Eid al-Fitr

No run again this morning.  😦  I’ll get motivated one of these days again – I have to as we have a PT test coming up the end of the month.  So it was up about 0720, get dressed, do computer stuff, and head to breakfast and to the band hall to get my horn out.  We had a ceremony this morning so I got warmed up a little before job formation and then we walked to where the ceremony was.  It was an MP Brigade Transfer of Authority ceremony.  It was fairly short, but we were seated so it didn’t really matter.  The ceremony went well and then it was back to the band hall.  I worked on supply stuff the rest of the morning and through part of lunch.  Then I stitched for the rest of lunch.  After lunch we had salsa band rehearsal to get ready for our  2 upcoming gigs.  Then it was more supply stuff for the rest of the day.

I stopped at the PX on my way home to see if they had any cheap watches for use as a temporary because my watch battery died today, but the cheapest they had was $35.  No thanks.  I guess I’ll just be timeless for a week or so.  I’ll just have to remember to take my iPod with me and use the clock function on that.  I feel naked without my watch on.  Once home, I had a little bit of time and I chatted with Ryan.  Then I headed over to the MWR near where we live for an Iraqi Cultural Event.  Today marks the end of Ramadan and the 3 day festival of Eid al-Fitr and some of our Battalion leadership set it up so that we could learn a little bit about the festival.  There was a guest speaker, an Iraqi woman who was raised here, moved to New Zealand several years ago, and is back now and working with us to help other Iraqi women make better lives for themselves.  It was very interesting, and then there was Iraqi food for us to eat.  It was prepared in the chow hall since there are rules and regulations governing food preparation, but our guest speaker helped prepare it.  Most of it was really good, but there were a few things that were something that I’ll not try again.  I did try some of everything and boy was I full after.  While everyone was eating, they had some videos playing of Iraqi music, both from years ago and more modern stuff.  And the guest speaker was available to talk to and I got a picture with her.

Once that was done, it was home to change into PTs and then crochet.  I finished the baby blanket I’ve been working on, so I’m happy about that!  Now it’s time for bed before I fall asleep with my computer on my lap.

Today’s High:  95
Current:  85  (10:55 p.m.)

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