Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving to my family and friends near and far (mostly far). I hope you all had a blessed day and took the time to think about those things that you are thankful for.

I slept in this morning – until almost 8 – and then I had a nice time chatting with Ryan, my Mom, and my friend A. Of course, I may have had too good of chats since I didn’t start getting ready to go to formation until 15 minutes before formation. But I made it on time, so it’s all good. After formation I took care of a couple more transportation requests and then came home and crocheted. I went to lunch at 1 (lunch was from 1-5 today instead of 1130-2) and after waiting in line for about 1/2 hour (LOTS of people today), I was wowed by the inside of the chow hall. They had commanders and sergeants major and first sergeants serving the food and it was decorated like you wouldn’t believe (the chow hall, not the food). I had turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes (mom’s are sooooooooo much better), corn on the cob, green beans, cranberry sauce, apple pie and ice cream. But there was ever so much more food than that. It made it feel a lot more like Thanksgiving – it hadn’t felt like it all morning. After a very enjoyable meal, I came home and crocheted more.

In the evening, I headed up to the chapel with the other 2 band members that are in the De-Minor Chorus (the barbershop group I’ve been singing in) and we got warmed up and then headed over to the JOC (Joint Operations Command) to sing for an Air Force dinner they were having there. That went very well and then we hurried back to the chapel (we had a bus) for the Thanksgiving service. The Brass Quintet played for the hymns and we sang after the sermon. It was a really nice service – lots of singing! And we sang good again. Oh, the piece that we sang was an SATB piece and not a barbershop piece so that was nice. After the service, I sat down with Chaplain to figure out the hymns for Sunday’s service, and then we just talked for a while as well. It was nice. I finally headed home and got to watch Robbie on the webcam while I crocheted and chatted with Ryan. It sure was nice to get to see him play for longer than a couple of minutes.

I went to midnight chow with a couple of other night shift guys – I’m staying up tonight at least for a few more hours. I need to be able to sleep tomorrow so I don’t sleep in the tower tomorrow night. Maybe I’ll get some more crocheting done.

I’ll leave you with some pictures.
The kids playing: Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.com Sunset over the mountains, taken from Tower 4: Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.com

Thanksgiving decor in the chow hall. . .
A few cakes: Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.com Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.com Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.com
Made with bread: Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.com

Snow in the mountains: Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.com Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.com

Question for the day: What are you thankful for?

One thought on “Happy Thanksgiving!!

  1. I’m thankful for my family! I’m especially thankful for the continued progress that my mother is making- even though it’s measured in baby steps, it’s still progress! I’m thankful that I’m able to see her every day & that she knows me! She still has SO much of her own personality!

    I’m also thankful for my friends- every single one of them! It’s been a long rocky road during the past 16 months, & I couldn’t have gotten through it without their love & support! I’m thankful as well for my job & the health insurance I have there.

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