Merry Christmas!

Today was like any other day. Went to work at 6 this morning, and prepared to work the day, but then realized that working was the last thing I wanted to do! So I relaxed a little. Flipped the TV at work to the military networks movie channel and watched some Christmas movies. lol. Don’t tell my boss!

I missed family all day long. But the movies and comradery in my office helped with the pain. We joked, we laughed, we grilled and we told stories about being home and what our respective families do during the holidays.

It temporarily lightened the heavy feeling of sadness that had settled on all of us. The recent days had been leading up to this day, like a death march. I thought once it reached this day it would be the hardest, but its turned out quite the opposite. Its ended up a cheery day spent with good friends and good tales. While it doesn’t compare to the joys of home, it was an enjoyable experience nonetheless.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!


  1. Mom Sandy said,

    December 25th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Hi Julia and Curtis.
    Thank you for the Christmas wishes. I spent it alone and it was not fun. I miss you both so much. Can’t wait for you to be home. When I read this blog, it made my day. Thank you and Merry Christmas to my absolute favorite 2 people in the whole world.
    Much Love

  2. G/Gramma Karol & "Missy" said,

    December 26th, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Hello My Darlin’s ;
    Glad you are still hail & hearty; You two are “def-fin-in-net-lee” on my daily want list. Sure did miss you two at Christmas. So did the usual bunch—-Charlie, Connie, Beverly, Dorothy & Leroy, “Missy” too. We also missed your mother. Could not come because she had to work. They really keep her busy. Connie has a new boyfriend. Don–hwe is O.K. as long as she likes him. Like I said he is alright. Charlie came over yesterday. I made Christmas dinner for us. Baked a ham, potatoes, green bean cassarole-he really likes it. Of course the big cranberry cream cake which is also one og his favorite things. So we had a nice quite day. Remembering “The Reason For The Season”.
    My coffee is finally down. So now I can get my Heart started!! Start another day in beautiful south Texas.
    Love, Prayers & Blessings —- Always !
    G/Gramma KaroL, Charley and “Missy, too.”

  3. Albert Adams said,

    December 26th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Julia and Curtis,

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! You’ll be home sooner than you know. Then you’ll move on to other parts of your life.Be well and stay safe.

    Al Adams

  4. Jess said,

    January 11th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Hey girl! Merry Christmas ( a bit late… sorry ) But most importantly – Happy New Year! As difficult as it must have been to be away from family on the holidays – it sounded like you were blessed with wonderful friends over there – who could share the same…. i miss you ‘hun and hope that all is going well – many thoughts of you in your “customer support” role – god knows it takes patience! Things are well on the home front over here~~ so no worries needed – - – - take care, be safe, happy & healthy! Love ‘ya My hellos to Curtis!

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