It is very good to be home. I never really thought I'd be happy to be back in Enid, but we were both happy to be home, which is Enid for now. Most of our laundry is done and put away and the house is cleaned, which is nice. It's funny that you're supposed to go and relax on vacation, but I am much more relaxed at home, in my own territory, doing whatever I want to go and whenever I want to do it. I love traveling and exploring new countries, and I wouldn't trade our trip for anything, but it's nice to be home. I love being able to cook again! I missed that. I even missed doing dishes! I have our menu's done for the entire month of June and this time I planned meals for every night of the week, including weekends, so hopefully that'll help us save money with eating out.
Today was my first day back at work. It's a little strange to be back, since so much has changed there since I've been gone. Everyone has been very welcoming and I feel like I still fit in, but it does seem different. For now, I'm just going to work there for the next two weeks and train one of the people they hired while I was gone, to do my old job, and then we'll go from there. One of my bosses (2nd in command) seems to think that it won't be a problem to keep me on after the 2 weeks is up. That would be great if I could work there longer, but I'm trying not to get my heart set on anything yet bc it all seems so up in the air. I'm working part-time now - M-F 8 - noon or 9am-1pm, whichever I prefer, so it really is a good deal. They're very flexible so it's nice to have that freedom. And it's nice to work with my friends there again, even though one of them is leaving soon. I'll miss her.
So Mark went back to work yesterday and got an email that said his IFF date is been cancelled. .... Yes, cancelled... Not delayed, not rescheduled. Cancelled. So... we're pretty much bedding down for another winter in Enid, America. We were really upset the first time his IFF date moved back two months, and kind of upset the next time his IFF date moved back another month, and a little upset the 3rd time his IFF date moved back yet another month, and now that it's been cancelled it's kind of like.. Whatever. He basically works part-time and since I'm working part-time we're looking forward to getting to spend a lot of time together this summer. Our friends that are heavy pilots and have moved from Enid will most likely be deploying before the end of the year, so I'd much rather be in Mark and my position, where we're still stuck here, but he's here with me and not deployed. He might try to start on his master's since there's not much else for him to do right now.
Things are looking good right now. We're excited about the summer, even though it's unGodly hot here right now - like 95+ every day for the next 2 weeks. I've had this really weird urge to go camping lately. We have a tent and got pots for our wedding and we have coolers and pretty much everything we need to camp so hopefully we'll be able to go camping sometime soon.
I'm in the process of going through all our pictures from the trip. I'm about 1/3 of the way through right now and once I get done I'll make an online album of them and put some of them in my blogs. If anyone is actually reading this, feel free to leave comments on our blogs so I know people do read this and feel like people care about what's going on in our lives. =)