December 08, 2008

12.08.2008

Well hello there! I know, almost a year is a little bit of a break, but hey, I was really busy until May, OK?

We should catch up, shouldn't we?

Since I last wrote about the snow in Taji, I completed my six month tour in Iraq. I wish I had more words to describe the experience, but for now it will just have to do with "It was one of the best things I've ever done in my life!" I will have to do a recap of what a typical day was like while I was living there.

After I got home in May, John and I took a little trip to Las Vegas for a long weekend. We stayed at the Treasure Island hotel and it was OK. We'd never stayed down toward that end of the strip, so it was nice to be able to walk to various casinos and hotels that normally we would have taken a cab to. Didn't win a million dollars but we did return with our entire bankroll, so I consider that a win!

We've made a few trips down to New Orleans to visit family, friends...and to eat! I took John to Emeril's flagship restaurant, which was actually a mediocre meal. I also took him to Restaurant August where we had one of the most memorable and awesome dinners of our life. We hit up Willie Mae's Scotch House on another trip, and honestly, I don't think I've ever had such wonderful fried chicken!

In July I got a new job and while I still work for the Army, I no longer work for the Corps of Engineers. It was way past time for me to move on, and I am still counting my lucky stars that I landed in the job that I did. I got a nice hefty raise, I work with a group of great people, and I'm learning new things all the time. I have a lot more responsibilities, and I am a thousand times happier than I was when I returned from Iraq.

John is officially a college graduate, and the WildChild is officially a high school graduate, now in her first year of classes in college. I still can't believe that I have a child in college!!

I will write more about Iraq, the job, the trips, etc., during his month. I signed up to write in Holidailies...and then promptly forgot that it started last Friday! I shall endeavor to write each day, no matter how mundane the day was!

Posted by rowEn at 04:22 PM