Already May?

Geez.  Where does the time go?

It has been interesting at work.  One guy quit the other day out of the blue, so people are scrambling to fill his void.  I have been switching back and forth between two different job titles because of it, and I will be going in an hour later next week, and for the next foreseeable future, to make sure that void is covered until they can hire someone new.  And they have been trying, but no one is making it past the interviews.  I have to wonder what they said in those.

I do not mind coming in an hour later.  It allows me to get the sleep I need.  I am still having a hard time trying to sleep during the night and get up in the wee hours of the morning.  This week was probably the first week where I got more than four or five hours of sleep on a couple nights.  The only concern I have is the unlikely possibility that the time off I plan on requesting in June may not go through because of this.  I have been assured repeatedly that this is not the case, but I tend to worry over silly things.

I honestly do not remember April in Oklahoma being so wet in past years.  I might be wrong on that, of course.  No, I was not complaining.  I thoroughly enjoy watching and listening to thunderstorms, so long as they do not cause problems with whatever I might be doing, and I am a big fan of rain, so this past month has kept me in a very good mood.

Things are going relatively well with the family.  Not as much family drama for once, which is really nice.  It threatened to get rather stressful early last month because one of my grandmothers was trying to manipulate people again, but things settled down after that.  The only major concern I have right now is in reference to my other grandmother.  She recently asked me when my next visit would be.  This was barely a week after my parents had told her and my grandfather that very information.  My mother also sent out a mass e-mail to most of the family with the dates of my next visit in order to start making plans for a family gathering while I am in town.  My grandfather took another step and marked it on the calender to ensure no other plans would be made during that time period.  So, the idea that my grandmother would have forgotten such details is unlikely and worrisome.  And this is not the first such case my mother and I have made note of.  We agreed to keep an eye on the situation and maybe discreetly talk to other family members to see what they may have noticed.

There is a bit more drama when it comes to a friend of mine, unfortunately.  He has been going through some very tough times recently, and I am not happy with some of the things he has been saying, nor am I thrilled that he has apparently decided to withdraw from everyone.  If I still had access to the base, I would have seriously considered tracking him down and smacking some sense into him last week, because he really needed it.  I am not sure what to do in this case.  Part of me wants to confront him over the stuff he has been saying, even if it was not about me.  Another part wants to hold off and see how things pan out.  He is getting help, though I am not entirely sure how much he is actually participating in that.

On a happier note, it looks like another friend of mine will be driving up from Lawton, Oklahoma towards the end of the month to visit for a couple days.  He is going through some training at the Army base there and found out they will be getting a pass.  He fully intends to get away from the base for a little bit.  He has already indicated that he wants a steak and sushi while he is in the area.  I know just the place for that, too.  It has been about four years since the last time I saw him, so I am looking forward to his visit.

Anywho, that is all the news I have at the moment.  Hopefully, I will have happier updates on a couple things soon.

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About emeree

I am an Air Force veteran. I served as a Security Forces troop for nearly seven years and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant before separating in 2008. My tours of duty were in England and Oklahoma. I live in the Seattle area, which is where I grew up. I used my GI Bill and earned a degree from the University of Washington. I currently work in downtown Seattle and experience all the adventure that comes with that.
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