Yesterday I had the opportunity to go to “Green Zone” training to learn more about the challenges and resources for student veterans and ASM’s. It was a great learning experience. I was really humbled by what these men and women go through to get their degrees and happy to learn some ways that I can help.
I was also heartbroken to learn that on average one veteran commits suicide every 65 minutes. We still have so much to learn about taking care of them.
Life has been a bit hectic lately. It’s all good stuff with lots of activity going on at work. This photo is from April 11 and the unveiling event for Clemson’s Formula and Baja SAE teams. Both of these student groups create vehicles for international competitions. It was an exciting night for the teams and the event went well.
Mr. McB’s stints at home are never long enough. He is off to Carson City, NV on Monday. I am thankful that his trip coincides with a hectic week for me. Our time apart always flies by when I am running from one project to the next.
Mr. McB and I haven’t had much time together lately. Thanks to a class cancellation, he was able to take off for a little road trip this weekend.
This photo was taken at Fort Frederica on Saint Simons Island. The fort was an important defense to keep colonial Georgia from falling into Spanish hands. It’s ruins and earthworks now.
We saw this dogwood tree wrapped in Spanish moss on our way out of the park. The blossoms seem to float in a sea of tangles, I love the effect.
It’s the first Friday in spring and after just a short time outside, I have a bit of a sunburn. After our winter, I’ll take it. It’s great to be outside and enjoy the sunshine.
Mr. McB and I are ships passing in the night. I left for Louisiana EARLY on the morning of the 7th and he left for Houston equally as EARLY on the morning of the 10th, the day I returned home. He won’t be back until late on the 21st. I have to work on the 22nd.
Instead of moping around the house, I decided to get out an enjoy a movie on Friday. I saw a matinee of 300 – Rise of an Empire. This was an entertaining bit of escapism but it wasn’t nearly as good as the original. I assume the third movie will be coming out shortly because this seemed like little more than a bridge to get us to the conclusion of the story.
My grandmother and I flew down to Louisiana yesterday to visit my parents, brother, SIL, and niece. The visit was a total surprise for my niece. It was so great to see her big smile as she came running off the school bus. I love this kid.