Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Awkward social gathering
Today was the squadron's Thanksgiving luncheon hosted by the OSC. I made some food, and we joined everyone for lunch. It was bittersweet to be there. Although my husband is still officially in the squadron, he isn't really a part of it anymore. He has submitted his letter for redesignation, and the waiting game has started. I know it isn't easy for him to listen to every talk about the flight they just had or what platform they want to fly after winging. It will be summer before he wings. His original winging date was February. I know it can't be fun to watch all your friends move on while you wait to see what your fate is. Plus, I now feel awkward about volunteering for squadron events since I don't know when his transfer will take place. It is such a weird place to be. I wish all this stuff will be sorted quickly, but I know it won't with the holidays around the corner. Despite that awkward feeling, it was a pretty good time. Luckily, the people he does hang out with are good people and like to have fun no matter what. Thank goodness Hannah was on her best behavior and charmed everyone at our table. Considering she was a terror before we left, I did not have high hopes for the luncheon. The food was good, and the conversation was great. I am pretty sure I gained 5 pounds just from all the food I ate today.