27 November, 2006

Happy Belated Thanksgiving, everybody!

Well, it seems as though just a week ago I was in Hannibal, and now it is time for drill again… Oh, wait; that was a week ago. On the up side, this is just a one-day drill, so that everyone can drink themselves stupid at the Christmas party and not get charged with being drunk on duty on Sunday. I personally am sidestepping the issue by not attending the Christmas party. $25 to see these people be more obnoxious than they are usually? No thanks.

This past weekend, however, was pretty sweet. I don’t remember the last time I had so much time off. The ONLY thing I did on my four days was travel to Mexico for Thanksgiving dinner–which was EXCELLENT. Although certainly more crowded than past such gatherings, with Nancy’s clan visiting–of course, that simply makes it more Thanksgiving-y!

On the subject of food, I have recently given in and purchased a slow-cooker… I REALLY should have done this sooner. With five minutes of preparation time I made the BEST chicken I have ever tasted (no offense, Mom–I’ll send you the recipe if you’d like!). Garlic lime… just fell apart on the fork. It was GREAT.

I’ll be calling the RTI today–don’t ask me what it stands for; it’s another one of the Army’s seemingly endless supply of acronyms. These are the people who will determine my elegibility for OCS–and this is pretty much my cut-off year. What happens between now and March will determine whether I remain in the National Guard or transition back into full-time military duty.

Well, so little to do and so much time… wait; strike that. Reverse it. 🙂

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