Having a GREAT Air Force Day!

Family Separation PrepA popular phrase you’ll hear in my beloved branch is, “Have a great Air Force day!”  Well, folks, we’re having a phenomenal Air Force day!

I know I’ve been quiet on here lately, and it’s not because I don’t want to post, trust me.  I didn’t imagine that seasoning training would have me busier than my normal full-time job, but it does.  I’m at work by 0730 every day and I’m released at 1600.  Pretty standard stuff there, but every day I go to the gym after work for at least an hour.  Once that’s done I head home, make dinner, clean up dinner, then try to get motivated to clean or do something productive.  Normally that’s out the window and I play on the computer and watch TV.  I’m sure part of it has to do with the fact that I’m at my desk all day long, versus moving around as I do in the classroom.

Always aiming high, I’ve always got a number of projects in the works.  I’m studying for a CLEP in Principles of Management this coming Tuesday, which will put me one step closer to my CCAF.  Once I take that, I’ll book my last test for that AAS degree.  I’m already scheduled for my AFOQT, which I’m taking in mid-July.  We’ve been eating better at home, minimizing snacks and junk foods, eating more fruits and vegetables, and drinking PhotobucketI’m also being featured today on Rheanna’s blog, BOUGHT A HOUSE!  Yes!  This has been a goal of ours for a while, but we knew we had to clean up our finances prior to jumping in.  I didn’t imagine that 2012 would be the year we made it happen.  When I made the decision to commission, it changed the “Grand Master Plan,” which keeps us here in Colorado for an undetermined length of time…maybe forever.  We’d found a short-sale home that we were interested in buying, but it ended up falling through.  I temporarily gave up on home buying, but another house lead us to our current one.  This one finally made me fall in love, and it’s move-in ready with some fantastic amenities for an older home (built-in ’75).  It was a flip and the sellers did a great job at outfitting it with everyone most folks want in a home (stainless appliances, granite, etc).  There is nothing that I will have to do when we move in – no immediate needs whatsoever.  You noticed I said the word “I?”  Yes, that’s because in true military fashion, DH will be at training and I will be moving us by myself (with the help of my FIL and friends).  Luckily this house is close to our current rental and we’ll have an overlap of seventeen days in which to move.  Back and forth we’ll go, little by little!  

So, can you see why I’ve been a busy lady?  I wouldn’t have it any other way – thanks for all of the blessings in my life!  Thanks for your patience, readers, I’ll be with you shortly!


  • Bikegirlsaid

    Hi ErinI recently came arcoss your blog and I really enjoy how enthusiastic and passionate about your career in the USAF! It's very inspiring! Though there are so many acronyms (especially with the Air Force) and sometimes I am wondering what they all mean, you need a glossary! LOL!Michelle

  • Erinsaid

    Thanks Michelle! I agree, I do need a glossary! I've had that on my to-do list for a while, and I probably need to get around to it! Thanks for visiting!

  • Mrs Duhsaid

    You have been a busy lady! I'm still sending good vibes on the house! I nominated you for "One Lovely Blog" because I just love reading your blog! Thanks for all you do for our future Airmen (and MTI's) on here!

  • Erinsaid

    @Mrs. Duh – Thanks mama! The house ended up falling through. Thanks for the nomination – I'm still trying to catch up on my blog reading!