We're starting to return to the land of the living. Poor Vic, he had to trek off to work every day last week sniffing and coughing, armed with Fisherman's Friend as his only solace as he won't take anything when he's working. I dosed him well with Nyquil this weekend and he pretty much spent both days in his pajamas and got some well-deserved rest.
It was a quiet week last week with only a few things on the calendar. Craft Club on Tuesday was another semi-waste of time; one person showed up but as she was a fairly new spouse (I met her at the last meeting but as there were two presentations, there wasn't much time to chat), we got to know each other better and that was fun. Wednesday was a double duty day - COMPASS Mentor Training in the morning (COMPASS is like Navy 101 for spouses) which was relatively painless - just a quick review of the basics and what is expected of a mentor and then a copious binder to read on your own. In the afternoon, I headed over to the Federal Government's Human Resources office to drop off my paperwork so let's see if they can find me a job. I briefly mentioned the Military Spouse Priority Placement Program in my last Life Last Week post so I thought I'd give it a try. The fact that Vic will be gone so much this year and next year coupled with the prospect of maybe moving overseas made me think that a fat travel fund would be lovely so a job would help me to build it up. There's a bit of a backlog as there are a lot of applications for the program, but I hope to hear something in the next few weeks or so.
Thursday night was the ship's information night, a chance to make sure you have your family plan in order for when your sailor is gone and a chance to find out when they will be gone. Here's the schedule...lol, just kidding, that's an absolute no-no in our world, Loose Lips Sink Ships has now moved into the new millennium with Loose Tweets Sink Fleets but the rules are the same, no specifics on the ship's upcoming schedule in a public forum! I'll tell you a lot about where Vic has been, but nothing about where he is going. Gone are the days when ships' schedules were common knowledge, it's all about security these days and rightly so.
And that was it for the week - lots of chicken soup, Nyquil, Dayquil, blankets, and snoozing off and on over the weekend. Looking forward to a better week this week.
I'm off to finish up an episode of the Great British Bake Off - I discovered the Masterclasses in which Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood show us the correct way to bake up the technical challenges and showstoppers that were featured on the show. Can't wait until I have a decent kitchen for experimenting with some of their recipes.
I popped all this in the CrockPot this morning so that we'll have To Die For CrockPot Roast for dinner. It's going to start smelling fabulous in this house about midday.
Have a lovely week!