Hurry up and wait.

Again.  William had a 12 month wait for TBS (The Basic School) after his commissioning.  He was on IRR status (Inactive, Ready, Reserve) which meant that he had no benefits, no paycheck, but had to be ready to receive his orders.  It was actually pretty convenient for me because he was able to stay in Vermont while I finished up my junior/senior year of college.  TBS began in the end of April right before I finished school, and lasted until the beginning of November, which is when we were moved to 29 Palms to wait, again, for 6 months.  This most recent April he began his MOS (Military Occupational Specialty, or “job”) school, which will last until the middle-to-end of September.  I’m thankful that his school has at least started.

He is doing such a great job, and it reflects on his attitude and personality, which makes life easier for everybody involved.  He also gets promoted this month, as he commissioned two years ago tomorrow.  We are postponing his promotion ceremony until the end of June when his parents are coming out to visit us which I simply cannot wait for.  It was a complete tease living so close to his family for 6 months only to be sent to the other side of the country without any family within thousands of miles!

I’ve been keeping busy with my nesting (31 weeks 4 days today, yay!) by preparing the nursery.  It is filled with so many upcycled items, diy projects and great deals over all.  I’ll have to get some photos of it in a few weeks to share everything.

I begin a trade school externship that I’ve been waiting years for (literally) tomorrow, and I cannot wait to get the experience and complete the program!  I also hope to begin working out more (I say more, but I really should omit the word) to help my upcoming labor go a little bit smoother…

What have you been doing lately?  Anything on your ‘to do’ list you can no longer avoid?


Author: Katrina

My name is Katrina and I’m married to the love of my life, William, who is a first lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Together we have the most precious little girls, Elizabeth Lorraine and Alodia Claire. I'm so glad you're here!

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