Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Well, let me introduce you to the little gang I like to hang out with here at Bagram. We have "Sergeant O'D.", "Dias", and "T". Dias and I have off on Fridays, and the boys work late shift, so we've decided that Fridays are our group date days. Today was the first one. We planned to start the day off around 11:3o, so we could go to the Dfac for lunch before hitting the bazaar (only open on Fridays), but we all seemed to get a late start. We went to Pizza Hut instead. Pizza Hut takes forever, so after placing our order we waited outside for a group to clear off a picnic bench.Yes! We scored a table. Of course, this means 'smoke break' for Dias. Blech! (We all give her a hard time about it.)I don't think he even knows what he's pondering.Pizza's here!...and in less than four minutes (as we're trained) it's gone.Time for goofy pictures...It's quite the walk to get to the bazaar...So, we waited for the bus instead.I see it! I see it!More goofy pictures...Some weird guy we met on the bus...We finally made it to the bazaar, and of course I wanted everything.This little elephant reminds me of my sister. Since I joined the military I've some how developed an elephant collection of my own. It must be a subconscious thing. I don't even know if she still likes them anymore.Dias... is that a whip? How cute. The dolls we bought from these guys were pretty ugly, but they had me convinced that they were made by Afghan women in a work program. We were only at the bazaar for a short time before it was closing (1500). The boys had to get ready for work anyhow, so we hoofed it back to Camp Albert and called it a day.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
We carry Flintstone vitamins in our aid station. I have a bottle in my room and one in my back pack too. I'm constanly passing them out to the other Soldiers. They're good for you! Tell your kids, "Sergeant Barefoot said so!" :-)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Yummy! Welch's grap juice came in the mail today! It's probably the only grape flavored thing I'll drink or eat. Grape & cherry flavors just remind me of cough medicine too much. I love real grapes, just not the artificial flavor stuff. Gag!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Oh, I received new patches and name tapes in my shipment yesterday too! I really needed more of these "Barefoot" ones. I find it funny that people are always trying to snatch them. I like my funny little name. It makes me happy, and I'm glad it makes other people smile too.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Yeah! My new boots came in. I tried to get some at the little PX, but I wear a tiny little size that they don't carry. We're authorized $110 every other month for three months to order new boots or socks or whatever else we need for our uniform while we're deployed, and thank goodness for that, because my old boots had a serious blow out.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
This one is from my combat medic graduation on 12 March 2004. This one was taken at Thanksgiving a couple years ago.
last time I was out with my family back home in November. Sorry I only have three pictures of my mother. I didn't realize until now that the last time we took a picture of just the two of us was nearly five years ago! Sheesh!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Lookie at what my BFF, Debbie, sent to me! It's a sweet little cupcake pin cushion complete with my signature ladybug. YEAH!!! Oh, and do you see that the dots are made from snaps??? CUTE! I love you, Debbie!!!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I started a new job today working at the brigade command center. I can't show you any pictures of it, but it looks like any typical movie setting of a command center with tons of computer screens, and some person listening to the radio, and some secret intel guy throwing out random bits of information. It's my job to monitor all medical evacuation, or "MedEvac", requests that come from all over the country. It's certainly not the job for anyone who stresses when multitasking. I monitor 14 different windows on my three computer screens. It was super overwhelming when I started, but now I've got the hang of it.
On another note... Samantha informed me that my Irish Spring is not for girls. It's totally boy soap, and I totally did not know!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Once again we had some serious medical training at the aid station. We've been practicing our injection techniques. No one volunteered to be the dummy for this one, so instead we injected an onion ring with ketchup!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I'm still having a difficult time uploading over here. The internet is SO unreliable. I've still been surfing other blogs when I can though. I found a few fun quizes that I thought I'd share with you. Post a link in the comments to your quiz results. I'd love to see what everyone else comes up with.
|Your Word is "Peace"|
Social justice, human rights, and peace for all nations are all important to you.
While you can't stop war, you try to be as calm and compassionate as possible in your everyday life.
You promote harmony and cooperation. You're always willing to meet someone a little more than halfway.
I love my card wall. There aren't too many cards outside of the mass I received when I first arrived here during Christmas time. We've all felt a little forgotten since then, so it's nice to have a display that reminds me that I'm not alone over here no matter how much I start to feel otherwise.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I'm still having a heck of a time getting pictures to load. I'm two weeks behind on getting them loaded. I'm still actively taking photos though. Today we had a training experiment in the aid station. We figured it'd be much better if we actually injected our food with condiments instead of dipping them. I have the whole thing in photos, so you won't miss out. I also documented the huge snowfall we just had during the past two days. There was so much that it even went over my boots. I went through half a dozen pairs of socks yesterday. It was quite annoying. Anyway, my sister, Ella, did blog about miss Lilly Belle today, so check that out by clicking HERE. She's fairly new at blogging, so send her a warm blogland hello! My cousin, Chelsea, also has a blog. You can visit her site HERE.
Friday, February 13, 2009
One of the Soldiers from another section got wind that I like to make paper roses from crepe paper, so he asked me to make a bouquet for a girl he likes here on the FOB. I totally forgot about it until last night, but I managed to squeeze out four in record time.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
It gets dark pretty early around here, or so it seems that way. I have to rely on my little lamps to get around in my room, but they're so dim that I need two. My room isn't even that big. I can reach my little arms all the way across and touch both sides at the same time. Perhaps I'm having wattage issues?
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Yeah, I received my 20lb bear in the mail. That means I've lost 20lbs so far on this NutriSystem thing. It could also be the fact that I don't have to drive by all my favorite fast food places on my way to and from work either though! Ha!
Friday, February 6, 2009
I asked if we could order new stethoscopes for all the medics, and the boss said, "yes"! They just came in, and for some reason mine isn't black like the rest. It's a yummy rich crimson. It's not exactly the military black I was expecting, but it IS my favorite color!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
MWR (Morale Welfare & Recreation) is the organization that provides all the entertainment here on base like the shows that come through, the computer & phone labs, movies, ping pong, pool, books, and on and on. It seems like the civilians here get to take advantage of these services more than we do, but at least we have SOMETHING! :-)