Bah Humbug! And no it's not a town in germany...lol
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First off Christmas in Iraq sucked. Period. I had a right to not be in a festive mood. I'm writing about it now cuz now I'm getting ready to leave!! But i was really in a bad mood around that time. I made phone calls on christmas eve cuz I had a feeling there would be a shit-load of people trying to call and contact their families.
I didnt go to breakfast chow, cuz i decided to sleep in an extra hour, around 10am i decided that i wanted to barbeque for my boys for lunch so i went down to the PX and picked up chicken wings, corn, bread loaves, Near-Beer. I grilled outside for lunch and had it ready around 1pm. It kept my mind off christmas for a while.
When dinner came, I stayed in my Chu. i didnt want to celebrate christmas, i have a right to not have to, sad but i was not in the spirit this year!!! Being away from your family for a long time is rough, but i do know that a few of my friends either stopped by or i was around my neighborhood and they made me feel better, jus a lil!
I'm sure it is a feeling many a soldier through the ages have felt, it is the same feeling, regardless of what technology you're working with!
Although i have been focusing this internally, around me there were signs of holiday queer---'er, i mean holiday cheer, there were christmas trees.
There is a first for everything, even when to play a 'Scrooge', : )