October 30, 2003

10.30.2003 update


I think this picture pretty well sums up all the emotions and sentiment of the ceremony. They are going.

I'm not quite sure what I'll write about it. I was lucky enough to be able to watch the ceremony with John by my side rather than wondering where he was in that sea of desert ACUs. It was more than I expected. It was less than I expected. The talking heads said some nice things. I was a little let down that they didn't do the march. I think it is always a little bit of a thrill when they all go marching by. I think they chose not to just for the sheer fact that there were a few thousand troops out there and it would have just taken forever.

I uploaded all the pictures in the gallery. Don't freak out, I'm in the middle of changing the album names.

I also uploaded a few more pictures in the Halloween album and will rename it just Halloween 2003.

Have a nice evening. Me and my mug of tea are going to go set up the tapes in the VCR, start carving some pumpkins and squash and watch Survivor.

Posted by rowEn at 07:00 PM | Comments (0)


So I woke up at 1:30am because I had to use the bathroom. I didn't even turn on the lights because I didn't want to wake up so much that I couldn't go back to sleep. No such luck. I think I slept again from about 4:30 to 5:30 when John woke me up so I could get ready for my dentist appointment.

Y'all know there is a funny part coming up, right? I thought my appointment was at 7:20am. I was wrong. It is at 10am. I was all psyched and thought that I could get in there, get done and have time to come home for a quick nap before the departure ceremony. As it is, I'll have to go straight from the dentist to base.

I'm all ready now. I just have to change my clothes and find something that won't make me boil while at the dentist yet not freeze my tushie off while sitting outside at the ceremony. The batteries for the video camera are charged. The battery in the digital camera is charged. I've got blank tapes and lots of memory on the cards.

It was on the news this morning. The stuff about the departure. I expect that at least one news channel will be there. I'm trying very hard not to think in terms of weeks or days or hours. I'm trying very hard to just focus on what we're doing each day and enjoying that as much as possible.

I should probably take some tissues with me...right?

Posted by rowEn at 09:08 AM | Comments (0)