Summer of last year (can’t believe it’s already 2018!) I received an email from our FRO saying that the MCCS needed to hire a photographer for the Marine Corps Balls this past November. A few hours later Jeremy forwarded me the same email saying that I need to apply. So I did. I interviewed for it even though I seriously doubted I was what they were wanting. But surprisingly I was offered the gig.
For the past 3 years or so, I have enjoyed sharing my adventures with you all. I’m not going away, I will keep continuing to sharing our adventures and what we are up to but things will be changing in 2018. First of all, if you haven’t noticed yet, this blog is no longer being called “I Do & Adieu”. While I loved having my blog called that, things are changing and my needs for this blog are changing as well.
I have talked about my friend, Dacia, before in this blog. We met earlier this year and have gotten really close over this summer. She is a lot of fun and we have a lot of the same interests. Unfortunately a few weeks ago she found out that she is having to PCS much sooner than we expected. She was suppose to PCS back next summer like us. Instead she is leaving the beginning of December. I know I am going to miss her.
Last week my friend, Julie, helped me arrange an amazing opportunity. I had found out that one of her friends dresses people in gorgeous kimonos. I asked Julie if she could ask her friend would let me take pictures next time she was dressing someone. Julie messaged me back saying that her friend, Kazue, was going to be dressing some people for a performance that weekend and that I was invited to come take pictures.
A few weeks before all the Ball craziness, Jeremy and I had a fun date night in Hiroshima. There was a Ramen Festival near Peace Park. Jeremy and I had been wanted to go to this festival for years but it always fell on a day when he had duty. This year it worked out where we could go after he got off work on Friday.
One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia’s life…
I am one of those people that over plan everything. I like to have a plan with a back up plan and back up back up plan but when the time comes for the plan I usually just go with the flow and try not to stress out too much. I’ve been told this is a sign of anxiety but I don’t know if that is true or not. Anyways during one of these “planning sessions” I was trying to figure out what Jeremy and I would be doing after the move next year. Most of our furniture will take 3 to 6 months to arrive. We should have our express shipment within 6 weeks or so but that shipment would be mostly bedding, kitchen stuff, my desktop computer and photography supplies (if I’m lucky), the cats’ stuff, and maybe a few other things.
While I was taking my break from everything on base, I decided to start pen paling again. Years ago I use to write both pen pal letters and wrote deployed service members. I had realized how much I missed doing that and decided to start both back up.
You would think being half way around the world would keep the drama I left behind from following me. Nope. It reared it’s ugly head. It caught back up with me and I got sucked back in. Before I launch into this, this is not me gossiping. This is about a toxic friendship that continues to haunt me.