Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Another Day of Sunshine

What are you fellow german dwellers talking about all this bad weather for? I am starting to not believe y'all that the weather is typically so awful! :) Just teasing! My friend Steph said that she thinks Richard and I brought the good weather from Georgia because apparently this is the nicest it has been in the entire 8 months that she and her husband have been here! One of my closest friends studied abroad in college in Galway, Ireland a semester while we were in college and all she did was complain about how terrible the weather was. When I went to visit her for Spring Break the weather was AWESOME! I knew she wasn't lying about the bad weather but it was still pretty funny. Anyways, the weather here in Wiesbaden was great today. I bet that it hit 60 degrees and the sky was completely clear. I got very adventurous today and took the shuttle bus to meet Deaner on the base for lunch. Now before anyone goes and congratulates me for being so brave, I have to admit that it was an American shuttle so it didn't take any bravery or courage at all! :) Deaner and I had lunch, then I went to housing, picked up a driver's licence study book, stopped by the USO to look at day trips, and then I came back to the hotel! At least it took up my whole day! It was quite nice. The day seemed to go by quickly since I managed not to wake up at 5am. Deaner got home shortly after I did and now we are about to head out to find a place for dinner. Steph just called and told us about an apartment that is for sale on their street and we might walk over and look at it.

The picture above is of me and my sweet sweet baby cousin, Thomas. My aunt Jennifer is my mother's youngest sister and there are 18 years in-between her and my mom. There are only 11 years between Jennifer and me. People always assume that I mean to say my "cousin" Jennifer and not my "aunt" Jennifer which normally irritates me because it is insulting that people would assume I don't know the difference! However, I keep wanting to call baby Thomas my "nephew"! Most people don't have baby cousins who are 28 and a half years younger then them! He is so so sweet and I was so sad to leave him on Saturday. He came over to say goodbye on Friday afternoon. The picture above was taken when Thomas was only about 4 weeks old (I also had my "wedding hair" dry run the same day). The picture below was right before I left when he was 7 weeks old. See a difference?! I think he is the cutest, but I am biased!
Deaner and I are about to walk out to door in search of dinner but I wanted to say one thing first. Everything I have read about the AFN commercials is true. They are ridiculous!! A couple of my favorites: One of the several against drunk driving in which the actor has apparently killed his daughter in a drunk driving accident. How does one deduce this? Because in the commercial it only shows the daughter as a GHOST who is HAUNTING her father. Nice. The ghost only appears holding a teddy bear. My other favorite is about depression and it shows a woman who has dropped a flower pot on the ground that has shattered. She has crouched over to pick up the pieces and suddenly contemplates slitting her wrists with the glass shard. I am not sure which one is worse!

Quickly, my "huh?" moment of the day. When leaving the airbase this afternoon I noticed a large sign that had a number of days since the last drunk driving arrest was made (7 days) and since the last fatal car wreck (781 days, I think). A bit odd to share that sort of info!

More later! Everyone congratulate me for not crying even ONCE (yet) today!! It has been a good day! Tomorrow Steph and I are checking out the market in town and I can't wait!

6 comments:

Tucker Mahoney said...

Yay Sarah! Glad that everything is looking up!

New Girl on Post said...

Glad you had a better day!

About your huh moment today, the record and post on a sign the number of days since the last arrest, DUI, fatality on every Army post. You are right that it's odd info to put up though. :)

Allison said...

Yeah, it's always funny (not ha-ha funny, though) when they take the numbers off and it says NO days since last DUI. Then we are like...hmm...wonder who was stupid last night?

Congrats on not crying ;)

And yeah, this is def. the nicest weather we have had in MONTHS. SERIOUSLY.

d.a.r. said...

Yep, those notices are on every military installation. Ours shows POV fatalities and DUIs...and then lists the units that have had the most recent ones. Very strange way of holding them accountable.

LBandJ said...

stay away from the flower pots, spud! miss you! xoxo--and that thomas is indeed a cutie...

Anonymous said...

I promise, it really did rain every day in Galway, besides the 5 days you were in town. You're just a good luck charm!