Friday, 19 February 2010

Hello Friday!

Here they are - some of my rumblings!

It's Friday afternoon, nearly 5 pm and I am waiting for that magic 5:30 pm so that I can leave the office. Shaun is away and one of the young female officers is coming over for a dinner and girly evening away from the guys. Shaun is her boss and she never comes when he is around which I find quite funny. I cannot imagine him being scary :))) But I do feel for her as she is the most junior officer in the Mess (single officers live there) and living with the boys can get to you sometimes I guess. So when I am on my own she pops over and I enjoy the evenings like that as well.

This is my second week of consistent training and I love it. The first time I went back to the club swim it was painful. REALLLLY painful. But the second time was better and the third even better. I love swimming. I just wish I was faster.

Shaun has been away a lot. They are deploying in 4-5 weeks and I guess they are putting "finishing touches" on their training as well. He was away the whole last week and I got a call on Sunday night at 11 pm to come and get him from the base. Then he left again on Wednesday morning and should be back home tomorrow. Woo hoo. But then he is due to go away next week for 10 days. :)))

I think that it is certain that I won't be racing Oceanside. We are just really short on time and I do not want to stress about the race the week before Shaun deploys. We will both have a week off work so I am still thinking of ways (somewhere closer) to spend that week. We will most likely just drive to France and enjoy their food and wine. And some nice riding.

But the plan is not definite yet so if you have any ideas please do share.


MM said...

Have fun tonight.

D said...

I think skipping Oceanside (cuz I think I am... shhhhh... haven't told anyone yet) is a good idea. An even better idea? Group trip to Kona in October!!!!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

I think you guys are making a great call on Oceanside... the race will ALWAYS be there... And if you want - you guys can head out next year! :)

Oh - I LOVE your idea about taking the ferry to France...maybe staying at a few different B&Bs and cycling around... enjoying some wine and cheese...mmmm - lovely!

Nate and I are heading to Flagstaff, AZ for a week before he leaves... just getting away and being together is great!

Angela and David Kidd said...

Bummed not to meet you at Oceanside but it sounds like you are making the right decision for you, and Marit's right, the race will always be there. Plus, I'll see you at Louisville! Enjoy your time together and on Friday i think it's perfectly acceptable to sneak out at 4.

Kim said...

Hope you had a good weekend. Sorry to hear about Oceanside but it's probably for the best. Stressing before a race is never fun!