Friday, July 22, 2011


We KNOW next week will be busy, but this week  took us completely by surprise. Michael and I found ourselves exhausted this evening and wondering WHY the week was so busy, why were we so tired. "What happened?" ::snort:: 

Michael did go in at 5:30 - 6:00 a.m. all week - but that isn't totally out of the realm of norm. 

Monday we welcomed a new Chaplain  and his wife to Misawa (Chris and Jenn). It was a joy to be able to run them from office to office and by the end of the first day Chris was checked in, they had an apartment, were looking at a car, had a hair cut and had signed up for phone service. They must have been EXHAUSTED - none of it was planned - but it all worked well. ::snort::  Michael had a PT test - which he passed. He ran home and picked up the kids and brought the older 3 in for youth group. The younger 2, Mike and I, Jenn and Chris and our wing chaplain and his wife went out for dinner. Always fun. 

"My" little car blew a muffler or something on the way to the airport on Monday. We delivered it to be fixed on Tuesday - leaving us with one car for the rest of the week.

Tuesday was a PAC meeting....I ended up missing the PWOC lake day as the time conflicted and I was shopping and preparing lunch for PAC.  I spent a lot of time on the road this week as we were down to one car.

Wednesday has NOTHING on the calendar but I know we were crazy busy. I remember school. I remember several leisurely skypes with Regional board members. I remember working on various PWOC Regional conference forms and plans.  Wednesday night was a chapel town hall meeting on Missions Outreach.

Thursday we had a Chapel staff picnic at the lake to welcome Chris and Jenn. It was a great time to reconnect as a staff.

Jenn is 3rd from left and I never got a photo of she and Chris

Friday I visited a friend who just welcomed a new baby to her family. I worked on chapel slide shows. I drove kids here and there and we picked up my little car. I also had another leisurely and beneficial skype with a regional board member.  Our kids, Michael and the new neighborhood kids played a rousing game of capture the flag.
 Universal taunting man expression? 

 Jared taunting the "old man"


Today? I'm not sure what we are going to do. I slept in until 6:00 a.m. and still haven't worked out for the day; Michael isn't up yet - we're taking it easy. LOL

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