Friday a friend visited me and we reminisced on our days at the Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal. I can't believe it was two years ago already.
This Saturday 391st CSSB had a Valentine's Ball, and it was a nice event, I'm going to post some pics soon to my Flickr account. I'm glad I had my ASU (Army Service Uniform or "dress blues") ready to go, because it would have been a shame to miss it. While these events do have somewhat a frustrating compulsory aspect to them, they are - like everything else in life - what you make of them. I ended up getting to know some of my peers in the battalion a little better, and a chance to see the people I've met throughout the week all in one place. I met some Lt.'s wives (or girlfriends) as well, and in spite of the below freezing temperatures outside even enjoyed (most) of a nice cigar outside.
Sunday followed with more fun because of a group dinner 'party' which included a group effort to cook a dinner. We tried a new recipe, so no one was entirely certain how it would turn out. It was sort of a casserole with chicken, carrots, ginger, yogurt, spices, and rice. Very delicious even though the rice was soggy, we served it in bowls, and since we were just having fun, it didn't matter that the appearance wasn't stellar. I give the recipe four stars, because even not cooked perfectly, it was totally yummy!
Today as I was investigating the contents of my fridge, I discovered that my freezer actually does work to my chagrin. The bottle of champagne I was saving for my boyfriend's arrival had unfortunately exploded:
It's a short week though, and I have good things to look forward to! There are exciting pictures and blogs to come in the near future!