Last weekend, the event was at my favorite Jacksonville restaurant - Marrakesh! I couldn't possibly say no to delicious Mediterranean salad and shish kabob, so I RSVPed yes and got ready to mingle with some new people. I ended up having a really good time! We had a guest speaker, who was from Afghanistan and has served as an interpreter for several years. He told us quite about about the customs, culture, and hardships the local people are experiencing out there. There was a lady that gave people henna tattoos. I was too noncommittal for even picking a design that would last only two weeks, so I chickened out. We enjoyed good food and conversation, and even had a performance from a belly dancer!
|Yum, Mediterranean salad samples and red wine.|
|Awesome belly dancer!|
Going to these events with Dustin's unit made me realize I definitely need to make sure I try to say "yes" to every opportunity that comes my way with Dustin being gone. Plus, it definitely made me feel better to hear other ladies going through the same stress as me. Like, frustration after not hearing from my man for days at a time, or a nervous stomach when hubby says things like "I'm going to be out of contact for the next week". Talking to the other ladies made me even more excited to see my hubby for R&R. I probably won't find out the exact dates until the very last minute - but I just can't wait to be with my other half for two weeks! I sure do miss that guy :)