School is back in session and my time is tested again. Kyle and I were in a fury this week trying to catch up with the schedules that seemed to always be taunting us from around the next corner. As the current new pilot in his squadron, Kyle was assigned to all of the late-night sims. One was even scheduled for 11:oo pm - 1:00 am. My days begin with dawn's light - so, it's been a challenge to find time when we're both home. In Kyle's words, "the only person this benefits is Douglass ... and he's not even a person! hmph!" I'm teaching two classes (four classes per week), taking four classes (12 hours per week), and working 12 hours in the clinic every week. But, we've come to the end of week #1 and the house is quiet on a Sunday evening. We pray for peace in the midst of busy schedules and try to appreciate twinkling glimpses of "the good life" as August whirls into September.
1. Spending Friday night celebrating Hamlet, Ryan, and Jesse's assignment night. The Air Force dedicates a whole evening celebration where plane assignments and future locations are announced. The Navy guys got Oklahoma City ... surprise! I loved seeing Chrissey, Amanda, and sweet baby Jonah.
2. Helping Hamlet, Chrissey, and Jonah move into their new house! One-by-one, we're getting reconnected around Tinker AFB. We also got to see Todd, Erika, and Hunter! :)
4. Yard-sale -"ing" on Friday and Saturday. We found a BEAUTIFUL, antique china hutch which is now the only piece of furniture in our dining room. heh.
5. Seeing my school friends in OK City on Saturday night: our first time in Bricktown!
6. Learning to enjoy our commutes. Something I treasure about our new home is driving by open countryside everyday, noticing subtle changings in the corn, and seeing the cattle and horses graze with familiar contentment.
Our goal for this week: get everywhere on time, settle into the homework/studying routine, and make it to the long Labor Day weekend a little less stressed, a little more rejuvinated.