Becky’s World

A Day in the Life of Becky

HAPPY TURKEY DAY

Happy Thanksigiving Everyone,
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for my family and friends. I know I am fortunate to have such a close family and amazing friends. I couldn’t so this without you, and you have been so supportive. Thank you!
Thankgiving in Iraq is very much like….no other. To be honest, it was another day at work. However, they did serve a large Thanksgiving lunch/dinner. I was impressed by the spread including: turkey, ham, stuffing, pie, shrimp and more. I even had egg nog, non-alcoholic of course. I was actually quite happy with it all….they don’t put onions in their stuffing here. Lucky me – they must know.
Sean said Thanksgiving at Steve’s was quite nice; Katie and Karen reported Thanksgiving with the Moody’s was great as usual. I did miss the home-made cherry pie. Oh, not to mention the many days after Thanksgiving when you can live off of leftover turkey and pumpkin pie.
So, a quick note on what else has been going on. My computer’s hard drive crashed last weekend. I am going to try and recover some of the data tonight. Luckily Sean and I went to buy an external hard drive when I was at home and had backed up some of the data not too long ago. I woke up last Sunday and poof, gone. So, lesson learned, back up and back up often. All is fine now. I have a working computer again and people have helped me out reloading and what not.
I am still running. I have run about 150 miles since I came back from leave. I realize this is not even close to what Sean runs, but it’s a start. I at least have to be able to warm up with him when I get home. 🙂
Time has been flying by. I feel it was just Halloween, now Thankgiving has passed and Christmas is just a month away. Yahoo!!
Normally, at home I would not be happy about this quickly passing time, but here – it’s great!! I am going to put the warning out that mail is going to take about 2 to 3 times as long to get here due to the large amount of mail coming through during the holidays.
Oh, and I missed the largest shopping day of the year. I guess that’s fine since I can’t stand going out into the craze anyway. Being over here has helped me appreciate online shopping a lot more. I shop netgrocer.com, target.com and drugstore.com for my basics – the stuff I should be able to get here, but alas can not. Thank goodness for the internet and all of you.
Hope your Thanksgiving was great!

November 25, 2006 Posted by | Iraq Deployment | Leave a comment