Thank goodness there are only two more weeks until Christmas. I am SO counting down until all this craziness is over!
I tried to get my Christmas shopping done today, to no avail. I got the shopping done for my brother, and about half of the shopping done for my parents. I went to the mall, then Costco (meeting up with my parents, getting a mocha for $1, and getting a new Costco card!), then off to Target. Then at Target I ran into my parents. Thank goodness that they didn't get anything for me and I them, because we would've seen everything! Then I went to Fred Meyer, where I ran into a friend from Fort Benning. We had been meaning to get together for quite awhile, but couldn't get our schedules straight. We had a nice chat, and went our separate ways. I picked up some things for Jesse's care package (which I plan on mailing next week) and then left. I was at home for just a little while and we went out for some Mexican food. On the way home Jesse called. I talked to him for about 40 minutes, and then let him go.
Jesse says that he gave a brief to his platoon today. It is now, officially, his platoon. He missed a couple of things in the brief, but I'm sure he will have everything perfected in no time. Jesse told his company commander that he was sorry that he wasn't extremely confident in his briefing and his commander told him that he had "no doubt" that he would do "great things for this platoon." Jesse's reaction to me was "wasn't that nice of him?" That was a very nice comment, and optimistic - great for Jesse to hear to give him a little bit more confidence. It's great to know that someone else thinks what we've known the whole time :)
Other than that he's going to a bazaar today, I told him to buy me something.... We'll see how that goes! I thought that it would be fun to have something a little bit different.... And it could serve as a great Christmas present (which he, out of the blue, told me he wanted to do something for me for the holiday).
Tomorrow I'm getting up early to meet a friend at the airport, then going out to the new house, dropping up some stuff, sending my Christmas cards out, and making a stop at the PX. Hopefully I will get everything done tomorrow!
Have a great weekend!
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