has the itenerary with numbers, miles, addresses as he plans.... I think he's stuck in Springfield, as they don't have campgrounds for the least none we've found.


We had our Lent devotions. Mike read to the boys....Arielle and Stacia and I are working through "Raising Maidens of Virtue."

Did you catch what got done today? Mike began talking with TMO about weight and tickets. He got his dental and medical clearance. I got 4 of 5/ educational releases. I got 5 dental releases....we're making some progress.

I can see some areas where we'll be asked to provide more documenation. My soon-to-be-retired dentist has been telling me NOT to fix my tooth that NEEDS fixing.....we are "watching" it...but today said that I have ongoing dental needs that must be dealt with. ::snort:: I had made an appointment last week with a well-loved dentist in town to begin the process on 1 April.

Nolan's speech will take some processing...but the therapist has pulled his evals and we're getting our ducks in a row...and we're believing that if God wants us in Japan the Air Force red tape won't stop us. Right?

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.


Renee said...

The kids needed dental releases?? Wow, the Army didn't require that.

As far as flights, yep the military does make those calls. It stinks...
The only way the Army would let one fly out of Anchorage would be if it were cheaper than going out of Dallas

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

yes - the whole family needs ALL the, immunization, educational, medical and on and on.

They are running the prices. AK is our home of record. IF it isn't more expensive they may let us do it....and frankly mileage and gas to LA and plane tickets will probably be near what it would be for them to buy our tickets from AK. We WILL fly out of LA and not Dallas as we ARE going to go visit family....Seattle makes more sense ot me as we're right THERE....but we'll see what they do.

Anonymous said...


WOW, 70 days more or less yet. To me that seems like a long time. :) Sure it doesn't to all of you though.

Red tape..... who made the error that has caused everything to be so rushed? :):):) let them bear the problems. OH SURE! NO WAY! But we have God and we are all praying so...... PTL!

I'm having something done today to a back molar that was given a gold cap something like a month ago.... pain ever since.... Hope his fixing it will not involve a needle! :):):) DID I ever tell you how much I hate and fear needles. However, I now do my own testing and even learned how to give Dad shots for 10 days here at home. It actually can be fun giving someone else a shot. :)

l/p Mom T

Anonymous said...

WHOOPS! I'll ask Arlene B. about local campgrounds. There must be some!

Mom T

Cynthia said...

Right! You can rest assured all will come together if it's meant to be. WOW! You got a lot done! What a sense of accomplishment to see it all written out.