Jim left this morning for El Paso, TX. He starts a year of active duty with a unit from Georgia doing administrative work at Ft. Bliss. While I'm not thrilled about his having to leave, I am thrilled it's just Texas and not Afghanistan. I can visit El Paso and I will. I won't have to worry much about his safety there either. While he's hoping to spend the year working out, I'm planning to renew my national license. We will both stay busy but it still makes me sad to see him go even further away, even if it's just for a year.
I spent the morning finishing up the clean up in the basement and taking a load of stuff to goodwill. I did lots of laundry and went to yoga. I took the girls (and Kelly) out to lunch and then Monika and I went to see a Star is Born with Lady Gaga, which was really good. I came home and took Balt for a walk, called my mom and then listened to Lady Gaga music.