Monday, December 14, 2009

First FRG Coffee

Obviously I had more going on than my first FRG coffee today (for those who don't know the acronym for FRG yet ;) = Family Readiness Group), but it definitely was a highlight of my day!  But, I will start from the beginning.

This morning I reluctantly got up (I think this is going to be a pattern until after Christmas) and got an e-mail from Jesse to talk.  I fed Stryker, had mom give him his pill, and talked to Jesse for a little bit.  Nothing it too new for Jesse, he has had a couple of adventures, but he's still having a little bit of a rough time.  I still believe that much of this is just transitioning.  And to be honest, his day could've been worse.  We then compared schedules, and realized that we won't be able to speak to each other much today or tomorrow.  Still, we will probably talk once a day at least - which is still much more than what my fellow wives of 2-1 get.

Then, my dad took the dogs out, and I waited around for him to finish up.  We took a trip out to the house, the PX, and clothing and sales.  I picked up a few things, headed home to drop off dad, and then went to Target.  I got a white elephant gift for the coffee, some stocking stuffers, some lunch, and headed home.  I ate, went back out to the store, picked up a couple more gifts, met up with my parents, and then headed home to get ready for the coffee.

The coffee was probably the highlight of my day, I met quite a few Army wives from Jesse's battalion.  It was a battalion coffee, all wives of E7's and above.  One piece of good news:  Jesse's battalion is NOT going to be extended.  It has been brought up by quite a few people since the last surge involved giving our troops an extra three months overseas.  This will not happen.  Trust me, it comes from pretty high up!  Also there are a lot of groups doing great things for our troops, one of which organized for EVERY soldier of Jesse's battalion to get a stocking full of goodies this year.  Soldiers are also getting banners and stuff from home via the battalion commander.  There are a lot of great things going on for everyone!

Jesse also tells me that a soldier's girlfriend in his platoon organized a huge cookie baking party and is sending the platoon (of 7 mind you) 100 pounds of cookies.  WOW.  I hope that they can consume them all before they go bad!

If I think of anything I haven't mentioned I will mention it later!

10 days until Christmas!  Still can't wait for it all to be over!

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