Thursday, April 30, 2009

Day 151: Red Bull

Vince tried his hand a snapping a daily photo for the blog. He always impresses me in new ways.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Day 142: Post Office

Monday, April 20, 2009

Day 141: An Otherwise Beautiful Day

Despite the ugly man-made crap it was a beautiful day.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Day 140: Standard Issue

This just came in the mail and totally cracks me up! In case you can't read it from the picture, it says, "Standard Issue! Mandatory viewing for all "NEWBIES" in country!" The family that sent this to me is MOST awsome!!! I love you guys!!! xoxo

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Day 139: I love this guy!

(My head looks really weird, but he's as studly as ever!)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Day 138: Locks of Love

Ever heard of Locks of Love? I've been participating for about 8 years now. I hope you'll check it out!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Day 137: Legal Services

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Day 136: Polish

I can't wait to make my little piggys PINK! I only wish I was allowed to have pink finger nails too. They'd add a little bit of spunk to my daily Army garb, dontcha think?!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Day 135: Flower

Monday, April 13, 2009

Day 134: Handsome

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Day 133: Chocolate Bunny

Look at the yummy cuteness I received in the mail...

Friday, April 10, 2009

Day 132: Signs of Spring

Spring isn't as grand as it is back home, but I sure was plesantly surprised to see these purple trees erupt over night. They're BEAUTIFUL!

Day 131: Unforgettable

Debbie, I miss you so much! Thank you for this sweet little frame and everything else you do for me!!! HUGS!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Day 130: Staff Only

This is the sign on the front entrance of the hospital. You can only go in around the side. It must be like a secret entrance or something. It really doesn't make too much sense though I realize more and more how common of a thing that is in the little world that surrounds me here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Day 129: Rose Garden

Vince spotted this rose garden hidden behind a concrete wall as we passed by on a bus. On our way back we decided to stop by and inspect it a bit further. It was over grown, but beautiful... especially in a place like this.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Day 128: Closed for Cleaning

It gets annoying sometimes to have to live in three different time zones. We're on central time ("home time"), local time, and zulu time. Zulu is a set time no matter where you are in the world. I really wish we were all on zulu time, so I wouldn't ever have to worry about time zones.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Day 127: Stamps

Vince bought these for me after we saw them in a little shop here on the FOB (forward operating base). They're stamps! The shop owner said they use them mostly in India to decorate fabrics. A lot of the goods around here come from India since this country isn't as big on production of such things. They're more into the re-selling of stuff it seems, but if I've learned correctly, Indian culture is quite big here since Afghanistan was actually apart of India a loooong time ago. Afghanistan seems to get pushed and pulled all sorts of ways if you look at it's history. Russia, Pakistan, Rome, England, India.... I'm no historian, but it does fascinate me. What do you know about Afghanistan history & culture? Let's share something with the class.... :-)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Day 126: Texas Street

This sign brought a little smile to my face. I'm a Texan if you didn't know. I couldn't get a good picture since I didn't want to stand in the street or the open sewer that runs alongside it, so I settled for my safe position on the sidewalk.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Day 125: Bag Tags

Friday, April 3, 2009

Day 124: MedEvac Bus

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Day 123: Mail Room

Here's our little mail room. I work nights, so it's difficult to get my mail when they're only open during the hours that I'm trying to sleep. And here's a close up of the sign on the door...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Day 122: Flood Waters