Yesterday afternoon J and I had our first real date night in a long time. His schedule has been to put it mildly, hectic.
Because of the fact that he has CQ duty today, he shouldn't have it at all since he has to be on call for the arms room but they are short handed so he was put on the roster this month, we went to church yesterday afternoon. The only service available was Catholic. Fine by me because I was raised Catholic but J was raised Episcopalian. He isn't allowed to receive communion.
After pursuing the untamed ornathoid we finally found out where the Catholic service was to be held. It was on McChord. Our Main post chapel had been under renovations for a few years and the services have been tossed to the wind so to speak and ever changing at that. Confession, or as they call it now Reconciliation, was to be at 1600 to 1630. We arrived at 1615 and no one was around to take my confession. Thankfully I brought my rosary with me. After hurrying through my sins and doing the rosary I felt confident enough to receive communion.
The sermon given by Father Tim, a New York native Long Island to be more specific, had us laughing a bit. He was talking about how he was an "unclaimed treasure" when recalling to couples during a Strong Bonds retreat why he never married but felt he was still qualified to give advice on marriage. One does often wonder what a priest can offer a married couple for advice on that particular subject.
J and I chatted with Father Tim after service and he was telling us how much we will love our new duty station. He was wishing he was there now. I think I wish I was too, I could do with some sun as this smog is killing me.
After mass we went to a fast food joint for dinner. We were starved. I have to admit that I did blow my calories for the day and then some but I'm allowed to splurge once in a while.
This morning I stepped on the scale and found that I lost another pound. 6 pounds off since starting up on Tuesday with calorie counting. Not bad at all. I know it won't last. I know that I'll soon have weeks where I lose nothing.
But I'd like to think that I gained last night with the different kind of date night.