Today is kind of like the first day of the new year, and actually it is the first Monday of 2014. Those first five days were sort of a getting used to the idea of a new year and not really focused on doing to many of the things we need to. Today, however began like so many of the other Mondays, with Jason needing to get to his formation and then some sort of a training period. On the bright side, the training didn't take very long and we were getting back over to C5 to visit with CMDR Ledyard, and taking a moment to wish her a prosperous new year. She is going to be retiring soon (later this month) so she won't be around much for very much longer. Anyway, we visited for a few minutes and then we were on our way.
Jason asked me if I'd like to go to the movies, and see 47 Rhonin. It is a new release and most of the critics don't like it, so I figured it was probably going to be a good movie. It had some of the Asian fantasy characters and magic, and some excellent costumes. The characters could have been developed a little more but in general it was a good movie, I thought, but hey that's me. Funny thing is, this was the first time that we went to the movie and Jason didn't buy popcorn; and, that was good as far as I was concerned.
There is an update on Jason getting his own vehicle! We received an email from The Nice Guys, and they are wanting to help Jason get the vehicle he wants. Jason is wanting a pick up, and it will have to have a special lift mechanism that allows him to pull up to a platform; the platform lifts him up and places him behind the wheel; and, he simply drives off. Now we just have to see exactly what is going to be done, and how long will it take for this vehicle to become real.
The rest of the day was kind of relaxed. I went and picked up the girls at around 15:30 (3:30pm). First thing they asked was "Where's grandma?" I explained that she had to get back to the house up in Livermore; and, then after getting back to the house they asked, "Where's Joselyn?" I explained that she had to stay home today because she wasn't feeling well. It all worked out and the really good news was that the TV was never turned on, for broadcast or for watching a video. They were playing with their toys and using their own imaginations.
Dinner was simple and Daddy read them a couple of stories, then it was bed time. At bed time Stacy got a bit silly, and so Jackie jumped right in to be just like her big sister. Pretty soon the room was very noisy and full of laughter. I figured it was okay to let them be happy and silly for a little while. I just didn't want to have them get too wound up, otherwise they wouldn't go to bed. I told them another couple of stories and we sang two songs, and then it was lights out. It is always so good to have the girls around, though it is much easier with Grandma around too... ;-)
Not sure what is on the agenda for Jason, tomorrow, as we did discuss it, and now he's asleep. My guess is that we'll be taking the girls to their respective schools and then take care of a couple of small chores. I want to see if I can get a bike ride in and then some straightening up of the garage. I have a few other things to do as well, and then head off to get the girls back home. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.