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    December 31, 2004

    Ten Thousand Miles Apart

    It's our first New Years Eve and Brian is in Kuwait, training and waiting to go into Iraq. I have decided that although I hate this separation with a passion, it only has to be as difficult as we make it. I have a lot to be thankful for. I am thankful for meeting him. Thankful that we were able to cut to the chase and not play games when it came to acknowledging our feelings for each other. Thankful for so many things that I could go on for days and not cover them all.

    The truth of the matter is that this war is taking place with much better technology than wars past. During the world wars and Vietnam, I can't imagine there were many telephone calls to loved ones at home and I have talked to Brian 5 times since he left on December 29th. I couldn't be there in person to see him off, but I talked to him during the long wait to board the flight. We were able to talk again as he sat on the plane, waiting to depart. He called me during a layover in Germany and he called me when he got to Kuwait to let me know he made it there safely. We have had at least 1 phone call per day since he arrived! How many soldiers were able to do that during past wars? There are AT&T phone banks available at the camp. There are also internet cafe's that Brian can utilize and once he gets to the base in Iraq, he will have wireless internet available to him at the barracks. An internet connection way better than he had at the base here in the States! He has his MP3 player and his laptop to watch movies, check email, surf the net and listen to music with as time permits. Not to mention the arsenal of movies he took along to watch! We will both be utilizing webcams and instant messengers to see and communicate with each other even more. I am thankful for the technology he has available to him to make this a bit easier on us. Of course, it goes without saying that it is a far cry from the luxuries of home and he is still in an incredible amount of danger there, but I have faith in his ability to use good judgment and that he has been trained very well.

    We do indeed have many things to be thankful for as we embark on the new year. 2005 shall be a good year and although we are ten thousand miles apart, we are very much together in our hearts.
    December 30, 2004

    Just Shoot me Already!

    This job I have. It offers a certain amount of amusement for me most of the time, but there are days I wonder if my co-workers were dropped on their heads at birth. Some days, I would rather be giving birth to a flaming porcupine, on a bed of sharded glass, during a hemorrhoid attack, than step into the same building with these people. I have had enemas that were more interesting than the conversations a few of my co-workers have to offer over lunch. I have a new policy today that will no longer allow my fellow co-workers to join me for their mid-day grazing ritual. This afternoon, I added supervisors to that well-thought-out policy. I'm wondering if I should send out a memo or just inform them of the new policy via smoke signal.

    What else can I say! Tis the season to be jolly!
    December 29, 2004

    That's What Friends Are For!

    Yesterday, I told my friend Casey about how Brian and I met each other and that he left for Iraq earlier that morning. She sobbed...I sobbed, we sobbed together on the phone like a couple of ninnies. It was a huge sob-fest if I've ever been to one. It's not the first time one of us has sobbed on the phone, but it is definitely the first time we have sobbed in unison. I ask you: What more could you ask for in a friend? I mean, it would be TOTALLY nice if she won the lottery and shared it with me, but the fact that she openly SOBS WITH ME on the phone is just more than any friend could ask for! Seriously!

    Canada Seemed Like A Much Better Idea to Me!

    Well...That's it. My sweetheart left for Iraq at 6:50 this morning. We said our I Love You's, we cried, we said our I Love You's over and over, we talked about getting engaged, we said more I Love You's, we talked about making and raising babies, we were in the middle of some more I Love You's and then his cell phone battery died. He was on the plane, waiting for take off. I hope he fares better than his cell phone battery did!

    Note to God: Please keep him safe and bring him home to me, alive and in one piece!
    December 28, 2004

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