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Don't take this the wrong way but...
« on: February 08, 2009, 00:46:20 »
I can't wait to start BMQ and be able to relax.

Before you either shake your head, laugh your *** off at me, or blow a gasket... this is what I'm referring to.

Getting a solid 6 hours of sleep.  (as opposed to the constantly interrupted 6-7 I get now)
Eating meals while they're hot-ish. (as opposed to having to reheat repeatedly)
Not having to wipe anyone's nose or other area (other than my own - barring any unforeseen circumstances)
Completing a task without a child attached to my leg.

And in my own sick little way, I'm looking forward to my husband taking on the single parent duties.
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009, 00:51:13 »
And no more screaming and crying...

...oh wait  :-\

But I can't wait either!

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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2009, 00:52:51 »
Forgot one

-Won't have anyone pawing at my boobs either.  :P
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2009, 00:56:38 »
-Won't have anyone pawing at my boobs either.  :P

Oh, some will try....
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2009, 00:58:58 »
Oh I'm sure...

doesn't mean they'll succeed.
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2009, 01:44:58 »
Forgot one

-Won't have anyone pawing at my boobs either.  :P

You're... kidding... right?

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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2009, 01:46:42 »
You're... kidding... right?

Of course without pictures it would be hard to argue one way or another.......
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2009, 01:47:34 »
Of course without pictures it would be hard to argue one way or another.......

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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2009, 02:52:26 »
ok ok I'll rephrase... I won't have anyone pawing at my boobs AS MUCH.....  ;D
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2009, 02:54:02 »
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2009, 04:44:22 »
What???
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2009, 09:58:41 »
Ohhhh  hahaha
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2009, 10:49:45 »
I can't wait to start BMQ and be able to relax.

Before you either shake your head, laugh your *** off at me, or blow a gasket... this is what I'm referring to.

Getting a solid 6 hours of sleep.  (as opposed to the constantly interrupted 6-7 I get now)
Eating meals while they're hot-ish. (as opposed to having to reheat repeatedly)
Not having to wipe anyone's nose or other area (other than my own - barring any unforeseen circumstances)
Completing a task without a child attached to my leg.

And in my own sick little way, I'm looking forward to my husband taking on the single parent duties.

Just to warn you, I definately didn't get a solid 6 hours sleep once during the first 8 weeks.  It was more often 4.5 to 5.25 hours sleep with no chance to catch up on sleep. I can guarantee you no one was well rested on my basic training course - including the parents who were accustomed to being woken up lots at home. Sleep deprivation was one of the hardest parts of basic for everyone that was going through it while I was there.  I went through Basic in Borden so maybe St. Jean is a little easier when it comes to getting sleep but I doubt it.

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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2009, 11:14:59 »
Indeed.  That being said, 4.5-5 hours of sleep sounds great.
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2009, 18:29:47 »
The only suggestion I can make about sleep during a recruit course is....
Take every chance you get - to nod off & sleep.
A lot of newbies are away from home for the 1st time - they have ants in their pants and want to do all sorts of things all the time... so sleep isn't on their agenda... even though it should.
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2009, 19:07:27 »
Oh sleep will totally be on the agenda....  it's that whole, "when in doubt, rack out" thing right?
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2009, 21:04:16 »
Ayup.

Years ago, had a bunch of recruits that would pull out their little gameboys the minute the Platoon went to ground... they would zone out on these things.. problem was that, at nighttime - if on sentry or on patrol.... they would be 100% useless.  After a fiasco on the 1st night, I took away all their batteries... they went to ground & napped.
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2009, 21:15:56 »
mmm I <3 naps.
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2009, 21:25:11 »
Be honest... I love going to work with the night shift. No screaming new born.... but the puretty sound of my plow truck... Pretty Sterling...





I remember being so sleep F**ked one time after the field.. I got into my car.. lean forward.. push a button and sat there. I sat in a daze thinking for the longest time why my car didn't start.. next thing I know my cigarette lighter just pop! Yeah I know I drove the MLVW too much then... Gives me the shakes thinking about it.

Now who hasn't done the lighter deal before?
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2009, 22:43:39 »
not I - but I have fallen asleep in accounting class, in front of the professor, drooling on my text book.  epic. fail.
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2009, 23:48:05 »
Aye Lil_T sleep when you can... Also, know your limits. If you are driving, make sure you are well rested before getting behind the wheel of a car for a weekend off. We have lost far too many promising troops to falling asleep at the wheel.

When ya need a power nap... One thing I do in the field (someone is always waking me up for O Grps, or this little fire or that little thing), I drink a cup of coffee then nod off. I find myself up about 40-60 mins later right as rain and good to go. When you can shut 'er down for longer, go for it without guilt, because trust me, we have ways of robbing you of your sleep when you are not expecting it.

Have fun on course. You will make good friends there, you will be tried, and given the right mindset, you will succeed. No one marches off of a parade square on grad day... They levitate. It is a damned good feeling.
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2009, 23:55:38 »
Oh no worries where trips home are concerned, I'll probably get the train home.  I hate driving through Montreal and avoid it at all costs.  I hope I'll be able to function ok without the coffee.  I gave up caffeine like 3 years ago.
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2009, 00:22:25 »
Um... No caffeine? How do you get through each day without murdering someone? I understand that you may have to give it up during pregnancy, and during nursing... But come on... Caffeine is a vitamin! An important one at that!

Life without caffeine....

Oh god. I gave up smoking... I damn near quit drinking... If I had to give up coffee, someone has to die.
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Re: Don't take this the wrong way but...
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2009, 00:40:03 »
Um... No caffeine? How do you get through each day without murdering someone? I understand that you may have to give it up during pregnancy, and during nursing... But come on... Caffeine is a vitamin! An important one at that!

Life without caffeine....

Oh god. I gave up smoking... I damn near quit drinking... If I had to give up coffee, someone has to die.

How do I get through my day?  Sarcasm, lots of it.  I go to the gym and clean to work off the frustration.  I just don't have any vices (well one, but it doesn't help me through the day all that much).
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