Merry Christmas!

This is the most different Christmas I've ever had, but it's not bad. I slept in an extra hour (believe me, that makes a HUGE difference), came in to work and called my parents while opening the gifts they sent (it was 1am there).... I got a really soft, cranberry-colored robe and some nice slipper (I really needed those b/c my house is freezing). Then I read through my emails... it's a slow, rainy day, but it's nice.

The BEST news?!! My boss got me my 4-day R&R (rest and relaxation) trip to Qatar, and I leave tomorrow!!! He said I need the rest, and that if he didn't send me, I'd probably kill him next month when we're really busy with the Iraqi National Elections... he also said that if I do go, he won't feel so bad when he keeps me late every day in January. I am so excited! My first day off since I got here (if you don't count when I was sick)... Also, my best friend from college is down there, who I can't wait to see. I promise to take tons of pictures and post them when I get back.

Merry Christmas (again) and Happy New Year!
~ amber dawn


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, LT!! You got a beautiful robe and slippers from your family and a 4 day R & R to Qatar?? I'm happy for you!!! Blessings to you and enjoy the trip!

Robin in (chilly icy) Ohio

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas! Ho Ho Ho!!!

Gifts... Call to your parents... 4 days R&R....
and Ding Ding Ding... Bonus...
You'll get to see your best friend from college while in Qatar.
Sounds like a Great Iraqi Christmas.

Thank You and your friends for serving. May you all be safe.

Best Wishes,
Billy in Maryland

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and congrads on the 4 day pass. It sounds like you'll be charged and ready to kick some butt when you get back. Glad your having better days and you got an extra hour of sleep. I envy you, because I need an extra hour of sleep, but when you have kids you don't get SLEEP. lol

Have a great and fun as well as safe time.