Hello everyone, it’s Christmas once again. Today I tried to think of how many times I’ve been away from home on Christmas. It has certainly been a few. We used to joke that we only deployed during the holidays. But that was before the wars. Deployments were a bit different then. Still over the 21 total years I’ve been doing this a lot of time has been spent away from home. I don’t say that with regret or sadness. It’s just a way of life I suppose.
Being away during these times sure makes you appreciate what you have back home though. Often one forgets how good we have it. But as I look around at a country fighting to just have clean drinking water and a little peace I’m thankful for my home.
Unfortunately I developed a cold yesterday and it’s taking its toll. With an achy body and stuffed up head I hope to push on through the week and continue to work.
Luckily my time here has generally been busy. I do the normal act of crossing out days on a calendar and have found that I’m usually so busy that I cross out two or three days at one time. This is a good thing. I’ve also decided not to place the entire calendar on the wall. It doesn’t seem so bad when you can’t see all the months at once.
So, to all of you that pass by this site I wish you a Merry Christmas. I appreciate the comments and the thoughts.