I had a really awesome Friday, and it was the much-needed boost to my mood that finally got some pep into me. I got more news on Thursday about how the Army keeps shuffling around “boots on the ground” day, and it’s really starting to get to me. I shouldn’t be surprised though after all the shuffling with R&R. I guess I’m still trying to learn the ropes.
I had so much fun at placement, and even got to have lunch with my kid sister and her boyfriend who lives in the same town as my placement. I felt so bad, I was supposed to be done with a baby’s hearing test at 1 but the child did not cooperate and would not stop crying, so the appointment ran over by 45 minutes. My sister and her boyfriend waited for me for that whole 45 minutes in the parking lot for lunch. Thankfully, I managed to call them and my supervisor let me take my hour-long lunch break with them, just starting later than usual. So it was good to catch up with my sister and her boo.
Then, when I got out of placement, I had some free time before dinner with my cousin and found a cute little bridal/pageant gown store that was having a $25 dress sale. Yes, $25!! Needless to say, I just had to go and check it out. Well….. I ended up finding something. I got a $250 gown for $25, and it fits like a dream!! AND to top it all off, it's even long enough I can wear heels with it! Boyfriend and I will be going to his brother’s senior military ball at some point in the spring, and who knows if there may be a ball or two once boyfriend gets home. Eh, can’t ever go wrong with a pretty red dress right?
I also got some FANTASTIC news on the school front- I GOT MY RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION AGAIN!!! EEEEEE! That means, stipend and tuition and fee waiver for another 3 semesters… woot!! I also got a raise, so no complaints from this girl! I sent boyfriend an email, so hopefully he gets the news soon. Thanks to the greater financial stability, that means I can totally go visit my BFFs who will be teaching abroad in china for a year! Now on to get that pesky passport applied for.