Today is actually Stacy's fifth birthday, and even though there wasn't as much of a party, she still has a great day, and we had a good time before and after going to the CDC. Jason only had the one appointment today, and that was simply to get a blood test going (he has to do a blood test every few months, as well as a urine test - they're looking to make sure he is taking the medications like he is supposed to). Once we were done dropping off the girls and then having the blood drawn, we went over to MCRD (Marine Corps Recruit Depot) Exchange, so he could purchase a sewing machine. Yep, Jason is wanting to create a new "vest" for Gracie, his service dog. Actually he has a couple of projects in mind, and I think once he gets going he may start to crank out all kinds of projects. He has to learn (re-learn) how to do some of the sewing, since it has been so many years since Linda showed him how to sew, and he really didn't have a lot of time while in Afghanistan, or on the Float (26 MEU) so he's gotten rusty, to say the least. Both Mom (Linda) and Joslyn (our home health aid) are going to be working to help Jason get going, but I do believe he will be doing most of the work himself. Funny thing is, just a short time ago he was offered an internship and he was pretty excited about that; now he seems almost as excited to do the sewing. I guess it's the creative side that is coming out.
Our friend Anthony Netto is now riding a hand crank bike, one that Jason managed to get him, and he told us that he made 5K, and wants to start riding with me. I think it will be fun doing this, and it will be good to have someone to ride with, even if it is for a short distance. I can always continue on, or perhaps make a big loop and meet up on the way back. We'll just have to see how it goes.
Jason is officially on leave now, so tomorrow we're sleeping in, or at least trying to. The girls will probably be getting us up earlier than we want. There are no appointments, and the girls don't have to be over to their classes at any particular time, though we like to have them there by about 09:00 at the latest. Getting therm there at that hour gives us plenty of time to play some in the morning and still have time left over for a good breakfast. That's about all for tonight, so stay tuned for the next installment. Thank you, for all the continued prayers and support. Take care and stay positive.