20061204

Military Weekend

You will have to excuse me today. My mind feels all fuzzy. That is usually the case after a weekend in uniform. Friday night my beloved and I stayed up to watch a movie together. It was an OK movie, not really worth mentioning IMO - but it kept me up until around 00:30 (AM). That was rough because I need to be up by 04:30 on drill mornings in order to drive the 80 miles and get to the unit on time for the Chief's meetings. Saturday I filled in for the 1SG who was delayed because he is a Fire Captain and was on a call. With us driving up to Havre De Grace to do equipment issue and receive the HMMWV's we were supposed to have back in the 80's (such is the life of a Guardsman). While we were there we had to line up and get flu shots... which I know is contributing to the fuzzyness. Saturday was long day, but not too bad. I managed to crawl into bed and was passed out by 21:00 (9 PM), only to be woken up by some of the senior NCO's coming in from a 'dining in' as 00:30. From then on I tossed and turned until I gave up at 05:30. Yesterday was not all that strenious, but somewhat long. It is a tradition to do a 'Pass in Review' every December. It traces back to when my unit's guns were still pulled by horses. We all assemble at the Pikesville, MD armory perform this ceremony and then return to our armories for a holiday meal. This event has been a highlight for my kids for sometime. They to come to where daddy plays soldier, see Santa Claus (which we relate to them the story of St. Nick the original, but not about the mythical form), and get to play with other kids, sometimes there are crafts to do, and get a present. But it makes for a long day. We have to drive in seperate cars because of the distance and times. So when we all were finally home we decided not to do Awana's. Top all of this off with my beloved feeling under the weather (and has for about 2 weeks now) the family is feeling quite a bit worn. And yet, I just know I am going to be staying up too late tonight. :) Before I forget - the MRI came back perfectly normal. I will just have to keep up with the exercises and posture. Next up, and Endoscopy on Thursday. I am sure that will be normal. My body is probably just rebelling against my posture and my diet. God Bless. Updates: I trimmed some of the blogthings. Verse for today: Psalm 122 : 6-9, ESV Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you! Peace be within your walls and security within your towers!” For my brothers and companions' sakeI will say, “Peace be within you!” For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good.

3 comments:

Def Jeff said...

throw an email

Susan said...

Have a great week...glad to know the tests came back OK so far.

My Bucs looked AWFUL yesterday....Hoping Smith does great things tonight...my Fantasy Football team NEEDS his points!!

:-) Blessings.

samurai said...

Jeff - I've tried both the e-mail accounts you have shared with me... I am praying for you ...


Susan - Man the Panthers just can't keep a game going for 4 quarters anymore... but at least good old #89 put up some points... I have to wait until the morning till I see if they helped my fantasy teams as well...